Educational Psychology PhD


Program Prerequisites:

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.

  • Start Term: Fall 2021 (September)
  • Application Status: Closed
  • Tuition 2020/21*: $1,946.94/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

  • Information on program delivery modes for programs starting Summer 2021 and Fall 2021: due to the ever changing situation with COVID-19, we are not able to provide information on program delivery modes for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 at this time. If programs are to be delivered remotely in these terms, we will inform applicants as soon as any announcements are made by the university.


A thesis-based MA 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 requirementsAcademic equivalency by country.

Frequently Asked Admission Questions on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Admissions Contacts:

For admissions/course registration, contact (; 778-782-4215). If unavailable, contact other staff in the Graduate Programs office.

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