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

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Applied Psychology Industrial Organizational Stream (M.Sc.)

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

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General
Areas of Research:Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,591


The MSc in Applied Psychology (I/O) offers excellent training in a vibrant research-active atmosphere, with a scientist-practitioner approach to the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the workplace. I/O Psychology focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to solving problems at work. Graduates leave equipped with the skills for either applied work in organizations or for further PhD-level studies in I/O psychology. Our exceptional and well-recognized faculty offer courses in Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and the latest developments in psychological methods. Our students apply their learning during a paid internship in the field, and through teaching and research assistantships. Students also conduct and defend their own original research through their Master’s thesis.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The MSc in Applied Psychology follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in Section 2 of the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar. In addition, admission to the program requires an honours degree in Psychology or its equivalent [the equivalent of sixty (60) credit hours in Psychology including an independent research project). Applicants must submit a completed application form, official transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and the Graduate Record Exam scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research by 1 December. Consideration will be given to relevant work, research, and volunteer experience.
    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Record Examination
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
    Application Notes : Documents required:

    - Supplemental Form (
    - A personal statement: (maximum 2 pages), including: Your potential research interests; A mention of 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).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    Consideration will be given to relevant work, research, and volunteer experience.

    * 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