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A Special Message from APHD Chair, Dr. Earl Woodruff on looking forward.

Headshot of APHD Chair, Earl Woodruff

Dear APHD students,

As we look forward to the next couple months, we would like to assure you that we are carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for our community, while also ensuring that our students receive the highest level of education. Having said that, we would like to confirm that all Summer Term Courses will be offered online (remotely). For the Fall 2021 term, we expect that a significantly large number of core and elective courses will continue to be offered in remote format.

You will find an updated statement from Dr. Normand Labrie, OISE Associate Dean (Programs) here regarding looking ahead to the coming months.

We recognize that this is a time of challenge and uncertainty, so please refer to our COVID-19 Coping Resources page here to help guide you through this time. You can find additional information on the 20-21 academic year from the UofT School of Graduate Studies here.

Below you will find an explanation on the various methods of course delivery that the university and APHD as a department will have available to you.  You can also find a frequently asked questions (FAQ) that has been put out by the university here to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Although this year has been very different for many of us, we are committed to providing students with a high level of education. We look forward to many opportunities to interact and engage with you in the coming months at the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development.

Dr. Earl Woodruff
(Chair, APHD) 

Format of Courses:

Courses can be offered in-class, on-line or dual and below you will find explanation on what each of these methods mean. In addition, whenever possible the course schedule will also give you details on how each course is being offered.

  • Online Synchronous – A course is considered Online Synchronous if it requires online attendance at a specific time for some or all course activities, and does not require attendance at a specific location for any activities or exams.
  • Asynchronous – A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.
  • In Person – A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.
    *Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Note: Our international students do not need to be in Toronto to start their program.  They can begin their studies online, in their home country, and then join us in Toronto later in the fall or winter when it is safe to do so.