MS Education Requirements

NU Ontario’s Admission Requirements for our MS Ed Program.

Admission Requirements MS ED

The Masters of Science in Educational Leadership is designed for Ontario teachers who want to enhance their leadership roles and responsibilities within the Ontario education system. The program is ONLY for Canadian Permanent Residence or Citizen with one year of professional experience working in education.


Official Transcripts – Mailed

  • Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended in a sealed institution envelope
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university *If you have not yet graduated and/or your degree has not been conferred, please enclose an in-progress letter
  • Niagara University students and/or alumni: please select “yes” when asked on your graduate application if you are a current or former NU student. This will notify your college/department to pull your Niagara University transcript internally, and free of cost.


Three References – Online

  • Three references (at least one must be from an academic reference).
  • After submitting your online application, you will be able to directly email your references to request a recommendation.


Statement of Intent – Online

  • Two-page, double-spaced, typewritten statement discussing your academic and/or research background, your career goals, your personal philosophy related to your area of study, and how Niagara University’s graduate program will prepare you to meet your career and educational objectives (Please include your name, program of interest, and anticipated entry term in the header of the document)


Resume and/or Experience Profile – Online

  • At least one year of professional experience working in an educational organization or institution.
  • Resume and/or experience profile including all professional experiences relating to the intended field of study.
  • *To be uploaded in the same document as your Statement of Intent


Additional Requirements

  • Must be a Canadian Permanent Residence or Citizen with one year of professional experience working in education.
  • Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0/B may be required to attend an interview designed to examine the student’s career goals, personal readiness for his/her program, multicultural sensitivity and awareness, personal dispositions and decision-making skills, and/or provide a writing sample.
  • A degree evaluation by WES or Spantran is required for applicants who have obtained a degree outside of the United States or Canada. Please select the comprehensive course-by-course report.
  • For individuals whose native language is not English, a language proficiency examination is required.

Admission Policies and Procedures for Mature Students

All students are required to meet the above standards. Challenge exams are not permitted at the graduate level. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Official transcripts and GRE scores (if not exempted) will be required, prior to the student beginning the program should the applicant receive a letter of acceptance. Please note that Niagara waives the TOEFL examination requirement for students scoring a 600 or higher on the GMAT/GRE.

Mailing Address

Niagara University
Graduate Education Office 2904 Highway 7, Unit 113
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
L4K 0K4

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