School and Applied Child Psychology, M.Sc. | University of Calgary | Calgary, Canada
M.Sc. On Campus

School and Applied Child Psychology

24 months
8242 CAD/year
3533 CAD/year
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The mission of the thesis-based 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, in a wide variety of settings.


To achieve these goals, our program cultivates students who are theoretically- and scientifically-informed critical thinkers who demonstrate excellence as providers of high-quality, evidence-based prevention, assessment, intervention and research services. Graduates of the School and Applied Child Psychology program at University of Calgary leave well-armed to serve as leaders in the effective application of educational and psychological principles to the learning environment at both the individual and systems levels.

Completing this program

  • Content Courses: Topics include research design in statistics, ethics in professional psychology, disorders of learning and behaviour and more.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
  • Practicum Courses: Two practicum courses in a supervised setting.


Research, not-for-profit organizations, community agencies, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, counsellors, private practice settings, intercultural communication, culture studies, curricular consultant, public and private education systems,community and non-governmental agencies.

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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the last two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • Honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) is preferred; applicants with a degree in Psychology, previous experience in the Psychological field. This must include: One undergraduate course in statistics, one senior undergraduate Psychology, or Educational Psychology course in each of cognitive-affective bases of behaviour. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “B-” or above.
  • A curriculum vitae and statement of research and professional interests
  • A short statement of intent (approximately 500 words) of your research and professional interest in school psychology
  • A current Police Information Check which includes a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Two reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8242 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8242 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3533 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3533 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

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