Psychology

The graduate program in Psychology is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada, with seven different areas of specialization: Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science; Developmental Science; History & Theory; Quantitative Methods; Social & Personality; Clinical; and Clinical-Developmental. 

Some of these, such as Quantitative Methods and History & Theory, are rarely found at other universities. We are also the only Canadian university with CPA-accredited clinical programs in both Clinical (adult) and Clinical-Developmental, as well as a Clinical Neuropsychology stream. In addition, we offer several diploma programs that allow students to customize their experience even further, making them highly attractive to future employers: Neuroscience (we have a neuroimaging research facility), Health Psychology and Statistics. 

The program boasts more than 90 faculty studying an impressively diverse range of topics. Some students and professors are associated with specialized cross-disciplinary research units: the renowned Centre for Vision Research, the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research and the Centre for Aging Research & Education. Our faculty members also have many collaborative research partnerships with organizations ranging from local hospitals to NASA, and our clinical programs have extensive connections with practicum sites. 

Graduate students are also given the opportunity to engage in pedagogy through teaching assistantships (TAships). The funding package we offer graduate students is one of the best in Canada, and our students are highly successful in obtaining prestigious scholarships. Psychology at York is an exciting place to be — come join us!
 

MA

Offered

  • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Practica AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length

  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

    600

    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

    100

    IELTS (Academic Module)

    7.5

    York English Language Test (YELT)

    Band 1

    YUELI

    Level 6 with Distinction

    MELAB

    Overall score of 85, no component score less than 80

    CAEL

    Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

    Minimum CPE Score

    C

    Minimum CAE Score

    B

    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)

    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.
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 14, 2016 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    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.
    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

    PhD

    Offered

    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Practica AND
    • Dissertation oral examination AND
    • Qualifying examination(s)
    Average Program Length

  • Full-time - 5 year(s)
  • Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

    600

    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

    100

    IELTS (Academic Module)

    7.5

    York English Language Test (YELT)

    Band 1

    YUELI

    Level 6 with Distinction

    MELAB

    Overall score of 85, no component score less than 80

    CAEL

    Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

    Minimum CPE Score

    C

    Minimum CAE Score

    B

    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)

    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.
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 14, 2016 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    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.
    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