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What will I learn?

The Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Exceptionality in Human Learning (Specialist) Honours Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (HBSc/MA) is designed for students interested in studying human development and related areas, such as diversity and inclusion, and applying their knowledge towards professional training leading to teacher certification. Students can combine an undergraduate program offered by the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga with the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education program offered through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

The Combined Degree Program permits the completion of both degrees in six years and allows students to count one full graduate credit (1.0 FCE) toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$57,020.00 (US$ 44,612) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2021

Start date

Expected January, September 2021


Mississauga Campus (UTM)

3359 Mississauga Road North,


Ontario (ON),

L5L 1C6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) score of 70 and no part below 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) score of 4.5, and no part below 4; a minimum grade of C in the Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or a minimum grade of B in the Cambridge English Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the HBSc program at UTM and the MA-CSE program. Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of each program. Undergraduate students apply to the master's program in January of third year.

Students must be enrolled full-time in the HBSc program and be in good standing with a minimum AGPA of 3.7 in Year 3 to be admissible; students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including 1.0 FCE at OISE in the summer term between Year 3 and Year 4.

Qualified students in Year 3 of the HBSc program may apply to the MA-CSE program; those accepted will receive a conditional offer to commence the MA-CSE program when the HBSc program requirements have been completed and all other conditions are met.

Admission into the MA-CSE program will have the following four conditions: students must (1) maintain an A- average (AGPA 3.7) or higher in Year 4 of the HBSc, (2) have an average grade of at least B+ in the graduate courses taken at OISE in the Summer term between Year 3 and Year 4, (3) demonstrate HBSc degree conferral; and (4) meet experiential learning qualifications of working with children as specified by the MA-CSE program

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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