Psychology (MSc)

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Length of program

Full-time: 24 months Part-time: 48 months

Mode of delivery

In person

Program consists of:

  • Thesis
  • Coursework
  • Co-op (optional)




Summer, Fall and Spring

Related programs

Program description

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.

This is a research-based program. Potential applicants who are interested in careers as Canadian Certified Counsellors or Registered Psychologists should consider the M.Ed. Counselling Psychology and Master of Counselling programs.

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.