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Psychological Science

UBC's Okanagan campus offers a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Psychological Science.

The Psychology Department offers opportunities to pursue graduate studies in the following research areas: abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology (i.e. attention, creativity, cultural evolution, laterality and hemispheric interaction), forensic psychology, happiness and well-being, health psychology, personality psychology, and social psychology.

Our Department is strongly research-oriented and, as such, students are expected to engage in research at the onset of their studies. The primary aim of the program is to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to conduct psychological research that is publishable in first-rate journals. We adhere to an apprenticeship model of graduate training in which each graduate student works in close collaboration with a particular faculty member.

Accordingly, an important factor in an applicant’s admissibility is matching the research and professional interests of the student with a faculty member: An application will not advance unless the student has a faculty member who has formally agreed to supervise that student’s research activity.

Graduate students in Psychology receive financial support at levels in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Funding is often time limited; two years for Masters and four years for Doctorate.

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Important Dates:

The deadline for applications for September 2017 study will be December 1, 2016.

Detailed admission and program requirements for the Psychological Science degrees can be found in the Psychological Science Handbook, the College of Graduate Studies, and the UBC Calendar. Studies must be on a full-time basis; part-time study is not offered.