Psychology

Fredericton campus

  • Degrees Offered: MA/PhD, PhD
  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Study Options: Thesis
  • Duration: Experimental - 5 years; Clinical - 6 years
  • Entry terms: Fall

Whether you want to work in an academic or a clinical setting, counsel children or adults, or open a private practice, UNB Fredericton’s psychology graduate program can help you get there. Students gain a real-world understanding of psychological issues and conduct clinical research through practicum training at our on-campus Psychological Wellness Centre.

Our clinical program is accredited by The Canadian Psychological Association and adheres to a scientist-practitioner perspective so students develop the assessment and intervention skills needed to succeed. Our experimental program emphasizes research and teaching skills and is tailored around students’ unique interests. We collaborate with our Saint John campus to provide access to a wide range of psychological research opportunities and courses.

Research Areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Feminist Psychology
  • Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
  • Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Clinical Psychology

Current Faculty Research

  • E. Sandra Byers: Human Sexuality (communication, satisfaction, dysfunction, sexual violence)
  • Barbara D'Entremont: Infant and Child Development, Autism, Social Cognition
  • Ryan Hamilton: Cancer Survivorship, Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Troy Harker: Neuropsychology, Cognitive Electrophysiology, Health Psychology
  • Diane LaChapelle: Health and Rehabilitation Psychology, Chronic Pain
  • Janine Olthuis: Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions, Substance Use 
  • Lucia O'Sullivan: Sexual Health and Intimate Relationships of Young Adults and Adolescents
  • W. Q. Elaine Perunovic: Self-Concept and Identity, Bilingualism and Biculturalism
  • C. Darren Piercey: Cognitive Science, Virtual Reality Treatment of Anxiety
  • M. B. Carmen Poulin: Feminist Psychology, Experiences of Women and Marginalized Groups
  • Scott Ronis: Youth Emotional & Behaviour Problems, Access to Mental Health Services, Family Systems
  • Heather Sears: Adolescent Development, Help-Seeking Behaviour, Family Relationships
  • Biljana Stevanovski: Visual Memory, Emotional After-Effects of Attention, Testing & Memory Performance
  • Daniel Voyer: Cognition, Perception, and Individual Differences

Application Requirements

  1. All applicants must hold an undergraduate honours degree in psychology with a minimum cumulative GPA of A-. A thesis or equivalent research experience is required.
  2. Applicants must submit:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores for the general test
    • 500-word statement describing research interests, research experience and career goals
    • Three academic reference letters
    • Complete application form
  3. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed:
    • International English language testing system (IELTS) = band 7
    • Paper-based TOEFL = 600
    • Internet-based TOEFL = 213
    • TWE = 4.0

Funding

All students are considered for an Arts Faculty Graduate Assistantship (part scholarship, part teaching assistantship) which is awarded on a competitive basis (one MA year about $15,000, four PhD years about $19,000). Students are expected to apply for external funding and have been very successful in these competitions. Currently, we have graduate students with funding from SSHRC (Master’s, Doctoral, and CGS), NSERC (CGS), and CIHR (Master’s and CGS).

Contact Us

For more information on our program, contact Dr. Scott Ronis, Director of Graduate Studies, or Jessica Carter, Graduate Studies Assistant.

Related: Graduate Program in Psychology

Psychology Information Sheet