Master of Education in Educational Studies

MES Program Cost

Our core program of 8 courses, including non-instructional fees, costs approximately $18,000. 

What We Provide

To enhance your learning experience, the MES is delivered by outstanding faculty with a broad range of educational interests and strong backgrounds in graduate student support. Our faculty understand the challenges of working and studying at the same time; they will work with you to successfully meet course expectations and your learning goals.

In addition, the MES provides exceptional levels of student service:

  • Concerned about course registration deadlines and registration processes? We will register you in all your courses.
  • Not sure what electives to take? We provide assistance in identifying courses that align with your educational interests and budget.
  • Have questions and not sure where to get answers? We provide 1-business-day turnaround on all MES student inquiries.

Additional Costs

Texts are not included in the program cost; however, the cost of texts is not prohibitive as several courses provide all readings within eClass. Some texts are also available in print or digital format from the University of Alberta library system. 

Two FGSR-approved electives are not included in the program cost. Generally, graduate level courses range from $700 - $1,800 per course, depending on the institution, location, and mode of delivery. We can help you shop for courses that align with your educational interests and budget. Contact the MES Grad Secretary for assistance in selecting your electives.

If you have already completed two graduate-level courses, contact the MES Grad Secretary to determine whether the courses can be approved and applied the program.

Student Scholarships

Because the MES is a part-time, course-based program, students generally do not qualify for University of Alberta scholarships.  In the past, however, many of our students have qualified for funding through their local school division or have received scholarships through external sources such as the Alberta Teachers Association.