Saint Mary's University - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Ph.D.)

Saint Mary's University - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,879


The PhD in I/O Psychology emphasizes the scientific study of work through research, course work, and applied experiences. Our PhD students build expertise through independent research projects, a dissertation and active engagement in the field through departmental activities and conferences.

Students work closely with faculty members and each other to conduct novel research in a supportive research environment. Faculty members mentor students on occupational health psychology, leadership, work stress, organizational justice, human factors, organizational climate, organizational conflict and negotiation, gender, and employee recruitment, selection, and performance.

Specialized course work with small cohorts of students builds content knowledge and often includes applied outreach and research activities. Opportunities to develop teaching skills in the undergraduate program at Saint Mary’s University are often available to interested PhD students.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology, or equivalent, is required. Minimum GPA of 3.3 (B+ average).
    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Record Examination
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    • Portfolio
    A personal statement: (maximum 4 pages), including:
    Your potential research interests
    Any faculty members with whom you would like to work
    Any relevant research, volunteer, and work experience
    Your career objectives and long-range goals
    Academic honours, awards, and/or scholarships.
    A list of any publications, conference papers, and/or technical reports
    Any university committee work
    Other information that is relevant to your application
    Graduate Record Examination Scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. Please send directly to the Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
    Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended.
    Three (3) recommendation forms (preferably 2 of which are academic references).
    A current CV/Resume.
    Official Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).

    * 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 November 03, 2022