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Experimental and Applied Psychology (MSc, PhD)

The experimental and applied psychology graduate degree programs from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan prepare you for a high-impact career doing psychological research in academic, industry or public-sector settings. For that reason, in addition to your own research, faculty members encourage you to be involved in and contribute to their research programs and to present findings at research conferences in Canada and around the world.

U of R gives you access to traditional laboratory settings as well as to non-academic settings in the community such as law enforcement agencies and schools.

Graduation requirements for both the master’s degree and the doctoral degree include the completion of a faculty-supervised thesis. The PhD program requires comprehensive exams as well.

What Do Experimental and Applied Psychologists Do?

Experimental and applied psychologists work in various research settings — from academic to private industry and the public sector.

Quick Facts

Program: Master of Science (MSc) in Experimental and Applied Psychology Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Experimental and Applied Psychology
Length: Master’s Degree: 2-3 years, thesis required Doctorate: 3-4 years, thesis and comprehensive exams required
Offered Through: University of Regina
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Experimental and Applied Psychology Meet Your Faculty

Why Study Experimental and Applied Psychology at the University of Regina?

University of Regina’s graduate programs in experimental and applied psychology provide rigorous training in research methods and statistics, with an emphasis on developing technical skills — particularly data analysis and computer programming.

Experimental and Applied Psychology Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer scholarships and funding to experimental and applied psychology graduate students?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, or graduate teaching assistant positions.

Experimental and Applied Psychology Scholarships and Awards

Whenever possible, U of R faculty provide support to students through their own grant funding. This includes research assistantships or stipends from their research programs.

Available scholarships include:

  • Faculty of Arts Graduate Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Regina Graduate Scholarship
  • Women in STEM Entrance Scholarship
  • Faculty of Arts Thesis Only Scholarship
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Indigenous Entrance Scholarship
  • Dean of Arts Building Dreams and Futures Scholarship

Apply for these scholarships, and more, by visiting our Graduate Awards Portal (GAP), the U of R online graduate scholarship application system.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:
  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards
What is the PhD comprehensive examination format?

You choose what best meets your career objectives!

  • Writing a mock research grant proposal
  • Completing a research practicum with a community partner
  • Developing a new applied psychology course or experimental psychology course
Do I need an Honours degree to be considered for admission?
You normally need to have completed (or be nearing completion of) an Honours degree in psychology that includes a faculty-supervised thesis. However, you may be considered for admission if your degree included a combination of coursework and research experience that is similar to that of the Honours BA or BSc degrees in psychology offered at the University of Regina. View the requirements of our Honours psychology program.

What Can You Do With an Experimental and Applied Psychology Degree?

Recent graduates of the doctoral program in experimental and applied psychology are in professional positions such as faculty appointments at universities in Canada and abroad, as well as research positions with the Saskatchewan government, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. In addition, some of our master’s program graduates are working at:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot
  • Government of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
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