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The Clinical Psychology program, including application and admission requirements, is governed by UBC Okanagan’s College of Graduate Studies. Applicants should have research interests in-line with faculty mentors.

MA * applicants normally have an honours degree (or undergraduate degree and research experience) in psychology or a related area, and courses in statistics and research methods. MA applicants must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate with:

  • A minimum A- average (80% at UBC) in last 60 credits; or
  • Four-year baccalaureate degree, or academic equivalent, which does not meet the requirements above, with significant formal training and relevant professional experience.

* Admission to the MA Clinical Psychology program is restricted to those who intend to continue on to the PhD. All applicants are expected to contact 2-3 prospective research supervisors prior to submitting an application.

A complete application to the College of Graduate Studies consists of:

  • General Application to College of Graduate Studies;
  • Application fee;
  • Three confidential reference letters, two from academic referees; one academic or professional;
  • One official set of all post-secondary academic records in original language and certified translation (or attested, certified copies of originals). Official, academic records must be received in official university envelopes, sealed, and endorsed by issuing institution;
  • Evidence of English proficiency where applicable (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB);
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Psychology Subject scores also recommended;
  • Personal statement describing research interests and plans.

Application material must be submitted by December 1

We do not have cut-offs for criteria. However, students typically have GPA’s above 85%, GRE scores in top third percentile, research experience, and strong interpersonal skills. For more information about Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Here is a list of faculty members who are accepting students in the clinical and psychological science programs for 2017.

Criminal Record Check Requirement

Post-secondary students working with vulnerable adults and/ or children as part of a practicum must submit to and pass a criminal record check, per the Criminal Records Review Act. As such, offers of admission for the Clinical program are conditional upon applicants consenting to and passing a criminal records check as administered by the British Columbia Criminal Records Review Program.

For information about the Criminal Records Review Program, including information regarding relevant offences, please visit the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's website.

Applicants selected for admission to the Clinical program will receive information about how to proceed with the criminal records check process and requirements, at the time that admission offers are made.

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