Program list & descriptions

Educational Psychology ( Doctorate )

Four concentrations are offered : (1) Counselling Psychology, (2) Learning and Development; (3) Measurement, Evaluation, and Computer Applications; (4) Special Education.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
MA, MEd, MSc Master’s degree in a field related to educational psychology that includes ED-D 560 and ED-D 561A, or their equivalents, from a recognized university

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 6 January 6


Program advisers

  • Dr. Carolyn Crippen, grad adviser (leadership studies, CSML) - or 250-721-7825
  • Dr. Tim Black, grad adviser (counselling psychology) - or 250-721-7820
  • Dr. Gina Harrison, grad adviser (educational psychology) - or 250-781-7783
  • Ms. Vivian McCormick, grad secretary (leadership studies) - or 250-472-5005
  • Ms. Stacey Brownell, grad secretary (educational psychology and counselling programs) - or 250-721-7883

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office - Secretary - EPLS Diana Rutherford 250-721-7799 Mac A439
Program Assistant - Special Education Certificate Program Ione Wagner 250-721-7875 Mac A439
FAX 250-721-6190
Chair Tim Black 250-721-7760 MAC A449
Administrative Assistant to the Chair Zoria Crilly 250-721-7760 Mac A447
Administrative Officer Deb Renney 250-721-7866 Mac A445
Graduate Secretary - Leadership Studies Vivian McCormick 250-472-5005 Mac A439
Graduate Secretary - Educational Psych Stacey Brownell 250-721-7883 Mac A439
Program Assistant - Community Based Graduate Prog Ione Wagner 250-721-7875 Mac A439

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

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