Prospective Students

Currently the graduate program in Counselling and Clinical Psychology (MA/PhD) comprises two separate fields:

Field 1: Clinical Psychology (MA, PhD) -Offered by the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Field 2: Clinical and Counselling Psychology (MA, PhD) - Offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

The information presented in this website pertains specifically to Clinical Psychology at UTSC. Prospective students who are interested in Clinical and Counselling Psychology offered through OISE must contact them directly.

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. Two academic letters of reference.
  3. A personal statement.
  4. A curriculum vitae.
  5. Completion of the Psychological Clinical Science MA/PhD Program: Faculty Selection Form.
  6. PCS Admissions Checklist submission.