School Psychology, M.A. | Mount Saint Vincent University | Halifax, Canada
18 months
13304 CAD/module
6326 CAD/module
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The School Psychology program from Mount Saint Vincent University is a two-year, thesis-based graduate (MA) program that balances theory, practice, and research.

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Theoretical Foundations

The School Psychology program from Mount Saint Vincent University builds and extends on the foundational knowledge that you have obtained in your undergraduate psychology degree. Coursework is focused on developing a theoretical understanding of learning and behaviour in a developmental context, as well as conceptual framework for professional practice as a psychologist.

Practical Applications

The development of practical skills is integrated throughout all courses in the School Psychology program. Classroom-based learning is supplemented with intensive practica in school-based intervention and assessment. These practicum experiences culminate in a 600-hour internship. 

Career Options

Most of our graduates work as psychologists in the school system. Others continue on to doctoral programs in psychology. School Psychologists are currently in high demand across Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Schooling: Implications for the Role of the School Psychologist 
  • Advanced Seminar and Practicum in Therapeutic Interventions in Psychological Practice 
  • Strategies for Intervention with Learning Difficulties: A Developmental Perspective 
  • Seminar and Internship in School Psychology
  • Child Clinical Psychology 
  • Ethical Principles and Practices in Professional Psychology
  • The Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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45 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology, preferably an honours degree, including the completion of a thesis, in psychology or equivalent. A high academic standing (normally a minimum of B+ (GPA 3.3)) is expected.
  • Related work/volunteer experience.
  • Three letters of reference (two academic and one professional) attesting to academic and work experiences, and personal characteristics.
  • Prior to admission the most promising applicants may be interviewed to evaluate their understanding of and motivation for entry into the field of school psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13304 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13304 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National

    6326 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6326 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National: (6 courses) $6,326
  • International: (6 courses) $13,304

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.


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