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School and Applied Child Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Calgary, Canada
This thesis-based degree prepares students to work as school psychologists or to develop specialized knowledge of school and applied child psychology for use in learning or community settings.
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Overview

Course content for the PhD program follows the accreditation guidelines created by the Canadian Psychological Association’s standards for training.

Our mission is to turn out psychologists who will use their solid scientific foundations of psychology and education to enhance outcomes for learners of all ages in a wide range of applied settings. Graduates have gone on to find rewarding careers in schools and community agencies and in academic and research positions in institutions of higher education.

University professors, research organizations, not-for-profit, non-governmental and community agencies, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, counsellors, private practice, intercultural communication, culture studies, curricular consultant, public/private education systems, policy and governance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creating a Working Alliance
  • Graduate Seminar: Selected Topics
  • Advanced Clinical Supervision in Applied Psychology
  • Advanced Seminar in School & Applied Child Psychology
  • Evidence Based Consultation for Intervention
  • Advanced Doctoral Practicum in Clinical Assessment & Supervision (3 courses)
  • Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention
  • Advanced Research Statistics
  • School Based Practicum
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in School & Applied Child Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    97

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

General Requirements

  • A thesis-based Master's degree in School and Applied Child Psychology or equivalent. 
  • A typed curriculum vitae
  • A concise rationale (500 words or less) for the application
  • A list of any academic awards, achievements, honours or other distinctions you have received. Itemize the monetary amount and the total
  • A list of all publications and conference presentations you have on your résumé and specify whether the work was peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed
  • A short statement of your research experience (approximately 200 words) with respect to your previous research experience and the research you would like to pursue in this degree
  • Three  Reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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