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Master of Arts in School & Clinical Child Psychology

students outside of OISE

Program Length 2 years  full-time Career Path Leads to PhD in SCCP Program Requirements Courses, OISE Psychology Clinic placements, 250-hour field-based external practicum; thesis Program Highlight Clinical training under faculty who are licensed psychologists Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Full-time enrollment only

This program is designed to provide professional training in psychological assesment, therapy and other psychosocial and instructional interventions, professional consultation and prevention. Graduates find careers working with children, adolescents and families in school, mental health, private practice and research settings.

The School and Clinical Child Psychology program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) as a combined program in school and clinical child psychology. (next site visit due* 2019-20)

Accreditation Office
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
141 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 702
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
613-237-2144 x 328 or 1-888-472-0657 x 328

This master's degree is intended to meet the academic requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario for registration as Psychological Associate.


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.


Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year in our MA in School & Clinical Child Psychology program. The academic school year for this program begins only in September. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants

Minimum Application Requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree in psychology or equivalent with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A- or better in the final year or over senior courses.
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience is preferred
  • Evidence of relevant research experience is preferred

​*For more information, please see the SGS Calendar

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.

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In addition to the standard components and supporting documents on the School of Graduate Studies websiteapplicants to the MA-SCCP program are required to submit

  • an additional academic letter of recommendation (in addition to the usual 1 professional and 1 academic letter of recommendation)


Tips for your application

  • The statement of intent is one of the most important parts of your application. It is your opportunity to describe your past experiences related to the program to which you are applying and how those experiences led to your current interests in graduate students in this area. Please describe your specific research interests and which two or three professors you would be most interested in working with.

  • Your professional reference letter can come from anyone who has knowledge of your ability to work with children and families. Examples may include a supervisor at a volunteer setting or summer camp or an employer at a setting where you worked with children or families as part of your job (e.g., daycare centre, community recreation program).

Admissions Process

The SCCP core faculty members of the APHD Admissions Committee consider applications for the program. Applicants are rated on a 6-point scale, from poor (1) to outstanding (6), on their grades, statement of interest and intent, and academic and professional references.

Relevant research and applied experience, publications and conference presentations are also considered. Each qualified applicant's file is examined independently by two core SCCP faculty members and a mean is calculated. Applicants with high rankings are short-listed.

Faculty members then select students from the short list whom they wish to sponsor. Faculty sponsorship ensures that the interests of the students match the goals of the program, and that students have a committed supervisor.


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 PHD-SCCP program liaison, Diana Robinson: diana.robinson@utoronto.ca

*The program was first accredited as a combined program in school psychology and clinical psychology by the American Psychological Association in 2001, and by the Canadian Psychological Association in 2008.

To learn more about this program, see About SCCP