M.Sc. On Campus

Human Relationships

Wilfrid Laurier University

16 months
13770 CAD/year
5246 CAD/year
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In the Human Relationships program at Wilfrid Laurier University, you’ll hit the ground running and start conducting research with a faculty adviser in the fall of your first year. You'll form close bonds with faculty and peers through small, intensive courses, research lab groups, and regular area meetings including seminars and journal clubs.

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Over the course of 16 to 24 months, with the close mentorship of your adviser, you’ll learn how to develop a program of research, use research methodologies and statistical techniques, present your work in talks and posters, and communicate your research as an expert in the field.

Students with a Master of Science in Human Relationships at Wilfrid Laurier University with a concentration in cognitive and behavioural neurosciences often enter doctoral programs, or pursue employment in environments requiring research skills.


The graduates have gone on to work in medical research, policy and planning for various agencies, and both staff and faculty academic positions.

Examples of jobs held by our graduate include:

  • faculty positions at Algoma University and Grant MacEwan University
  • Multi-Health Systems, Toronto
  • federal government research
  • survey research

Programme Structure

Research Focus

  • Animal models of human medical/mental disorders including addiction, eating disorders and age-related memory disorders.
  • The importance of learning processes including neurobiology of learning and memory, comparative cognition of time and number processing, learning-motivation interface and neural plasticity.
  • The Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience researchers spans a broad range of cognitive neuroscience topics, including visual and auditory perception, motor control, attention, memory and language.

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  • Full-time
    • 16 months

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10 alternative credits

10 credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in psychology or related field.
  • An honours graduate in a program other than psychology, or a combination of psychology and another subject, or general degree graduates may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered. However, a program of appropriate preparatory studies (a qualifying year) may be required of such applicants. Honours graduates in psychology may also be required to successfully complete one or two undergraduate courses before they are admitted to the MSc program.
  • A minimum B average in your last two years of study.
  • Graduate Record Examinations general test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6885 CAD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    5246 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2623 CAD per semester during 16 months.

Tuition per term

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
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