Graduate Programs


The Department of Psychology offers an integrated MA/Ph.D degree in: (1) Clinical Psychology and (2) Experimental Psychology. Students may be admitted to either program with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree and will complete requirements for the Ph.D. [Students accepted into one of the two programs are not permitted to switch to the other program except under exceptional circumstances. Students wishing to switch must reapply for admission to the other program so that they can be considered along with all other applicants.] A master’s degree will not typically be conferred during the course of study. These degrees are approved at all appropriate levels of the University and by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

The integrated M.A./Ph.D. is designed to provide extensive specialized study. The Experimental Program uses a research-mentoring model to provide individualized training in research and teaching to prepare students for research-oriented careers. The Clinical Program provides students with skills in assessment, treatment and outcome evaluation for careers in service settings under appropriate supervision as well as preparing students for academic and research careers in clinical psychology. More specific information about these two programs can be found by following the links above.

In addition to the two doctoral programs, there is also a terminal MA Program in Experimental Psychology that is administered by the Department of Psychology at UNB Saint John. Students in this program can be supervised by faculty members of the Graduate Academic Unit in either the Saint John or Fredericton campuses. All applications to this program are processed through the Saint John campus. Further information can be obtained at the following web page: Saint John MA Program