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Department of Psychology

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University Catalogue

CONTACT

Graduate Chair: Dr. Melanie Morrison

Graduate Secretary: psychology.gradadvising@usask.ca

Phone: (306) 966-2090

Department of Psychology
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5A5

Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers programs in four streams: Applied Social Psychology, Basic Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, and Culture and Human Development. We have a strong emphasis on research in a wide spectrum of topics, including laboratory and applied projects.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission to a graduate program in psychology, applicants must have the equivalent of a University of Saskatchewan honours bachelor’s degree, with an average grade of at least B+ (77%) in the last 60 credit units of their undergraduate program or another graduate degree.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

For early consideration for scholarships, please submit all application materials by December 15; otherwise, the regular admission deadline is January 15 each year.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Advice about applying to graduate programs in psychology can be found in the Grad School Application Notes.

 

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

M.A. +

  • MA Applied Social Psychology - Trains students to conduct basic and applied social psychological research. Specifically, the program offers training in social psychological theory, research design and methodology, statistics, program evaluation, along with many independent research opportunities. Unique to this program is the emphasis placed on students obtaining research-based experience through diverse practicum and internship placements. Faculty interests are currently: acculturation, body image, criminal justice, diversity, gay and lesbian issues, immigration, intergroup relations, prejudice, reproductive health/mental health, sexuality, and stereotyping.
  • MA Behavioural Sciences - Not normally awarded. Students enroll in MA for one year and then transfer to PhD.
  • MA Clinical – Not normally awarded.  Students enroll in MA for one year then transfer to PhD
  • M.A. Culture and Human Development - For students interested in the intersection of culture and human development across the lifespan - promotes interdisciplinarity and mixed methods within a Psychology framework. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must have:

  • A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.

 Additionally:

M.A. Applied Social Psychology - GRE General and Subject

MA Clinical - GRE General and Subject

MA Culture and Development - Honours training should demonstrate a substantial research component.

Ph.D. +

  • PhD Applied Social Psychology - Trains students to conduct basic and applied social psychological research. Specifically, the program offers training in social psychological theory, research design and methodology, statistics, program evaluation, along with many independent research opportunities. Unique to this program is the emphasis placed on students obtaining research-based experience through diverse practicum and internship placements. Faculty interests are currently: acculturation, body image, criminal justice, diversity, gay and lesbian issues, immigration, intergroup relations, prejudice, reproductive health/mental health, sexuality, and stereotyping.
  • PhD Behavioural Sciences - Designed for students who wish to focus primarily on basic research and theoretical issues leading to scientist's positions for basic psychological research in university, hospital, community, industry, or government settings. BBS offers two areas of specialization: Behavioural Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.
  • PhD Clinical - Accredited by both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. It follows a scientist-practitioner model, blending scholarly research with professional skill training. The program trains clinical psychologists for employment in academic, research, clinical, community, and private practice settings.
  • PhD Culture and Human Development - Designed for students interested in the intersection of culture and human development across the lifespan, and promotes interdisciplinarity and mixed methods within a Psychology framework. Students can undertake research work locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must have:

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.