Why Psychology @ Memorial?

The Department of Psychology has approximately 30 faculty members and 60 graduate students.  Faculty have active research programs in many areas of psychology, many of which rely on volunteers from the community.

Psychology is also part of the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (CABE) program, which offers both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Interested students should apply directly to the CABE program.

Description of programs

  • PsyD – The goal of the PsyD program is to train students to become professional clinical psychologists and as such, the program emphasizes acquisition of research knowledge and skills in the solution of applied problems. The curriculum focuses on development of seven competencies: relationships, assessment and diagnosis, intervention, research, consultation, supervision, and ethics and standards. A particular emphasis is placed on issues related to rural practice and multidisciplinary teamwork. In addition to a program of required coursework, successful completion of the PsyD program will also involve fulfilment of the requisite supervised practica experiences, passing a comprehensive examination, producing an independent research thesis, and completing an approved clinical internship.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Psychology website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • PsyD – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in Psychology that includes courses in each of the following areas: abnormal psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, history and systems, learning theory, neuroscience, research design, social psychology and statistics, as well as an honours thesis. We encourage and welcome Canadian citizens and permanent residents from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply to our program, including people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, Indigenous Peoples, racialized people, and people with disabilities. At present, this program is only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit

Program Information
Degrees Offered:



work term, thesis

Duration (Full-time students):

4 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

December 1 (PsyD) for Fall admission 




PsyD, PhD: $15,725-$20,725

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Tuition (NL students):

PsyD, PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

PsyD, PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

PsyD, PhD: $1,499/semester

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