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.
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
**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.
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*
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org).