Admissions Criteria

In order to ensure your online application is properly processed, please ensure you have met all the standard graduate school requirements as well as the psychology program-specific requirements outlined below.

Students applying with a Bachelor's degree in psychology:

  • Honour's degree or equivalent in psychology
  • Honour's thesis
  • Coursework in:
    • history and systems
    • biological bases of behaviour
    • cognitive-affective bases of behaviour
    • developmental bases of behaviour
    • social bases of behaviour
    • systems of psychotherapy
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.7 / 4.3
  • General GRE scores (Subject GRE scores are not required but strongly recommended)
  • 3 reference letters speaking to both academic and clinical suitability. Referees will also be asked to complete a supplemental form regarding academic suitability as well clinical suitability.
  • A statement of research experience, research interests, and career goals (500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (A complete list of awards and honours you have received, professional presentations or publications that you have authored or co-authored and any relevant volunteer and employment positions. Example: research assistant)

Students applying with a Master's degree in psychology:

•May be given advanced standing. Courses will be judged for equivalency by the Clinical Program Committee.

International Students:

•Minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL for applicants whose first language is not English.

Application Procedures

To complete the online graduate admission application, click “Apply Online” and follow the instructions.

Application deadline is December 15th.   All official supporting documentation not included with your online application (example: official transcripts) should be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 5A3
Tel (506) 453-4673
Fax: (506) 453-4817

The Department of Psychology is committed to pluralism and diversity in its programs. We encourage applications from qualified students within cultural, visible minority, and disability communities. Our policies and procedures concerning graduate admissions are non-discriminatory with regards to gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disabilities.

Final decisions about admission into the clinical program are made by the Clinical Program Committee. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 (based on a 4.3 grade point system) or equivalent is normally required. In addition, the Clinical Program Committee will consider the applicant’s GRE scores, letters of reference regarding academic and clinical potential, and statement of research interests and career goals. Admission to the clinical program involves a three-step process. First, all applicants are screened based on information provided in the application packet. A list of applicants who meet the minimum admissions criteria is then circulated to faculty who will contact those applicants they are interested in interviewing. These students constitute a short list of possible candidates. Second, all short-listed candidates are interviewed by telephone, typically by the potential thesis supervisor and one other faculty member from the Clinical Program Committee. The interview focuses on assessing the match between the applicant’s career objectives and the resources available in the clinical program as well as the interests of the thesis supervisor. Finally, based on all of the information gathered during the admissions process, final decisions are made by the Clinical Program Committee to recommend an offer of acceptance to an initial group of candidates, with the remaining individuals assigned to a waiting list.