Department of Psychology

MSc in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

The MSc in Applied Psychology (I/O) offers excellent training in a vibrant research-active atmosphere, with a scientist-practitioner approach to the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the workplace. I/O Psychology focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to solving problems at work. Graduates leave equipped with the skills for either applied work in organizations or for further PhD-level studies in I/O psychology. Our exceptional and well-recognized faculty offer courses in Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and the latest developments in psychological methods. Our students apply their learning during a paid internship in the field, and through teaching and research assistantships. Students also conduct and defend their own original research through their Master’s thesis.


The Benefits of Doing an MSc in Applied Psychology (I/O Psychology) at Saint Mary's

  • Learn to help organizations recruit, select, and manage the performance of employees
  • Learn to deal with critical organizational issues such as leadership, workplace fairness (including gender issues), workplace conflict, work motivation and occupational health.
  • Develop and apply organizationally relevant research skills including state-of-the art quantitative analysis
  • Obtain valuable, paid internship experience
  • Join a network of successful alumni who are working in the field
  • Work with the largest concentration of I/O faculty members in Canada and connect with the CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety.

Admission Requirements

An honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent)

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International: December 15
  • Canadian and permanent residents: December 15
  • Program Start Date: September
  • Minimum time to completion: 2 years

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Lori Francis
902-496-8150
Graduate Program Coordinator
McNally South 312
Hours: By Appointment
lori.francis@smu.ca

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Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
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MSc in Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology)



The MSc in Applied Psychology
(Forensic Psychology) offers training in a vibrant research-active atmosphere, with a scientist-practitioner approach to the scientific study of human behaviour in the justice system. Forensic psychology focuses on researching aspects of human behaviour directly related to the legal process and applying this knowledge to the legal process. Graduates will leave equipped with skills for either applied work in the justice system or for further PhD-level studies in Forensic Psychology. Faculty will offer a variety of courses, including Forensic Tests and Measurement, Correctional Psychology, and the latest developments in research methods. Our students will apply their learning during a practicum in the field, and through teaching and research assistantships. Students will also conduct and defend their own original research through their Master’s thesis.

The Benefits of Doing an MSc in Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology) at Saint Mary’s

By completing an MSc in Applied Psychology (Forensic Psychology) at Saint Mary's University you will:

  •  Know how to develop and evaluate forensic psychological measurement tools

  •  Know how to administer and interpret standardized risk assessment instruments
  •  Understand ethical and professional issues in applied forensic psychology

  •  Understand how forensic psychologists interact with the justice system, including forensic hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and correctional institutions

  •  Develop and apply organizationally relevant research skills including program evaluations

  •  Learn about conducting applied forensic research from initial conceptualization of the project to dissemination of research findings

  •  Conduct and interpret powerful statistical analyses that are used to test research hypotheses

  •  Obtain valuable practicum experience in a forensic psychology context

Please note that completing this program will not lead to registration as a psychologist or other professional designation.


Program Coordinator

Dr. Debra Gilin-Oore

Graduate Program Coordinator

McNally South 321

Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday 1:00-2:15pm or by appointment

Phone: 902-491-6211

debra.gilin@smu.ca


Contact Us

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

902-420-5089

fgsr@smu.ca

fgsr.smu.ca