Western University - Canada

24 months
12164 CAD/year
4240 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychology program from the University of Western Ontario is pleased to offer students graduate studies in many areas of psychology. The department has world-renowned faculty members, excellent support staff and facilities, all within a beautiful campus.


The University of Western Ontario is a leading research-focused university that has been rated as providing among the very best of student experiences in Canada. 

The M.Sc. graduates of the Psychology program have gone on to achieve distinguished careers in a wide variety of academic, private sector, and government positions throughout the world.

If you are considering graduate study in psychology, we invite you to explore all that Western has to offer by browsing these web pages.

Empirical methods 

Psychological scientists use empirical methods to understand behavior, broadly defined to include not only overt behavior but the actions of the mind and brain. Graduate study in psychology at Western is designed to produce scientists who use diverse approaches to further our understanding of brain function, cognitive development, social interaction, how humans behave in the workforce, personality, psychopathology (i.e., maladaptive behavior), and many other domains. 

Increasingly, psychological scientists throughout the world study domains that transcend traditional scientific boundaries; hence, our faculty and graduate trainees have expertise in computer programming, molecular biology, advanced mathematics and data modeling, and other fields historically viewed as somewhat distinct from psychology.  

Programme Structure

Fields of Research
  • Clinical Science and Psychopathology
  • Cognitive, Developmental & Brain Sciences
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B+ (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four–year undergraduate honour’s degree or a related field, or an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to our honour’s degree. An honour’s degree in Psychology is required for admission into our Clinical program.
  • Minimum grade average of 78% or B+ in the final two years of the undergraduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12164 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6082 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2120 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


  • Western Funding Package
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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