Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies

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Forensic Psychology (MSc)

Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Social Science and Humanities
Field of Study:Forensic Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,579

Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.



The Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology combines disciplinary and specialized study in the field, study in research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings. Specifically, the program will prepare students for careers related to the following:
  • Administration in provincial and federal programs.
  • Advertising and marketing.
  • Behavioural science and statistical research in government organizations.
  • Design and evaluation of community programs.
  • Research and/or teaching in college and university settings.
  • Research and practice in behavioural science crime units within law enforcement.
  • Research in mental health institutions, hospital settings, justice-related institutes, correctional facilities, pharmaceutical industry and educational entertainment industry.
  • Trial consulting.

    The program will also allow professionals (e.g., law enforcement officials) to advance in their current fields.
  • Prerequisites:

    Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 79
    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.
    • Application Notes :
      Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Letter(s) of Reference
      • Statement of Research Interests
      • Portfolio
      checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on October 10, 2022