Graduate Admissions

Psychology

Canada's largest program and one of the most diverse with seven areas of study including the country's only History & Theory of Psychology program; as well as opportunities for research and professional training.

Program focus is to prepare graduates to contribute to solutions of both theoretical and applied problems.

The 77 professors include several who are cross-appointed to other graduate programs such as Biology, Kinesiology & Health Science, Philosophy and Women's Studies.

Sixty-one applied practicum supervisors are affiliated with the program along with 39 adjunct professors.

The program is associated with many research units at York, including: Institute for Social Research; LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence & Conflict Resolution; Centre for Vision Research; Centre for Research in Earth & Space Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Deadlines & Dates
Fall: 
December 11
Minimum Admission Requirements

GPA

B+

Language Proficiency

TOEFL

iBT: 
100

IELTS

Overall Band Score: 
7.5

YELT

Band: 
1

Recommendations

2

Other

MA: General GRE required for those applying to: Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Sciences; Developmental & Cognitive Processes; History & Theory of Psychology; Quantitative Methods; and Social & Personality. Both General and Subject GRE required for those applying to Clinical and Clinical Development.

MA & PhD: Statement of interest required. Applicants are expected to specify the areas that are of primary and secondary interest to them. Once admitted, shifting from one area to another is not normally permitted. Preference is given to applicants with strong academic backgrounds who appear promising as researchers and, for the Clinical Psychology and Clinical-Developmental areas, those who also appear promising as clinical practitioners.

Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Graduate Application Address

  • Completed Application Package means:
    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application.
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package. (Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.) See checklist (PDF).
  • Mail or Courier Completed Application Package to:

Mail
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Courier
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3