PhD in Developmental Psychology & Education

This program is intended to further advance a student's knowledge of developmental psychology and human development, and their implications for children's well-being. Through systematic training in developmental research, students will develop advanced theoretical and applied knowledge about child development.

Are you a professional working in the area of early learning? The Early Learning Emphasis Cohort is offered every three years and prepares you to become a leader in your field, ready to make contributions to local and global practice, research and policy.

Study options
Flexible-time option (PhD)

Designed for practicing professionals, the flexible-time PhD option enables students to continue working while pursuing their studies. Flexible-time students are self-funded. Learn more.

Program length
4 years, 6 years flexible-time
Example career pathways
Academia, government or policy maker, research
Funding details

OISE offers a OISE Graduate Funding Package to students in their first four years of a PhD program, excluding the flexible-time PhD.

OISE's Graduate Funding Package covers the cost of tuition, and helps offset other living expenses. Last year, awards averaged around $25,000 per eligible student.

Basic program requirements
4 half courses
Comprehensive exam
Example courses
Research Proseminar in Human Development and Applied Psychology (APD3200H)
One half course in statistics and research methods