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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

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Guidelines for Thesis and Doctoral Final Oral Exams (pdf)
Ethical Review
OISE e-thesis Guide (pdf)
Nomination (pdf)
Thesis Supervision Approval Form (pdf)



This is a 1-year, full time program (3 full-time sessions, typically Fall/Winter/Spring).

All requirements must be completed within three years. Degree requirements consist of:

  • 4 half-courses (2.0 FCE) or equivalent
  • Thesis


0.5 FCE APD1209H Research Methods and Thesis Preparation in Human Development  & Applied Psychology

0.5 FCE APD1288H    Intermediate Statistics and Research Design

1.0 FCE electives (at least 2 0.5 FCE) 

  • To be chosen in consultation with your advisor
  • APD2252H- Individual Reading and Research in Human Development  &  Applied Psychology can be taken as an elective.
  • Substitutions to courses on the elective list must be approved by the DPE program chair.


Additional Requirements

Students who  have  not  taken  a  human  development  course  in  their  undergraduate program must take APD1201 as an extra course (above the 4 half-course requirement).

Students who have not had a previous course in statistics equivalent to APD1287 (Introduction to Applied Statistics) are required to take APD1287 in addition to their four half-courses.

For full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office



  1. Review of OISE/UT Guidelines for Theses and Orals
  2. Establishment of a thesis topic
  3. Selection of a thesis supervisor (normally the student’s Faculty Advisor)
  4. Formation of a thesis committee (form to be completed)
  5. Ethical review, if required (forms to be completed)
  6. Thesis proposal approval (form to be completed)
  7. Thesis work
  8. Final thesis approval and submission (form to be completed)


  • MA program theses are evaluated by a minimum of two faculty members, both holding either Full or Associate School of Graduate Studies appointments, with at least one member from APHD.
  • There is no oral examination for an MA thesis