Social Justice Education

​​​www.oise.utoronto.ca/sje

Social Justice Education is a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

The program is offered by the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), providing students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice in educational studies from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology, and social justice education.

Through humanities, social sciences, and/or social justice education, faculty and students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.   

The department’s vision is to enable students to explore such questions as “What was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society?” and “What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions?” The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the disciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.

Degrees Offered

Social Justice Education - MA, MEd, EdD, 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 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-mid-B
MEd-mid-B
PhD-B+
EdD-B+
MA-mid-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 EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-No
PhD-No
EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-NO
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? EdD-Supervisor interest identified
MA-Supervisor interest identified
MEd-Supervisor interest identified
PhD-Supervisor interest identified
EdD-Supervisor interest identified
MA-Supervisor interest identified
MEd-Supervisor interest identified
PhD-Supervisor interest identified
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-No
PhD-No
EdD-No
MA-No
MEd-No
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? EdD-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
MA-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
MEd-Advisor assigned for non-thesis M.Ed. Admission. No supervisor required for all coursework M.Ed.
PhD-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
EdD-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
MA-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
MEd-Advisor assigned for non-thesis M.Ed. Admission. No supervisor required for all coursework M.Ed.
PhD-Advisor assigned likely to be supervisor. After coursework completed, advisor either signs to be supervisor or helps student find thesis supervisor
9. Program length (full-time only) EdD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-​5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W); 6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S); 4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)
PhD-4 years
EdD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-​5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W); 6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S); 4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)
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