24 months
900 CAD/credit 20250 CAD/year
291 CAD/credit 6547 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education and Society Department at McGill University offers graduate students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge related to specific areas of inquiry in the field of education through our M.A. degrees (thesis or non-thesis options), including our MATL leading to teacher certification,


About this Program

The M.A. in Education and Society at McGill University consists of a thesis or non-thesis program. The program focuses on two main fields of study—Culture and Values in Education and Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum—reflecting distinct but overlapping areas of educational inquiry. Study in Culture and Values in Education may focus on critical theory, philosophy, art and aesthetics, race/class/gender issues in education, or international and comparative education. The Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum focus emphasizes current perspectives on pedagogy and curriculum, teacher education, in-and-out-of-school learning, practitioner research, and classroom practice. The program brings to bear diverse applied theoretical perspectives, including philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, policy studies, gender studies, critical pedagogy, and multi-literacies. Graduates of the program go on to doctoral programs or work in education and non-profit settings. Many in-service teachers take this program for professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project
  • Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research
  • Research Methods: Theory and Practice
  • Research Writing
  • Globalization, Education & Change
  • Philosophy of Moral Education
  • Ethics and Values in Education
  • Educational Implications of Social Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 CAD per credit during 24 months.


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