Master of Arts in Psychology

 

Graduate Program Director: Gordon Hodson – ghodson@brocku.ca

Specializations:

  • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Lifespan Development
  • Social / Personality

Entry point: September

Program length: Two years (6 terms)

Application deadline: December 15, 2014

Please note that the deadline for MA and PhD applications for the next admissions cycle has been changed from January 6, 2015 to December 15, 2014. However, we will continue to accept and review applications up to and including January 6, 2015.

How to apply:

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.

For applicants with an undergraduate honours degree with a major in psychology or neuroscience:

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:

  • Scores from the General section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). See the program website for additional information.The institution code for Brock University is 0895; the department code is 2016. Scores on the GRE subject (psychology) test are NOT required for those with backgrounds in psychology or neuroscience.
  • Include a Personal Statement of Interest. It should be no more than one page and provide some indication of your research experience (i.e. thesis research, RA work) as well as your intermediate and long term goals. Although not a requirement for your application package, an updated CV, listing any publications, presentations, research assistant work, etc. would be considered an asset. Statement (and optional CV) must be uploaded.
  • The Research and Faculty Checklist (Click on the link to open the form and then save it to your computer.  Open the form in Adobe, complete the information, and then save it as a PDF.  You can then upload the form to the portal)

If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English, must be scanned and uploaded.

For applicants applying with backgrounds other than psychology or neuroscience:

The Department will consider applications from applicants with backgrounds other than psychology or neuroscience. The applicant must have completed a Bachelor’s Thesis in another discipline that involved empirical research at a level comparable to a Psychology (or Neuroscience) Honours Thesis. Candidates must submit Graduate Record Examination Scores, both the General GREs and the Advanced Psychology (and/or Neuroscience) section. When applicants are unable to provide evidence of sufficient background preparation, they may be advised to take upper level Psychology undergraduate courses and reapply. Advising an applicant to upgrade does not obligate the Department to accept the candidate upon resubmission. If you have further questions please email psycgradinfo@brocku.ca.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:

  • Scores from the General section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). See the program website for additional information.
  • Scores from the Psychology (and/or Neuroscience) section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate studies. It should be no more than one page and provide an indication of your research interests as well as your intermediate and long-term goals. If you are interested in including a CV (optional) indicating any relevant research, teaching or work experience, please include 1-2 pages of CV at the end of the statement of interest document.

Please note: If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English, must be digitally scanned and uploaded with your application.

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Brock University!