M.Ed. Program


In addition to the minimum admission requirements set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (normally, a four-year bachelor’s degree with a B+ average in third and fourth year-level course work) in a relevant area of study, students are required to meet the following prerequisite requirements:

  • a minimum of 18 credits in Psychology, Educational Psychology or Special Education and related disciplines,
  • Course work in statistics, and research methodology
  • evidence of suitability for professional work with school-aged populations, including successful work experience with school-aged populations, school-based experience and/or teacher certification.
  • Course work in basic communication skills in order to increase competence in empathic listening and responding for facilitating client self-awareness and self-exploration (CNPS 362 in ECPS at UBC or equivalent) is a required pre-requisite. CNPS 362 may be taken the summer before beginning the program or during the first year in the program.

Students are required to complete the GRE general test with minimum scores of 153 in verbal and 144 in quantitative.

Applicants for whom English is not their primary language should write the GRE but inform the admissions committee of this fact. Minimum TOEFL scores are 600 (paper), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based: 22 Reading, 22 Writing, 25 Listening, 25 Speaking).

Mandatory Criminal Record Checks: All School Psychology students must have a criminal record check completed through the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Teacher Education Office prior to the start of classes. The application deadline to authorize the Criminal Records Check is August 31 to allow sufficient time for the results to be returned to the Practicum and Internship Coordinator prior to beginning practicum placements in the schools in September. The criminal record check cannot be done at a local police station or RCMP office.

Enrollment Data

Academic Year2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-20162014-20152013-2014
New registrations---2-1
Total enrolment222333

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 10 students admitted between 2010-2017. Based on 10 graduating students from 2007-2010 admission cohort the minimum time to completion is 3.00 years and the maximum time is 3.00 years with an average of 3.00 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.

Program Requirements

The program is designed as a three-year program with two years of full time study on campus, and an internship in Year 3. The M.Ed. program in School Psychology at UBC is designed for students who plan to practice as school psychologists at the master’s level and who do not plan to pursue doctoral study.


EPSE 507 (3) Applied Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
EPSE 528 (3) Basic Principles of Measurement
EPSE 531 (3) Interventions for Students with Learning Difficulties2
EPSE 550 (3) Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues In School Psychology
EPSE 551 (3) School Based Consultation
EPSE 552 (3) School Psychology Interventions2
EPSE 554 (3) Practicum in Cognitive Assessment
EPSE 555 (3) Academic and Social Emotional Assessment2
EPSE 576 (3) Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support in School and Community Settings
EPSE 561 (6) Laboratory Practicum (School-Based Practicum)
EPSE 589 (9) Masters Internship in School Psychology

Total: 42 credits

1 Please note that this is the proposed program for students entering Fall 2019.  It is going through the UBC Curriculum change process and final program requirements are subject to final approval by the UBC Faculty Senate.

2 Please note that these courses are going through the UBC Curriculum change process are subject to final approval by the UBC Faculty Senate.