Developmental Psychology and Education

Program Overview

The Developmental Psychology and Education program is offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), leading to the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Education (MEd), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Students have an opportunity to construct an overall perspective on developmental psychology and human development and their implications for practice with children in educational and other applied settings.

Students take foundation courses in human development and research methodology. Elective courses cover a range of areas including cognitive, social, and emotional development; cognition and instruction (language, literacy, and mathematics); special education and adaptive instruction; developmental neuroscience; advanced research methodology and evaluation; and early childhood policy and programs, including child care.

The MA and PhD programs are designed for students wishing to pursue an academic or research-based career. The MEd program is designed for the reflective teacher or other practitioner in education or related fields.


Quick Facts

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Application deadline MA, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

01-Nov-2023

MEd:

Fall 2024 entry

15-Nov-2023

MA, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

01-Nov-2023

MEd:

Fall 2024 entry

15-Nov-2023

Minimum admission average MA:

A-minus

MEd:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

PhD:

A-minus

MA:

A-minus

MEd:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

PhD:

A-minus

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

No

PhD:

No

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA, PhD:

Before

MA, PhD:

Before

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA, PhD:

Graduate unit

MA, PhD:

Graduate unit

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MA, MEd, PhD:

NA

MA, MEd, PhD:

NA


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