Trent University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
22066 CAD/year
9051 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a future in academic or applied settings at Trent University as you ask and seek answers to meaningful questions in three distinct areas of psychological study: Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Cognition/Perception/Neuroscience.


Guided by faculty members with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods, you will learn how to choose and apply the techniques best suited to informing your research.

Graduates of the program go on to further graduate training and teaching, psychometry, as well as research and management positions in mental health.

  • Work with productive, respected researchers.
  • Use state-of-the-art developmental observation laboratory, animal care facilities, eye- and limb-motion tracking systems and transcranial magnetic stimulation facilities as part of your research.

The master’s program in Psychology at Trent University leads to the degree(s) of Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) depending on the sub-discipline. The program is 2 years in length: students will typically complete their course work in the first year and their research thesis in the second year.

The master’s program has three distinct fields of study: Health, Developmental, and Cognition/Perception/Neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Univariate Statistics
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics
  • Advanced Qualitative Analysis
  • Critical Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Techniques
  • Advanced Neuroendocrinology 
  • Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.
3.7 (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

  • B.A. or B.Sc. honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) in Psychology
  • Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
  • An average of A- (80%, GPA 3.7) in Psychology courses
  • Appropriate previous education and training, plus feasible proposed course of study and research project

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22066 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22066 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9051 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9051 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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