Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 1, October 1, February 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: September, January, May
International tuition: CA$22,599
Domestic tuition: CA$9,500

Program overview

Learn why and how people think and act the way they do and help them improve their daily lives.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Criteria for consideration for the MA in Psychology BA or B.Sc. in psychology, with an academic standing of B+ (75%) or better, or a successfully completed qualifying year in psychology. Those with an academic background other than psychology will have their qualifications examined and may be required to complete additional course work or a qualifying year. Application Process Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student. Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Documents: Three Reference Forms from full-time psychology faculty Statement of Interest; what strengths you bring to the program, and what you expect from the program. Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Applied Stream and/or Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Experimental Stream. Application checklist: PSYC MA Application Checklist Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for this program. Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department. An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications. Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant. Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian. Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer.

Career opportunities

Behavior therapist, research analyst, counsellor (addictions, employment, corrections), interviewer, environmental planner, computer consultant, recruitment coordinator, psychometrist, teaching, speech pathology, personnel administrator. Settings: associations for persons with disabilities, school boards, correctional centres, industries such as Hydro and INCO, mental health centres, social service agencies, chronic psychiatric patients, prison settings, drug addiction, and hospitals.

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