Education and Educational Studies


  • Our Master of Education program is taught by a highly diverse faculty team that strives to enhance each student’s professional and scholarly growth.
  • Our program is specially designed for those students interested in exploring and understanding issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • As this is a research degree, you will find yourself challenged and inspired throughout the entire course track of your program to be a knowledgeable producer and consumer of research literature in each concentration.
  • As a mid-sized campus, we pride ourselves in our ability to offer our students a one-of-a-kind learning experience, with small to moderate class sizes and personal attention from each of our devoted faculty members.
  • We are proud to offer our students a strongly innovative program which will enrich their learning experience here at the University of Windsor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Curriculum studies
  • Educational administration
  • Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society (SLACS)


  • We are committed to methodological advances in educational research and the integration of theory and practice.
  • We nurture our students as developing scholars and leaders in faculties of education, school systems, and other institutional settings, thereby contributing to the growth of research and scholarship in Canada and internationally.
  • We promote professional development through collaboration among scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and faculties of education, thus fostering links between schools and universities, and promoting partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • We are committed to excellence in our students and faculty and to producing graduates who are lifelong learners.
  • The Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies Program is implemented cooperatively by the following  participating universities: Brock University, Lakehead University and the University of Windsor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Policy and Leadership
  • Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education
  • Cognition and Learning

Program highlights

  • Individualized plan of study
  • Multiple approaches to course delivery
  • Site-based, rotation across home universities
  • Distance Education (computer literacy required)
  • Inter-university teams of instructors and supervisory committees
  • Comprehensive portfolio - an innovative personalized approach to comprehensive examinations
  • Flexible residency requirements - four terms (two consecutive)
  • Unique opportunities for collaboration and networking

Program Specific Admission Requirements (M.Ed. & Ph.D.)

Deadline for Fall: 

M.Ed. - July 1 (International Applicants must apply by January 1)

Deadline for July start:

Ph.D. - October 1

Deadline for Winter: 

M.Ed. - November 1 (International Applicants must apply by April 1)

Minimum IELTS: See Faculty of Education admission requirements page for further information

Minimum Pearson: 68

Additional Requirements

Applicants must submit a Statement of Objectives and the Area of Concentration selection form.

Refer to departmental supplement for details.

Three Referee Assessment Forms are also required (at least one academic).

Ph.D. - Two Academic References. Resume/CV – Use this Academic CV format. Research Plan – Use this Research Plan Template.  Please also complete the Joint PhD Supplementary Admissions Form.  

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding

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