Your main stop for information and resources

Below are a variety of resources that may be helpful during your time as a Psychology student. If you are looking for something that is not here, or have suggestions for new additions, please contact Marisa.

Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success

Psychology majors who are registering for units 0.5 through 10.0 (inclusive) should receive advising via the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success.

Academic advising with Psychology faculty

Psychology majors who are registering for units 10.5 or higher should receive advising from a faculty advisor. By sending an email to, Marisa will connect you with your advisor.

If you would like to connect directly with your advisor, please refer to the advising schedule located here.

Applying to Honours

Psychology majors who are considering applying for Honours should review the information and application form located here. Applications are due by the first Friday in February of the calendar year in which you hope to be accepted (i.e. Feb 2023 for September 2023 acceptance).

It is strongly recommended to meet with a faculty advisor during the Fall term before you apply for honours.

Student markers

Student markers are normally hired before classes start each September. If you are interested in becoming a student marker for a 1000 or 2000 level Psychology course, please contact Donna Thompson.

Research assistantships

Faculty sometimes hire student research assistants to work on specific projects. If you are interested in working with a faculty member on their research, please contact the faculty member directly. Information on faculty research can be found via individual faculty profiles, located here.

Annual Psychology Student Research Conference

On Reading Day every April, the Psychology department hosts an in-house research conference to showcase the hard work of our students. A programme of this year’s event can be found here.

Science Atlantic (formerly APICS)

Science Atlantic is a charitable organization that endeavours to support science departments across Atlantic Canada.  The Psychology Division of Science Atlantic has been supporting faculty and student research since 1964!

For more information on Science Atlantic, including details about the annual Psychology Conference, please click here.

Library research help

Library research guides, organized by subject, are available here.

For help with how to do library-based research, please click here.

Perdue OWL Writing Lab

The Perdue OWL Writing Lab is a quick resource for APA citation help. The Lab can be found here.

Graduate Studies at the Mount

The Mount offers a variety of graduate programs via our Applied Human Nutrition, Child & Youth Study, Public Relations, Education, Family Studies & Gerontology, and Women & Gender Studies departments. For all things grad school at MSVU, click here.

Canadian Psychological Association Graduate guide

The Canadian Psychological Association has compiled a list of psychology-related graduate programs, located here.

Information on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) are taken by many students to supplement their undergraduate records when applying for graduate studies. For more information, click here.

MSVU Career Services

Our Career Services department offers free career counselling and job search skills help to all MSVU students. You can access their services here.

Canadian Psychological Association Careers for Psychology Majors

The Canadian Psychological Association has released information on career paths for PSYC majors. More information can be found here.

The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

Dr. Meghan Norris (Queen’s, past MSVU part-time faculty) has released an open-source book on how psychology can be applied to a variety of careers. The e-book is accessible here, or by clicking on the picture to the left.

Psychological Association websites are a great place to look for job postings, professional development opportunities, educational opportunities and more.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Association of Psychologists in Nova Scotia (APNS)

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)