All doctoral students must have a research supervisor upon entry to the program.
Interested candidates should consult the Departmental website for a list of faculty members and their research interests.
Others work in or create special tutorial programs or family/child programs for students with difficulties, or in specialized settings (e.g., hospital programs), and others have moved on into our doctoral program in Human Development. Candidates are required to select and follow the set of courses in one of three concentrations of study or the Major in School/Applied Child Psychology, select a topic for research, and present the results of such research in a thesis.
The program offers three concentrations and one major: The Ph. in Educational Psychology emphasizes the development of research skills and supports both basic and applied research pertaining to all domains of educational psychology.
Training is provided in the research domain through coursework in data analysis and a research project. Students will produce a thesis at both levels of study. Students explore a variety of topics including mental health, child development, school organization, learning processes, behaviour, motivation, and effective teaching.
Clinical preparation is initiated in the program through coursework in ethics, intervention, assessment, psychological testing, and multicultural issues and through a practicum. program, has the following aims: Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume careers in education and community settings, including faculty positions, counselling and psychological positions on the staff of university and college mental health centres, and professional positions in psychological agencies offering preventative mental health services. (Thesis) in Educational Psychology's School/Applied Child Psychology concentration. They are prepared to become inquiring professionals committed to the development of children and youth and they receive intensive training in clinical practice with children and families, as well as in basic and applied research.
Human Development Concentration Mc Gill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at
Learning Sciences Concentration Information on application procedures, deadlines, supporting documents, and contact information for the M. in Educational Psychology: Learning Sciences concentration can be found on the Department's website.
The degree alone does not fulfil the requirements for membership in the orders that certify either guidance counsellors (OCCOQ) or psychologists (OPQ) in Quebec. In Mc Gill's scientist-practitioner training model, research supports and improves our clinical activities; and clinical activities support and inspire our research. The program includes exceptionally one, or typically two, years of courses and practica, plus a year of Internship.
Mc Gill's School/Applied Child Psychology faculty and students are among the most productive research units in North America. in School/Applied Child Psychology is the second degree in a combined M. Students register on a per-credit basis (including Internship).