Psychology Graduate Program - Applying for Admissions
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We hope that you will consider joining us here at the University of Manitoba. We have an energetic, productive, and caring department that will provide the support, education, and research opportunities you need to reach your goals. Once you settle on an area of specialization in which you would like to pursue graduate studies, it is often a good idea to contact a professor or two with whom you might like to work both to introduce yourself and to ask for more information about their interests and research. Admission to our program normally requires a Four-year Bachelor of Arts or Science Honours degree from the UofM, in Psychology or cognate discipline, or its equivalent at another institution. Please refer to our ‘Graduate Study in Psychology’ on line brochure, click on link in the right side bar. Applications for admission to M.A. and Ph.D. programs must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by December 15 of the academic year preceding admission. The application for admission is available at Apply Online.

Where Do I Apply?

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A note regarding GREs and COVID-19: Effective for applications for Fall 2022, all areas require GRE scores with the exception of students applying to our Brain and Cognitive Sciences program. An at-home version [] of the GRE General is currently available due to the pandemic. We do not require or recommend taking the subject test this year. Students experiencing hardship in completing the GRE General due to COVID may request a waiver with their application by submitting a letter outlining their situation in lieu of uploading their scores with their application. Such requests will be considered case-by-case.

A Complete Application Should Include all of the Following:

  1. A completed Application for Graduate Admission and application fee (non-refundable). (Apply Online)
  2. Two completed recommendations from individuals familiar with the student's academic or professional work.  The application Self-Service centre will use information provided by the applicant to generate an email to the recommender that contains a link to an online form within the Self-Service Centre.
  3. For all applicants, except those to the BCS area, scores on three components of the GRE® General Test (analytical, quantitative, verbal) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE®). Applicants to the BCS area are not required to submit GRE® scores but may if they wish. (Note that to ensure meeting the December 15 application deadline, please check for registration and test dates on the GRE® web page at ) and allow an appropriate amount of time to receive test results. You may enter your test date and upload a PDF copy of your unofficial report, which can be confirmed by FGS.
  4. Transcripts are required from ALL recognized, post-secondary institutions attended, no matter whether a degree has been awarded or not. For initial assessment purposes only, unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your online application) are acceptable and preferred. Official transcripts will only be required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies if you are recommended for admission. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the Main Records Office of the issuing institution. In cases where the transcript does / will not clearly state that a degree has been conferred and when it was awarded, a copy of the final degree certificate is required to accompany the transcript. 
    Please note that official University of Manitoba transcripts are not required. If you have access to your Aurora Student account you may upload a web transcript. If not, an Admissions Assistant will add a copy of your transcript to your file for you.
  5. A description of academic or professional goals, a statement which should include a preference ordering of staff members with whom you might wish to work, 2 pages maximum (Statement of Intent).
  6. Any additional information such as special awards, abilities, and publications (CV/Resume).
  7. An English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) score is required of all applicants unless they have received a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or one of the countries listed on the ELPT Exemption List.  International Students Admission Requirements.

Admission to the University of Manitoba, Department of Psychology is highly competitive, therefore it is essential that ALL required documents for your application be completed and submitted by the deadline date.


 Students applying for admission to the Psychology Graduate Program, at the Master’s level, are not required to submit an application for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Applicants will automatically be considered. International students are also automatically considered for the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship when entering their first year of study in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Doctoral level applicants must include in their application the information from pages seven through nine of the UMGF application found at Helpful Links