Educational Psychology PhD
Students admitted to our program normally will have completed a master's degree and a research thesis in educational psychology.
Students with a master's degree in a different area may be considered for admission when the applicant and a faculty advisor develop a more extensive program of courses that builds requisite knowledge in educational psychology. These applicants should contact the academic coordinators or a faculty member with aligned research interests (see above).
Students may apply for waiver of a required course and/or transfer credit if a prior course is assessed as content equivalent. A student entering the doctoral program who has taken EDUC 975 in our MA program must take another course of at least 4 units to substitute for EDUC 975.
A thesis-based MA from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33 will normally be required for admission, as well as submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. SFU doctoral admission requirements. Academic equivalency by country.
Frequently Asked Admission Questions on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.