Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Master of Education Program Details

The Master of Education (MEd) program consists of a minimum of 30 credits; 15 through required courses and 15 through electives and your exit option. Electives are provided in several areas of study.

Program Availability

Intake for the program occurs in the fall semester, with limited intake for the winter semester.

With some exceptions, the MEd can be completed fully online (through distance), on-campus or both.

Program Description

The MEd program is designed for you, a working professional in education, training and employee development who wants to assume a position as an educational leader and capable researcher in education, health care, private industry and government.

The program's instructors are drawn from a range of academic fields, including educational leadership, curriculum, inclusive and special education and counselling.

The program offers thesis, final project or capstone seminar completion options.

Please note that international students must maintain full-time status (3 courses per term), during the fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Note: If you do not meet the GPA or English language proficiency requirements for the MEd, you can apply to the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

Residency Requirements:

To graduate with a TRU degree, a minimum of half of the program (15 credits) must be completed through TRU credits. Transfer credits from another institution may be possible and are determined after admission to the program.

Note that Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition cannot be used to meet residency or program completion option requirements.


Please see Graduate and International Tuition Fees for more information.