Higher Education, M.A. | University of Toronto | Toronto, Canada
20 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Higher Education program at University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).


About this Degree

The MA in Higher Education at University of Toronto is a research-stream program that focuses on higher education as a field of study. It best serves students seeking the knowledge and research skills needed to pursue administrative and policy careers related to higher education. The MA program also prepares students to pursue doctoral studies in higher education and related fields.

The MA is available through both full-time and part-time studies. The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doctoral Seminar: Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education
  • research methods approved by the faculty advisor.
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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