Educational Leadership & Policy

​​www.oise.utoronto.ca/lhae

The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) offers the Educational Leadership and Policy graduate program, representing the application of cognate scholarship to domains of practice. This program leads to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  

MA program: fosters the study of problems in the administration and leadership of educational programs. It will best serve students who have a commitment to scholarship and research as a means of deepening their understanding of administrative action in schools or in other educational and service institutions. While experience in teaching and administration is not an essential prerequisite for admission, such experience provides a desirable background. The MA is available through both full-time and part-time studies.

MEd program: designed primarily for students who are interested in learning the nature and practice of leadership and policy, especially with respect to social diversity and change. The MEd degree may be pursued either part-time or full-time. 

EdD program: intended to develop highly competent leaders for administrative positions in school systems, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. The program is specifically designed to help working professional educators develop the intellectual and research skills to refine their practice as leaders in school systems and in higher education. 

PhD program: fosters the study of problems in the administration and leadership of educational programs. It best serves students who are committed to scholarship and research as a means for deepening their understanding of administrative action in schools or in other educational and service institutions. While experience in teaching and administration is not an essential prerequisite for admission, such experience provides a desirable background. Both full-time and flexible-time PhD options are offered. To be admitted to the flexible-time option, applicants should be active professionals who demonstrate connections between their professional work and their proposed course program, and/or between their professional work and their proposed research.

Degrees Offered

Education Leadership and Policy - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD

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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 EdD-1-Dec-2015
MA-1-Dec-2015
MEd-1-Dec-2015
PhD-1-Dec-2015
EdD-1-Dec-2015
MA-1-Dec-2015
MEd-1-Dec-2015
PhD-1-Dec-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp EdD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
EdD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA EdD-B+
MA-B+
MEd-Mid-B
PhD-A-
EdD-B+
MA-B+
MEd-Mid-B
PhD-A-
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 EdD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
EdD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? EdD-After
MA-After
MEd-n/a
PhD-After
EdD-After
MA-After
MEd-n/a
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-n/a
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? EdD-Graduate Unit
MA-Graduate Unit
MEd-n/a
PhD-Graduate Unit
EdD-Graduate Unit
MA-Graduate Unit
MEd-n/a
PhD-Graduate Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) EdD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 to 6 sessions (3 options)
PhD-4 years
EdD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 to 6 sessions (3 options)
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