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.

We invite you to browse our web pages to learn more about our program. Our online brochure will help you get started. Also, please visit our Graduate Psychology Association site for more information. If you have any questions, please contact either the graduate assistant, Cat Walsh, ( or the Associate Chair, Chris Westbury (

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