PhD in School & Clinical Child Psychology

Are you passionate about improving the mental health and well-being of children, youth and families? This program prepares you to become a leader in psychology practice and research in schools, mental health, community and university settings. It also provides you with the academic requirements for becoming a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

Study options
Program length
5 years
Example career pathways
Academia, mental health practitioner, researcher, faculty in higher education
Funding details

Full-time students receive a OISE Graduate Funding Package for their first four years of study. Students who advanced into this program from OISE's Master of Arts in School and Clinical Child Psychology program will receive a OISE Graduate Funding Package for their first three years of study.

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
11 half courses
Comprehensive exam
Example courses
A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (APD3202H)
Advanced Proactive Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions (APD3224H)
Approaches to Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan (APD3222H)