University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies

Social Justice Education (PhD)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Faculty:OISE, Department of Social Justice Education
Field of Study:Education, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Description:The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) offers a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

The PhD degree program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study, original research, and theoretical analysis.
The SJE program is concerned with both theoretical and empirical problems regarding in/equity in educational spaces, broadly conceived. The MA and PhD degrees are intended for research-oriented scholars who wish to apply their discipline to education.
URL:Social Justice Education (PhD) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:aboriginal and indigenous studies in education culture, communication and critical education critical race and anti-racism studies in education feminist studies and gender relations in education learning, work and change.
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
International: $33,110

Admission Requirements


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

    Admission to the EdD program requires a University of Toronto MEd or MA in education, or its equivalent from a recognized university, in the same field of specialization proposed at the doctoral level, completed with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in master’s courses. Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months’ professional experience.

    Application Notes : Applicants are required to submit a careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities, or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests, two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked, at least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities, or social sciences, and social justice in education.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 January 25, 2018