Psychology - MASc (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

December 1 (for admission in September of the following year)*

*NOTE: all relevant documents pertaining to your application must be uploaded by December 1.  See the Department of Psychology - Application procedures page for detailed information.

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 24 months*
Registration option(s) Full-time
Study option(s) Master's Research Paper

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Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.

What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • A 80% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.


Application material

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Personal statement (Letter)
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • References
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5).

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation.  *Edited April 2024.

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Program Contact

Emily O'Connor at
519-888-4567, ext. 41272