Prior to starting an online application:
- Familiarize yourself with McGill's admission requirements, program requirements, and required supporting documentation.
- Review McGill's Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures
- Review the step-by-step Applying and Admissions Help Site
- Submit your application before the deadline
*In order to finalize and submit your Slate application, a non-refundable application fee is required.
Slate Online Application
- Complete the Graduate Studies Slate online application form.
Built into the Slate online application are numerous questions requiring personal information specific to every applicant. Program specific requirements within the application are as follows:
- Concentration Choice
Within the online application, applicants must specify their choice of concentration: Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Project, Learning Sciences, General Educational Psychology, or General Educational Psychology Project.
- Letters of Reference
Within the online application, applicants must provide valid institutional e-mail addresses for three (3) references. McGill University will send an email to each referee applicants identify on the application form, asking for a reference in support of their application to be admitted. Referees will be invited to login to a secure portion of the McGill website where they will be required to answer questions about the applicant and will be given the ability to 1) input (via text box) a reference letter either by typing it in directly or by cut-and-paste from an existing document or 2) to upload a letter of reference in PDF format.
- Statement of Research Interest and Preferred Supervisor(s) (Project only)
Within the online application, applicants to the Project Concentrations are required to concisely outline their proposed area(s) of research interest should they be admitted to this program (1100 character or approximately 250 word maximum). Applicants will also be required to list the name(s) of one (1) or more ECP MEd program faculty member(s), in order of preference, who they would like to supervise their area of research interest(s). Applicants should ensure their preferred supervisor has listed expertise in their chosen area of research interest. Consult the M.Ed. Concentrations in Educational Psychology faculty members website to review the list of faculty members and their program areas of expertise. For more info on selecting preferred supervisors, see our Admissions FAQs.
- Submit your application
Once you have submitted your application an acknowledgement will be sent to the email address you have included in your application. You will be able to track your application online via Slate and start uploading documents.
- Upload supporting documents
Upload (in PDF format) the following supporting documents by the December 1 application deadline:
An unofficial copy of your complete university-level academic record to date must be uploaded through Slate-(Quebec residents: CEGEP transcripts are not required). All transcripts received via the upload process are considered unofficial. If you are offered admission, you will also need to provide official transcripts (sent to us by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution). Offers of admission are contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. Please do not send these official records until we request them from you.
- ECP Curriculum Vitae (CV)
All applicants must use the provided template - Curriculum Vitae Form [.doc]. Please be sure to convert to PDF prior to uploading to Slate. IMPORTANT: Personal CVs will be rejected.
- Personal Statement
A statement NO LONGER than 500 words must be uploaded through Slate. Please write PERSONAL STATEMENT and provide your FIRST and LAST NAME at the top of the page of your PDF document.
Please note that admissions committee members will read only the first 500 words of any uploaded personal statement.
The personal statement should briefly describe:
- your previous experience (research, educational, extracurricular, work);
- your career goals; and
- any additional relevant information, such as:
- Your personal trajectory (optional): If any, please describe any special circumstances - i.e., personal and/or professional challenges encountered during course of your studies - that should be taken into consideration for your application; or
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) (optional): McGill would like to give you this opportunity to disclose any information about your identities and/or experiences. This information will facilitate access to any available financial aid and/or awards available to you during the application process. Rest assured that all personal data submitted will be kept confidential and used only for operational decision-making; your personal information will never be shared with any internal or external bodies, nor with any instructors, supervisors, or fellow students. For more information regarding EDI at McGill University, pls visit this Equity at McGill website.
- Submit your English Language Proficiency Test Scores
Where applicable, arrange for test scores (TOEFL, IELTS) to be sent to McGill directly from the testing agency. You must indicate the McGill University institution code: 0935