The Psychology MSc program is open and still accepting students for the 2018-19 academic year. The following Psychology faculty are accepting students:

  • Dr. Michael Chan-Reynolds
  • Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant
  • Dr. Kateryna Keefer
  • Dr. Nancie Im-Bolter
  • Dr. Neil Fournier
  • Dr. Lisa Nisbet
  • Dr. Terry Humphreys

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to contact potential faculty prior to applying.  For more information on available supervisors and/or the application process, please contact:


Career Alternatives

The Psychology M.A. or M.Sc. program is primarily intended for those wanting to continue on with doctoral studies. For those students preparing to explore other career options the scientific training and skills provided throughout this program will prepare candidates to pursue further opportunities within the fields of psychology, health sciences, life sciences, neurosciences, and beyond. A few examples include careers in social services, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, market research, consulting, human resources, non-profit, correctional facilities, journalism, and public relations and careers as a behaviour analyst, crisis counselor, statistician, educator, technical writer, or researcher.

One of Canada’s Most Research Intensive Universities

Trent University has consistently been recognized as a centre of high calibre research and scholarship. The total research revenue at Trent continues to grow while the success of Trent faculty in attracting research funding from diverse sources is remarkable. Trent’s ten Canada Research Chairs cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, reflecting the institution’s careful balance between research in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. As federal and provincial governments continue to make knowledge transfer and outreach a priority for post-secondary institutions, Trent will continue to draw on its key strengths to further its research accomplishments and reputation nationally and internationally.

Financing Your Future: Funding, Support and Scholarships

As Trent University recognizes how vital it is for students to have proper funding to help them pursue their graduate work, Psychology M.Sc. / M.A. students receive a minimum of $14,136 per year for the two years of the program. Funding is generated through a number of sources, such as internal and external scholarships, GTAs and faculty research funds. Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC, and OGS) during their last year of undergraduate as well as during their M.Sc./M.A. programs to help maximize available funds.

Life at Trent University

Trent University has earned a reputation for exceptional teaching and innovative research activity. The University as a whole nurtures a collaborative atmosphere in which students from across the country and around the world are encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary learning while enjoying a variety of social and cultural activities. For graduate students in particular, Trent affords a rich research and learning environment that facilitates an interdisciplinary perspective on just about any topic of interest, resulting in a broader range of options upon completion of your Trent degree. Graduate students at Trent also have access to a college dedicated primarily to graduate studies. Located in downtown Peterborough, Catharine Parr Traill College is a hub of activity for all graduate students.

The Peterborough Lifestyle

Trent University is located in Peterborough along the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto. A friendly, mid-sized Ontario city, Peterborough boasts a vibrant arts and music scene, a varied selection of restaurants and pubs, and a full complement of services combined with affordable accommodation. There is also easy access to the surrounding lakes and wilderness of the world famous Kawartha Lakes region. It’s no wonder so many people are recognizing the benefits of living and studying in Peterborough.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Psychology M.A./ M.Sc. program, applicants will normally have completed a B.A. or B.Sc. honours degree in Psychology from a recognized university. They must have an overall average of at least B+ (77%, GPA 3.3) on their last 2 years of full-time study and an average of A- (80%, GPA 3.7) in Psychology courses. Overall and subject specific GRE scores are not required, but are highly recommended. Admissions will be based on the availability of appropriate faculty as supervisors and committee members, feasibility of the applicant’s proposed course of study and research project, and the appropriateness of the applicant’s previous education and training.

For more detailed information regarding the programs, the people, the facilities and coursework that makes choosing graduate studies at Trent an exceptional start to any career, please visit


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(Courtesy Prof. G. Navara)


Contact Information

Department of Psychology – Psychology Graduate Program
Trent University 
Peterborough, Ontario 
K9J 7B8

Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext.7719
Fax: (705) 748-1580