Psychology (Applied Social Psychology)

University of Guelph

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Psychology (Applied Social Psychology) program of University of Guelph is designed to prepare students for research careers in a wide range of applied and academic settings.

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The Psychology (Applied Social Psychology) program of University of Guelph has a strong social justice orientation and is best suited to students who wish to investigate social processes and problems, in areas that include: health and illness, gender, violence, prejudice, inequality, cooperation, culture, immigration, intergroup relations, science and technology.

We offer both Master’s and Doctoral fields. The MA requires completion of course work in applied social psychology and methodology, as well as a practicum in an applied setting and the preparation and defense of a research thesis.

Research Areas

  • Health and Illness
  • Gender and Violence n Culture, Migration and Globalization
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Psychology of Science and Technology
  • History and Theory of Psychology

Are you interested in:

  • Public Health, Health, and Social Policy
  • Gender and Violence n Science and Publics
  • Difference, Marginality, Migration n Evolution, Social Relationships, and Cooperation

Career opportunities

  • Applied Researcher
  • Research Consultant
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Analyst/Advisor
  • Tenure-Track Academic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Discrete-variable Statistics
  • Practicum
  • Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • Critical Approaches to Applied Social Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology and intervention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


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+ (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours BA/BSc (or equivalent) in Psychology or affiliated field, with a minimum B+ average
  • Senior honours thesis or research project equivalent n Intention to proceed to PhD
  • GRE General Test for MA application
  • GRE Psychology Test recommended for international and non-psychology applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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