Application deadlines

Program Start DateApplication Deadline
September (fall) April 30
January (winter) October 15

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

Admission requirements

See the TRU Admissions page regarding general admission to TRU.

For program admission, you need the following:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent, with a GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) in the last 60 credits
  • English language proficiency requirements:
    • IELTS, with a score of 6.5 or higher with no bands below 6.5
    • Successful completion of ESAL Level 5
    • ToEFL score of 570+ with a TWE of 4.5 or higher
    • ToEFL-iBT 230 with an essay of 4.5 or higher
    • ToEFL-iBT 88 with all sections 20 or higher
    • CAEL, with a score of 70 or higher and all subtests 60 or higher
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education (in the original language and a certified copy in English) or a letter of permission (LOP) from your home institution
  • Letter of intent (no more than 350 words)
  • Two letters from professional or academic referees
  • A personal resume outlining your academic and professional experience

Non-program (courses) admission

If you are interested in taking MEd courses as a non-program student, you can take up to seven online Open Learning courses (with some exceptions).

Please note: As a course-taker, you will still need to meet academic admission requirements for the MEd but will not need to submit a letter of intent, resume or references. Please allow sufficient time to send official transcripts and have them evaluated by our domestic Graduate Admissions office prior to the start of classes.

Apply online

Apply online, using the application process at EducationPlannerBC and include the following with your application:

  • Application fee
  • Resumé
  • Statement of intent
  • Two letters of reference
  • Proof of undergraduate graduation
  • Evidence of English language proficiency

If your GPA is below 3.00 or you do not meet the English language requirements, please apply to the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES).