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master

Degree

Master of science - Psychology (Thesis-Based)

master

Degree

Master of science - Psychology (Thesis-Based)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,347 CAD

  • Application fee

    $50 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Highlights
Practicum
Thesis

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-December-2021 2021-12-15

Overview

Master of science - Psychology

Enrol in Acadia's graduate psychology program and prepare for an exciting and rewarding profession as a master’s level psychologist or for further study in clinical psychology.

In Acadia's graduate program in clinical psychology you will receive clinical training adhering to the Boulder Scientist-Practitioner model, with emphasis on the integration of science and practice. 

You will be trained by PhD-level clinical psychologists to use evidence-based interventions to assist individuals experiencing mental health concerns or cognitive difficulties. 

This prepares you to become a registered clinical psychologist in provinces supporting master's-level accreditation such as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta, and also prepares you for continued study at the Doctorate level. 

Clinical psychologists registered in a province may transfer their license to other provinces under the Mutual Recognition Agreement as outlined on the Canadian Psychological Association website.

To apply, you must have either an honours degree in psychology or equivalent (i.e. an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology along with sufficient and relevant research experience). 

Acadia is one of the only clinical master’s programs in Canada leading to eligibility for becoming a registered clinical psychologist. At Acadia, you will benefit from the small-school environment with small class sizes and individualized attention from your supervisor, while having access to faculty with a diverse set of research interests.

Acadia maintains relationships with health centres and large private practices in the region to provide you with the opportunity for practicum experience at a number of clinical settings such as NSHA Mental Health and Addictions.

 Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Kentville, the IWK, True North Psychological Services, Seagram and Associates, and the IWK, with other placements possible through consultation with the practicum co-ordinator.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$18,917

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $4,020
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,570
Tuition 1 person $13,347

Hourly wage

Min wage

13.35 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

1- Official transcript 
2- Reference letters
3- Resume
4- Departmental Information form
5- Statement of research interests
6- Students must have a supervisor at all times. An initial supervisor will be assigned during the admission process.

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

93
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

EAP Program Information

Acadia University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a 10-week, intensive English language program for students who:

  • Have not been accepted by a university program, but want to improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • Have a conditional acceptance to a university degree program but do not have a high enough TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, or other language proficiency test score.
  • Are graduate and undergraduate students who want additional language training to help them be successful in their degree programs.
     

What does the EAP program include?

Each EAP term is 10 weeks long, with 25 hours of study per week. This includes:

  • Intensive instruction in Listening and Speaking including presentation, discussion, lecture and note-taking skills.
  • Intensive instruction in Reading and Writing including essay and report writing, reading strategies, critical thinking, and research skills.

Concentrated study in specific areas including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, communication skills, and technical English.

What EAP level will I be placed in?

You will write the Acadia placement test on the first day of term to determine your EAP level.  If you have recently taken a CAEL, TOEFL iBT or PBT, or IELTS, you do not have to take our placement test.  You can go directly into your appropriate level based on your score. 

FoundationsEAP 500EAP 1000EAP 2000BridgingUniversity
CAEL 10-20CAEL 30CAEL 40CAEL 50CAEL 60CAEL 70
iBT below 49iBT 49-58iBT 59-68iBT 69-78iBT 79-89iBT 90
IELTS below 4.5IELTS 4.5IELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5IELTS 6.0IELTS 6.5

Academic background and requirement

Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed.

 

Career opportunities

  • Child early social development
  • Infant attachment
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Interpersonal violence
  • LGBTQ+ relationships
  • Trauma, anxiety, and addictions
  • Intergroup relations
  • Prejudice
  • Prejudice reduction
  • Cross-group friendship
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Motor control, body self-perception
  • Brain-machine interfaces

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