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Psychology (Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis)

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Psychology (Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis) program of University of Guelph is training graduate students for work as clinical psychologists.


Key facts

The Psychology (Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis) program of University of Guelph follows a scientist-practitioner model in which an integrated series of courses and practica at the Master’s and Doctoral levels collectively contributes to the acquisition of competence as both clinicians and researchers. Students see clients in our on-campus training clinic, and complete off-campus practica in hospitals, mental health settings, and schools, under the supervision of registered psychologists.

Students entering the field do so with the understanding that they will complete a doctoral degree and the academic requirements for registration as psychologists. Our program follows the standards for a clinical psychology program and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Research Areas

Faculty in the CCAP field pursue a wide variety of research topics, including: typical child development and psychopathology, family context, positive psychology and resilience, attachment, self-regulation, child and youth mental health and wellbeing, adolescent relationships and dating, pediatric pain and health psychology, antisocial behaviour, forensic psychology, non-suicidal self-injury, youth risk taking, parent safety practices and injury prevention, intervention, and neurodevelopmental disabilities including learning disabilities and FASD.

Are you interested in:

  • Clinical and Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology Assessment, Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention
  • Clinical Research

Career opportunities

  • Clinical Scientist
  • Clinician
  • Academia
  • Private Practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental Psychopathology: Etiology and Assessment
  • Integrated Child and Adolescent Assessment
  • Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing Skills
  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations in Cognitive Assessment of Child and Adolescents

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree in Psychology with a thesis component, or equivalent research experience
  • General and Psychology GRE
  • Adequate training in statistics and course work directly relevant to developmental psychology
  • Additional experience doing research and working with children and youth is encouraged 
  • Applicants must clear a police security check and child abuse registry

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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