Master of Science - Psychology

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The Department of Psychology has approximately 30 faculty members and 60 graduate students. Faculty have active research programs in many areas of psychology, many of which rely on volunteers from the community.

Psychology is also part of the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (CABE) program, which offers both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Interested students should apply directly to the CABE program.

The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students can focus their research areas on behavioural neuroscience, cognition, health and wellness, developmental psychology, or social psychology.

Program structure

  • Advanced Statistics in Psychology
  • Research Design
  • Advanced Statistics in Psychology II
  • Directed Studies in Advanced Statistics I
  • Directed Studies in Advanced Statistics II
  • Colloquium Series in Psychology (repeatable, non-credit)
  • Special Topics in Experimental Psychology
  • Learning I
  • Learning II
  • Behavioural Pharmacology
  • Behavioural Analysis of Toxins
  • Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Theory and Methods in Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Group Processes
  • Program Evaluation and Applied Research
  • Project in Applied Psychological Science
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Developmental Changes During Old Age
  • Perception
  • Human Information Processing
  • Human Memory
  • Behavioural Neuroscience I
  • Behavioural Neuroscience II
  • Psychometrics
  • Personality
  • Core Graduate Seminar in Psychology


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study. Of the two requested letters of reference, one should come from someone who is familiar with the applicant's research capability.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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