Department of Educational Policy Studies

Welcome to Educational Policy Studies! The department offers programs at the Master and Doctoral levels across four specialization areas: 

Prospective Student Information  

Our Department is home to many talented students studying at the Master's and Doctoral levels.

Faculty + Current Student Admin Site

Graduate Student Associations

Undergraduate Courses 

The Department administers core undergraduate courses EDU 211 and EDPS 410. Course timetables and registrations are done via Bear Tracks. For any registration questions or difficulties for these courses contact

Welcome to Fall 2021

We're excited to welcome all of our new and returning students to the U of A! Many of you are joining us on campus; often for the very first time! We encourage all our students to check the Orientation eClass for greetings, resources, and other useful information.

See Campus Life  for more information including essential campus information, wellness and support, and how to get around. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

Vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to help stop the long-term spread of COVID-19. Starting November 1,  2021, the U of A will require everyone on our campuses to be fully vaccinated. Rapid testing will no longer be an alternative for those without an approved U of A vaccination mandate exemption. Vaccinations can be booked on-campus at the University Health Centre and UHC Pharmacy. 

Vaccinations at the U of A

Changes to Student Services 

New for Fall 2021, all students in the Faculty of Education will make use of the new Education Student Services (ESS) centre! Located on the first floor of the Education complex, ESS is the new first point of contact for all general inquiries from current and prospective students in the faculty. ESS has soft-launched, with an official launch event scheduled for October 2021. 

In-person and online learning is also being supported by the U of A’s Office of the Registrar, which launched a new Student Service Centre to provide one point of contact for the information, support and services students need for their university journey.

“From a student services perspective, I think we’re better off now. If students want to access a service in person, it's there in person. If they want it remotely, it is there remotely—they can access all student services from anywhere.” – André Costopoulos, Vice-Provost and Dean of Students

Congratulations to our Doctoral Students

Please join us in congratulating our doctoral students on successfully defending their PhD/EdD examinations!

  • Kenchera Ingraham, "A Narrative Inquiry into the Identity Making of Black Women in Canadian Higher Education" (PhD, defended on 29 June 2021)
  • Alleson Mason, "Coming in From the Cold: Sites of Black Educational Resistance in Edmonton, Alberta" (PhD, defended on 28 June 2021)
  • Candy Khan, "Employees' Perceptions of Anti-Harassment Training Program Design: Whole Person Pedagogical Application" (EdD, defended on 27 May, 2021)

Important Dates + Events

Department News