Prospective Students

The Psychology Department offers two graduate programs leading to MA and PhD degrees: the Clinical Psychology program and the Psychology Graduate program. Both of our graduate programs are oriented toward a PhD degree. Those seeking only a master's degree are discouraged from applying. Students with Bachelor degrees must submit their applications to the MA program.

Typically students admitted to our graduate programs have a Psychology Honours degree or a Psychology Major with strong research experience, as well as excellent performance in methodology and statisics courses.  

All application materials must be submitted online. We require one copy of all official transcripts to be mailed to SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for those offered admission. Please refer to Application Information for further details.

Please note that our graduate programs are not offered online.

UPDATE: GRE General AND Subject Tests are waived for those applying to the Fall 2023 intake. Please do not include your GRE in any application material.

The Clinical Psychology Graduate program leads to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and is based upon a scientist-practitioner model of clinical training. The program is designed as an integrated sequence leading to a Ph.D. degree, although students must first obtain a master's degree as part of their requirements. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, most recently in 2014 for seven years.

Applicants may seek clinical training in one of the following tracks:

  • Clinical General
  • Clinical Child
  • Clinical Forensic
  • Clinical Neuropsychology

The Psychology Graduate Program provides students with specialized training in one of the following areas of study: