Admission Requirements


In order to be considered for the MHSE program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized university with a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credits of course work

  2. Two years of teaching experience

  3. English Language Proficiency (see How to Apply)

Admission FAQs

How will a break in my studies affect my fees? My graduation date?
You must be enrolled in one course within a school year (September-August) in order to keep your program active or your program will lapse. If you intend to interrupt your program, please contact the MHSE Graduate Administrator at medhse@ualberta.ca immediately so that we can work out any registration considerations to ensure that your program status remains active.
What if I don't quite meet all of the requirements?
Please contact the MHSE Graduate Administrator at medhse@ualberta.ca to discuss your options.
What if I have already completed some graduate level courses?

Up to two courses may be admitted as program electives. Approval depends upon several factors, so they must be assessed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on a case-by-case basis.

Generally speaking, approved options for transfer into the MHSE program:

  • are graduate-level courses completed at an accredited university
  • have been completed within the last 3-4 years
  • are relevant to the MHSE program.

Please contact the MHSE Graduate Administrator at medhse@ualberta.ca to discuss the process for approval.

What if I need to take time off from my program?
If you need to interrupt your studies, we will do our best to accommodate. Typically, you would resume your studies with the next year's cohort. During your break from the core program, you may complete your approved electives, if you have not already done so. Please contact the MHSE Graduate Administrator at medhse@ualberta.ca to discuss your options.