University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Developmental Psychology and Education (PhD)

University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Faculty:Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology
Field of Study:Developmental and Child Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210
International: $6,210


The PhD degree program emphasizes theory and research in the area of developmental psychology and education throughout the life span. It is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in university or community college teaching, and careers that require advanced skills in research and evaluation.


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 and master's degree in Developmental Psychology and Education, Cognitive Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology or Child Study or equivalent with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A- or better in the Master's degree. Students who have not done a master's thesis will be required to submit a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP) prior to final admission to the degree program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference

    * 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