McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Educational Psychology - Human Development

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Educational Psychology
Description Human Development concentration: ( The Human Development concentration builds upon the M.A. program and is intended to prepare students to work in school, institutional, and university settings. The degree prepares candidates to support the educational and psychological well-being of individuals, to use research to critically inform practice, and to be able to conceptualize and conduct applied and theoretical research related to different trajectories of human development and varied educational settings. The program follows a mentorship model that encourages students’ active participation in research and prepares them for academia and leadership roles in the field. The Human Development program is unique in exploring development including cognitive, language, social, personality, and gender development issues in children and adolescents from the diverse perspectives of our multidisciplinary faculty. These perspectives are then employed to better understand issues related to disabilities and individuals’ diverse needs in educational and community settings.
Website: Educational Psychology - Human Development at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Learning Sciences, Human Development
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Completed McGill online application form. Two (2) official copies of all university transcripts (sent directly to the Department). Three (3) letters of reference on official letterhead from a professor and/or a supervisor (sent directly to the Department). For International Students Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (sent directly to the Department). A current Curriculum Vitae listing research experience and productivity. A personal statement of interest, 2-3 pages in length which must include the following information: your reasons for applying to the program, your career aspirations, any information relevant to your application to which you would like to direct the attention of the admissions committee. A research statement outlining your general area of research interest. A letter from the applicant's prospective supervisor agreeing to act as their Ph.D. supervisor upon admittance to the program. Candidates should consult the list of Learning Sciences professors to select and contact prospective supervisors.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015