Admission Procedures


Application Deadline for Psychology Graduate Programs:

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

Students are admitted to our programs based on their grade point average (GPA), three (3) letters of recommendation, and a personal statement expressing interest in graduate training in the field. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are optional. 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, GRE scores, personal statement). Your Referee 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 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. 


** This is a note to Psychology Winter 2021 Applicants*

If your are having issues with uploading your application on EGas, please contact a "Graduate Application Service Specialist"  The link is as follows:

Please note that there is a current glitch in the system. Per the GRE requirement since it is optional at this time - please upload a document stating that the GRE is optional and will not be submitting same in place of the component.**  

** Our Graduate Programs are desinged to be a 6 year PHD program where 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 PHD option when applying** 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A prospective student should have a Psychology Honours B.A: that is, 18-20 psychology courses including introductory psychology, basic and intermediate statistics, and laboratory courses in learning and experimental methods. Students without a Honours B.A who demonstrate a strong research background are eligible for admission consideration. 

All applicants should normally have attained major and cumulative grade point averages equivalent to at least a "B" average in their undergraduate coursework, in particular the last two years of study. These requirements are the minimum acceptable.


Applied Social Psychology

The General GRE test is optional for admission to the Applied Social program


Clinical Psychology

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following for Fall 2021: The General GRE test is optional for those applying for admission to the clinical programs

Letters of Recommendation

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

Personal Statement

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. The statement should be no more than two pages, single-spaced.

English Proficiency Test

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*


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

Funding Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

*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;