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Doctor of Psychology Clinical Psychology

Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton
Concordia's doctoral program (PsyD) will prepare students to become skilled practitioners of clinical psychology with a capacity to conduct clinical analysis to examine their own clients, programs, and intervention effectiveness. This scholar-practitioner program will prepare psychologists with generalist training covering a broad range of clinical areas.

Student and Enrolment Services
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta, T5B4E4, Canada

  • Program Type Doctoral
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 5 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Admission and General Admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies (refer to section 13.1.1), students applying to the PsyD program must present the following minimum requirements:

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree in psychology from a recognized institution; honours thesis or equivalent preferred.
  2. Applicants must have taken the following courses:
    • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate biological/neuropsychological bases of behaviour;
    • Six credits of undergraduate or three credits of graduate-level cognitive-affective bases of behaviour (e.g., Learning and Motivation, Human Motivation, Sensation and Perception);
    • Six credits of undergraduate or three credits of graduate-level social psychology (e.g., Social Psychology, Sex Role Behaviour, Cultural Psychology).
      Note: Group Counselling does not count in this category;
    • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate psychology of the individual (e.g., Theories of Personality, Theories of Human Development, Abnormal Psychology).
      Note: Multicultural Counselling does not count in this category;
    • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate research design/methods;
    • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate statistics/data analysis;
    • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate history and systems of psychology;

    Note: Students may apply to the program if they are missing required courses. However, they would be admitted as probationary graduate students and would need to present missing courses before taking PSY 898.

  3. GRE verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores;
  4. Personal interview.

Applicants shall also submit the following additional documents with applications:

  • Current CV, including clinical and research experience;
  • 2-page statement of intent and career objectives. In the statement, please indicate PsyD faculty preferences regarding a potential research/dissertation supervisor;
  • Three letters of reference:
    • Preferred: 2 academic and 1 employer.

Note: Due to the limited enrolment capacity of Concordia University of Edmonton’s graduate programs, admission is competitive; meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. The PsyD program normally admits 10-15 students a year.

Additional program and admission details can be found here.

Application Deadline

Concordia University of Edmonton welcomes applications from those who wish to pursue graduate studies and research, including students from other provinces and countries.

Applicants are advised to consult table 13.1.1 regarding the due date for application documents.

For the PsyD in clinical psychology program, admitted students must accept offers of admission by April 15th, which is the national deadline for program acceptance in the field. Admitted applicants who were previously waitlisted must accept an offer of admission within three weeks of the offer date. [Approved by the Faculties Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies on March 12, 2021]

An admission decision is valid only for the academic term in which it is granted.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $18,360.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,736.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $800.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated October 03, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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