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The Department of Educational Policy Studies offers master's and doctoral programs in the following specialized areas of study:
Adult, Community and Higher Education; Studies in Educational Leadership; Indigenous Peoples Education; and Social Justice and International Studies in Education as well as a graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies strives to develop critical and creative scholars who have a substantive understanding of the important systemic and contextual factors that bear upon Canadian and international education.
The Social Justice and International Studies specialization for both the master's and the doctoral programs requires applicants to have advanced skills in independent research, essay writing, logical argumentation, and narrative analysis.
Applicants must have a strong background in the social foundations of education and/or one or more of the following humanities and social sciences: philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and cultural and communication studies.
For the MEd degree, the Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution.
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