University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Counselling Psychology (EdD)

University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Faculty:OISE, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development
Field of Study:Counselling Psychology
School Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,537
International: $40,260


Students trained in the new EdD in Counselling Psychology: School Psychology Field will be leaders in their respective school contexts. There is a significant demand for doctoral-level trained practitioners who can deliver evidence-based assessment and intervention to children and youth in schools.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • A bachelor's degree: an appropriate bachelor's degree of any background or discipline from a recognized university, with high academic standing.
    • A master's degree: an MA or MEd degree in Counselling Psychology or School and/or Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Toronto with a grade of B+ or better, or its equivalent from a recognized university. The applicant must have had successful professional experience and interest to increase and advance their knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy to become leaders in their fields. Applicants who hold an MEd or other non-thesis master's degree must submit evidence of their ability to identify a research question or problem, to design and conduct a research study or project, and to report the findings or results, all in a rigorous manner. This constitutes a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP).
    • Successful professional experience as a counsellor in an educational setting or in a related position
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 22, 2023