School and Applied Child Psychology, M.Ed. | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
M.Ed. On Campus

School and Applied Child Psychology

24 months
15450 CAD/year
7730 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The School and Applied Child Psychology program from University of British Columbia prepares graduate students to become psychologists who work in schools, academic, research, community and private practice settings.


The primary goal of the program is to develop professional psychologists whose research, training and practice activities increase the educational and psychological well-being of children and youth. 

The School and Applied Child Psychology program from University of British Columbia follows a scientist-practitioner model, with emphasis on the integration of theory, research and clinical skills. Training encompasses academic, social, behavioral, consultation, intervention and prevention domains, and students receive training in the integration of assessment and intervention and in relevant professional, legal and ethical issues.

What makes the program unique?

  • Productive faculty research. Our program has award-winning scholars, whose wide range of research interests influence policy and practice. Active research grants allow many opportunities for student involvement, employment, and independent research. And UBC is currently ranked one of the top 35 universities in the world!
  • Extensive practical experiences. From day one, you’ll be applying what you learn in our courses right in the K–12 classroom. At the masters level you will participate in two full-year practicum placements followed by a one-year paid internship. At the doctoral level you will have your pick of specialty placements in the field of education and mental health, a practicum focused on developing skills in supervision, and a full-year paid internship.

Programme Structure

 Areas of Knowledge:

  • Culture and organization of school and community settings
  • Continuum of curriculum and instruction
  • Systems and systems change
  • Foundations of human development and learning
  • Individual differences, exceptionalities, diversity, Indigeneity, social justice, and human rights.
  • Research methodology and techniques of data analysis
  • Foundations of psychological and educational measurement
  • History and scientific foundations of psychology
  • Social bases of behaviour
  • Cognitive and affective bases of behaviour
  • Biological bases of behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
    • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7730 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 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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