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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
November 24, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Psychology (PhD)

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Dr. Christian Jordan, Program Coordinator

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The PhD program in Psychology at Laurier is based on a mentorship model, where faculty members work closely with a small cohort of students. Our graduate program is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching, or for applied opportunities in various community and social agencies. Faculty members are strong researchers with external grant support and international reputations. Students choose to specialize in one of five areas of psychology: Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Community Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Social Psychology.

Program Details

Duration of Program
36 months
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

†Minimum Standing
Masterís Degree in a relevant field of study †A-

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Application Due
January 15
August 15
December 15


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $19,000/year
Average financial support:
$21,000 - $24,000/year

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • studentships.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


Although not required, because our program is based on a mentorship model, prospective students are encouraged to contact prospective thesis advisors.