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Graduate Programs

The Psychology and Neuroscience department has considerable strength in many research areas including:

  •     Animal learning and behaviour
  •     Clinical
  •     Cognitive
  •     Developmental
  •     Forensic
  •     Health psychology
  •     Neuropsychology
  •     Neuroscience
  •     Perception
  •     Physiological

    Research programs are carried out within the department, local hospitals, schools, and forensic facilities in order to provide the most advanced and relevant research experience possible.


 

Graduate Programs Overview

Experimental Psychology

Graduate programs emphasize training for research. They are best described as "apprenticeship" programs in which students work closely with a faculty member who has agreed to supervise the student's research. Compared with many other graduate programs, we place less emphasis on course work and greater emphasis on research, scholarship and independent thinking. Candidates for the Master's program in Psychology must have an honours degree or equivalent in Psychology; candidates for the PhD program must have a Master's degree in the area of graduate work.

A more detailed description of the Neuroscience program can be found on the 
Psychology Graduate website.
 

Psychology/Neuroscience

Graduate programs are designed as "apprenticeship" programs in which students work closely with a Neuroscience faculty member who has agreed to supervise their research. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary research, scholarship and independent thinking rather than on course work. Candidates for the MSc program in Psychology/Neuroscience must have an honours degree or equivalent in the area of graduate work; candidates for the PhD program must have a Master's degree in the area of graduate work.

A more detailed description of the Neuroscience program can be found on the 
Neuroscience Graduate website.

Clinical Psychology

The Clincal Psychology PhD program is a CPA accredited, structured, five-year program which follows the "scientist-practitioner" model. It considers clinical psychology as part of the science of psychology and therefore emphasizes research.

Upon admission, students are assigned to a faculty member who will supervise their thesis and other research projects. During the first four years of the Clinical Psychology program, students complete required and elective courses, conduct supervised and thesis research, and gain clinical experience through field placements. Students are involved in research from the outset, and are expected to conduct research leading to empirical, methodological and/or theoretical advances in their field of study, some or all of which will be included in their dissertation and defended publicly. In the fifth year, students apply for a full-year clinical internship. Candidates for the PhD program in Clinical Psychology must have an honours degree or equivalent in Psychology. Students who have completed additional degrees or work at the graduate level may be eligible for advanced standing within the program.  Please refer to our Guidelines for Exemptions [PDF 107 KB] for more information.

View the Clinical Curriculum Handbook [PDF-159 KB]


View our list of current Psychology & Neuroscience graduate students.