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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

Prospective Students

The Department of Social Justice Education welcomes new applicants!

2018-2019 Admission deadline update:

The application deadline for 2018-2019 admissions is November 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact SJE Graduate Liaison Officer, Sezen Atacan at sezen.atacan@utoronto.ca or 416-978-0397.

More information about OISE Graduate Admissions can be accessed through this link.

Admission into the graduate degree programs in Social Justice Education is highly competitive, especially for the funded PhD full-time and MA full-time programs. We strongly encourage visa students to contact the OISE Registrar's Office for more information on the admissions selection and funding process. Applicants can contact the OISE Registrar's Office by email at admissions.oise@utoronto.ca or by phone at (416) 978-4300.

How to Apply?  Click here to go to the OISE Registrar's Office for details. 

The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

Students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous and anti-colonial studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The department's vision is to enable students to explore such questions as: what was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society? What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions? The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the interdisciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.

SJE offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • MA   (Master of Arts)  (full and part time)
  • MEd (Master of Education) (full and part time)
  • EdD (Doctor of Education) (full and part time)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (full and flex time)

The Department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. The Social Justice Education Program’s admission guidelines are attentive to challenging barriers of systemic discrimination in education. Applicants may voluntarily self-identify as members of equity-seeking groups (women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, sexual/gender minorities, etc.), if this is considered relevant to research interests or experience in social justice education.

If you have technical questions about the online application, please contact the SGS Admissions and Recruitment office at the email address or phone number below. Please be sure to always include your name and 12-digit Applicant Number in any emails or phone messages.
Phone: (416) 978-6614

Contact for Admissions Questions:
OISE Registrar's Office: admissions.oise@utoronto.ca
SJE Graduate Student Liaison Officer: Sezen Atacan, sezen.atacan@utoronto.ca