Master of Arts
The MA in Higher Education 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.
Minimum Admission 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.
Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:
LHA3803H Doctoral Seminar: Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education (0.5 FCE), to be taken at the beginning of the program.
0.5 FCE in research methods approved by the faculty advisor.
3.0 other FCEs, of which 1.5 FCEs must be from the Higher Education program.
6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W);
10 sessions part-time
3 years full-time;
6 years part-time