Ryerson University - School of Graduate Studies

Early Childhood Studies (MA)

Program Information

School:Ryerson University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Community Services
Field of Study:Child Development
Description:Integrating diversity and inclusion into early childhood studies, Ryerson’s Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies is unique in North America. Terms such as "diversity" and "inclusion" are used in the broadest sense to include issues of linguistic, cultural and racial identity as well as disability, gender, class, sexuality, age and migration status. This approach is in recognition of a child's need to develop a positive identity, not only as an individual but also as a member of a group. Through a critical and reflective process, you will develop a deep understanding of the complex issues that affect children and their families in contemporary society.

URL:Early Childhood Studies (MA) at Ryerson University - School of Graduate Studies
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]

If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university or a university at which English was the primary language of instruction, or have not completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed below. Scores are valid for two years from the test date. It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards. For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
To be considered for admission to Ryerson’s Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, you must meet the minimum program requirements: a four-year honours Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with a minimum B grade point average (GPA) in: Early Childhood Education, Political Science, Disability Studies, Social Work, Child Development, Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or Sociology. We will consider applicants from other disciplines. If you haven’t taken a course in research methods or do not have a background in research, we strongly advise you to take a qualitative or quantitative research methods course prior to entering the program.

* 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 December 27, 2017