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Here are some of the many reasons why the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo is a great place for students to pursue post-secondary Masters, Masters of Science, and Doctoral degrees:
We are a large, friendly department, including over 33 faculty and 90 graduate students.
Our faculty are world-renowned and have won numerous awards, grants, as well as national and international distinctions.
Our department is intensely research-oriented and intellectually exciting.
In recent years, in all our divisions, we have attracted many of the brightest new, young faculty in North America to our department.
Students have the flexibility to work with faculty members across divisions, and can create joint programs of study to meet their research interests (e.g., cognitive neuroscience).
We provide incoming students with a guaranteed minimum level of funding of $17,900 for the first year, and have an excellent track record of funding students to this level throughout their studies.
We have an exemplary record of helping our students to receive funding for their studies from SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR - almost half of our current students have been awarded one of these graduate scholarships.
Any student who receives an award from SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, or OGS, will have this award "topped-up" by an additional $7500 President's Award given by the University for each year that the award is held.
Our department's research groups, centres, and labs are very active and their research is internationally recognized.
We have excellent in-house computer facilities, technicians and support.
The Graduate Association of Students in Psychology is very active, arranging regular get-togethers and events.
Our program does not require any comprehensive exams.
Students can directly apply to pursue studies at the Ph.D. level from undergraduate - no Master's degree is required, shortening completion times to 4-5 years typically.
Graduate student housing is new, affordable, close to campus.
The Kitchener-Waterloo community is the fastest growing community in Ontario - dynamic, ethnically diverse, high-tech and innovative - yet enjoys a low cost of living.
The community of Waterloo includes many parks, trails, recreation facilities, and opportunities for sports and outdoor activities.
Our graduate students have an excellent track record of receiving postdoctoral academic, research, education and industry positions - see each division's website for more details.
Don't take our word for it - hear what our students have to say.
Rita A. Cherkewski
Adminstrative Co-ordinator, Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
University of Waterloo
Phone: (519) 888-4567, ext. 32043
Fax: (519) 746-8631