Master of Education

Admission to all Fall 2017 Master of Education programs is closed. Please contact for more information on 2018 intakes.

Candidates for admission to the MEd program must have demonstrated high academic standing and potential for self-directed, sustained research. Normally, the basic requirement is:

  • an undergraduate or graduate degree from an approved university with an average of 70% or higher in the last 20 courses (60 credit hours). An applicant lacking a degree, or an applicant possessing a degree with an academic average under 70%, may be considered for admission under exceptional circumstances. In such cases the Graduate Studies Committee must be satisfied that the student has the capacity to complete graduate work. This capacity could be demonstrated through extensive and relevant professional experiences, leadership, research and publications.

Application for admission

All documents pertaining to application for admission are to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Applications will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the program or until the program has reached the full complement of students. Please make sure to check the start date of the particular Master of Education cohort in which you are interested. Please note that successful applicants will require high speed Internet and access to a headset and microphone.


Official transcripts of the applicant's complete undergraduate and graduate (if any) record to date are to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Applicants from outside North America are strongly urged to attach official statements of the grades obtained and the subject matter included. When such transcripts or statements are in a language other than English, a notarized translation of the document must be submitted, in addition to the original document.

Reference letters

Letters of reference from two professors, under at least one of whom the applicant has taken a significant proportion of academic work, are to be sent by the professors directly to the Office of the Registrar. An acceptable alternative to one such letter is a letter from the Chair or Dean on behalf of the department or Faculty in which the applicant has studied, or from the employer where the applicant has recently been employed.

English proficiency

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of English, both written and oral, when they begin their studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. The University requires that certification of such proficiency be presented by applicants whose mother tongue is not English or whose normal language of instruction throughout their education (as recognized by UPEI) was not English. Tests of proficiency acceptable to the University, and the minimum scores that must be obtained, are listed on the English Language Proficiency Requirements page under the Application and Admissions section of the Programs and Courses website. Such students should make arrangements to take the test at least three months before the semester opening date.

Refusal of admission

Limitations of funds, space, facilities or personnel may make it necessary for the University, at its discretion, to refuse admission to an otherwise acceptable applicant.

Tentative admission

Tentative Admission may be granted an applicant whose record to date is acceptable but whose application is incomplete. If the documents are satisfactory when received, the student's admission is confirmed. If unsatisfactory, admission is denied.

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