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Psychology Graduate Program (MA, PhD)

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Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in our Master's and PhD in Psychology! Please visit our How to Apply webpages for the priority of consideration deadline for our next admissions cycle, and more information on the application process.

Launched in 2007, Ryerson University's innovative graduate program in Psychology offers students the opportunity to study in the fields of Psychological Science or Clinical Psychology, with a curriculum that is anchored in real-world issues. Trained at and recruited from top universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world, the core faculty that supports the program brings a leading-edge scientific and clinical training approach to student development.

Based in a department known for its experiential and career-focused learning, the graduate program takes advantage of its downtown Toronto location that includes a proximity to major sites for practicum training and clinical research, and offers students access to world-class training opportunities. The department has developed a new facility that includes more than 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research labs. The Psychology Research and Training Centre (PRTC) was built from the ground up, and was designed to meet the specialized research needs of the department. The PRTC is within walking distance of leading research hospitals including St. Michael's Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto Rehab Institute, and the University Health Network--therefore, it is ideally situated for linking research and practice.

In addition to wide-ranging opportunities for clinical placements in the Greater Toronto Area, we partnered with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital to establish a Psychology Training Clinic, which provides clinical psychology students with opportunities for clinical research and training in a primary care setting just a few doors down from the PRTC on Bond Street.

Program Highlights

The graduate program in Psychology offers the following:

  1. Advanced training in psychological science designed to foster excellence in basic, applied, and translational research.
  2. Scientist-practitioner training in clinical psychology designed to meet the rigorous standards for national accreditation set by the CPA (Canadian Psychological Association). The CPA granted full accreditation to the clinical psychology graduate training program in 2012, and has reaccredited the program for 6 years in 2016. 
  3. Opportunities to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by conducting and publishing independent and collaborative research aimed both at advancing theory and solving real-world problems.
  4. Excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research training.
  5. Innovative practica in both the Psychological Science and Clinical Psychology fields, which foster relationships among the community, university, health-care field and in business/industry.
  6. Preparation for careers as experimental and clinical scientists (in university, hospital, industry and other settings), consultants, and a variety of other professional roles.
  7. Preparation for postdoctoral fellowships and careers in academia, health care, and industry.