Why Psychology @ Memorial?
The Department of Psychology has approximately 30 faculty members and 40 graduate students. Faculty have active research programs in many areas of psychology, many of which rely on volunteers from the community.
Psychology is also part of the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (CABE) program, which offers both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Interested students should apply directly to the CABE program.
Description of programs
- MASP – Students in Applied Social Psychology acquire a solid foundation in statistics, scientific methodology, and the field of social psychology that can be applied to research and evaluation in a variety of settings, including government, education, non-profit, and the private sector.
- MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students can focus their research areas on behavioural neuroscience, cognition, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or social psychology.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study. Students can focus their research areas on behavioural neuroscience, cognition, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or social psychology.
- PsyD – The goal of the PsyD program is to train students to become professional clinical psychologists and as such, the program emphasizes acquisition of research knowledge and skills in the solution of applied problems. The curriculum focuses on development of seven competencies: relationships, assessment and diagnosis, intervention, research, consultation, supervision, and ethics and standards. A particular emphasis is placed on issues related to rural practice and multidisciplinary teamwork. In addition to a program of required coursework, successful completion of the PsyD program will also involve fulfilment of the requisite supervised practica experiences, passing a comprehensive examination, producing an independent research thesis, and completing an approved clinical internship.
Find a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Psychology website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MASP – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study and GRE
- MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study and GRE
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study and GRE
- PsyD – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in Psychology that includes senior courses in the following areas: biological bases of behaviour, and historical foundations of psychology, as well as an honours thesis, and GRE
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
MSc, MASP (co-op), PsyD, PhDRoutes:
work term, thesisDuration:
MSc, MASP: 2 yearsApplication Deadline:
PsyD, PhD: 4 years
February 1 for Fall admissionFunding:
PsyD, PhD: $15,725-$20,725
More funding informationTuition (Canadian students):
MASP, MSc: $486-$733/semesterTuition (International students):
PsyD, PhD: $683/semester
MASP, MSc: $632-$953/semester
PsyD, PhD: $887/semester
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