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Applying to our programs

I am currently working toward my Honours degree in psychology. When should I apply for admission the M.A. program I’m interested in?

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies who have not yet completed their degree at the time of application must have completed all requirements for their Bachelor’s degree before they will be allowed to register for the M.A. program. Normally, this means applying by January 15th in the final year of your Honours program, for Fall admission.

When are applications due, and when can I start my program?

Applications are due January 15th of the year in which you wish to begin your studies. Intake for the Master's program is September 1st of the year of application. Students accepted into the Ph.D. program can enroll in the semester immediately following acceptance (May 1st, September 1st, or January 1st).

What is the best way for referees to submit reference letters on my behalf?

Information about reference letters can be found reference letters. Referees should download and complete the confidential recommendation form and save it as a single gray-scale PDF file, then e-mail the completed form to E-mailed documents will be considered official if they are sent from the referee's institutional e-mail address (e.g.,, in which case nothing further is required. E-mailed documents sent from a personal, free e-mail account (e.g.,;, etc.) are not considered official, and a signed paper copy of the completed form with the referee's signature over the envelope’s seal must be sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

What happens if one of my documents arrives after the deadline?

Review of applications will begin January 15th with initial offers sent out the first week of February. If a document arrives after the deadline but before initial offers are sent out, our selection committees will endeavor to include it in their review of your application. Please note that because admission is competitive, applicants with applications that are incomplete at the time of review may be at a competitive disadvantage relative to those with complete applications. If missing documents are received after the initial round of offers has been made, your application will only be considered if space remains in the program.

I have submitted my application and I have a question about it.

Applications are processed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), so all inquiries about application materials or the status of your application should be directed to FGSR. You can confirm that your application has been received and is acknowledged as complete by following the process outlined here.