Program list & descriptions

Psychology ( Masters )

We offer training in five areas of specialization: clinical psychology (with specialization in neuropsychology or lifespan development), cognition and brain science, experimental neuropsychology, lifespan development, and social psychology. In addition, individual programs of study may be designed according to the interests of individual students and faculty members. The clinical psychology training program is fully accredited by both the Canadian and American Psychological Associations.

The programs are designed to provide students with:

  • knowledge and training in their area of specialization
  • the skills necessary to conduct and communicate the results of new research and to work co-operatively with others in a research environment; and
  • opportunities to gain practical experiences in various aspects of professional psychology.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA, BSc B+ with degree in psychology

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September December 1 December 1


  • Statement of intent
  • TOEFL 100 (internet based)
  • GRE (general test)
  • Prospective graduate student information form
  • For details, please consult the Psychology website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office Nicole Smirl 250-721-7525 COR A236
Wendy Davies 250-721-8968 COR A236
General Office FAX 250-721-8929 COR A236
Chair Ulrich Mueller 250-721-7522 COR A237
Department Secretary Stella Chan 250-721-7524 COR A235
Administrative Officer Annette Barath 250-721-6142 COR A236a
Graduate Secretary Karen Kienapple 250-721-6109 COR A236
Psychology Clinic Lori-Ann Larsen 250-721-7538 COR A163
Laurie Fitzgerald 250-721-7538 COR A216
Psychology Clinic FAX 250-472-5319 COR A163
Electronics Technician Chris Darby 250-721-7544 COR A083
Programmer Analyst Doug Thomson 250-721-7528 COR A260

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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