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 Forensic Psychology (PhD)
SchoolOntario Tech University - Graduate Studies
LocationOshawa, ON, Canada
School TypeGraduate School
School Size
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites Notes
  • Hold the university's Master of Science (MSc) degree in Forensic Psychology or an equivalent research project or thesis-based Master of Arts/MSc degree (e.g., Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biology, Criminology) at a recognized institution.
  • Minimum academic standing of A-minus (GPA: 3.7 on a 4.3 scale or 80 to 84 per cent) during graduate study.
National: $7,579

Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.
DescriptionThe PhD in Forensic Psychology combines disciplinary and specialized study in Forensic Psychology, 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, the 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.

Each year, a small number of undergraduate students may be admitted directly into the PhD program without a master's degree. This direct-entry option is for undergraduate students with exceptional academic performance throughout their bachelor's degree.
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