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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


Tips for Applying

Before applying, please carefully read the Graduate Program Guidelines for Applications. These are helpful tips and advice on submitting a successful application.

Admission criteria

Applicants must meet the following academic requirements:

  • Four-year honours degree or three-year university degree plus a Bachelor of Education; and
  • Overall B (3.0 GPA) average, with a minimum B (3.0 GPA) average in the last four semesters.

Bachelor of Education Graduates

  • Applicants who are Ontario Tech University BEd graduates, meet the above admission's criteria and obtained a GPA of 3.7 or higher in the BEd program, will be guaranteed acceptance into the MEd program

Bachelor of Arts (ESDT)Graduates

  • Applicants who are Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Arts Graduates in the ESDT program, meet the above admission's criteria and obtained a GPA of 3.7 or higher in the BA-ESDT program, will be guaranteed acceptance into the MEd program

Non-standard applications

We may consider applications from students who do not meet the above academic criteria, and who have either:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree at least four years ago, and have at least four years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Have not earned a baccalaureate degree but have other relevant academic credentials and a minimum of 10 years of extensive and relevant professional experience.

For more details, please refer to the 'non-standard applicants' section of the current academic calendar.

Application deadlines

The firm deadlines for submitting all application materials are:

Applications Guidelines

Domestic applicants

International applicants*

January entry (Master of Education and Graduate Diploma)

Oct 1

July 12

May entry (Master of Education and Graduate Diploma)

Feb 1

Nov 14

September entry (Master of Arts, Master of Education and Graduate Diploma)

May 1

Feb 1

*Note: The Graduate Diploma option is not available to international students.

Application requirements

To apply to our program, you will need:

  • An official or certified copy of your academic transcript(s).
  • A copy of your degree parchment(s).
  • A Statement of Intent, one to two pages in length, explaining why our program is a good fit for you, your strengths, your goals, and your relevant education/technology/professional experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional).
  • If you are from a country where English is not the first language of instruction, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) for non-standard applications and for all applicants to the MA program.

To apply

Visit the Application process and requirements page on the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website to apply online.