Associate Professor and Head of the Department
J.H. Evans

The degree of Master of Science is offered in Experimental Psychology. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Experimental Psychology. Interested students may wish to consult the sections in the Calendar describing the Master of Applied Social Psychology (Cooperative) program and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology programs.


1. All applicants are required to submit results from the General section of the Graduate Record Examinations.

2. At least one letter of reference should come from someone who is familiar with the applicant's research capability.

3. Applicants applying to programs in Cognitive, Perception and Animal Learning are required to submit with their applications an example of their academic writing. This could include, but is not limited to, papers submitted in class, Honour's thesis, etc.


A candidate may be accepted into a program leading to the M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology.

Experimental Psychology

The areas of specialization offered are:
a) Cognition, Perception and Motor Behaviour
b) Learning and Behavioural Pharmacology
c) Animal Behaviour
d) Social Psychology
e) Behavioural Neuroscience
f) Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Every candidate shall normally complete 18 credit hours. At the beginning of his/her program, the student will normally be required to take Advanced Statistics in Psychology (6000) unless he or she has already passed an equivalent Honours or graduate course. Other courses in statistics (6001) may be required on an individual student's program. The courses which make up the balance of the individual's program will be chosen to best suit the area of specialization. In addition, every candidate shall submit an original thesis based upon an approved experimental research topic.


In accordance with Senate’s Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:
6000. Advanced Statistics in Psychology
6001. Research Design
6100-6114. Special Topics in Experimental Psychology
6200. Learning I
6201. Learning II
6400. Theory and Methods in Social Psychology
6401. Social Cognition
6402. Group Processes
6403. Advanced Methods in Applied Social Psychological Research
6404. Project in Applied Social Psychology
    NOTE: This course is open only to students in the Master of Applied Social Psychology
6500. Developmental Psychology I
6501. Developmental Psychology II
6710. Human Information Processing
6720. Human Memory
6800. Behavioural Neuroscience I

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