Programs

Application Information

We welcome applications from all individuals who meet our minimum admission requirements.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree or graduate degree
  • Close match of research interests with one or more faculty members
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better in last two years or equivalent of study
  • When primary language is not English, either:
    • a satisfactory score on the TOEFL (minimum total score of 88 on the iBT with a score of at least 20 in each skill area)
    • or, baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized institution, in which the language of instruction is English
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a requirement for admission to the graduate program. This requirement can be waived with the explicit consent of the applicant's potential supervisor(s). In the absence of the supervisor's consent, applications lacking GRE scores will be considered incomplete

Application

  1. Submit Application for Research Supervision & Graduate Assistantship
  2. Fill out Graduate Application
    • Once initiated you have 21 days to complete application
    • Upon submission remit $100 application fee payable with Mastercard or Visa
  3. Complete Graduate Record Examination (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical) and, if applicable, a TOEFL exam
    • Request that results be sent directly to Department at address below
  4. Request three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your understanding of the research process and your potential as a researcher and teacher
    • Letters of recommendation can be printed and must be sent to us directly from the referee
  5. Request two sets of official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended be sent directly to Department at address below. Please read the Requirements for Acceptance of Uploaded Transcripts
  6. Prepare statement of research interests
    • Include sections on your background in psychology, research experience, whom you want to work with in Department and why, specific research interests, and career goals
    • Email statement to psygrad@ualberta.ca including your application and ID numbers
  7. Prepare a C.V.
  8. Deadline: January 15 for admission the following September
    • Graduate students are admitted only in September
    • Complete applications received prior to January 15 will be considered for early adjudication of scholarships
  9. Check status of application through Bear Tracks
    • Bear Tracks password information will be sent via email after online application is submitted