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Athabasca University

Flexible Program Options

To support Athabasca University’s mission to broaden access to quality education, the Graduate department for Distance Education offers a unique opportunity for students to gain exposure to the field and experience with graduate level work.

Laddering into the MEd in Open, Digital, and Distance Education

Students who graduate from one of the CDE’s Graduate Certificate or Diploma programs may apply for admittance to the Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education. If admitted to the program they will be awarded advanced standing and granted credit for courses completed as part of their certificate or diploma. Upon graduation from the MEd (ODDE) program, the Masters designation will supersede the previous credential.

Non-program Students

Students not registered in a graduate DE program are welcome to register in courses as non-program students.

Students in graduate programs at other universities often take our courses as transfer credit in order to take advantage of our online course delivery.

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Updated May 14 2021 by DE

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