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Athabasca University

Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education
Admission Requirements*

* This program was previously called Master of Education in Distance Education.

Applicants to the Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education (MEd) program must hold a baccalaureate degree (three or four years) from a recognized post-secondary education institution.

If the potential applicant does not have a degree, but believes their education and experience is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, then it is the responsibility of the applicant to put forward this position in writing as part of the application process.

Advance Standing or Transfer Credit

Some students may have completed graduate level course work at other post-secondary institutions that is applicable to the MEd program.

After being admitted to the MEd program, students may request a review of such course work. A faculty committee will review the work to determine whether the student should be awarded advance standing or transfer credit in the MEd program.

See Course Regulations and Procedures for more information.

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements allowed for admission to a graduate program at Athabasca University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum requirements.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Updated May 03 2021 by laurab

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