Ph.D. On Campus

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Saint Mary's University

36 months
14607 CAD/year
7879 CAD/year
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The PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary's University emphasizes the scientific study of work through research, course work, and applied experiences. Our PhD students build expertise through independent research projects, a dissertation and active engagement in the field through departmental activities and conferences.


The Benefits of Doing a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University

  • Build independent research programs in cognate areas of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary's University
  • Participate in collaborative research and practice with faculty and student colleagues.
  • Develop specialized expertise in the application of organizational research methods including leading edge quantitative analytic techniques.
  • Work with organizations to develop and evaluate novel solutions to real world problems.
  • Opportunities to teach and develop pedagogical skills.
  • Work with the largest concentration of I/O faculty members in Canada and connect with the CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety.

Programme Structure

  • Students work closely with faculty members and each other to conduct novel research in a supportive research environment. Faculty members mentor students on occupational health psychology, leadership, work stress, organizational justice, human factors, organizational climate, organizational conflict and negotiation, gender, and employee recruitment, selection, and performance. 
  • Specialized course work with small cohorts of students builds content knowledge and often includes applied outreach and research activities. Opportunities to develop teaching skills in the undergraduate program at Saint Mary’s University are often available to interested PhD students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A master’s degree in I/O Psychology or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 (B+ average)

Tuition Fee

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    14607 CAD/year
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  • National

    7879 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7879 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
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