About Our Graduate Program

McGill has a long and distinguished history in Canada and Quebec.

Graduate program in Psychology provides an environment in which students develop skills and expertise that will aid them during future professional, research, and/or clinical careers. The department places the primary importance on conceiving and conducting original research in the student's area of interest.

There are approximately 100 graduate students in the Department, and about 10-20 new students begin study each year. In addition to Canadian students, the department maintains a rich tradition of training international students from all parts of the world including the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Application Workshops

McGill's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies presents key application events to prospective students interested in applying for Fall 2024. These events will cover core topics that extend across many faculties and programs. Some of the events offered are described below. All graduate recruitment events and a registration link can be found using the following link: https://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/events.

  1. Application Workshop
    • In this well-rounded workshop, you’re invited to learn about McGill University, what programs are available at the graduate level, and the key elements of a strong application.
  2. Connecting with a Supervisor Workshop
    • This online workshop will provide you with useful tips for connecting with a research/project supervisor.
    • Note: not all programs require supervisor confirmation at the time of application.
  3. Preparing a Personal Statement Workshop
    • Why are you interested in graduate studies? How do you translate your interest and passion into a few hundred words? In this workshop, you can explore best practices for writing a captivating and robust personal statement.



Please note that the Department does not offer programs in industrial, managerial, consumer psychology, or in counseling or educational psychology.


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