Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Psychology (Developmental and Communication Science)

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Developmental and Child Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.


Founded in the early 1960s, the Department has grown to become one of the most esteemed Departments of Psychology in Canada. Psychology at Waterloo is a world class department in one of Canada’s best universities. The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is consistently ranked as the most innovative and as among the top three comprehensive universities in Canada. Situated in Southern Ontario, about 100 km (60 miles) west of Toronto, UWaterloo is in the thriving high-tech community of Kitchener/Waterloo, two cities with a combined population of around 300,000.

The Department of Psychology includes 42 faculty members, approximately equally divided over six major research areas: Clinical, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, and Social. We have over 800 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and over 400 pursuing a Psychology Minor. Our faculty and our graduate program are internationally renowned.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Applications for admission are open to individuals who will have completed an Honours Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related, approved equivalent (e.g., Linguistics, Computer Science) by the time of entrance to the program.
  • An 80% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants whose ultimate goal is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) should apply directly to the PhD program.
  • Students accepted to the MASc in Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science program cannot transfer to the PhD program in any of the divisions of the Psychology Department; they must reapply on the same basis as other PhD applicants and in competition with each other. Graduate Record Examination results are required when applying to the PhD program.
  • Application Notes :
  • Personal statement
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • References: academic
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * 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 01, 2022