Educational Studies (MA)

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Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Thesis, Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
2 years
Credits
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

The MA in Educational Studies focuses on alternative possibilities in education, with a strong commitment to social justice and putting theory into practice. Drawing from disciplines like sociology, philosophy, anthropology and adult education, the program combines critical theory with an international approach. As a student in our program, you will develop a diverse set of research skills that allow you to analyze complex educational problems with insight and depth. You will graduate able to influence policy and practice in a variety of educational settings. A wide variety of funded research projects are underway, ranging from fighting hate speech and radicalization to developing innovative software for cooperative learning. Our researchers will help you identify your research interests and support you through the completion of your final project. Graduates can either continue their studies or pursue a variety of exciting opportunities in non-profit and educational fields.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average) with an appropriate concentration in a field of study relevant to Educational Studies.
  • Minimum of two years professional activity in education or an undergraduate record which includes at least three courses in education, each with a grade of B or better.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process


Application deadlines

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FALL

December 1

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WINTER

August 1

summer

SUMMER

n/a


Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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