Psychology at the University of Ottawa has been a reflection of the broad spectrum of modern scientific psychology research and applications.


Research at the school is, by necessity, as diverse as the field of psychology itself and covers the main areas of both experimental and applied psychology. Furthermore, the school's research training objectives stress the need for diversification. As a result, professors hold grants from the three federal granting agencies as well as from a number of specialized organizations (for example: National Defence, Social Services). The professors also work closely with researchers from the faculties of Science, Medicine, Health Sciences, and Arts.

Researcher in lab

Bilingualism and service to the community

The school has a unique policy on bilingualism that governs all of its activities. At both the graduate and undergraduate levels, compulsory courses are given separately in French and English. Bilingual students are given priority for admission to the Ph.D. programs, which require that students have a passive knowledge of their second official language for graduation. The school also plays an active role in the distance education program geared to Franco-Ontarian communities and has had a grant since 1988 to help extend the Clinical Ph.D. Program to Francophones in Northern Ontario.

With more than fifty years’ experience, an outstanding faculty, and an excellent reputation, the school offers an enriching experience leading to multiple possible careers to all those wishing to get involved in the serious learning of psychology.

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Contact us

School of Psychology

Faculty of Social Sciences
Vanier Hall
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Tel.: 613-562-5801

Academic Secretariat of the School
Room 3002
Tel.: 613-562-5801
[email protected]

Administrative Secretariat of the School
Room 3002
Tel.: 613-562-5232
[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday 
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.