Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Leadership (Thesis) Program By McGill University |Top Universities

McGill University

Main campus, Montreal, Canada
  • QS World University Rankings
    =27
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(CAD) 43000-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
The M.A. thesis option is a research-oriented degree in which approximately half of the program consists of thesis research. The balance of the program is course work.

The M.A. thesis project option is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet the degree requirements in a participating unit. It consists of Thesis Courses (24 credits) - EDEM 621 Thesis 1 (6 credits); EDEM 623 Thesis 2 (6 credits); EDEM 699 Thesis 3 (12 credits); Required Courses (9 credits) - EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits); EDEM 610 Leadership in Action (3 credits); EDEM 673 Leadership Theory in Education (3 credits); Complementary Courses (6 credits) - from various choices; and Elective Courses (6 credits) - 6 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Director.

About University

Based in Montreal, McGill University ranks among Canada's most prestigious universities, attracting thousands of international students from over 150 countries every year, and the highest percentage of PhD students of any Canadian research university. McGill University owes its reputation to its 50 research centers and institutes, 400+ programs, rich history and thriving alumni network of 250,000 people around the globe.
Graduates are highly sought after by employers, with the following percentages of graduates in education or employment two years after graduation:

  • 81% of art graduates
  • 95% of engineering graduates
  • 91% of medicine graduates
  • 84% of science graduates
  • 92% of all PhD respondents  


Montreal also came first in the QS Best Student Cities 2017, a ranking of the most student-friendly cities around the world. Both safe and affordable, Montreal is infused with art and different cultures. Of its 3.5 million residents, 800,000 were born overseas and 220,000 are engaged in higher education. Rental costs here are significantly lower than in other major university cities, while many international institutes, pharmaceutical firms, financial companies, and aeronautical firms are based here, providing ample employment opportunities for students.
If, like 32% of McGill University’s graduate students, you are international, you are strongly urged to apply for any scholarships you may be eligible for, including any of these six international fellowships

Maclean's ranking  - top Canadian medical-doctoral university, #1 for 13 years in a row!

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