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MEd Developmental Psychology & Education

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Program Length 1.5 years  full-time Career Path Gain professional skills in developmental psychology, human development and mental health Program Requirements 10 half-courses Program Highlight All seminar-based courses Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Online and flex-time options available

The Developmental Psychology & Education (DPE) Program is for those who wish to construct an overall perspective of developmental psychology, human development and mental health by integrating theory and practice. Students will understand the implications of these areas for practice with children in educational and other applied settings. 

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The MEd program involves systematic reflection on research and practice, providing you with knowledge about general learning and teaching, early childhood education and special needs education in both formal and informal settings. DPE can help you begin a career in university or college-level teaching or in research, or advance your current career with a graduate degree. 

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.

Note: Because many of our MEd students are working professionals, courses are often offered in the evenings during the academic year or during the summer. 


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More Information:


Program Brochure (English)

Program Brochure


Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for this program are:

Please see the SGS calendar for more details.

How to Apply

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

Application Details


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants


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.

Submit your application


Learning Pathways (Optional)

Did you know you can choose your electives based on certain areas within DPE?

  • Mental Health & Education 
  • Education & Special Education
  • Mind, Brain, Development and Research in APHD
Learn more about
Learning Pathways 



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 MEd in Developmental Psychology & Education with the following programs. All collaborative specializations must be approved by the department:

Educational Policy

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

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 MEd-DPE program liaison, Jennifer Cho at



Contact Us

Program Liaison: 
Jennifer Cho

DPE Program Coordinator: 
Dr. Anne-Claude Bedard

DPE Program Advisor:
Dr. Michel Ferrari

ORSS Contact:
MJ Edun
Registration Specialist (MA, MEd students)



Learn about the Research Practicum Course 2020-2021