Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals


The Master of Education in Curriculum for Health Interprofessionals is offered by Acadia University's School of Education in collaboration with Dalhousie University's Division of Medical Education.  This program is primaily a face-to-face offering with only a small component offered online.

The Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals is designed for educators and administrators from health fields who wish to explore classic and contemporary theory and research in curriculum studies. The program and courses are designed to enhance your teaching, planning and course delivery as well as your understanding of the theoretical frameworks within which educational programming has been understood. This program is oriented specifically to the needs and contexts of health professionals and the diversity of the interprofessional cohort is a strength of the program that allows for rich practical learning engagements. The ultimate aim of the program is to help you become a more critical, reflective educator.

In response to considerable interest from working professionals in the region, it was first offered in 2009-2011, and new cohorts started the program in Fall 2012, 2014 and 2016.  The 2016 cohort finishes in the Summer of 2018 and our plan is to start our next cohort in Fall 2018.  


  • The two-year, part-time program consists of 30 credit-hours (10 courses), as per Acadia MEd requirements, and there is a thesis option for those who want to consider it.
  • This part-time program is primarily designed for face-to-face class interaction, and students advance through the program as a cohort, taking courses together in a specified sequence.  Typically, each semester, the cohort meets on one evening per week on the Dalhousie campus for a 3.5 hour class. 
  • All students in the cohort must meet the academic requirements for admission to graduate studies in the School of Education at Acadia University.

The next cohort is being planned to start in the Fall of 2018.

Program Courses (tentative):

EDUC 5673              Current Research and Theory - Medical/Health Education (Fall 2018)
EDUC 5513   Research Design (Winter 2019)
EDUC 5843 Instructional Design (Spring 2019)
EDUC 5633 Curriculum Foundations (Summer 2019)
EDUC 5643 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies (Summer 2019) 
EDUC 5303 Principles of Assessment for Education (Fall 2019)
EDUC 5663 Curriculum Practice (Winter 2020)
EDUC 5053 Projects in the Health Profession (Spring 2020)
EDUC 5xx3 Elective or EDUC 5143 Educational Explorations (Summer 2020)
EDUC 5xx3 Innovations in Health Profession Education (Summer 2020)


Letters of Interest:  

If you are interested in considering an application to our next cohort, please send a brief letter of interest to:

Applications are done online through our Graduate Studies Office for the part-time Master of Education in Curriculum Studies here:

Application requirements for the program include: Online Application, Application Fee, Letter of Intent, Resume/CV, Official Transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, and Two (2) Letters of Reference.

(It is important that applications are noted as being for the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals.

If you have any questions about the application process for graduate education at Acadia, please contact our Graduate Studies Office by emailing

You may also wish to contact the Graduate Coordinator, School of Education, to discuss the specifics of your intended program of study.  More info here on the School of Education website: .



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