How to Apply

Application Period

Applications are open from November 1 through May 31 each year.


Have your supporting documents ready

Your application will require you to upload some documents. Having them ready will expedite the application process.

  1. A curriculum vitae.

  2. A Letter of Intent (500 - 800 words) outlining your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, relevance of work and teaching experience, and interest in inter-professional teamwork in education and practice.

  3. Three References: the names and email addresses of three people who will provide letters of professional recommendation attesting to your academic aptitude and commitment to your profession. Referees will subsequently receive a link that allows them to upload a letter.

  4.  Scanned, up-to-date official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution you attended (including incomplete studies, exchange and transfer credit courses).
  • The transcript must be scanned in its entirety (front and back pages, including the transcript legend typically printed on the back of the transcript) and be legible. Ensure that no information is cut off during scanning.
  • Up-to-date transcripts are defined as transcripts dated or issued in the fall/winter session of the year of application (if currently registered) or within a year of the term for which you are applying (if not currently registered).
  • Application Requirements for Academic Documents
  • Transcripts uploaded to the online application portal are considered to be unofficial documents. Please DO NOT send official hard-copy documents unless the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) requests them from you in a conditional admission offer letter.

Please note: To expedite processing of your application, please save all files using the University of Alberta's file naming conventions.

International Applicants

International students may apply, but due to the part-time nature and blended delivery format of this program, admission into this program may not qualify the student under the Canadian Study Permit and/or Post Graduation Work Permit programs. For more information, visit University of Alberta International's page on Immigration.

In addition to the Supporting Documents mentioned above, international students must also provide the following:

  1. An official degree certificate accompanied by official (original) mark sheets and a certified English translation of each mark sheet outlining all courses taken and grades obtained for all post-secondary institutions attended

  2. English Language Proficiency through one of the following:
  • A TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or a total score of 93 with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening (internet-based)
  • An Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 on each band
  • A PTE Academic score of 63
  • Duolingo (see Special Note)

Application Process

When you click the yellow Apply Now button below, you will be redirected to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) webpage. Read carefully the steps and "Application Requirements for Academic Documents" before you click "Apply Now" at the bottom of that page.

  1. Create a login account if you are logging in for the first time.

  2. Once you have created an account, click 'Start a New Application'.

  3. On the Program Search page, choose 'Health Sciences Education' as your Department and 'Part-time' as your Mode of Study; then click 'Search Now'.

  4. Choose "Master of Education (Crse) in Health Sciences Education - Part Time' in the search results.

  5. Choose your Program Start Date and click Apply to fill out the application.

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