Prepare to Apply

Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Learn About Admission Requirements

Please see Admission Requirements to learn more about what our program offers and to ensure you are eligible to apply.



Stick to the Timeline

Opening date: Mid to late September

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2019**

Program Start Date:  September (no January start)

Next available program start date:  September 2019

Applicants can expect to hear back by March.


**Only applications received by this deadline will be considered. No advantage is given to early applications


Understand Your Tuition

Tuition information can be found via the University of Toronto’s Office of the Provost (Click on OISE).

Tuition and Financial Support Information

Information about registering and paying fees can be found on the Office of the Registrar and Student Services website. 


Gather Your Application Components

  • Transcripts must be submitted in two different formats: Online (electronic) and paper (official).
  • Upload one electronic or scanned transcript from each and every post-secondary institution you have attended (including OISE and the University of Toronto). Instructions are provided within the online application system.
  • Make arrangements with your undergraduate school to have paper (official) transcripts sent to OISE’s Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS) on the 8th floor at 252 Bloor Street West. Applicants are not required to submit paper (official) transcripts of study undertaken at the University of Toronto from 1998 Fall Session to present.

Two supporting letters of reference are required:

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae: Please include all experience working with children – paid and volunteer.

At the bottom of your CV, please list experiences working with children using the MA CSE Experience Summary Form.

Describe your background and learning/research interests related to the program. Highlight your assets and strengths. Provide examples for interest and a deeper understanding of who you are and what you would bring to the program. (1000-1500 words, 2-3 pages).

Please nominate three supervisors of interest in your statement of intent. You can cite any faculty member in our department – Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD). Should you be shortlisted for admission into the program, our MA CSE Program Chair will be in touch to identify your supervisor. The following links will help you familiarize yourself with faculty research interests.

Research at Jackman ICS

APHD Faculty Profiles

Please indicate your field of study preference when you complete the online application. It is possible to apply to both PBI and RIT, ranking preference. Note that RIT applicants generally have some research experience and some knowledge of research methods. 

If you apply for RIT, please complete the RIT Application Form. If you are selected for interview you will be asked to provide the completed form to the Admissions Committee.

Please email for further information that will be helpful. The Office of the Registrar and Student Services website has information that will be of assistance as well. 

For more information, please see Application Tips.


Ready? Apply Now

Our Program Liaison will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Please email