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Higher Education


Degrees Offered: M.Ed.



L. Andres, A. Mazawi, A. Metcalfe, A. Taylor.

Professors Emeritius 

H. Schuetze.

Associate Professor

S. Stein.

Program Overview

The Higher Education graduate program at UBC focuses on the study of institutions of higher education and their members, activities, and policies. The program draws on such disciplines and fields as history, philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, law, and administrative studies.

The Higher Education graduate program offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies program also offers a concentration in Higher Education. Both M.Ed. and M.A. programs are also available as part-time studies.

Students studying in, or who have completed, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED) may apply for admission to the MEd in Higher Education or the MA in Educational Studies, Higher Education concentration, and request transfer of up to four certificate courses (12 credits) toward the requirements of those programs.

Students wishing to pursue doctoral research in the field of Higher Education can do so as part of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Studies or a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy.

Program Requirements

Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Higher Education is a 30-credit program designed for professionals in education whose primary focus is understanding and improving postsecondary educational practice.

Students enrolled in the M.Ed. in Higher Education program must complete:

  • 9 credits of required coursework
  • 3 credits of research methods coursework
  • 15 credits of electives and a 3-credit graduate project/paper OR 18 credits of electives

Contact Information

Departmental of Educational Studies 
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons 
6445 University Boulevard 
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2 
Tel: 604.822.6647 
Fax: 604.822.4244 
Web: Graduate Program Assistant

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