Admission Requirements

To apply, you must have either an honours degree in psychology or equivalent (i.e. an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology along with sufficient and relevant research experience). If you are interested in counselling, but do not hold those qualifications, you may be interested in either our Master of Education in Counselling, or in completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Found at: http://www2.acadiau.ca/prg_gr_psyc.html

Over the past five years, we have averaged 40 applications for 4 to 5 spaces per year. Of admitted students, the average GPA was 3.6 and generally GRE percentile scores (General Test) were above the 40th percentile. Previous research activity, work experience, and clinically-related public service are considered. Short-listed candidates shall receive a telephone or in-person interview by two or more faculty members in order to augment the selection process. Admission is restricted to those holding a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology (with a thesis) or equivalent (please see chart below).

Admission Requirements

 

Under-graduate Transcripts

General GRE

Letters of Reference (3)

Subject GRE

*Written proof of coursework in specified domains

**Statement of research and applied interests

Evidence of independent research experience and core course research (research design and research statistics)

All applicants

x

x

x

 

 

X

 

International Applicants

x

x

x

x

 

X

 

Applicants without a four-year Honours degree in Psychology***

x

x

x

x

x

X

X

*Biological bases of behaviour (neuropsychology, biological psychology, physiological psychology) Cognitive bases of behaviour (learning, memory, cognition), Social bases of behaviour (social psychology), Individual differences (abnormal psychology, developmental psychopathology) 

 **The statement should describe your academic, research, and clinical interests and how you intend to pursue them in the clinical psychology graduate program at Acadia University. Please state what you are interested in studying and why Acadia University is a good place for you. Please also clearly state general areas of research interests and potential Acadia supervisors in those areas, as well as your career objectives, preparation, suitability for the program, and any other relevant information.

***The onus is on the applicant without a four-year Honours degree in Psychology (thesis based) to demonstrate how requirements have been met.

Also important are previous research activity, work experience, clinically related public service, three letters of recommendation. Priority is given to B.A., B.Sc. Honours Graduates in selecting candidates for Graduate Program. All questions regarding admission and required application documents need to be sent to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies of Acadia University. You can contact them for further information at gradadmissions@acadiau.ca

Deadline: December 15
Fee: $50.00