I am looking for grad programs in school psychology or child psychology that do not require a BA in psychology in either the US or Canada. I have done a lot of research into Canadian programs and it seems like all of them require a BA in psychology. Does anyone know of any US programs or schools that are more lenient or do not have this requirement? Or any advice on navigating this switch?
I did my BSc in Life Sciences. I have taken a lot of psychology courses throughout my undergrad, have research experience (though it is more medical), and I have a lot of experience working with kids with disabilities. I'm feeling a little discouraged that my major may prevent me from advancing into a masters or grad program in the field I'm interested in.
Also, I am a bit confused about the US grad school system. In Canada, most masters programs progress directly into a PhD, but it seems like in the US a masters isn't necessary? Any thoughts on if it would be beneficial to apply to US masters programs before PhD programs?
Would really appreciate any insight at all!