Department of Educational Policy Studies

Application Deadlines

Note: There are two application deadlines for M.Ed. admissions: October 01 and March 01. The doctoral program has one application deadline: January 15. 

The academic year runs from September to August and is divided into four academic terms. The masters program has four entry dates. The doctoral program has only one entry date. 

Term  Dates
Fall September to December (4 months)
Winter January to April (4 months)
Spring May to June (2 months)
Summer July to August (2 months)

M.Ed. Program Applications

Application portal for entry to Spring, Summer, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms are open November 1, 2019 closing March 1, 2020. 

Application portal for entry to Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms will open June 1, 2020 closing October 1, 2020.

Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, and Landed Immigrant Applicants

Admit Term Application Deadline
Spring 2020 admission March 01, 2020
Summer 2020 admission March 01, 2020
Fall 2020 admission  March 01, 2020
Winter 2021 admission March 01, 2020

International Applicants*

Admit Term  Application Deadline
Spring 2020 admission March 01, 2020
Summer 2020 admission
March 01, 2020
Fall 2020 admission
March 01, 2020
Winter 2020 admission March 01, 2020

Doctoral Program Applications

The Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctorate of Education (EdD) have the same application deadline. Applications are accepted for admission to the Fall term only.  

Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Landed Immigrant, and International Applicants

Doctoral Program Admit Term Application Deadline
September 2020 admission January 15, 2020

Under special circumstances applications received after the deadline may be considered.


For all programs:
Please be prepared to take electives the first year of your program if core courses are not available.

*Please note: Admission decisions can take up to two months for the review process to be entirely completed. After an admissions decision is made international students will need time to obtain their study visa and arrive in Canada. It is HIGHLY recommended that international applicants to the M.Ed. program apply for Fall term admission.