Graduate Admissions

Graduate students at the University of Alberta are part of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR). In addition to program-specific requirements and deadlines, FGSR has policies and requirements pertaining to all graduate students at the University of Alberta. Dates and deadlines may differ between programs, therefore it is crucial to review your chosen program requirements well in advance of the application deadline.

On April 06, 2020, the University announced Changes to Admissions for the Fall 2020 Term


Application Process

The application process involves three basic steps. See the FGSR Graduate Application Process for more detailed information.

Step 1: Choose your Graduate Program

Educational Policy Studies offers graduate programs at the Master and Doctoral level in four specializations.

Step 2: Review Graduate Admissions Requirements and Contact the Department

FGSR has general admissions requirements for all applicants. Visit the program-specific subpage to review specific requirements and contact the department if you have any questions.

Step 3: Prepare and Apply Online

The application requires digital copies (PDF) of official documents. The documents are considered "unofficial" and will be used for the initial evaluation of the application.


Application Deadlines

There are two application deadlines for M.Ed. admissions: October 1st and March 1st. The doctoral program has one application deadline: December 01st.

Please Note: Effective September 2020 the doctoral application deadline has changed from January 15th to December 01st

Application Documentation

Review the document checklist, document requirements, and all application steps before applying. Application documentation can include Transcripts, Referees, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Statement of Intent, Distinguished Life Experience Essay, English Language Proficiency Requirement, Confirmation of Potential Research Supervisor (Doctoral), Writing Sample (Doctoral).

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as described in the University of Alberta Calendar.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Scholarships and Awards

There are numerous scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to graduate students in the department.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for graduate students at the University of Alberta is based on the type of program (thesis or course based) and whether you are registered full-time or part-time­.