Graduate Programs

Did you Know?
Many graduate programs are offered online or off-campus.

  • Online and off-campus programs are developed and taught by UBC faculty, and have the same requirements as the on-campus programs.
  • Most are offered part-time, and completed over a two- to three-year period.
  • Classes are arranged to accommodate busy schedules of working participants, with evenings or weekend classes during the school year and may include intensives on-campus during the summer.
  • Some programs are 100% online, others are blended (combining online and face-to-face components).

If you would like to discuss a new cohort program in your community, contact Dr. Mark Edwards, Assistant Dean, Professional Development & Community Engagement, at 604.822.1974 or the academic contact for the program of interest listed in the table below.

Masters Degrees

Start Date Program Location Apply By Info Session
July 2017 M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies (HOPE-Ed) Health, Outdoor, & Physical Experiential (HOPE) Education
Offered by the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Lower Mainland extended to February 26
July 2017 MEd in Media and Technology Studies Education (DLC4) Digital Learning and Curriculum
Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Blended - Face-to-Face and Online March 21 March 16
September 2017 MET Master of Educational Technology
Offered by the Faculty of Education
Online May 15
September 2017 M.Ed. in Home Economics Education (HEE4) Human Ecology & Everyday Life
Offered by the Curriculum and Pedagogy
Online Extended until March 31
September 2017 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (REA6) LEADERSHIP: Surfacing our Diverse Cultures
Offered by the Educational Studies
Richmond March 29
January 2018 MEd in Curriculum Studies (NVC5) Creativity in Curriculum and Pedagogical Design
Offered by the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Lower Mainland October 10

Graduate Certificates

Program Location Advisor
Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education UBC Pierre Walter
Graduate Certificate in Orientation and Mobility Mixed Mode (Online & Face-to-Face) Kim Zebehazy
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning Online David Vogt
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning for Schools Online David Vogt
Graduate Certificate in Educational Administration and Leadership UBC Gerald Fallon

