Graduate Studies

Industrial-Organizational (MA.PSYC) - Courses

Students must register in UNIV*7510 (Full-time registration) or UNIV*7520 (Part-time registration) to activate registration each semester.

In semesters where no other courses are taken, students should enrol  in UNIV*7500 (Research/Writing) so that the term appears on their transcript. 

Students should register in PSYC*7050 Research Seminar in I-O Psychology (Brown Bag Presentations) each Fall and Winter.

Admission Requirements- Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Sciences (NACS)

We encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the fields within Neuroscience, Psychology and Applied Cognitive Science.

IMPORTANT: The GRE will not be accepted for Fall 2022 applications.


MSc/MBS students in the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience must meet the admission requirements of the participating department in which they are enrolled.  Students who enter the MSc program will normally have a Bachelors or Honours degree in Psychology or a related field.

General Admissions Regulations

IMPORTANT: The GRE will not be accepted for Fall 2021 applications.

Before applying for graduate studies in Psychology, please review these admission processes.

MA Thesis- Applied Social Psychology

One of the central components of the MA degree is the completion of a thesis research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The type of research project conducted will vary significantly depending on their research interests and the interests of their primary supervisor. Some of the main steps most projects will involve include writing a project proposal, obtaining ethics review, collecting data, analyzing data, and writing up a dissertation. 


Student Responsibilities

Course Evaluation

The Department of Psychology requires student assessment of all courses taught by the Department of Psychology. These assessments provide essential feedback to faculty on their teaching by identifying both strengths and possible areas of improvement. In addition, annual student assessment of teaching forms part of the information used by the Department Tenure and Promotion Committee in evaluating the faculty member's contribution in the area of teaching.

Applied Social Psychology - Practicum

The Applied Social Psychology graduate program offers three practicum courses:

PSYC*6471 Practicum I [0.50]

PSYC*6472 Practicum II [1.00]

PSYC*6473 Practicum III [0.25]


As part of the typical requirements, graduate students enrolled in the Applied Social Psychology MA program are expected to complete PSYC*6471 Practicum I. 

Graduate students enrolled in the PhD program may complete up to two additional practicum courses PSYC*6472 Practicum II and PSYC*6473 Practicum III.

Master of Arts- Applied Social Psychology (MA.PSYC)

Students admitted to the MA program are typically expected to apply to continue to the PhD after completion of their MA degree. Thus, our MA program is primarily designed to be comprehensive and to provide the flexibility for graduate students to develop their applied research skills in order to purse a PhD degree. The program provides opportunities for students to engage in such development through three main types of teaching-learning activities: