M.Ed. Blended

School and Applied Child Psychology

36 months
8638 CAD/year
3502 CAD/year
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The blended School and Applied Child Psychology program at University of Calgary is designed for individuals who are intending to work as school psychologists or are interested in applied psychology in school or community settings.


The mission of the School and Applied Child Psychology program at University of Calgary is to prepare school psychologists to be contributors and effective collaborators in enhancing learning and mental health outcomes for all individuals within a wide variety of settings. Core content of the program covers the topic areas of psychological foundations, assessment, intervention, consultation, school psychology practice and development, and statistics and research methods. As a course-based program, student learning is more focused on clinical practice, so core content areas are complemented by a 1,200-hour internship in school and/or community settings.

Weekly classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate individuals who work during the day. Theory-based courses are offered online, and on-campus residencies are required during the summer term of each year in the program.

Completing this program

  • Psychological Foundations: Course topics include professional ethics in applied psychology, family and social bases of behaviour, professional practice of school psychology (including a 2 week on-campus residency), and more.
  • Research and Program Evaluation: Course topics include psychological measurement and statistics, and fundamentals of measurement.
  • Capstone Course: Students demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of competencies in ten domains central to the school psychology profession.
  • Assessment, Intervention and Consultation: Course topics include academic and language assessment, cognitive assessment, school-based intervention and consultation, and more.
  • Field Experience Practicum: Students complete a practicum in academic and cognitive assessment and in social, emotional and behavioural assessment.
  • Internship: A 1,200 hour internship integrating and applying school psychology competencies.


School psychologists, school leadership, applied psychology, community and non-governmental agencies, career advancement, school district administration, universities, school-based health/mental health centers, community-based day treatment or residential clinics/hospitals, juvenile justice programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics in Professional Psychology
  • Family and Social Bases of Behaviour
  • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behaviour
  • Professional Practice of School Psychology
  • Theories and Skills of Counselling
  • School-based Intervention and Consultation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


90 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A four year baccalaureate degree in Education or Psychology or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 30 credit units in psychology or educational psychology required.
  • Please note that the selection committee is looking for a background in psychology that includes foundational courses (e.g., development, cognition, learning, neuropsychology, statistics). Students must achieve a minimum grade of B- on the prerequisite courses for them to be considered as having met the requirements for successful completion.
  • Statement of Intent (approx. 500 words)
  • C.V. or personal resume documenting professional experience.
  • Two reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8638 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4319 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    3502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1751 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 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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