York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Psychology, General
Description The graduate program in Psychology is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada, with seven different areas of specialization: Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science; Developmental Science; History & Theory; Quantitative Methods; Social & Personality; Clinical; and Clinical-Developmental. Some of these, such as Quantitative Methods and History & Theory, are rarely found at other universities. We are also the only Canadian university with CPA-accredited clinical programs in both Clinical (adult) and Clinical-Developmental, as well as a Clinical Neuropsychology stream. In addition, we offer several diploma programs that allow students to customize their experience even further, making them highly attractive to future employers: Neuroscience (we have a neuroimaging research facility), Health Psychology and Statistics.
Website: Psychology at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
The usual prerequisite for admission to the PhD Program in Psychology is a master?s degree in psychology. However, the Graduate Program in Psychology will consider applications from exceptional students with a master?s degree in other fields. Normally students may not enter the PhD program until they have completed all the master?s requirements including the thesis. Students completing their MA at York are not automatically accepted into the PhD program; they must make a formal, but internal, application for advancement into the PhD program. GRE scores are not required for those applying to the PhD program in psychology.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017