Why study this program?

The Department of Psychiatry offers outstanding opportunities for students wishing to pursue graduate studies at both the master’s and doctoral level.

The MSc and PhD programs may be taken with a specialization in Epidemiology, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurochemistry, Psychopharmacology, or Psychotherapy.

For further information contact the Department of Psychiatry.

Entrance Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Program Entrance Requirements .


Medicine & Dentistry

Delivery Mode:
On Campus

Program Type:
Thesis Based

Degree Level:
Master's, Doctoral

Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings under the subject heading Psychiatry (PSYCI).

Tuition and Fees

Supervisors must provide a letter of commitment or a formal contract at enrollment into the Graduate Program. The letter needs to detail the funding amount per annum, funding source, and duration of funding. If funding is provided by a different department then a letter from that source needs to accompany the letter of commitment outlining these details. The letter(s) are required for the admission application that is approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

Initial funding commitments should be made for a minimum of two years. Any changes to the funding commitment should be submitted to the Graduate Program Administrator.

For general information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research site.
Scholarships and Financial Support

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers over $29 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for graduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Program-specific inquiries

Please refer to the detailed program information or email

General inquiries

Please check out some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQS) to see if your question has been answered, or contact the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) during our office hours.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1