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Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology & Education

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Program Length 1 year  full-time Career Path Research, university- or college-level teaching Program Requirements 4 half-courses; thesis Program Highlight All seminar-based courses Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Full-time enrollment only

The Developmental Psychology & Education (DPE) Program is for those who wish to construct an overall perspective on developmental psychology and human development and their implications for practice with children in educational and other applied settings. 

The MA DPE program is primarily for students who wish to pursue a career in research, university or community college teaching, and related activities. 

Program Details

All OISE graduate studies programs operate under the umbrella of the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS). For information on coursework and other program requirements, please see the SGS Calendar.

SGS Calendar

For full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office and course listings page.

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for this program are:

We encourage equity-seeking groups to identify themselves in their application.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now closed.

The academic school year for this program begins only in September. 

We encourage equity-seeking groups to identify themselves in their application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants

Program Specific FAQ

Application Instructions

The OISE Registrar’s Office includes step-by-step instructions for:

  • choosing your program
  • reviewing admission requirements
  • preparing your application
  • submitting required supporting documents.

Applications are completed online through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) websiteYou are also able to view your application status from there.

Faculty Supervisors

See a list of which faculty are accepting students

Who's Accepting?

MA DPE Application Checklist

In addition to the standard components and supporting documents on the School of Graduate Studies website, MA-DPE applicants must submit:

  • an additional letter of recommendation from an academic source (for a total of 2 academic and 1 professional reference)


Collaborative Specializations (Optional)

Collaborative Specializations provide students with a the opportunity to explore a novel interdisciplinary area or special development that crosses a number of disciplines. 

Collaborative specializations are available with the MA in Developmental Psychology & Education with the following programs:

Educational Policy

  • For students interested in the factors associated with educational policy development and implementation, particularly focusing on developing strategies for improving educational processes


  • For graduate students and doctoral fellows who would like to increase their versatility for career development through the scientific study of the nervous system.


Program Fees

Tuition information can be found via the University of Toronto's Office of the Provost.

Fees for Domestic Students

Fees for International Students


Questions? Contact the MA-DPE program liaison, Diana Robinson: 

Contact Us

Program Inquiries: 
APHD Department 
General Inquiries

ORSS Contact:
Heather Haslett 
Registration Specialist (MA, MEd students)

If you are a current student, you may contact the program coordinator below, otherwise please email us at for your program inquiries.

Program Coordinator: 
Diana Robinson

Program Chair: 
Dr. Jenny Jenkins