Applied Psychological Science (Master)

The Master of Applied Psychological Science (MAPS)(Co-op) program is designed to meet the needs of both students and employers.

This CEWIL-accredited program provides students with a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological theory. These principles can be applied to research and evaluation in a variety of settings, including government, education, non-profit and private sectors.

MAPS Co-op students work in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Program evaluation
  • Research design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Questionnaire and survey development
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection

The program is highly specialized and enrolement is competitive. Candidates for the applied social psychology program already hold a bachelor degree in either science or arts.

The scheduling of the two mandatory work terms, alternating with four academic terms, allows students to gain practical experience while they study the fundamentals of social research.

Work Term Schedule

Term: Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 AT AT WT 1
Year 2 AT WT 2 AT
AT - Academic Term; WT = Work Term

MAPS work terms are 12-16 weeks in duration, full-time, and paid (according to the employing organization’s salary structure).

Opportunities for these students are posted beginning five months before the scheduled work term start date; recruitment continues until all students are placed. 


To hire a MAPS co-op student or to find out more about this program please contact us.