Start Date Program Location
September 2017 MEd in Early Childhood Education (EC17) Issues in Early Childhood Research, Theory, and Practice
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
January 2017 MEd in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (SRL2) Concentration in Self-Regulated Learning
Offered by Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
* see webpage
January 2017 MEd in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (UL11) Urban Learner - Theorizing Knowing: the Significance of Teaching
Offered by Faculty of Education
Vancouver
September 2018 (anticipated start date) MMEd | Master of Museum Education
Offered by Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Blended: Online & In Person (UBC Vancouver/Off-Campus)
September 2016 MEd in Early Childhood Education (EC16) Issues in Early Childhood Research, Theory, and Practice
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
September 2016 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (NVIT) Leadership in Indigenous Education
Offered by Educational Studies
NVIT Merritt Campus
August 2016 MEd in Educational Studies – Education for Sustainability Education for Sustainability
Offered by Department of Educational Studies
UBC & CityStudio Vancouver
July 2016 MEd in Modern Languages Education | French (FRM5)
Offered by Language & Literacy Education
Online & Face-to-Face in Montreal
juillet 2016 MEd in Modern Languages Education | French (FRM5) Immersion et français de base ou intensif
Offered by Département de didactique des langues et de littératie
En ligne, et en classe à Montréal
July 2016 MEd in Counselling Psychology (MVR8) Focus on Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling
Offered by Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Online, with face-to-face clinical training
July 2016 MEd in Curriculum Studies (KTY1) Practitioner Inquiry and Place-Conscious Pedagogies
Offered by Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Kootenay
May 2016 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership – EDL1 Leading with Bold Vision: Inspired and Innovative - Inquiring and Learning
Offered by Educational Studies
Delta & Langley
September 2015 MEd in Home Economics Education (HEE3) Human Ecology & Everyday Life
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
Online
September 2015 MEd in Early Childhood Education (EC15) Issues in Early Childhood Research, Theory, and Practice
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
September 2015 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (REA5) Richmond cohort program
Offered by Educational Studies
Richmond
September 2015 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (NSE6) North Shore Cohort Program
Offered by Educational Studies
North Vancouver
September 2015 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (SQEL) Squamish Nation program
Offered by Educational Studies
Squamish Nation (near Lions Gate Bridge)
July 2015 MEd in Technology Studies Education (DLC) Digital Learning and Curriculum
Offered by Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Face-to-Face, Blended, and Online
September 2014 MEd in Early Childhood Education (ECO4) Issues in Early Childhood Research, Theory, and Practice
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
September 2014 MEd in Curriculum Studies (NEO3) Northeast Normal University (China) & University of British Columbia (Canada) Collaborative Partnership
Offered by Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
UBC Vancouver
septembre 2014 MEd in Modern Languages Education | French (FRM4) Immersion et français de base ou intensif
Offered by Département de didactique des langues et de littératie
En ligne, et en classe à Montréal
September 2014 MMEd | Master of Museum Education (MED3)
Offered by Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Blended: Online & In Person (UBC Vancouver/Off-Campus)
September 2014 MEd in Literacy Education (LL14) Supporting Children & Families in Diverse Communities
Offered by Department of Language & Literacy Education
Surrey
July 2014 MEd in Counselling Psychology (MVR7) Focus on Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling
Offered by Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Mixed Mode (Online & Face-to-Face)
July 2014 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (VEL4) Leadership, Mentorship, and Engagement for Contexts of Diversity and Indigenous Education
Offered by Department of Educational Studies in partnership with the Office of the Associate Dean of Indigenous Education
Vancouver
January 2014 MEd in Counselling Psychology (CP13)
Offered by Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kelowna
January 2014 MEd in Curriculum Studies (NVC4) Creativity in Curriculum and Pedagogical Design
Offered by Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
North Vancouver
January 2014 MEd in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (SRL 2014) Concentration in Self-Regulated Learning
Offered by Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lower Mainland
January 2014 MEd in Curriculum Studies (EJS1) Ecojustice & Sustainability Education
Offered by Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Vancouver
September 2013 MEd in Early Childhood Education (ECO3)
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
September 2013
Length:1 year (full-time)
MMEd | Master of Museum Education (MED2)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
UBC Vancouver Campus
September 2013 MMEd | Master of Museum Education (BNZ2)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
UBC Vancouver & Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai
July 2013 MEd in Counselling Psychology (MVR6)
Offered by Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
This cohort was cancelled.
May 2013 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (NSE5)
Offered by Educational Studies
North Vancouver
May 2013 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (REA4)
Offered by Educational Studies
Richmond
January 2013 MEd in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (UL10)
Offered by Faculty of Education
Vancouver
September 2012 MEd in Early Childhood Education (ECNW)
Offered by Faculty of Education
New Westminster
September 2012 MEd in Early Childhood Education (EC01 & ECO2)
Offered by Faculty of Education
Online
September 2012 MEd in Modern Language Education (FRM3)
Offered by Language & Literacy Education
Vancouver & Montreal
September 2012 MEd in Curriculum Studies (NENU)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
UBC Vancouver
July 2012 MEd in Special Education (SPD2)
Offered by Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lower Mainland
July 2012 MEd in Technology Studies Education (DLC2)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
Mixed Mode (Online & Face-to-Face)
July 2012 MEd in Counselling Psychology (MVR5)
Offered by Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Mixed Mode (Online & Face-to-Face)
July 2012 MEd in Literacy Education (IKP1)
Offered by Language & Literacy Education
Vancouver
June 23, 2012 MEd in Physical Education (TGU2)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
Lower Mainland
May 2012 MEd in Educational Administration & Leadership (VEL3)
Offered by Educational Studies
Vancouver
September 2011 MEd in Literacy Education (LL11)
Offered by Department of Language & Literacy Education
Surrey
September 2011 MEd in Home Economics (HEEL)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
Online
September 2011 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL Delta)
Offered by Educational Studies
Boundary Bay
July 2011 MEd in Counselling Psychology (CP11)
Offered by Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Vancouver
May 2011 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (NSE4)
Offered by Educational Studies
North Vancouver
April 2011 MEd in Educational Administration and Leadership (REA3)
Offered by Educational Studies
Richmond
January 2011 MEd in Counselling Psychology (MVR3)
Offered by Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Online
September 2010 MEd in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (URL9)
Offered by Faculty of Education
Vancouver
September 2010 MEd in Special Education (SPAV)
Offered by Counselling Psychology & Special Education
Online
September 2010 MEd in Modern Language Education (FRM2)
Offered by Language & Literacy Education
Vancouver & Montreal
September 2010 MEd in Curriculum Studies (NVC3)
Offered by Curriculum and Pedagogy
North Vancouver
July 2010 MEd in Technology Studies Education (DLC1)
Offered by Curriculum & Pedagogy
Vancouver / Richmond

Graduate Certificates

Program Location Advisor
Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education UBC Pierre Walter
Graduate Certificate in Orientation and Mobility Mixed Mode (Online & Face-to-Face) Kim Zebehazy
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning Online David Vogt
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning for Schools Online David Vogt
Graduate Certificate in Educational Administration and Leadership UBC Gerald Fallon

Ready to Graduate?

