FAQ - M.Ed. Program

Admission Requirements

1. a 4 year (Honours) undergraduate degree

2. an interest in educational issues

3. at least one year of successful professional experience in teaching or training

4. a "Statement of Academic Objectives and Research Interests" (for research-based M.Ed.) or a personal statement discussing why you wish to do graduate studies in the area of educational studies and how it fits into your plan for entry into the workforce as a working professional and/or scholar (for course-based M.Ed.).

5. a "Selection of Area of Concentration Form"

6. proficiency in the English language

Use the fee estimator to calculate your tuition fees at the cashier's website at www.uwindsor.ca/cashier

No, we will not evaluate any documents before the application submission. The first step is to submit your application. All documents are reviewed during the admission process.

Please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies website on scholarships and awards.

There are no format requirements. Applicants should prepare a word document that is 1-2 pages that describes their interest in pursuing Master of Education.

• Your specific area of academic interest (and possibly the research topic you want to work on)

• How your past education and other experiences have prepared you to be successful in our graduate program;

• What you hope to achieve in the graduate program, and;

• Why the MEd program at the University of Windsor is the best place for you to pursue your interests.

Full time course based students can complete in as early as 4 semesters. Actual completion time will vary per each student. The average completion time for full time Major paper 9-10 semesters and Thesis 8-10 semesters.

Actual completion time will vary per each student. 

Full time students may take a course load of 1-3 classes to be considered full time.

Part time students are only eligible to take one class per semester.

  • IELTS 7.0 Each band score must also be 7.0.  We will allow only one band score of 6.5
  • TOEFL 100

For applicants whose native language is not English, a satisfactory score on an English proficiency test is required.

Applicants are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency examination score if any one of the following conditions is true: 

  1. Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at a Canadian institution.
  2. Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at an institution where English was the primary language of instruction, as indicated on our exemption list*

*List of exempt countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cameroon (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland (Republic of)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Mauritius (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • St. Kitt’s & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga 
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • U.S.A. Vanuatu (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

No, under no circumstances can the application fee be refunded.

Current Students

Please note that EDUC-8001, Research in Education, is a prerequisite to these two courses. They cannot be taken simultaneously. You must have completed EDUC-8001 in order to enrol in either EDUC-8002 or EDUC-8003.