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Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education offers programs of study leading to Ph.D. degrees in the following areas:

  • Counselling Psychology
  • Human Development, Learning, and Culture
  • Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

The Ph.D. in the Counselling Psychology program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and American Psychological Association (APA).

Academic performance is not the sole criterion for promotion to graduation or continuation in programs in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education. All program areas also require that candidates demonstrate interpersonal and ethical qualities commensurate with working in educational or counselling settings.

Master of Arts and Master of Education

The Department offers programs of study leading to master's degrees in the following areas:

  • Counselling Psychology (CNPS): M.A. and M.Ed.
  • Human Development, Learning, and Culture (HDLAC): M.A. and M.Ed.
  • Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM): M.A. and M.Ed.
  • School Psychology (SCPS): M.A. and M.Ed.
  • Special Education (SPED): M.A. and M.Ed.

With the exception of School Psychology, all master's programs in the Department are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Additional information about the master's programs is provided in the brochures related to the area of specialization.

Academic performance is not the sole criterion for promotion to graduation or continuation in programs in the Department. All program areas also require that candidates demonstrate interpersonal and ethical qualities commensurate with working in educational or counselling settings.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit ECPS.

Course descriptions for Counselling Psychology courses are listed with the CNPS subject code in the Course Descriptions section of this Calendar. Courses for the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling Program are listed with the VRHC subject code. Courses for all other program areas are listed with the EPSE subject code.

Contact Information

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Karen Yan, Graduate Program Assistant
Tel: 604.822.6371
TDD: 604.822.8229
Fax: 604.822.3302
Email: karen.yan@ubc.ca
Website: www.ecps.educ.ubc.ca

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