What will I learn?

The graduate program in Psychology is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada, with seven different areas of specialization: Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science; Developmental Science; History & Theory; Quantitative Methods; Social & Personality; Clinical; and Clinical-Developmental.

Some of these, such as Quantitative Methods and History & Theory, are rarely found at other universities. We are also the only Canadian university with CPA-accredited clinical programs in both Clinical (adult) and Clinical-Developmental, as well as a Clinical Neuropsychology stream. In addition, we offer several diploma programs that allow students to customize their experience even further, making them highly attractive to future employers: Neuroscience (we have a neuroimaging research facility), Health Psychology and Statistics.

The program boasts more than 90 faculty studying an impressively diverse range of topics. Some students and professors are associated with specialized cross-disciplinary research units: the renowned Centre for Vision Research, the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research and the Centre for Aging Research & Education. Our faculty members also have many collaborative research partnerships with organizations ranging from local hospitals to NASA, and our clinical programs have extensive connections with practicum sites.

Graduate students are also given the opportunity to engage in pedagogy through teaching assistantships (TAships). The funding package we offer graduate students is one of the best in Canada, and our students are highly successful in obtaining prestigious scholarships. Psychology at York is an exciting place to be — come join us!

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 15,077) per year
Application deadline

15 December 2021

Start date

September 2022


Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

You can apply to our graduate programs if you hold an Honours degree (four years of study) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution. Recommended overall grade point averages (GPA) vary by program, but will be a “B” at minimum.


Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) - 600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100

IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5

YUELI - Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) - Graduate with distinction

CAEL - Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score - C

Minimum CAE Score - B

Duolingo -125
PTE Academic -76

The application deadline is Dec 15