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Psychology

Our psychology graduate programs have a strong research focus. You’ll become a scientist-practitioner who uses research and evidence-based evaluations and treatments. You can study one of five specialty areas:

  • Cognition and Brain Sciences (including an accelerated option)
  • Lifespan Health and Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology (specializing in Lifespan Development or Neuropsychology)
  • Individualized programs

In these degrees you’ll gain the skills to conduct and communicate research findings. You’ll learn practical job skills, like how to work in a cooperative research environment. You'll complete your education through practical experience in professional psychology.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MSc 2 years Yes No
PhD 4-5 years Yes No
PhD in clinical psychology 5-6 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Brain Sciences
  • Lifespan Health and Development
  • Social Psychology

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Karen Kienapple at psychgrd@uvic.ca or 250-721-6109.

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