There are a number of pieces involved in the application to our I/O psychology program. Each part is required for your application to be considered. Completed applications must be submitted before the deadline. This year's deadline is January 5, 2016. Acceptance notifcation will be sent by March 21, 2016.


All students applying to any Master's program at Western must hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Please note, this degree does not need to be a psychology degree; we are happy to consider and accept students from other specialities, specially if they demonstrate relevant skills or experiences. If applying for a Doctorate degree, applicants must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university, college or institute, and provide evidence of research potential.


Applicants to the master's program are required to have a minimum 78% (B+) average in the last two years of their undergraduate degree.


All applicants must complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and submit their scores to Western. You may have your scores sent directly to Western when taking the GRE. Our institutional information is as follows:


     Institution Code for Western: 0984
     Department Code: 2016 (Psychology)


For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of proficiency in the English language is required. The following tests may be submitted as evidence of English language proficieny:


     The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 550 for the paper and pencil version, 213 for

          the computer version, or 86 for the internet version with no individual score below 20. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
     The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 6 out of 9.
     The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). Minimum acceptable score is 80 on each section and an overall  

          score of 85.
     The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). Minimum acceptable score is 60.

     Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English may be considered in lieu of these test scores. Students must

          contact the graduate program(s) to which they have applied in order to determine if test scores will not be required. A decision

          will then be made at the discretion of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for exemption.


Western also requires an online application consisting of the following sections.


     Personal Information

          This includes your identity and contact information.

     Academic History

          This includes a listing of all post-secondary institutions you have attended.


          References will be contacted by Western within two hours of receiving their information. All reference letters will be completed

          online, and no paper copies are required. Reference letters will be included and distribtued with your application packages as

          they arrive.


You can access the online application here.


Payment of the application fee is also required prior to the application deadline. Payment can be made via credit card or via cheques/money orders. Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.


You may also submit digital copies of your undergraduate transcripts as part of your complete application. Please note, if you are accepted into the program, you are required to submit one final, official transcript from your undergraduate university. Past or current students of Western do not need to provide transcripts for their academic history at Western. This information will be obtained internally. 


All documents and transcripts submitted to The University of Western Ontario become the property of the University and will not be returned.