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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #233 (QS) ,
As they gain knowledge from highly accomplished faculty members, students in the Psychology (PhD Thesis) program will learn specialized training and scientific methods to collect data and perform research in three areas. 

About

Brain and Cognitive Science looks at the mental processes and brain structures involved in movement, perception, learning, memory, and understanding language. Industrial-Organizational Psychology is concerned with individual and group behaviour, as well as the relationships of organization-wide variables to individuals and groups in work settings. Social and Theoretical Psychology involves social and cultural relations, as well as foundational and philosophical questions in psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specializations:

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Medical Imaging (Interdisciplinary)
Courses

Topics may include research design and methodology, brain and cognitive sciences, industrial/organizational psychology and more.

Industrial Organization

Students take courses in research methods and statistics, industrial/organizational psychology and more.

Medical Imaging

Students take a course sequence in medical imaging in additional to the core requirements of the psychology program.

Candidacy

Students are expected to complete both oral and written candidacy exams within 24 months after admission to the program.

Research Proposal

Students must formally present a thesis proposal within 20 months after admission to the program.

Thesis

Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    105

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A thesis-based Master’s degree in Psychology or equivalent. An undergraduate course in statistics/experimental design
  • A one-page research proposal that is used to determine research area of interest and to assess scientific thinking.
  • Two academic letters
  • Students not having an undergraduate or graduate degree in Psychology must write the Psychology Subject Test.
  • A minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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