Psychology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science / Child Study and Education, Master of Arts

Psy (Spec) HBSc / CSE MA: Introduction

​​​​​​​​Overview

The Combined Degree Program (CDP): UTM, Honours Bachelor of Science, Specialist in Psychology / Child Study and Education, Master of Arts is designed for students interested in studying human development and relate​d areas, such as diversity and inclusion. Students may apply studies in these areas towards professional training leading to teacher certification.

This CDP permits the completion of both degrees in six years. One full graduate course (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]) can be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3.

Contact

Honours Bachelor of Science Program
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Web: www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology/welcome-psychology-utm​
Email: stuart.kamenetsky@utoronto.ca

Master of Arts Program
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd/Prospective_Students/Programs/Child_Study_Education/
Email: cse.program@utoronto.ca​​

Psy (Spec) HBSc / CSE MA: Application Process

  • Applicants must apply to the Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) program, the MA program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the HBSc and MA programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP.

Psy (Spec) HBSc / CSE MA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • ​Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the HBSc program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MA program.

  • Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.

​​Academic Path to Completion

​Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The​ CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​

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​Progression

​​Specific Req​uirements

​1
  • ​​Undergraduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the Psychology (Specialist), HBSc program.
  • 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) toward the HBSc program and degree requirements.​
​2
  • ​​Undergraduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the Psychology (Specialist), HBSc program.
  • ​5.0 FCEs toward the HBSc program and degree requirements.
​3
  • Undergraduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the Psychology (Specialist), HBSc program.
  • ​Graduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the MA program.
  • 5.0 FCEs toward the HBSc program and degree requirements.
  • ​In the Winter session, students apply to the MA program. Upon conditional acceptance, they may apply to the CDP.
​4
  • ​​Undergraduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the Psychology (Specialist), HBSc program.
5.0 FCEs as follows:
  • ​4.0 FCEs toward the HBSc program and degree requirements.
  • 1.0 FCE in MA elective courses in the spring and summer between Year 3 and Year 4; this will be counted toward the overall requirements of the HBSc and MA degree requirements. See the list of electives​. This 1.0 FCE is chosen from among master's-level courses in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD) and, in some cases, other departments. Elective courses that are especially recommended for Child Study and Education students are listed in the APHD program guidelines. Students without an undergraduate course in child development must take APD 1201H Child and Adolescent Development as an elective.
  • Upon degree conferral, students apply to the MA program in order to lift conditions of admission.​
​5
  • ​Graduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the MA program.
​6
  • Graduate courses in accordance with the U of T regulations for the MA program.​
  • ​​4.0 FCEs in M​A program requirements.
  • Note that students will have previously completed the 1.0 FCE in electives in the spring and summer of Year 3 and Year 4 of the HBSc program.