Information for new students
Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies! We want you to be among our many satisfied alumni in years to come so we've built a strong support network for you, from your first orientation until you complete your degree.
Program planning guides
Our program planning guides can help masters students plan which courses to take. PhD students should plan their program with their supervisor.
- Counselling Psychology (MA and MEd)
- Learning and Development (MA and MEd)
- Measurement and Evaluation (MA and MEd)
- Special Education (MA and MEd)
- PhD in Educational Psychology
You are strongly encouraged to discuss your program plan with your program's Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Adviser can help you review your application for admission; assist you with program planning; provide information about policies, regulations, awards, and financial assistance; and approve any electives you may wish to take.
Finding a Graduate Supervisor is one of the most important academic decisions that MA and PhD students must make. Get advice and tips on finding the best possible Graduate Supervisor for you.
We offer a variety of intellectually stimulating courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our graduate programs can be customized to fit your research areas, and our elective options allow you to pursue other areas of academic interest. Check out our programs and courses. For detailed course information, see the Academic Calendar.
TA and RA opportunities
We know that many of the students in our programs are interested in teaching and pursuing careers in academia. That's why we provide as many teaching apprenticeships and research assistantships as possible. These opportunities are a great way for students to earn money and gain valuable experience as they study. Labs for ED-D 101: Learning Strategies for University Success, an extremely popular undergraduate course offered by EPLS, is often taught by our graduate students. Check out Teaching & research opportunities for more information.
Awards and funding
There are various scholarships, bursaries, and employment opportunities available for EPLS students. Apply for bursaries and scholarships as early as possible, and continue to compete for awards, such as coveted SSHRC awards, throughout your academic career. Check out Awards & funding opportunities for more information.
Feeling overwhelmed? UVic and the EPLS department have a strong support network for new students, and are committed to making your transition into UVic as seamless as possible: