booksThe University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT’s) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and Office of Graduate Studies have launched new Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Forensic Psychology.


Program Focus. Graduate students in these programs will have opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and coursework on the application of psychology to the justice system. Specifically, graduate students will be able to conduct research under faculty supervision on diverse topics, such as the antisocial personality and psychopathy, domestic violence, eyewitness identification, geographic profiling, investigative interviewing, juvenile offenders, lie detection, sex offenders, and wrongful conviction.

Eligibility. Students with bachelor’s degrees, or those who expect to complete their degrees before September 2016, are eligible to apply for admission into the M.Sc. program. Exceptional applicants may be admitted directly into the five-year Ph.D. program without first having to complete a master’s degree. Students with master’s degrees, or who expect to complete their degrees before September 2016, are eligible to apply for admission into a four-year Ph.D. program. Funding packages are available for all students. For more information on application requirements, visit the links below.

University and Faculty. UOIT emphasizes applied, interdisciplinary, collaborative research. Forensic Psychology graduate students have opportunities to learn from scholars from a variety of disciplines, such as criminology, legal studies, forensic science, and neuroscience. The program offers a strong orientation in the social and biological sciences and is a good fit for students interested in academic and applied (non-clinical) psychological careers. Students will learn alongside, and make connections with, graduate students in the Faculty’s highly successful Master of Arts program in Criminology.

Community. The Forensic Psychology programs are situated at UOIT’s downtown Oshawa location. Oshawa is in the Greater Toronto Area, about 40 miles (60 kilometres) from downtown Toronto. Classrooms and laboratory facilities are new and spacious. Police departments, mental health facilities, hospitals, addiction centres, and the Durham Region courthouse are all in close proximity to campus. Students will be well-positioned to conduct research with these institutions and organizations, and gain practical skills that will facilitate employment upon graduation.

Application.  The application deadline for Fall 2016 enrolment December 15, 2015. For more information, including application instructions, visit: http://www.socialscienceandhumanities.uoit.ca/graduate/forensic-psychology/index.php