The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Educational Psychology (M.Ed.)

Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology (Non-Thesis) offered by the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education is a course-based program that emphasizes practical and engaging learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in resourceful thinking, collaboration, and scientific communication to pursue professional opportunities [or potentially continue their studies.

The program may be taken in one of the following options:

General Educational Psychology option: focuses on core areas of educational psychology, including learning theories, human development, diversity, and inclusion. Application towards the growth and enhancement of knowledge and practice in a variety of formal and informal educational settings.

General Educational Psychology (Project) option: same as above but provides an opportunity to focus on an issue in the field of educational psychology by completing a research project.

Inclusive Education option: focuses on the major theories and practices in the field of inclusive education, including diversity in development, and ecological models of teaching, learning, and assessment. Application in school, community, and other settings to develop inclusive practices.

Inclusive Education (Project) option: same as above but provides an opportunity to focus on an issue in the field of inclusive education by completing a research project.

Learning Sciences option: focuses on the study of teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts, including cognitive, social and affective processes. Application in instructional design including the use of technology, program/curriculum development and evaluation.

Keywords: human development, diversity in schools, learning and instructions.

Unique Program Features

  • The program offers full-time and part-time studies;
  • The program typically accepts students who are engaged in or aspire to careers in academic and research settings, professional psychology (counselling and school), and specialized and innovative teaching, educational research, development and leadership;
  • Students benefit from access to the McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and the Departmental Assessment Materials Resource Centre;
  • Graduates may also pursue a variety of careers as the program has direct applications in areas such as staff development, patient or client education in CLSCs, social services, hospitals, and industry.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MEd Educational Psychology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program [at] (subject: MEd%20in%20Educational%20Psychology%20(Non-Thesis)) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 December 1 December 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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