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Social Justice Education

University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto is a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program leading to the Master of Arts (MA)


About this Degree

The Social Justice Education program at the University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), providing 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 in educational studies from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology, and social justice education.

Through humanities, social sciences, and/or social justice education, faculty and students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The department’s vision is to enable students to explore such questions as “What was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society?” and “What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions?” The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the disciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education
  • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Additional courses may be required of some students, and some students may be required to take specified courses in research methods and/or theory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 40 months

Start dates & application deadlines


3 alternative credits

3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • Admission to the MA program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree in a humanities, social science, or cognate discipline from a recognized university, with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
  • 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.
  • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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