The Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan has an innovative area of concentration in Applied Social Psychology. Applied social psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems. Specifically, applied social psychology is the systematic application of social psychological constructs, principles, theories, research methods, and intervention techniques to understand or ameliorate problems of social significance.
Programs of study are available at both the Masters and Ph.D. levels. Graduates from our programs can become academics, policy analysts, program evaluators, and consultants. Areas of faculty expertise include body image, criminal justice, discrimination, gay and lesbian psychology, health service evaluation, immigration and acculturation, prejudice, reproductive psychology, and sexuality.
M.A. Program in Applied Social Psychology
The M.A. program integrates training in social psychological theory, research design and methodology, statistics, program evaluation, and independent research. Unique to our program is the simultaneous emphasis placed on students obtaining practical research based experience through diverse practicum and internship placements. The M.A. program is two years in duration.
Ph.D. Program in Applied Social Psychology
The Ph.D. program is offered to students who have completed the M.A. program or equivalent. In addition to advanced training in social psychological theory, research methods and design, statistics, evaluation, and social policy, students are expected to acquire theory and skills via applied practicum and internship placements. The Ph.D. program is three years in duration.