Degrees & Diplomas


All graduate students engage in research through course work. Masters candidates can write a thesis or complete a major research project. Doctoral candidates’ work culminates in the writing of a dissertation. There are also opportunities to engage in independent research and/or to work with faculty on their research. Our program offers the opportunity for full and part-time study.


Graduate Diplomas offer students the opportunity to explore a topic of interest in education. They can be taken concurrently with a Master of Education (MEd) or Doctorate (PhD), or taken as a stand-alone non-degree program. The diploma can supplement the learning in a graduate degree program or provide individuals with knowledge in a subject area and the opportunity to develop academic skills in writing and research.

Graduate Diplomas offered in Education include:

Graduate Diplomas offered in partnership include:

Another Graduate Diploma that may be of interest to educators at York University:

Potential applicants are advised that both Ph.D. and M.Ed. Programs require students to engage research of a scholarly nature. In order to be be considered for admission, applicants must, throughout their files, display academic excellence. Statements should address candidates' academic interests.

Interested applicants seeking information on the Graduate Diploma in Jewish Studies for Education should contact the Centre for Jewish Studies directly at or 416-736-5823.  The Graduate Program in Education does not administer Graduate Diplomas in Jewish Studies for Educators.