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Educational Psychology (MEd)

The Master of Education in Educational Psychology program emphasizes training and research in two streams:

  1. Educational psychology
  2. Counselling

The first stream is designed for students who want to become an Educational Psychologist and potentially register with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. The second stream is designed for students who want to become counsellors. 

Faculty members in Educational Psychology are committed to decolonizing counselling practices and spaces, inclusive education, and social justice in educational psychology.

We offer the following graduate programs:

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (thesis-based)

The thesis-based master's program provides the introduction to scholarly activities and independent, original research and is generally critical to students intending further study at the doctoral level.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (practicum-based)

The practicum-based master's program is designed to provide practical experience in the field as opposed to a theoretical or research-based study. Students in the practicum route must select either Practicum Route 1: Psychology in Education or Practicum Route 2: Counselling.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (course-based)

The course-based master's program consists of 10 courses.

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Program: Master of Education in Educational Psychology
Length: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Educational Psychology Meet Your Faculty

Why Study Educational Psychology at the University of Regina?

Students who complete the Master of Education in Educational Psychology Practicum Route 1 program are eligible to apply for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists.

The key benefits of our Education graduate programs are:

  • Cohort programming
  • Expanded availability of blended (hybrid) and fully online course options
  • Structured and transparent course scheduling (posted 2-year tentative course schedule)
  • Increasing availability of open-source education resources
  • Access to research opportunities (thesis) or experiential learning opportunities (project or capstone course)

Educational Psychology Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?
Applicants must have a four-year degree applicable to the program (normally a B.Ed., B.A.Ed., or equivalent) and a minimum grade point average of 70 per cent. Experience in conducting psychological assessments or counselling others is an asset. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program. Admission is subject to availability of space.
For more information about admission requirements, refer to the graduate calendar.
What are some of the courses that Master of Education in Educational Psychology students take?

EPSY 823 Cognitive Assessment I 

Theoretical background necessary for the administration and interpretation of the Wechsler Scales and revised Stanford Binet and other clinical tests of cognitive ability. Development of the scales, their rationale and related research with an emphasis in cross-cultural assessment issues.   

EPSY 827 Cognitive Assessment II  

Practical experience in the administration and interpretation of clinical tests of cognitive ability. 

EPSY 832 Deconstructing Counselling Skills  

Supervised individual practical experience, this course is designed to teach students the foundational skills and processes involved in counselling relationships using decolonizing and social justice frameworks.   

EPSY 839 Indigenous Family Therapies  

The Cultural Responsiveness Framework will guide the delivery of therapeutic services to Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. Students will develop an understanding of Indigenous family systems and their multigenerational issues. This course improves practitioners' therapeutic skills and knowledge of First Nations, Metis, and Indigenous people in Indigenous and Western contexts.
Can I transfer into this program?
Transfer credit may be awarded when a student has successfully completed graduate-level coursework at the University of Regina (while registered in a different program) or at another accredited institution of higher education, either during or prior to starting their program at the U of R. Transfer credit is only considered for courses (not for thesis, project, or practicum work) that are relevant to the degree program, achieved a grade of 70 per cent or more, and are still current for the program. Up to a maximum of 40 per cent of the course work credit hours may be used for transfer credit (not including thesis, project, or practicum hours).
Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, and graduate teaching assistant positions.

Students with first-class academic records and outstanding research programs may also be eligible to apply for national awards such as the SSRHC Masters Awards.


  • Darlene Ware and Joan Helmsing Graduate Scholarship
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Graduate Women in Education
  • Indigenous Graduate Students in Education Scholarship
  • Mary Cronin Literacy Scholarship
  • Gordon Nordvall Scholarship in Science and Environmental Education

Apply for these scholarships and more by visiting our Graduate Awards Portal (GAP), the U of R online graduate scholarship application system.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:

  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards
What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities can students participate in as part of this program?
  • Education Career Expo
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Student Boot camp
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Research Symposium
  • Graduate Student Development Conference
  • Indigenous Research Showcase
  • University of Regina Careers Day
  • Volunteer Fair

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology?

Upon successfully completing the Master of Education in Educational Psychology, you will be ready for the next step of your career. Graduates from this program are hired in school divisions, on reserve schools, in Tribal Councils in Educational Psychologist positions, in government, or as counselors.

Jobs that graduates go on to include:
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Education consultant
  • Educational counsellor
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Career counsellor
  • Family counselling
  • Private practice counselling

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