Both the M.Sc. and M.A. in Psychology are research-based programs that train students in research methods and data analysis in the Psychological Sciences. The goal of both programs is to train high-quality researchers and prepare students for Ph.D. programs in Psychology and related disciplines. The main difference between the programs is the area of focus. M.Sc. Psychology students focus on evolutionary and mechanistic approaches to psychology, whereas students in the M.A. Psychology program focus on social and humanistic approaches to Psychology. Applicants should discuss which program is appropriate for them with their prospective supervisor.
For more information please contact Associate Department Chair: Dr. Jennifer Williams
For the M.Sc. program, students are required to complete courses, a thesis, and a thesis oral Defence. Two to six graduate term courses or equivalent (9.0 [6.0] to 18.0 credit hours) are required for this program. Students develop their programs in consultation with their supervisors. Course descriptions of courses offered at the University of Lethbridge are available in the course catalogue. You can also view the dynamic schedule on the Registrar's Office website to see what courses are being offered and when.
Finding a supervisor
Students are required to secure a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application for this program. For further information on finding and securing a potential supervisor in your area of interest please visit our Search Supervisors page.