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Thesis Stream

If you’re thinking about graduate or professional school (med, law, MBA), or if you would just enjoy the challenge of independent research in psychology, consider completing an undergraduate thesis. To learn more about the thesis stream, you can attend one of the thesis/grad school information sessions that are held twice a year by Dr. Julia Spaniol, the Undergraduate Thesis Coordinator, in conjunction with the undergraduate Psychology Students' Association.

The buttons below link to key documents for the Psychology thesis stream:

  • The Thesis Stream Information Package & FAQ contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and is an essential read for anyone planning on applying for the thesis stream.
  • The Supervisor List for Fall 2022 lists the supervisors for 2022/2023, for reference. An updated supervisor list will be provided closer to the application period in March/April 2023.
  • The Thesis Stream Application Form will be active in March 2023. We are not currently accepting applications for the 2023/2024 thesis stream.

Please note that a minimum CGPA of 3.33  and completion of PSY 511 are required to apply to participate in the thesis stream. Only Psychology undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

By the end of the second term of the penultimate year of their program (i.e., the end of the Winter semester of 3rd year for most students), students must apply to the department for permission to enroll in PSY961 (Thesis Project I). This is a two-step process.

First, you must find a suitable faculty advisor in the weeks and months leading up to the application. Click on the button below to access the Supervisor List for Fall 2022 (to be updated March 2023).

Second, you must review the Thesis Stream Information Package & FAQ and then complete and submit a Thesis Stream Application Form by the April deadline for priority consideration. Click on the button below to access the form.

  Please take note of the deadline stated on the application.