M.Ed. On Campus

Educational Psychology

Simon Fraser University

12 months
3970 CAD/year
3970 CAD/year
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The Educational Psychology Master's program at Simon Fraser University leads to the Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. It blends studies of theories, empirical research, and research methodologies that lead to broad knowledge of the field of educational psychology and its relevance to education.   


Graduate studies in educational psychology explore the application of psychological knowledge to educational issues, theory, and practice. Self-regulated learning, culture, socio-emotional development, motivation, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism, reading, emerging educational technologies, and methods of investigation are just a sampling of the topics examined in our small dynamic classes.


Many of our doctoral graduates have secured academic positions in major universities and colleges, while other of our doctoral and master’s graduates have assumed or returned to professional roles in schools or government, or are employed in research and development jobs in the private sector.  

The Educational Psychology program offered by Simon Fraser University also attracts practicing teachers and resource teachers interested in deepening their content specific understandings of current research and approaches in educational psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary theory and research in educational psychology
  • Systems and paradigms in educational psychology
  • The neurobiology of language and reading development
  • Sociocultural perspectives on the psychology of development and education
  • Contemporary issues in learning disabilities
  • Social development in the school contex

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 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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