Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD)

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Welcome to the Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development

The Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD) is a research-intensive department with programs focused on basic and applied research relating to children, adolescents and adults. APHD boasts some of the finest, internationally-known scholars in their fields who teach in our five graduate programs; Child Study and Education (Teacher Education program); Counselling and Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Developmental Psychology and Education; and School and Clinical Child Psychology.

Earn a Masters of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education

My biggest takeaway was the importance of building professional connections and establishing mentor relationships.

Chelsi Major
Master of Education, Class of 2018
Chelsi Major

Degree Programs Offered

With multiple programs to to choose from, students from diverse backgrounds and experience with interest in mental health and well-being can earn a Masters of Arts, Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Education. Students will expand their knowledge of human development and improve practice in key areas such as teaching, counselling psychology, and school and clinical child psychology.

Teaching Intensive Experiences

Unique to our department are teaching intensive experiences within the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School and the OISE's Psychology Clinic that provide students with rich practical experiences to advance understanding and innovation.


The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

Canada’s most integrated and dynamic institution committed to children’s education and well-being.


The OISE Psychology Clinic

The OISE Psychology Clinic provides comprehensive and confidential assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents, and assessment and counselling services to adults.