The program is designed for students interested in the intersection of culture and human development across the lifespan, and promotes interdisciplinarity and mixed methods within a Psychology framework. Students can undertake research work locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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 (12 credit units)

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
  • PSY 803.3
  • PSY 900.0
  • PSY 994.0
  • comprehensive exam
  • electives (6 credit units)
  • thesis defence

Students must complete one of the following:

  • ANTH 802.3;
  • EPSE 843.3;
  • ERES 840.3;
  • ERES 841.3;
  • ERES 845.3;
  • NURS 893.3;
  • PSY 805.3;
  • PSY 809.3;
  • PSY 810.3;
  • or another quantitative/qualitative research methods course, as approved by the department