Adult Education & Community Development

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The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) offers the Adult Education and Community Development program, leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees

The MA is a research-based degree and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. During their program of study, MA students are expected to have exposure to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.

The MEd is a non-thesis degree program which can be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis.

The PhD degree program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study in the theoretical foundations of adult education and community development and in the application of such knowledge to practice. This program offers both full-time and flexible-time options.

Degrees Offered

Adult Education and Community Development - MA, MEd, PhD​

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-1-Dec-2014
MEd-n/a
PhD-1-Dec-2014
MA-1-Dec-2014
MEd-n/a
PhD-1-Dec-2014
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-B+
MEd-Mid-B
PhD-B+
MA-B+
MEd-Mid-B
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-After
MEd-At time of admission
PhD-After
MA-After
MEd-At time of admission
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-Graduate Unit
MEd-Graduate unit
PhD-Graduate Unit
MA-Graduate Unit
MEd-Graduate unit
PhD-Graduate Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar