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Master of Arts in School & Clinical Child Psychology

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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

Pursue professional training in psychological assesment, therapy and other psychosocial and instructional interventions, professional consultation and prevention.

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Graduates of the School & Clinical Child Psychology program find careers working with children, adolescents and families in school, mental health, private practice and research settings.

Our MA and PhD programs in SCCP are designed as one coherent program. To learn more about our goals, training model, values and curriculum, see below: 

About SCCP


Click below for a list of faculty interested in potential students for the next admissions cycle:

Who's Accepting 2020-2021


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:

  • 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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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.

MA SCCP Application Checklist

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.

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 SCCP 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. Todd Cunningham


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