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Educational Psychology - Human Development, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) ,
The aim of the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology emphasizes the development of research skills and supports both basic and applied research pertaining to all domains of educational psychology.

About

It aims to develop graduates who can demonstrate:

  • broad scholarship in planning and implementing basic and applied research on problems of cognition, teaching, learning, and human development;
  • mastery of current theoretical issues in educational psychology and their historical development; and
  • a detailed knowledge of their selected concentration.
  • Human Development concentration: The Human Development concentration builds upon the M.A. program and is intended to prepare students to work in school, institutional, and university settings. 

    The degree prepares candidates to support the educational and psychological well-being of individuals, to use research to critically inform practice, and to be able to conceptualize and conduct applied and theoretical research related to different trajectories of human development and varied educational settings. 

    The program follows a mentorship model that encourages students’ active participation in research and prepares them for academia and leadership roles in the field.

    The Human Development program is unique in exploring development including cognitive, language, social, personality, and gender development issues in children and adolescents from the diverse perspectives of our multidisciplinary faculty. These perspectives are then employed to better understand issues related to disabilities and individuals’ diverse needs in educational and community settings.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Credits
      39 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Thesis
    • Research Seminar
    • Intermediate Seminar
    • Gender Identity & Development
    • Teaching of Reading
    • Inclusion: Past, Present & Future
    • Cognitive Development

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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    • Minimum required score:

      86

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    • Minimum required score:

      567

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3
    Recommended score: 3.2

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    General Requirements

    Admission requirements:
    • Online application and application fee
    • Transcripts
    • Letters of recommendation 
    • Personal statement
    • Writing sample/portfolio
    • A research supervisor
    • Study permits/student visas

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      19082 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9541 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      4782 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2391 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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    Funding

    McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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