Graduate Studies

The Psychology Department offers two graduate programs leading to MA and PhD degrees. Our graduate programs are oriented toward a PhD degree. Those seeking only a master's degree are discouraged from applying. Students with a previous master's degree (e.g., an MA that included a thesis in Psychology that was defended) can, on occasion, be admitted directly to the PhD program, but most often enter our MA program (there are coursework requirements specific to SFU Psychology).

Students with Bachelor degrees must submit their applications to the MA program. 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 psychology methodology and statistics courses.

Please refer to Admissions for further details. Please note that our graduate programs are not offered online.

If you have questions, please contact the Psychology Graduate Program Assistant at

The Psychology Graduate Program

This program offers specializations in one of the following five Research Areas:

The Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

This program offers training under one of the following four Research Areas:

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