Educational Psychology PhD

Work collaboratively with faculty members in our small and dynamic program.

Graduates of this program work to enhance educational settings and address issues related to learning and cognition. Some examples of careers include:

  • two-thirds of our graduates work as faculty members at universities and colleges
  • advisory positions for teachers, social workers, parents
  • educational consultants, analysis
  • directors of instruction
  • training and development specialists
  • researchers

Please note that a PhD degree in educational psychology at SFU does not meet requirements certification as a school psychologist with the BC Association of School Psychologists; a counselling psychologist with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors; or registration as a school or clinical psychologist with the BC College of Psychologists.  Students interested in becoming registered PhD psychologists are advised to seek admission to Canadian Association of Psychologists accredited programs, such as the clinical psychology PhD program in the Psychology department at SFU.  UBC also offers CPA PhD accredited programs in school psychology and counselling psychology.

  • Start Term: Fall 2023 (September)
  • Applications Open: October 1, 2022
  • Applications Close: December 1, 2022
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $1,985.88/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.