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Simon Fraser University

36 months
3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
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The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University prepares students for research and applied careers. The department offers courses and specializations in Cognitive and Neural Sciences; Developmental; Law and Forensic; Social; and History, Quantitative and Theoretical Psychology.

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The Department of Psychology offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

At the graduate studies level, we offer both M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs in our six core areas of Psychology. 

Our graduate programs are oriented toward a PhD degree. Those seeking only a master's degree are discouraged from applying. Students with Bachelor degrees must submit their applications to the MA program. Please note that our graduate programs are not offered online.

Typically, students admitted to our graduate programs have a Psychology Honours degree or a Psychology Major with strong research experience, as well as excellent performance in psychology methodology and statistics courses.

All application materials must be submitted online. We require one copy of all official transcripts to be mailed to SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for those offered admission. 


The Psychology Graduate program from Simon Fraser University , offers specializations in one of the following six Research Areas:

  • Cognitive & Neural Sciences
  • Developmental
  • History, Quantitative & Theoretical
  • Law & Forensic Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Issues in Psychology 
  • Proseminar in Developmental Psychology
  • Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • History, Quantitative and Theoretical Psychology Specialization
  • Law and Forensic Psychology Specialization
  • Research Issues in Psychology Proseminar in Law and Psychology 
  • Proseminar  in Law and Psychology
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Seminar in Law and Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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    3892 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 36 months.

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1600 - 2700 CAD /month
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