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Early Childhood Studies (MA)

Program Overview

Integrating diversity into early childhood studies, this program is unique in North America. Terms such as “diversity” and “inclusion” encompass linguistic, cultural and racial identity issues, and disability, gender, class, sexuality, age and migration status. This approach recognizes a child’s need to develop a positive identity as an individual and group member. Students gain a deep understanding of the complex issues affecting children and their families.

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How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning. 


At Ryerson, we recognize that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. There are a number of funding packages – internal and external – available to graduate students.

Finding a Supervisor

With nearly 900 affiliated and adjunct graduate teaching faculty, you can find the right supervisor at Ryerson.