The Department of Psychology offers four graduate programs.
The Clinical PsychologyThe Clinical Psychology program follows a well-balanced scientist-practitioner model, and is fully accredited by both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Students have access to a wide variety of practicum placements (e.g., child, adolescent, adult, family, community-based out-patient services, university-based counselling services, hospital-based in-patient services, and forensic services).
Cognition and NeuroscienceCognition and Neuroscience program is intended for students who wish to focus primarily on basic experimental research and theoretical issues, as opposed to applied training. Most faculty in this area have research funding from national granting agencies and they work very closely with graduate students in a wide variety of research topics. Facilities are state-of-the art for working with both human and animal subjects.
The Applied Social Psychology
The Applied Social Psychology program is an innovative area of concentration emphasizing the integration of theory, research and practice in an effort to understand social problems and improve social conditions through program and policy development. Students are trained to carry out basic and field research and to serve as research and evaluation consultants in a variety of community and organizational settings.
The Culture, Health and Human Development
The Culture, Health and Human Development program seeks to understand developmental processes in cultural context and across the lifespan. It is built upon interdisciplinary research and training with primary strengths in developmental, social, and clinical psychology as well as cultural and medical anthropology.
Our graduate students have typically been successful in securing funding, either externally (e.g., SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) or internally (i.e., University Graduate Teaching Fellowships), and enjoy a relatively low cost of living compared to most other Canadian metropolitan areas.
We encourage you to consider one of our well-established graduate programs as you plan your academic career, and we look forward to receiving your application.