In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Education requirements, entry requirements for the PhD degree in School and Applied Child Psychology include:
a) A completed thesis-based Master’s degree in School and Applied Child Psychology or equivalent from an approved university, with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in the Master’s degree. If coursework from an applicant’s Master’s degree is not equivalent to courses from the Master of Science in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary, the student may be admitted as a qualifying student. A qualifying student is required to take additional courses within the doctoral program to ensure equivalent training. A qualifying student may take up to 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) to meet equivalency requirements during the qualifying year. Qualifying status will not be granted for a period exceeding one year.
b) A curriculum vitae and a concise rationale (500 words or less) for the application.
c) Three references, including two academic references, one of which is normally from the former thesis advisor.
d) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test), an IELTS score of 7.0, or a MELAB score of 83. The test must have been taken within the last two years. Proficiency may also be met by successful graduation from Level III of the International Foundations Program (IFP).
e) A list of any academic awards, achievements, honours or other distinctions you have received. Itemize the monetary amount and the total.
f) A list of all publications and conference presentations you have on your résumé and specify whether the work was peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed.
g) Information about any financial support for your degree in the form of an award, sponsorship, or other. Please indicate the dollar amount and duration of the support, and when it is to start.
h) A list of any professional school psychology experience you have had (employment or volunteer). Please specify full-time or part-time and for how long. If part-time, please specify how many hours per week.
i) A short statement of your research experience (approximately 200 words) with respect to your previous research experience and the research you would like to pursue in this degree.