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¿Qué aprenderé?

Doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees signify the acquisition of advanced knowledge in a field of specialization and advanced competence in conducting significant and original education research. In this program, students develop specialized knowledge and skills through advanced study in educational psychology. This program does not prepare students for registration with the BC College of Psychologists unless students meet significant additional requirements outside the scope of this program.

Program Requirements

This program consists of courses, a comprehensive examination and a thesis for a minimum of 40 units. If EDUC 975 was taken in the MA program, PhD students are not required to retake the course.

Students must complete

EDUC 971 - Advanced Topics in Educational Psychology (4)
EDUC 975 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4)

and 12 units of additional course work chosen with the approval of the senior supervisor

and a comprehensive examination

EDUC 983 - Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (5)

and a thesis

EDUC 899 - Doctoral Thesis (15)

The comprehensive examination is normally completed in the term in which course requirements are completed, or the term immediately following. A major part of this program is original research. A thesis describing this is submitted and defended. Normally, before the fourth course, a thesis research plan is presented to the supervisory committee.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Education (Burnaby Campus)

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (18 términos)

Costos de estudio
CAN $1,946.94 per term
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2022


Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,


British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based).

Para estudiantes internacionales

The minimum University requirements for admission to a doctoral program are as follows.

i) a master’s degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

ii) a bachelor's degree, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33, or a grade point average of at least 3.67/4.33(A-) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may set a higher admission grade point average. Students admitted directly from a bachelor's degree must complete at least 50% of the course work units required for the relevant department's master's program if no course work is required as part of the doctoral degree;

iii) completion of at least 75% of the course work units required for the relevant department’s master’s program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. All graduate courses, whether completed at this University or at an equivalent post-secondary institution, shall be considered in the calculation. A student wishing to be admitted under this category (transferred to PhD) must have completed all of these requirements and initiated the transfer request within the first 6 semesters at SFU.

Submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. Normally, such capability will be judged from letters of reference from qualified referees, and the completion of a master’s thesis or other scholarly work.

Applicants normally will be required to achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS - the academic NOT the general test) with a minimum of 6.5 in each section. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) may be used as an equivalent test provided a score of 93 or better is achieved with a minimum of 20 in each section (TOEFL-internet based exam), or TOEFL 580 and the Test of Written English(TWE) 5.0 (paper-based).

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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