Graduation is not an automatic procedure. In fact, it can be quite complicated. We have provided this web page to help facilitate this process. All procedures are outlined below.

If you’re thinking about graduating, you have to keep four things in mind:

  • Credits – you must have 30 credits (or 48 credits for M.Ed Counselling Psychology programs) of approved course work in your degree in order to graduate.
  • Communication with department graduate secretary – you must notify your department that you have met all of your requirements.
  • Fees – All fees must be paid in full before graduation can take place.
  • Application for graduation – If you don’t apply, then you cannot graduate.

Not quite ready to graduate – please review this information.

Credits

  • To complete your M.Ed program, you must have completed at least 30 credits (or 48 credits for M.Ed Counselling Psychology programs) of approved course work. For November graduation, you can finish your credits in August, so it is possible that you are still studying as you think about graduation. If you are finishing in August or February, you still need to apply for graduation (see “Apply for Graduation” below) by the deadline, though you cannot do the rest of the graduation procedures until your grade for your final course has been entered.

Communication with your Department Graduate Secretary

  • Once you have completed your program, contact the graduate secretary in your department and inform him/her that you are finished. The graduate secretary will confirm this with his/her records and then inform the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS). FoGS will close your program and inform Enrollment Services. This will result in the determination of your final fees.
  • If you do not know who your graduate secretary is, just ask us and we can tell you, contact your respective Graduation Program Assistant at PDCE.

Fees

  • Cohort programs require a minimum number of payment installments before you can graduate. You may graduate early (before the set number of terms are finished), but you must pay all remaining installments in order to qualify for graduation. If you take more than the number of terms set for your program to complete, you must pay further installments until completion.
  • Once FoGS has approved the completion of your program and informed Enrollment Services, a FINAL assessment is done by the “graduating clerk” and you must “settle the account.” This final assessment will appear on your student account, and it will be listed as “ASSESSMENT ADDED LATE.” It will consist of tuition only, no student levied-fees.
  • Final fees statements are not mailed but instead are available online; if your fees are overdue you will be notified via e-mail. You are required to keep track of your due dates. You can do this by logging into your account on the Student Service Centre. It usually takes several weeks from the time you notify the graduate secretary of your intention to graduate before your final assessment appears on your account. The due date will be the 7th of the month following the closure of your program (e.g. if FoGS closes your program on September 15, then your final fees will be due on October 7).
  • If you have completed your program before you have paid all of your installments, you may decide that you do not wish to graduate at this time due to financial considerations. If that is the case, you can click HERE for considerations.

Apply for Graduation

  • Applying for graduation is one of those things which PDCE can not do for you. You can apply on-line, by logging into your student account on the Student Service Centre web site. Click on “Graduation” and then fill out the form. Print out your “completed” form (before clicking the “submit” button) and keep a copy for reference.
  • When you do the on-line application, you will get an automated email that states that the application is now being forwarded to the graduation office. That will be the only communication you should receive until the graduation package is mailed to you. That package will include information on tickets and what procedures you need to follow. However, you can check the status of your application by logging onto your student account on the Student Service Centre.
  • For November Convocation, the deadline is August 31 and for May convocation it is the end of February (28 or 29 when applicable). You can begin the graduation process by applying for graduation even as you are completing your final course(s).

If you still have any questions after reading this, please see our Graduation FAQ page.

You have completed all at least 30 credits (or 48 credits for M.Ed in Counselling Psychology) of approved course work (the required number of credits for your particular program), but you haven’t paid all of your required installments yet and you don’t want to graduate. What are your options?

Taking More Courses

You can continue to take courses – as long as you are paying tuition installments, you are eligible to continue taking courses. All courses must be approved by your graduate advisor and must be relevant to your program of study. Note, however, that these courses are considered part of your degree and can not be transferred to another degree or program.

TQS Salary Scale Movement

It may be possible to upgrade your scale, but you should check their regulations with TQS directly, including — but not limited to — reading their web site (http://www.tqs.bc.ca/).

Do Nothing

Another option for you is to just sit back and pay your installments as they are due, not worrying about anything else. If you do this, keep track of how many installments you have left, and when you are ready to pay your final one, deal with graduation then.

Please refer to the Graduation FAQs page.