Educational Practice EdD

APPLICATION PROCESS

1.  Before Applying (Admission Requirements and Documents)

a) Meet all the admission requirements for SFU, your doctoral program, and the academic requirements by country.

b) Have a valid credit card to pay the application fee (Visa or Mastercard). Please contact the program assistant before completing your online application if you do not have either of these credit cards.

c) Have contact information for three referees, including their email addresses. Reference letters must be specific to this application. At least TWO should be written by referees who are able to comment on your academic competence and to make an informed judgment about your likelihood of success in graduate study (e.g., professors). At least ONE should be written by a referee who can comment on your work as a practitioner.

Guidelines for Reference Letters (please send to your referees):
Please ensure your referees include the information in the Referee Guidelines for EdD in Educational Practice (download and send PDF document to each of your referees).

d) Prepare to gather the required supporting documents. You will be prompted to upload the following PDF documents after your application has been submitted and your application fee has been paid:

  • Recently issued official transcripts (of all post-secondary institutions attended except SFU)
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Letter of Intent

(See #3 below for more details on these requirements.)

 

  • Location: SFU Surrey
  • Start Term: Fall 2015
  • Apply from: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Apply by: Mar. 15, 2015
  • Tuition 2015/16: $4612.10/term

2. Apply Online

Please note that the Online Application System is only available while applications are being accepted for each program.

a) Complete the Online Application for Graduate Studies at SFU. You do not have to wait until you have all your supporting documents ready before applying. We recommend that you begin your application early so we are aware of your interest; then you can work on completing and collecting the rest of your package until the posted deadline.

b) Enter contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three references. Once you submit your referee contact information, your referees will be sent a secure e-mail link and password enabling them to log into the Online Application System where they will be asked to complete a webform with the option to upload a supplementary PDF reference letter.

c) Pay the application fee when prompted. An application fee of $90 CAD (students with Canadian transcripts) or $125 CAD (students with international transcripts) is due after the Online Application form has been submitted.

As programs are competitive, we recommend you complete your online application and pay the application fee as soon as possible and at least one week prior to your program deadline.

Our program office is notified only after you have completed your application and paid your application fee.

If you do not receive an e-mail requesting payment of this fee within 3 working days after submitting your application, please contact the Program Assistant to check the status of your application.

3.  Online Submission of Supporting Documents (PDF uploads)

4.  Submit Official Transcripts and a Copy of IELTS/TOEFL Test Results

a) Official Transcripts

Either paper originals or certified copies. We do not accept official electronic transcripts.

Please only submit one transcript from each post secondary institution you attended. (Exception: You do not need to submit SFU transcripts.)

You can arrange to have the transcript sent directly to our office from the issuing institution, OR you may mail it directly to our office provided it is in its original sealed envelope. 

If your original documents are not in English, please include a certified English translation as well as a certified copy of the degree.

IMPORTANT: Applicants from universities that do not issue transcripts are required to submit official documents showing contents of degree program completed and the standards or grades obtained.

b) English Language Competence Test Results (IELTS/TOEFL)

Required for applicants whose primary language is not English or whose previous education has been conducted in another language. Arrange for electronic English language test scores to be sent to Simon Fraser University directly from the testing agency. TOEFL code for SFU – 0999, and department code – EDUC 85.

One copy of your test results is to be submitted to the Graduate Programs, Surrey office.

Please submit your Official Transcripts and IELTS/TOEFL test results to:

EdD Program Assistant
Graduate Programs
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University Surrey
250 – 13450 102 Ave
Surrey, BC Canada
V3T 0A3

If you are dropping off your official transcripts and IELTS/TOEFL test scores person:
Visit us at SFU Surrey Graduate Programs office - GALLERIA 5, ROOM 5260
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

Please email educedd@sfu.ca or call us at 778.782.8099 if you have any questions, we will be happy to assist you.