Admission

Improving well-being through 
socially responsible practice.

Improving well-being through
socially responsible practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must have the following:

  • An honours baccalaureate degree in psychology or a substantial background in psychology (defined as 30 credits of coursework in psychology which the faculty approves prior to interview and to include the pre-requisites: abnormal, research methods, statistics, developmental psychology/lifespan development).
  • Completed senior courses such as statistics, research methods, neuroscience, cognition, abnormal psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, tests and measurement theory, personality and learning.
  • A grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate course work. A student with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.25 may apply if subsequent graduate work reveals a substantively better GPA and/or there is evidence that there were extenuating circumstances that interfered with the undergraduate GPA (e.g., illness). In the case of an applicant who does not meet the GPA requirements of 3.25 or higher, the applicant will need supporting documentation for any extenuating circumstances and will also need to provide evidence of additional merit to their application (e.g., clinical or research experiences that speak to the mission and values of the institution). Alternatively, a student with GRE scores that suggest significant potential and/or submission of excellent academic reference letters may also be considered.
  • Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.
  • Submission of the Graduate Records Exam general score.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Approved applicants will be evaluated through an in-person or invigilated writing sample and interview as the final step in the application process.