How To Apply

We do not have a January 2018 intake.  Our next application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 for our 2018 intake of graduate students.  Online applications will be available on Monday, September 18, 2017.

    1. Complete the online application
      1. Current and former UBC students (including unclassified, diploma and visiting) must enter their UBC student number on the online application. If you don’t remember your student number, please contact the program assistant for the program you’re applying to (the application cannot be processed without the correct UBC student number).
      2. If you have not attended UBC before, the online application system will give you a student number when you fill out the application.
      3. We do not require a Statement of Intent. Do not attach one to your application; you are only required to answer the online application questions.
    2. Upload official transcripts to online application
      1. Current and former UBC graduates are NOT required to submit their UBC transcripts.
      2. We require a scanned copy of the official transcripts (*in PDF format only) with the grading key. Please note: without the grading key, we are unable to do the assessment or evaluation of your transcripts. If a degree certificate or official translation is applicable to your transcripts, you must also scan and upload this document to the online application.
      3. International applicants: if your transcript does not state that your degree has been conferred, we require a scanned copy of your degree certificate. If your transcript and degree certificate are not in English, we require both a scanned copy in the original language and a certified English translation. Additional information can be found on the Grad and Postdoctoral Studies website.
    3. Three (3) Electronic References are required for all programs: CNPS, HDLC, SCPS, MERM, and SPED
      We require references to be submitted electronically and you should let your referees know that we will not accept references by mail. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
      In the online application system, applicants are asked to provide an email address for each referee. (Please note, the system is unable to accept emails from Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, Shaw, Telus, or other free e-mail accounts for referees. The system will accept university email addresses or organizational email addresses). A unique link will be emailed to each referee, allowing them to log in to a secure site and submit an online reference or upload a reference document as an attachment.

    English Proficiency Scores

    Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); IELTS (International English Language Testing Service); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery).  Review English proficiency requirements here.

    A copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score report must be uploaded to the online application. Applicants must inform ETS to send electronic TOEFL or IELTS scores to UBC. The UBC code is 0965.

    Summary of Additional Documents

    CNPS
      • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, GRE (General Test), Supplementary form, and 1/2 hour video (VHS or DVD; MP4 format) demonstrating counselling skills
        1. A copy of the CV, GRE, and CNPS Ph.D. supplementary form must be uploaded to the online application. Please note that a copy of the CNPS Ph.D. supplementary form must also be emailed to Program Assistant karen.yan@ubc.ca. Applicants must inform ETS to send electronic GRE scores to UBC. The UBC code is 0965. CNPS Forms & Resources can be found here.
        2. The DVD or VHS (MP4 format) must be sent via mail to:
          Attn: Karen Yan
          Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology & Special Education
          The University of British Columbia
          Faculty of Education
          #2522, 2125 Main Mall
          Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

     

      • M.A.: CV or résumé, GRE, and Supplementary Form
        1. A copy of the CV, GRE, and CNPS M.A. supplementary form must be uploaded to the online application. Please note that a copy of the CNPS M.A./M.Ed. supplementary form must also be emailed to karen.yan@ubc.ca. Applicants must inform ETS to send electronic GRE scores to UBC. The UBC code is 0965. CNPS Forms & Resources can be found here.

     

    • M.Ed.: CV or résumé and Supplementary Form
      1. A copy of the CV and CNPS M.Ed. supplementary form must be uploaded to the online application. Please note that a copy of the CNPS M.Ed. supplementary form must also be emailed to karen.yan@ubc.ca

    HDLC
    • All applicants must upload their CV or résumé

    MERM
    • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, requires the GRE
    • M.A.: CV or résumé, does not require the GRE
    • M.Ed.: CV or résumé, does not require the GRE
    1. A copy of the CV and GRE must be uploaded to the online application. Please note that applicants must inform ETS to send electronic GRE scores to UBC. The UBC code is 0965.
    2. We require all transcripts to be scanned from official transcripts with the grading key and uploaded to the online application. Please note: without the grading key, we are unable to do the assessment or evaluation of your transcripts. If the degree certificate or official translation is applicable to your transcripts, you must also scan and upload this document to the online application.
    3. In addition, please follow the instructions above in section #3 regarding the three electronic references required.

    SCPS
    • All applicants must upload their CV or résumé, and GRE score report

    Learn more about applying to School Psychology.

    SPED
    • All applicants must upload their CV or résumé
    • Ph.D. applicants must also upload their GRE score report, as well as a writing sample

    Application Processing Details

    It takes up to six weeks to process application forms and evaluate transcripts. Applications are not reviewed until all application materials, including all transcripts and letters of reference have been received. Admissions Committees meet annually to review completed applications. Final admission decisions are made by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies based on recommendations of the Department Admissions Committee.

    Offers of Admission

    Any offer for admission is valid only in the university year it is made. Applicants who do not accept an offer must reapply if they wish to be considered for admission in a subsequent year.

    Send CNPS supporting documentation to:

    Karen Yan (CNPS, MERM)

    Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
    & Special Education
    The University of British Columbia
    Faculty of Education
    #2522, 2125 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada