Admissions

Application deadlines for the 2019-2020 cycle will be announced in the summer of 2018. Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. A four-year bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized university
  2. At least an A- (or first class standing) in the final two years of undergraduate study
  3. Competitive scores on General and Subject tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  4. At least 4.0 to 6.0 full course equivalents (or 8 to 12 semester courses) in psychology, including statistics and some laboratory research experience. Students who are admitted to the program without 4.0 to 6.0 FCEs in required undergraduate coursework may be required to complete additional courses in the master's program. Students with a strong background in mathematics, computer science, statistics, biological science, or neuroscience are encouraged to apply even if they have fewer than the suggested number of psychology courses.
  5. Two academic letters of reference. Letters provided by admitting faculty will not be accepted.
  6. A personal statement describing your research, clinical interests and qualifications (maximum 3 pages, single-spaced)
  7. A curriculum vitae
  8. Completion of the Psychological Clinical Science MA/PhD Program: Faculty Selection Form
  9. PCS Admissions Checklist submission

The requirements outlined above are for program entry at the MA level. Prospective students who already have an existing master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (and comparable to our MA program) may consider admissibility under the requirements of the PhD program:

  1. A master's degree with specialization in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent) from a recognized university, with a minimum A- average and excellent research performance.
  2. Competitive scores on General and Subject tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  3. Two academic letters of reference
  4. A personal statement
  5. A curriculum vitae
  6. Completion of the Psychological Clinical Science MA/PhD Program: Faculty Selection Form
  7. PCS Admissions Checklist submission

International Applicants

Applicants whose degrees were obtained outside North America should check the SGS Admission Requirements. The International Degree Equivalencies Chart will help you assess whether you are eligible for entry into our graduate program.

If your primary language is not English and you have graduated from a non-Canadian University where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English. This can be accomplished by completing either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or its equivalent. This requirement must be met at the time of application. Additional information can be found at the University of Toronto Admissions site