Applied Psychology and Human Development

The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD) offers graduate degrees in five programs that focus on basic and applied research in the areas of counselling and clinical psychology, human development, special education and educational psychology pertaining to children, adolescents and adults. 

Overview of Programs

Codes: =Field, • =Collaborative Specialization; ♦ =Emphases

Child Study and Education Program - MA, EdD

> Field: Practice-based Inquiry in Psychology and Educational Practice - MA
> Field: Research-Intensive Training in Psychology and Education (admissions have been administratively suspended) - MA

♦ Emphases - EdD:
   - Early Learning and Early Years;
   - Mental Health and Wellbeing;
   - Special Education

Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program - MA, PhD

> Field: Clinical and Counselling Psychology - MA, PhD
   • Indigenous Health - MA, PhD
   • Addiction Studies - MA, PhD
   • Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course -  MA, PhD
   • Community Development - MA
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MA, PhD
   • Women and Gender Studies - MA, PhD

Field: Clinical Psychology - MA, PhD
(offered by the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, University of Toronto Scarborough)

Counselling Psychology Program - MEd, EdD

> Field: Counselling and Psychotherapy - MEd, EdD
   • Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course - MEd, EdD
   • Community Development - MEd
   • Indigenous Health - MEd, EdD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MEd, EdD
   • Women and Gender Studies - MEd, EdD
 
> Field: Global Mental Health and Counselling Psychology - MEd only
   - Dual degree program: MEd (University of Toronto / MMed (China Medical University)

Field: Guidance and Counselling - MEd only
   • Indigenous Health - MEd
   • Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course - MEd
   • Community Development - MEd
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MEd
   • Women and Gender Studies - MEd

> Field: School Psychology - EdD only
   • Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course - EdD
   • Indigenous Health - EdD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - EdD
   • Women and Gender Studies - EdD

Developmental Psychology and Education Program - MA, MEd, PhD

   • Educational Policy - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Neuroscience - MA, PhD

♦ Emphases:
   - Early Learning (PhD, flexible-time only)
   - Program Evaluation (MEd only)

School and Clinical Child Psychology Program  -  MA, PhD

Combined Degree Programs

The MA Child Study and Education Combined Degree Program (CDP) is designed for University of Toronto students interested in studying the intersections of their Bachelor’s degree specialization, coupled with professional teacher preparation.  For more information about MA Child Study and Education Combined Degree Programs, please visit the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Calendar.


NOTE: Please see Bulletin sections below for more information on APHD programs.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for details on Collaborative Specializations.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for Graduate Faculty Members.