The M.A. in Applied Social Psychology trains students to conduct basic and applied social psychological research. Specifically, the program offers training in social psychological theory, research design and methodology, statistics, program evaluation, along with many independent research opportunities. Unique to this program is the emphasis placed on students obtaining research-based experience through diverse practicum and internship placements. Faculty interests are currently: acculturation, body image, criminal justice, diversity, gay and lesbian issues, immigration, intergroup relations, prejudice, reproductive health/mental health, sexuality, and stereotyping.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • CV or resume

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

A minimum of 15 credit units, including the following:

  • PSY 805.3
  • PSY 810.3
  • PSY 811.3
  • PSY 862.3
  • PSY 900.0 (Research Seminar)
  • PSY 902.0 (Practicum)
  • PSY 903.0 (Internship)
  • PSY 994.0 (Thesis)
  • a minimum 3 credit units of electives