Students seeking to sharpen their skills should consider the Psychology (MSc Thesis) program. It gives them the choice of learning scientific methods to collect data – as well as specialized training – in three areas. Faculty members in Industrial-Organizational Psychology are concerned with individual and group behaviour, as well as the relationships of organization-wide variables to individuals and groups in work settings. Social and Theoretical Psychology involves social and cultural relations, as well as foundational and philosophical questions in psychology. Brain and Cognitive Science looks at the mental processes and brain structures involved in movement, perception, learning, memory, and understanding language.
Topics may include research design and methodology, brain and cognitive sciences, industrial/organizational psychology and more.
Students take a course sequence in medical imaging in additional to the core requirements of the psychology program.
Students take courses in research methods and statistics, industrial/organizational psychology and more.
Students must formally present a thesis proposal within 14 months after admission to the program.
Students will be required to submit and defend a research thesis.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Psychology Program
A minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four-year undergraduate degree in Psychology or related discipline.
An undergraduate course in statistics/experimental design.
A one-page research proposal that is used to determine research area of interest and to assess scientific thinking.
Graduate Record Examination (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) for students with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Students not having an undergraduate degree in Psychology must also write the Psychology Subject Test.
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based) or 600 (paper-based). Our institution code is 0813
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Copntinuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
Master's degree students normally receive $19,500 per year.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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