University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Adult Education and Community Development (MA)

University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Faculty:OISE, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Field of Study:Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Family and Community Services
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210
International: $24,520
Careers:College and Other Vocational InstructorsEducation Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program OfficersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The MA in Adult Education & Community Development (AECD) is a research-based thesis degree program that focuses on the learning that happens individually and collectively among adults in communities, workplaces, social movements, the virtual world: any place where people come together to create social change.


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

    • An appropriate bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or professional program from a recognized university, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
    • At least a year of relevant work, community or volunteer experience is highly desirable.
    • Applications are assessed based on: the clarity of written answers to the faculty admissions questions, strength of letters of reference; grades; work, community or volunteer experience; and fit with the program offerings.

    * 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