Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Diploma / Master of Education

You can take two programs simultaneously: the Respiratory Therapy Diploma and the Master of Education.

The respiratory therapy curriculum fulfils the professional requirements needed to become a respiratory therapist while the master's degree prepares educational leaders and capable researchers for a variety of roles in education, health care, private industry and government. The Master of Education program offers thesis, final project or capstone course options.

Options for the RT/MEd stream

The costs for this stream are based on the costs of each of the individual programs.

Students interested in this option must:

When applying, please indicate on your application where it asks regarding the program: RT/MEd stream. Application deadline for this stream is Jan 31. There are limited seats available. For more information, contact Linda Mueller at

Please note: Admission to the Diploma/Master of Education stream does not equal admission to the fast-track diploma option. Fast-track acceptance means you will enter clinical year after one year at TRU. Acceptance into the Diploma/Master of Education stream means you will enter clinical after at least two years at TRU. If you change your academic/career path (e.g. you decide to just do the diploma and not the Master of Education) you cannot switch into the the fast-track stream without first applying for that stream. You are not guaranteed a seat in the fast-track stream.