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!