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Department of Psychiatry


University Catalogue


Graduate Chair: Dr. Darrell Mousseau

Departmental Office
Rm 119 Ellis Hall
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 0W8

Biological Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry has had an active postgraduate program since 1969 and has graduated 29 students to-date. Extensive facilities exist to support basic and applied research in psychiatric disorders.

Our programs lead to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, and offer instruction and training of students in areas that include cellular and molecular neurobiology, animal models of disease, neuroarchitecture and behaviour.

You can view available courses here.

The department selects graduate students from among a wide pool of applicants, including honours students at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Canadian and foreign students with degrees in biology, psychology and related disciplines. Typically, new students enter into a M.Sc. program. If a student demonstrates satisfactory performance in graduate coursework, research progress and successfully completes a Ph.D. qualifying examination, then a student can request to transfer in their second year to a Ph.D. program.


Students applying for the programs are encouraged to explore the research expertise of our faculty and contact faculty members directly to inquire about their willingness to act a potential supervisor. 

Send the following to the Graduate Chair in the Department of Psychiatry:

  • Two official copies of your academic transcript(s): photocopies are fine at the time of initial application.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor familiar with your scholarly work.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • All candidates must also submit a brief statement of research interest.

International students must provide proof of English proficiency


Admission is restricted to students for which there is available funding. Funding is generally through scholarships, grant funds, and departmental teaching assistantships.


For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

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