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Degree

Master of Arts in School Psychology (Thesis-Based)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in School Psychology (Thesis-Based)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,304 CAD

  • Application fee

    $50 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    3.3 out of 4

Highlights
Internship
Practicum
Research
Thesis

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-December-2022 2022-12-15

Overview

Master of Arts in School Psychology

The School Psychology program is a two-year, thesis-based graduate (MA) program that balances theory, practice, and research. It follows a practitioner-scholar model that emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice and maintaining knowledge of current research.

Theoretical Foundations

The School Psychology program at Mount Saint Vincent University builds and extends 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 and 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 practice in school-based intervention and assessment. These practicum experiences culminate in a 600-hour internship.

Research

Becoming a knowledgeable, critical consumer of research is essential to understanding the need for evidence-based practice. Exposure to current research in the field is an integral part of all coursework in the School Psychology program. 

You’ll further develop your research skills by completing a master’s thesis. The School Psychology program coordinators will help you to find a thesis supervisor once you begin the program.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$21,297

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,260
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,993
Tuition 1 person $13,304

Hourly wage

Min wage

13.35 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • A curriculum vitae or résume
  • A signed statement of intent
  • Three reference letters
  • An official transcript
  • Language proficiency test
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
6.5
writing
6.5
speaking
6.5
reading

TOEFL

93
23
listening
23
writing
23
speaking
23
reading

PTE

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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

Students conditionally admitted to a graduate program of study, who have an IELTS score between 6.5 and 6.9 or the equivalent, will be required to successfully complete the Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP)

The GPP is designed to ensure that incoming graduate students have a high level of English language proficiency and a strong orientation to Canadian academic culture. 

The GPP consists of an intensive term-long 15 hour/week program offered by the International Education Centre (IEC) and an undergraduate academic course

The course is determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee for the student’s intended program of study and indicated on the student’s data form. This course is normally taken concurrently with the IEC program.


Academic background and requirement

  • 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

Career opportunities

  • Psychologist

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