The Department of Psychology’s graduate programs owe their strength to the quality of our research faculty, well-organized programs of study, extensive opportunities for student-faculty interaction, and a diverse offering of research specializations.

Graduate students form an integral part of the Department’s research and teaching activities and they represent the future of psychology research and discovery. Our 125 full-time psychology graduate students conduct research across the spectrum of psychology representing these sub-disciplinary specializations: Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive Science, Developmental, Health, Quantitative Methods, and Social/Personality.

Each year, the Department of Psychology accepts a total of 15-20 graduate students (MA and PhD students) from approximately 250 applicants.  The online Graduate Admissions Application is available from 1 September 2016 to 1 December 2016 for students applying to begin their studies in September 2017.  Admissions requirements to the Graduate Program in Psychology can be found on the Admissions Information and Application Procedures page. Please also refer to our FAQ page for additional admissions-related information.

All applicants are encouraged to apply for funding and awards. Information on funding opportunities, including those available to international students, can be found on the Awards & Funding page.

Visit UBC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for more information on graduate studies at UBC, including additional information on Awards & Funding, UBC resources for graduate students, and the cost of living in Vancouver.