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
- MAPS – Students in the Master of Applied Psychological Science (Co-operative) program acquire a solid foundation in statistics, scientific methodology, and the field of social psychology that can be applied to research and evaluation in a variety of settings, including government, education, non-profit, and the private sector.
- MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students can focus their research areas on behavioural neuroscience, cognition, health and wellness, developmental psychology, or social psychology.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study. Students can focus their research areas on behavioural neuroscience, cognition, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or social psychology.
- 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
- MAPS – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study. A GRE is required for admission.
- MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study. Of the two requested letters of reference, one should come from someone who is familiar with the applicant's research capability.
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study. Of the two requested letters of reference, one should come from someone who is familiar with the applicant's research capability.
- 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 www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.
MSc, MAPS (co-op), PsyD, PhD
work term, thesis
Duration (Full-time students):
MSc, MAPS: 2 years
PsyD, PhD: 4 years
December 1 (PsyD) for Fall admission
February 1 (MSc, MAPS, PhD) for Fall admission
PsyD, PhD: $15,725-$20,725
Tuition (NL students):
MAPS, MSc: $635-$953/semester
PsyD, PhD: $888/semester
Tuition (Other Canadian students):
MAPS, MSc: $826-$1,239/semester
PsyD, PhD: $1,154/semester
Tuition (International students):
MAPS, MSc: $1,074-$1,611/semester
PsyD, PhD: $1,499/semester