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Why graduate programs in

In the Werklund School of Education we offer a diverse range of high quality graduate programs in both online and on-campus formats.

Three great reasons to come live in Calgary, Alberta and study in an on-campus PhD, MA or MSc research program at the Werklund School of Education:

Diverse academic staff: The Werklund School of Education offers graduate programs in 7 specializations with more than 75 potential supervisors - it is very likely that the University of Calgary will have a mentor for your research interests!

Health Care: On-campus international students have access to Canada’s excellent health care system and social services.

Location: The University of Calgary is a young vibrant campus community with many celebrations and events, top-notch recreation facilities, extensive student services and endless opportunities to meet new people. Located in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the City of Calgary is a vibrant, safe and clean multicultural urban center with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Three great reasons to study online in our Werklund School of Education professional EdD, MEd and MC programs, which are offered as blended or fully online learning experiences:

Diverse programs: Each year we invite applications into more than 20 different Professional Master of Education programs in subject areas that are current and relevant to the profession, to leadership, and to research trends and demands.

Excellent value: International students pay the exact same tuition for our Professional Master of Education courses as domestic students. International students pay only 30% additional tuition for our Professional Doctorate in Education program than domestic students.

High Quality: The Werklund School of Education has offered high quality distance and online programs for over 30 years – our instructors are skilled and experienced at offering a global education using signature pedagogies for a connected world. In 2012, the QS World University Ranking identifi ed the University of Calgary as the #1 University in Canada under the age of 50 and one of the top 20 young universities internationally.


Thank you for your interest in Graduate Programs in Education at the University of Calgary.


We invite you to peruse our website to learn about the graduate study opportunities that exist in GPE. Our graduate programs and courses are intended for teachers in primary and secondary schools, school administrators, post-secondary educators and administrators, community development educators, adult and lifelong-learning educators, health educators, training professionals, educational professionals in public service and government, etc.

"The program attracts individuals from a wide range of backgrounds creating a diverse and interesting learning environment. Everyone brings something different to the table and as a result, the collective expertise and knowledge base is really quite something."
"For virtually every course I took during this program, I was able to mold my learning objective to relate back to what I do, thus fulfilling my course requirements, but more importantly making a contribution to my profession, and therefore, my place of employment."
"The program is comprehensive and focused to the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. The opportunities to engage in meaningful research that contributes to the body of knowledge about education is a significant attraction of this program."
"I thoroughly enjoyed all of my classes. I had the most amazing supervisor and that made the difference for me. My supervisor was always encouraging and he ensured I was able to complete my degree by never giving up on me."
"I enjoyed that I could take the program part-time and that it was rigorous. I have so much more knowledge than before, but I also have a better ability to collaborate, as that was a large part of the program through the practicum experiences."
"I found that the quality of the classes was very good. When there was a problem, the graduate program administrators were VERY helpful and I really appreciated that. The instructor quality was very good."