- Honours BA in Psychology with research-based thesis or equivalent.
- Minimum of 18 courses in Psychology, including introductory psychology, basic and intermediate statistics, testing and measurement, and laboratory courses in learning and experimental methods.
- Minimum GPAs equivalent to a B-average.
- Minimum GRE scores > 60th percentile for Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing, and a minimum score > 50th percentile on Quantitative Reasoning; the psychology subject test is not required.
- Three strong letters of recommendation, preferably from academic faculty members.
- We recommend that applicants show evidence of research experience. Although not required, our most competitive applicants typically have authorship on presentations and/or publications prior to applying to our program.
- We also recommend that applicants have meaningful exposure to one or more clinical populations.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify faculty members with whom they have overlapping research interests and contact those faculty members in advance to inquire if they are taking graduate students that year.
Timeline for the admissions process
- Applications are due December 1 each year.
- Applications are evaluated by CN faculty. We typically interview 8-10 students via Skype in January. Following those interviews and additional consideration by CN and departmental faculty, 3-4 students are offered admission by early March each year.
- Students who are offered admission are invited to an open house in early March so that they may meet with faculty and students, tour program facilities, and ask questions. In accordance with CPA accreditation policies, all applicants have until April 15 to accept or decline offers of admission.
Curious about the courses you will be required to take? Check the attached document (.pdf format) that provides an overview of our courses and the timing of the courses.