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Graduate studies

Three graduate programs are offered: Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology with three focus areas (Learning and Development; Measurement, Evaluation and Computer Applications; and Special Education), and Leadership Studies. All of our programs promote individualized professional development through regular mentoring and support. Our students have an excellent record of job attainment after graduation.

Counselling PsychologyCounselling Psychology

Develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to work as a professional counsellor in a wide variety of settings. We offer MEd and MA degrees in Counselling Psychology, as well as a PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in counselling. Additionally, we also offer degrees in community-based counsellling programs.

Special EducationSpecial Education

Learn to support the needs of students with exceptionalities while earning a MA, MEd, or PhD in Educational Psychology. Practices that promote inclusion, resilience, and the developmental health of exceptional populations across multiple contexts are emphasized.

Learning and DevelopmentLearning and Development

Engage in a program that integrates the psychology of learning and instruction with the psychology of human biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the entire life span. Earn an MEd, MA, or PhD in Educational Psychology.

Measurement, Evaluation and Computer ApplicationsMeasurement, Evaluation and Computer Applications

Pursue advanced studies in measurement, statistics, evaluation, and technology while earning a MA, MEd, or PhD in Educational Psychology. Topics of interest include large-scale assessment, classroom assessment of student achievement, and educational technology.

Leadership StudiesLeadership Studies

Investigate the role of leaders in contemporary society and explore leadership as a multidisciplinary field of inquiry and scholarship. MEd, MA, and a limited PhD programs are available. Check out what our satisfied students  have to say.

New programs

Special Education Certificate*NEW* Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE)-September 2012

Are you preparing for a teaching career in Higher Education?  Want to build your teaching portfolio with practical experience, strategies, and skills that will give you an edge in the competitive post secondary teaching market. Then enroll in the LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (LATHE) CERTIFICATE.  This two-year graduate credit program is guided by recent research in the psychology of learning and instruction that can be earned in conjunction with your degree program.  On-line registration is now open for September 2012. APPLY TODAY!

Earn this Graduate Certificate along with your degree!

For more details contact:
 Stacey Brownell at eplsgrad@uvic.ca or
 250-721-7883

Distance and mixed delivery programs

Delivery methodsThe EPLS department currently offers community-based MEd programs in Counselling to cohorts of professionals in education and other fields. Delivery formats and program lengths vary. There will be two summer sessions at the university, with some programs requiring three consecutive summers at the UVic. Delivery is mixed, blending face-to-face and online instruction, and facilitating internship work and project research. Students work on their projects in their home community over the winter months.

Programs are initiated as a result of local needs communicated to the Faculty of Education by interested individuals. They provide a wonderful opportunity for learning and advancing careers in the supportive environment of colleagues with similar and diverse backgrounds.

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