These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
- Hold a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or a related field (e.g., Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biology, Criminology) at a recognized institution. Students with both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are encouraged to apply.
- Overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum academic standing of B+ (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale or 77 to 79 per cent) in the final two full-time years (four terms) of undergraduate study, including elective courses.
|Additional Admission Requirements:||
- Letter(s) of Reference
- Statement of Research Interests
- A curriculum vitae (CV) including education, employment, teaching and research experience, and publications (if any).
- General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. There is no specified minimum score; however, scores will be factored into admission decisions.
- Psychology GRE scores for those applicants who have not completed a Psychology (undergraduate or graduate) degree within the last five years. There is no specified minimum score. All other applicants may still choose to have their Psychology GRE scores forwarded to the university, and the graduate committee will factor the scores into admissions decisions.
- A third letter of reference. Academic referees are preferred; however, non-academic references will be considered.
- A two- to three-page statement of academic intent (note that this is longer than the general requirements). The statement may describe previous research experience (e.g., thesis work, other research projects), industry or community experiences, general career aspirations, specific research interests and any experience relevant to these interests. If an applicant has already contacted a potential thesis supervisor (which is highly advised), that should be made known within the statement.
- A substantive writing sample. A sample of the applicant's thesis is preferred; an assignment or published work (with the applicant as first author) will suffice if a thesis has not been completed.
Applicants must also submit the required documents outlined in the checklist of required documents.