24 months
8638 CAD/year
3502 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The course-based Educational Research program at University of Calgary is aimed at working professionals, and is designed to educate students as leaders of professional practice in the field of educational research.


The Educational Research program at University of Calgary will deepen educators' understanding of their chosen field. It will help them gain a critical awareness of current issues in pedagogy, and will spark fresh insights for new methods and approaches to teaching. Students in this program focus on an academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice in one area of specialization. Students do not require a supervisor; an Academic Program Coordinator advises all students within a cohort.

This cohort-based program has a July start date.

Completing this program

  • Research Courses: Topics include research methods, program evaluation, participatory and action-oriented research and more.
  • Additional Courses: Topics may include complex learning problems, assessment and evaluation, classroom, workplace and adult learning and more.


Practicing teachers, School leadership, Not-for-profit organizations, Bilingual Education, Curriculum and ICT specialists, Public and Private Education systems, Leadership positions in Community and Non-governmental agencies, Career advancement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Education
  • Program and Practice Evaluation
  • Writing Educational Research
  • Participatory Methodology in Education
  • Change and Innovation in Education
  • Action Research in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Calgary and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A written statement indicating the applicant's reasons for pursuing a graduate program in Graduate Programs in Education.
  • Two reference letters
  • Candidates will be expected to have a minimum of two years of teaching experience or alternative professional experience. In some cases, individuals who lack some academic requirements may be considered for admission if they have significant life achievements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8638 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4319 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1751 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Educational Research
University of Calgary


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!