This full time program requires the completion of 33 credit units of academic course work. The program focuses intensely on the integration of research and practice. The objective is to prepare future psychologists who provide direct (assessment, intervention) and indirect (consultative, collaborative, advocacy) psychological services to children, youth and young adults, their families, school personnel, and the community. Graduates from this program will be trained as ethical, scientist practitioners who have competencies to work as members of interdisciplinary teams in a variety of academic, research, school, mental health, government, community agency, and private practice settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), or Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours), or Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in an area other than Psychology or Education
  • at least one year of successful work experience in a human services field

Students applying with B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology

  • EPSE 202.3 or EPSE 302.3 or PSY 213.3 or PSY 214.3 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program )
  • EPSE 390.3
  • EPSE 416.3
  • EPSE 417.3 or PSY 257.3 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program)
  • EPSE 540.3
  • PSY 110.6 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program)
  • PSY 222.3 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program)
  • PSY 233.3 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program) or EPSE 441.3
  • PSY 234.3 (Courses may be included in the B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology program) or ERES 840.3

Students applying with B.Ed.

  • EPSE 202.3 or EPSE 302.3 (course is compulsory in the B.Ed. program) or PSY 213.3 or PSY 214.3
  • EPSE 390.3 (course is compulsory in the B.Ed. program)
  • EPSE 416.3
  • EPSE 417.3 or PSY 257.3
  • EPSE 441.3 or PSY 233.3
  • EXPR 402.15 (course is compulsory in the B.Ed. program)
  • PSY 110.6
  • PSY 222.3
  • PSY 234.3 or ERES 840
  • must have a total of 15 credit units of Psychology, including the Psychology prerequisites
  • must have at least one year of successful work experience in a human services field

Students applying with 4-year degree other than B.A.(Hon.) in Psychology or B.Ed.

  • must have at least one year of successful work experience in a human services field
  • must have completed 30 credit units in Psychology and the Educational Psychology prerequisites (i.e. EPSE 202.3/302.3 or PSY 213.3 or PSY 214.3; EPSE 390.3; EPSE 417.3 orPSY 257.3; and EPSE 416.3

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

A minimum of 33 credit units, including the following:

  • two 3-credit unit courses at the 800-level in Research Methodology, chosen in consultation with the Educational Psychology and Special Education Department Graduate Chair. Acceptable courses could include: ERES 840.3, ERES 841.3, ERES 845.3, ERES 810.3, ECUR 844.3, ECUR 809.3 and/or other courses as approved by the department

Students must also complete the following courses:

  • SCP 810.3
  • SCP 811.3
  • SCP 812.3
  • SCP 813.3
  • SCP 814.3
  • SCP 816.3
  • SCP 817.3
  • SCP 818.3
  • SCP 819.3
  • SCP 990.0
  • SCP 991.0
  • SCP 994.0
  • residency requirement of 2 years

Potential Elective Courses:

  • EPSE 821.3
  • SCP 815.3