PhD student on campus, with a couple in the background under an umbrella
UVic psychology graduate students have many opportunities to engage in exciting research. Lisa Hoplock studied the psychology behind marriage proposals for her PhD.

Graduate studies in psychology

UVic will give you an edge. It’s a place where breakthroughs happen and changes are made. Here, on the stunning west coast of Canada, we inspire new perspectives and make a difference for people, places and the planet.

A strong research orientation encompasses all areas of graduate study, and continuous involvement in research is a defining feature of the UVic Psychology graduate student experience. Our programs develop scientist-practitioners interested in research and evidence-based treatment and evaluation. Our graduates continue on to distinguished careers in academics, the private sector and government positions throughout the world.


Our graduate program is organized in five broad training areas at the MSc and PhD levels:

Getting started

To find out more about starting in the graduate program, review the Admissions page.

Application deadline is Dec. 1.


Contact our graduate program secretary or graduate advisor with any questions about our programs or the application process.

What are our faculty studying?

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