Master of Education in Higher Education (Education in the Professions Field)

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Education in the Professions Field
Master of Education in Higher Education

Master of Education in Higher Education (Education in the Professions Field) Overview

Are you curious about higher education as a field of study? Do you want to gain research skills and apply them to issues related to colleges and universities?

The MEd in Education in the Professions is a course-based program designed for those interested in pursuing administrative, research or teaching careers in the professional sector.

It introduces students to the postsecondary education context and provides the knowledge and skills required to address issues that occur in traditional professional fields and fields that are undergoing professionalization. We welcome applicants from a wide-range of sectors, including health, engineering, law, and law enforcement, as well as those with diverse but relevant backgrounds.

There are two program options available to students: 

  1. Coursework Only
  2. Coursework Plus Major Research Paper

Students initially apply to and register in the Coursework Only option. For registration in the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper option, departmental permission is required.

For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.

At a Glance

Study Options
Full-time (4 or 5 sessions)
Part-time (10 sessions)
Coursework Only
Coursework Plus Major Research Project

Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition & Financial Support.  

Deadlines
Applications for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle are set to open early October 2022.

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Why I Chose Leadership, Adult & Higher Education

Henry Ssali, OISE Alumni.
Henry Ssali (Master of Arts 2019)

Founder and Executive Director, University of Toronto African Alumni Association

"OISE has one of the most vibrant student communities in the entire University of Toronto. As a public relations professional and community leader, I see it reflected in the number of campus clubs and associations OISE students participate in on a regular basis."

Master of Education in Higher Education Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents. 

 

Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)

 


 

Required Supporting Documents

All applicants must submit: 

  • Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional).
  • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.
  • Answers to faculty admissions questions (applicants are to answer each question in an essay format).

Additional Program Information

Coursework

Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education (LHA 1803H, 0.5 FCE)
    • To be taken at the beginning of the program.
  • 1.0 FCE in the Education in the Professions field.
  • 1.0 FCE in the general Higher Education program.
  • 0.5 FCE in research methods approved by the faculty advisor.
  • 2.0 FCEs in electives.

Students initially apply to and register in the Coursework Only Option. For registration in the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option, departmental permission is required.


Coursework

Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education (LHA 1803H, 0.5 FCE)
    • To be taken at the beginning of the program.
  • 1.0 FCE in the Education in the Professions field.
  • 1.0 FCE in the general Higher Education.
  • 0.5 FCE in research methods.
  • 1.0 FCE in electives.
 
Major Research Paper (MRP)
  • Major Research Paper (LHA 2001Y)
    • To be carried out under the guidance of a faculty member.

Collaborative specializations provide graduate students enrolled in participating degree programs with an additional multidisciplinary experience as they complete their home degree program. 

Learn more about the collaborative specializations offered to students in this program:

Faculty in the Higher Education program have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields. 

Our faculty's expertise includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Higher education, globalization and neoliberalism
  • Comparative higher education and international academic relations
  • Educational leadership and change
  • Higher education policy and politics in Canada
  • Minoritization in postsecondary institutions
  • Indigenous college student experience
  • Politics in higher education
  • Sociology of knowledge

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Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.