Admission Procedures

 

Our Programs:

 

Clinical Psychology (Adult Track, Child Track & Clinical Neuropsychology Track) PhD Program (MA & PhD Combined)

  • The first phase of the doctoral program involves the completion of the master's degree in the first two years of the program.
  • Application Deadline December 1st

(There is no option to do MA only or PhD only. It is a combined MA & PhD program).

Applied Social Psychology – PhD Program

  • Applied Social students may be admitted to the PhD program with a master’s degree from an outside institution. In the case that their previous master’s degree is not from the field of Applied Social Psychology, the Area will determine what courses are needed to supplement their missing background preparation (as specified at admission).
  • Application Deadline January 15th

 

Students are admitted to our programs based on: their grade point average (GPA); completion of at least one statistics course and at least one research methods course; completion of a research-based thesis or equivalent (e.g., an independent research project); three (3) letters of recommendation; a personal statement expressing interest in graduate training in the field, research interests, and research match; and a curriculum vitae/resumé.

Because the selection of students is highly competitive, the available openings are limited, and admission is not guaranteed.

The University of Windsor receives applications to graduate school via an electronic system. The link above takes you to the start of the application process. There you will create an account, select your program(s), enter information about your application and your referees, and pay the application fee. You will then be directed to the University of Windsor Electronic Graduate Admission System, where you will upload the required documents (transcripts, personal statement, CV). Your Referees will receive an email requesting that they complete the recommendation electronically. Please note you will not have to send official copies of transcripts at this point unless you are applying for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).

The Applied Social Psychology Program will continue to accept applications after the January 15th deadline; however, these applications will only be considered if space and funding allows. These applications may not be eligible for internal scholarship competitions. To guarantee consideration for admission and scholarships, students should submit for the January 15th deadline. 

** Our Graduate Programs are designed to be a 6-year PHD program in which an MA is to be completed within the first 2 years - that is why there is no MA option during application process - there is only a PHD option when applying.** 

  • Degree and Course Requirements:

    • A prospective student should have a four-year Psychology Bachelor of Arts Honours or Bachelor of Science Honours degree (or equivalent degrees in adjacent areas, such as cognitive science, social behaviour, health science).
    • Students without an Honours B.A. or BSc. who demonstrate a strong research background are eligible for admission consideration.
    • As part of an applicant’s B.A./BSc. Honours degree, the applicant should have taken at least (a) one statistics course and (b) one research methods course or its equivalent.
    • For applicants who may wish to become a Registered Psychologist, academic credentials required by the College of Psychologists of Ontario can be found here: Psychologist – Section E – Academic Credentials – CPO Public

 

  • Grade Requirement:

    • To be eligible to apply to this program, an applicant must have a GPA from the final two years (or twenty credits) of a conferred/to be conferred degree of 77% Ontario equivalent (roughly an Ontario B+).

 

  • Honours Thesis Requirement:

    • A prospective student should have completed a research-based thesis or equivalent (e.g., an independent research project).

 

  • Letters of Recommendation Requirement:

    • Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants will provide email addresses for each of their letter writers in the electronic application system, and requests for references will be emailed to applicants’ letter writers. It is preferable for all of an applicant’s references to be from academic sources such as their professors. Nevertheless, applicants can submit two academic references and one professional reference if the employment or volunteer position is relevant to their chosen field of study in psychology.

 

  • Personal Statement Requirement

    • Applicants are required to write a personal statement regarding interest in graduate training in the field. Applicants should describe their research interests and indicate potential faculty member supervisors whose research interests are compatible with their own. Applicants applying to the Clinical Program should indicate program track. The statement should be no more than two pages, single-spaced.

 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resumé Requirement

 

  • Proof of English Proficiency Requirement:

For applicants whose native language is not English, a satisfactory score on an English proficiency test is required. Applicants are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency examination score if any one of the following conditions is true: 

  • Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at a Canadian institution.
  • Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at an institution where English was the primary language of instruction, as indicated on our exemption list*
  • *http://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/346/admission-requirements
  • GRE:

  • Please note that as of June 2021 the GRE examination is no longer required for admission applications.

 

Tuition Fee Estimator 

Master's Tuition Calculator - please select Master of Arts 

Doctoral Tuition Calculator - please select PHD - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

http://web2.uwindsor.ca/finance/fee-estimator/

Funding Opportunities

https://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/456/scholarships-and-awards

Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.uwindsor.ca/psychology/406/faqs

Possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. Especially for research-based programs, it is important to note that lack of Faculty resources due to program over-capacity or similar reasons could also result in rejection and is not related to the merit of the student applying. Students interested in applying to a graduate program should contact the department that offers the degree to learn about faculty research specializations and connect with possible research supervisors before applying to see what resources are available to them.

The Department of Psychology encourages applications from self-identified visible minorities, members of First Nations, individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, and individuals with special needs. For further information about the admissions process, please contact the Graduate Secretary (519-253-3000, extension 2215; lwaymout@uwindsor.ca). 

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Application Deadline for Psychology Graduate Programs:

  • Clinical Psychology Graduate Programs - December 1st
  • Applied Social Psychology Graduate Program - January 15th

** Our Graduate Programs are designed to be a 6-year PHD program in which an MA is to be completed within the first 2 years - that is why there is no MA option during application process - there is only a PHD option when applying.**