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The M.A. in Educational Studies Program reflects the multi-disciplinary nature and evolution of education as an academic, intellectual, and professional field of study. The program therefore approaches broad issues in education as they connect with the domains of adult education, anthropology, history, philosophy, political education, social psychology and sociology. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental and theoretical concerns to practical issues and problems in education.
Master of/Magisteriate in Arts without Thesis (Option A)
Students will take eleven 3-credit courses plus ESTU 692: Directed Study (with Extended Essay (12 credits). In consultation with their academic advisor, students must normally take at least four core courses (see below).
Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option B)
Students will take eight 3-credit courses plus ESTU 690: Thesis and Tutorial (21 credits). In consultation with their academic advisor, students must normally take at least two core courses (see below). In either Option A or Option B, students may complete a concentration in Adult Education. As part of the required core courses of both options, students must take ESTU 670 (3 credits) and three 3--credit courses chosen from adult education topic courses (i.e. ESTU 671-677 below).
Faculty research interests
Research areas in educational studies include: sociology of education; issues of differences; political education; popular culture, media and education; philosophy and history of education; gender and education; peace education; democratic education; globalization and education; curricular deliberation; various aspects of adult learning; literacy and education in developing countries.
Entry to the program is based on the individual backgrounds of applicants, who must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
For students whose first language is not English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required. To fulfill this requirement you must provide one of the following: iBTOEFL (90+), or paper based TOEFL (577+), or IELTS (7.0+), or proof that you have achieved the level of Concordia's English 212 course (testing is available through Concordia's English Department) Please contact the department for further details.
Applications (and all documents) should be received by January 15 for the fall and summer session, and September 15 for the winter session. International students may apply for the fall session only.
How to apply:
Requirement for degree
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate must complete a minimum of 45 credits.
2. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of fulltime study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
3. These vary according to the thesis and non-thesis options (see below).
Educational Studies - M.A.