Education (Master of Arts - Online program)
Master of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Education|
|Length||Approximately 12 to 16 months, based on full-time study|
|Program format||Courses with research thesis|
At UOIT, the graduate programs in Education are designed specifically to prepare future leaders and specialists in learning and technology.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Education is unique and at the leading edge in both its objectives and approaches to learning online. The program deals with the most recent issues around the interactions between digital technology and education, and the professors approach these issues using techniques that favour collaborative learning, co-construction of knowledge and peer tutoring. The field of Education and Digital Technologies within the program builds on the institutional strengths of information and communication technologies at UOIT
Students enrolled in all graduate programs in Education will take their courses completely online, which includes weekly video conferencing meetings.
Education and Digital Technologies
- Hold a four-year honours undergraduate degree, or a three-year university degree and a Bachelor of Education degree, from a Canadian university or their equivalent from a recognized institution.
- Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
Required supporting documents:
Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.
An admission interview may be required.
Required test scores for English language proficiency:
(Minimum sub-scores: Listening: 20; Reading: 20; Speaking: 19; and Writing: 20)
* UOIT Graduate Studies only accepts IELTS scores in the Academic testing format. Scores from the IELTS General Training format will not be accepted.
Applicants must arrange for original test scores to be sent directly from the testing centre to the Office of Graduate Studies.
TOEFL Code: 7178
Note: The computer-based TOEFL test has been replaced by the Internet-based TOEFL test.
Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.
How to apply
Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.
Sample research areas:
- Computer-assisted language learning
- Digital storytelling
- Educational gaming
- Information and communication technology (ICT) enhanced learning environments
- Learning with mobile technologies
- Online learning communities
- Problem-based digital learning
- Social media and learning
- Video podcasts and digital learning
- Web-based online pedagogies
For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.
Internal awards and funding
Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.
Types of funding that do not require an application:
- Entrance scholarships
- Minimum funding packages
- Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships
For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.
Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.
External awards and funding
Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: The majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.
Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.
For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.