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Graduate Studies in School Psychology

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Program Highlights

The School Psychology program is a two-year, thesis-based graduate (MA) program that balances theory, practice, and research. It follows a practitioner-scholar model that emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice and maintaining knowledge of current research. Read more about the program requirements, practicum and internship training, and the profession of school psychology »

Theoretical Foundations

The School Psychology program builds and extends on the foundational knowledge that you have obtained in your undergraduate psychology degree. Coursework is focused on developing a theoretical understanding of learning and behaviour in a developmental context, as well as conceptual framework for professional practice as a psychologist.

Practical Applications

The development of practical skills is integrated throughout all courses in the School Psychology program. Classroom-based learning is supplemented with intensive practica in school-based intervention and assessment. These practicum experiences culminate in a 600-hour internship. Learn more about practica and internships »

Research

Becoming a knowledgable, critical consumer of research is essential to developing an understanding of the need for evidence-based practice. Exposure to current research in the field is an integral part of all coursework in the School Psychology program. You'll further develop your research skills by completing a master's thesis. The School Psychology program coordinators will help you to find a thesis supervisor once you begin the program.

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Career Options

Most of our graduates work as psychologists in the school system. Others continue on to doctoral programs in psychology. School Psychologists are currently in high demand across Canada.

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