M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology)

24 months
14596 CAD/year
6591 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters of Science in Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology) at Saint Mary's University prepares students to examine and understand human behaviour directly related to legal processes.  


Graduates in Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology) program at Saint Mary's University will have evidence-based knowledge of the relationship between psychology and the law in the Canadian justice system, including understanding criminal behaviour and managing offenders. 

Key Features 

  • Graduates with this education and training in forensic psychology can contribute to the work of the justice system, public service, and to teaching and research in the academy.

Programme Structure

Graduates will have a solid understanding of quantitative research methods that can be applied in:

  • basic forensic psychology research,
  • program evaluation,
  • the theory and psychometric properties of commonly used forensic measures, and
  • the development of forensic instruments.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MSc in Applied Psychology follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar. 
  • In addition, admission to the program requires an honours degree in Psychology or its equivalent [the equivalent of sixty (60) credit hours in Psychology including an independent research project). 
  • Applicants must submit a completed online application form, official transcripts, 3 recommendation forms, and the Graduate Record Exam scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research by December 15th. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14596 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14596 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6591 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6591 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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