Trent University - Graduate Studies

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Psychology (PhD)

Trent University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Psychology, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,090


Build on gained knowledge, writing and research skills to conduct advanced research in one of several core research streams

The PhD program in Psychology prepares students with the core knowledge, skills and methodological expertise to conduct advanced research in psychology and become producers of original scholarly research. Candidates engage in research directed towards understanding how cognitive, neurobiological, developmental and social processes drive and shape human behaviour, personality, health and well-being.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes :

  • M.Sc. or M.A. or equivalent degree in Psychology (or related field) with a minimum A- (80%) average on Master?s degree course work
  • Applicants must have completed at least 1 credit in Statistics or Experimental Design at the graduate level.
  • Aptitude for research inquiry as determined by the completion of an original graduate (dissertation) project and demonstrated excellence in scholarly written as determined from the submission of a written sample from the applicants MSc/MA studies. Submission of a first-author manuscript/publication is permissible with an accompanying letter from the corresponding author confirming the primacy of the applicant's contribution to the paper.
  • A clear and detailed Plan of Study aligning with one or more of the following research streams:

    • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Development Psychology, and
    • Social, Health and Personality Psychology

  • Potential supervisors must be named in the application and in the Plan of Study. (Admission to the PhD program is based on the availability and agreement of an appropriate graduate faculty member(s) to serve as a PhD supervisor or co-supervisors.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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 May 13, 2022