24 months
13347 CAD/year
5320 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Enrol in Acadia University's graduate Psychology program and prepare for an exciting and rewarding profession as a master’s level psychologist or for further study in clinical psychology.


In Acadia University's graduate program in Psychology you will receive clinical training adhering to the Boulder Scientist-Practitioner model, with emphasis on the integration of science and practice. 

You will be trained by PhD-level clinical psychologists to use evidence-based interventions to assist individuals experiencing mental health concerns or cognitive difficulties. This prepares you to become a registered clinical psychologist in provinces supporting master's-level accreditation such as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta, and also prepares you for continued study at the Doctorate level.

Be Inspired

Acadia is one of the only clinical master’s programs in Canada leading to eligibility for becoming a registered clinical psychologist. At Acadia, you will benefit from the small-school environment with small class sizes and individualized attention from your supervisor, while having access to faculty with a diverse set of research interests.

Acadia maintains relationships with health centres and large private practices in the region to provide you with the opportunity for practicum experience at a number of clinical settings such as NSHA Mental Health and Addictions, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Kentville, the IWK, True North Psychological Services, Seagram and Associates, and the IWK, with other placements possible through consultation with the practicum co-ordinator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult and Child Assessment
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Psychotherapy
  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Clinical Practicum and Psychopathology
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply, you must have either an Honours degree in psychology or equivalent (i.e. an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology along with sufficient and relevant research experience). If you are interested in counselling, but do not hold those qualifications, you may be interested in either our Master of Education in Counselling, or in completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13347 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13347 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5320 CAD per year during 24 months.

Canadian Non-Nova Scotia Students: $6,603.00/year

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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