Students entering with an honours degree in their area of research are admitted into a master's program with a one-year residency requirement. Occasionally, when a student does not have an honours degree in their area of research, they may be admitted into a program with a two-year residency requirement. In addition to the master's thesis, which is the major requirement of this program, the master's student must complete the following classes:
- Neuroscience 6100.06 (the core curriculum)
- Psychology 7501.03 and 7502.03 Proseminar in Methods of Psychological Inquiry (both must be completed in the same year)
- At least 1/2 credit of class work in the quantitative/analytical area
The Graduate Program Coordinator, in collaboration with the student and supervisor, will assess the needs of the student and determine any other requirements beyond the minimum outlined above.
During each residency year, master's students must register for and attend a colloquium series and will be required to serve as a teaching assistant in our undergraduate program. This consists of working as a laboratory instructor, seminar leader, or teaching assistant. Master's students must register for Psychology 9000 (Thesis).