Fredericton campus

  • Degrees Offered: MA/PhD, PhD (No terminal MA offered)
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Study Options: Thesis
  • Duration: Experimental - 5 years; Clinical - 6 years
  • Entry terms: Fall

For a variety of career goals, UNB Fredericton’s psychology graduate program can help you get there.

Our clinical program is accredited by The Canadian Psychological Association and adheres to a scientist-practitioner. We offer generalist training to equip students with the skills needed to work across the lifespan with children, adolescents, and adults. Our in-house training clinic (the Psychological Wellness Centre) enables students to begin practicing their newly developing clinical skills in their first year of the program. Research skill are honed through the completion of apprenticeships and dissertation. Research opportunities are available in diverse methodologies and in both basic and applied topics.

Our experimental program prepares students for careers in a wide variety of scientific, academic, and applied settings, and follow an apprenticeship model where students are exposed to individualized research, teaching, and applied experiences, in collaboration with their supervisor, other faculty members, and community partners.  We collaborate with our Saint John campus to provide access to a wide range of psychological research opportunities and courses.

Research areas

  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Feminist Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health, Exercise, and Sports Psychology
  • Sexual Health
  • Social-Personality Psychology

Current faculty research

  • E. Sandra Byers: Human Sexuality (communication, satisfaction, dysfunction, sexual violence)
  • Scott Deibel: Interplay between Memory and Circadian Rhythms
  • Barbara D'Entremont: Infant and Child Development, Autism, Quality of Life and Well Being for Autistic Individuals and their Families, Social Cognition
  • Ryan Hamilton: Cancer Survivorship, Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Diane LaChapelle (she/her): Health and Rehabilitation Psychology, Chronic Pain
  • Emilie Lacroix: Body Image and Disordered Eating
  • 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, Cultural Psychology
  • 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, Youth Sexual Experiences
  • Heather Sears: Adolescent Development, Help-Seeking Behaviour, Family Relationships
  • Biljana Stevanovski (she/her): Attention and Memory, Cognition Perception
  • Daniel Voyer: Cognition, Perception, and Individual Differences
  • Veronica Whitford: Developmental Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics

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. General and Subject GRE scores are no longer accepted. 
  3. Applicants must submit:
    • 500-word statement describing research interests and experience; clinical interests and related experience, if applicable; and career goals
    • Three academic reference letters
    • Complete application form
  4. 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
    • MELAB = 85
    • CanTest = band 4.5
    • PTE =65


All students are considered for an Arts Faculty or departmental Graduate Assistantship (part scholarship, part teaching assistantship); Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis (one MA year at about $16,000, four PhD years at about $20,000). Students are also nominated for other internal award competitions. 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 (Doctoral and CGS), and CIHR (Master’s).

Contact us

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

Office: Keirstead Hall, Rm. 119

Phone: 1-506-453-4707

Related: Graduate Program in Psychology