Program Overview

The requirements and funding for a master's student and a Ph.D student is listed below. At ucalgary, we offer the two as separate degrees. Thus if you wish to obtain a Ph.D, you must first complete the M.Sc degree. Courses are selected in August, and students must consult with their supervisor in selecting courses with the aim of developing core competencies identified by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).


Program requirements

8 half-courses
Statistics courses (615, 617)
Intro to I/O (639)
3 I/O seminar courses (739)
2 graduate courses outside I/O area

Program requirements ph.d

6 half-courses
4 I/O seminar courses (739)
2 graduate courses outside I/O area
* A 709 course may substitute for one of the 4 required 739 courses



Our assistantship and scholarship funding is among the best in the country. All applicants who are admitted will normally receive some funding from the Department. The University also has an extensive scholarship program from which financial assistance is also available on a competitive basis.

Students without external scholarships (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, AHFMR, etc) are guaranteed:

  • Graduate Assistantships -Teaching (GATs) valued at $8849.41 (for full GATs) and $4447.21 (for half GATs) for 2018-2019

  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships (GSS) for two years in the M.Sc. program and for four years in the Ph.D. program.

Normally, a graduate student would hold two GAT’s, one in the Fall and one in the Winter term, and a GSS during the summer. Thus, the minimum annual departmental support is approximately:

  • $19,500 for MScI & MScII

  • $21,000 for PhDI, PhDII, PhDIII, PhDIV

Students with external scholarships who wish to serve as teaching assistants may apply to the Director of Graduate Studies (Dr. Andrea Protzner).