Graduate Studies

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Psychology at the University of Alberta. We offer MA, MSc, and PhD degrees, with specializations in five main research areas:

Our program uses an apprenticeship model for graduate training and aims to train skilled and independent researchers who will make significant contributions to the discipline of psychology. Our program encourages early, significant, and sustained involvement in research through apprenticeship-style training, mentored by a group of vigorous world-class faculty members. Our graduate alumni have successful positions in universities and colleges, branches of government, and industry.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of our Psychology program.

We invite you to browse our web pages to learn more about our program and graduate student opportunities. Also, please visit our Graduate Psychology Association site for more information. If you have any questions, please contact either the graduate assistant, (, or the Associate Chair, Chris Westbury (

Check out the links below to learn why the city of Edmonton and the University of Alberta are great places for graduate studies.