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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 2022-2023

NOTE: This program is funded.

Shanna - aphd grad spotlight  "I am grateful for the opportunity to assist children, and their families with feeling better, validated and increasing understanding of their children's needs through my clinical training and assessment course work in SCCP." 

- Shanna Peltier, Class of 2021

Meet more of our graduates!

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 Fall 2022 are now closed.

Application Details


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.

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 faculty questions 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.
  • These are the faculty questions that will be asked as part of the admissions application process:
    • ​Why are you interested in the school and clinical child psychology program?
    • What experience have you had working with child and youth?
    • Please provide details on your research experience.
    • What research topic are you interested in pursuing during your program?
    • What faculty are you interested in working with and why?
  • 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, faculty questions, 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 and on the OISE Tuition and Financial Support page.

Contact Us

Program Inquiries: 
APHD Department 
General Inquiries

ORSS Contact:
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: 

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.