Psychology

Clinical Psychology (M.A. and Ph.D.)

  • A PhD is the minimum educational requirement to become registered or licensed to practice as an independent clinical psychologist in most jurisdictions in North America.
  • Students who are most successful in clinical programs are academic high-achievers with strong interest in the science of human behaviour, well-developed interpersonal skills, and the desire to help improve the lives of others through careers in research and professional practice.
  • On admission, students spend 6 to 7 years taking courses, conducting research for their MA thesis and PhD dissertation, accruing supervised clinical experience in a variety of practicum settings, and completing a one-year full-time internship in an accredited clinical setting. 

Accreditation and Memberships:

  • Canadian Psychology Association
  • Council of Canadian Professional Psychology Programs
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship

Applied Social Psychology (M.A. and Ph.D.)

  • The goal of the University of Windsor’s Applied Social Psychology program is to educate students as scholars, researchers, and practitioners in various areas of Social Psychology with an emphasis on Community/Health and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
  • The program’s combination of course work, research, and practicum/internship experiences provides students with the resources necessary to teach, work, and conduct research in a variety of settings, including university departments, educational and community organizations, government agencies, social service agencies, hospitals, businesses, human resource groups, and management consulting firms.

Areas of Emphasis:

Community/Health Psychology: Community & Health psychology courses, research, and experiences develop knowledge and skills related to such areas as cultural diversity, sexuality, violence against women, education, community mental health, promotion and maintenance of health, analysis and improvement of health care delivery, interventions, program development and evaluation, and participatory research methods.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology:  Industrial/organizational psychology courses, research, and experiences develop knowledge and skills related to such areas as organizational effectiveness, human resource development, personnel selection, team building, and leadership development.

Core Curriculum: Core courses include statistics, theory, research methods, as well as ethical and professional issues in applied psychology All PhD students take at least one course in cultural diversity and MA and PhD students take courses from their chosen area of emphasis or across both areas (Community/Health Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

Practicum and Internship: Students also complete a MA level practicum (100 hours) and a PhD level internship (1,000 hours) in a field setting such as a business organization, community organization (including grassroots ones), school/college, or government agency.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall:

December 1 (Clinical Psychology)

January 15 (Applied Social Psychology)


Deadline for Winter: --


Deadline for May: --


Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100


Minimum IELTS: 7.0


Minimum Pearson: 68

Additional Requirements

Graduate Record Examination (GRE General is required).


Three Confidential Reports are required.  


Please include a statement of interest and a CV with your material.


General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding


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