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Graduate Diplomas

Health Psychology Doctoral Diploma Program

The study of psychological factors in health and illness is a growing field of research both at York University and worldwide.  Health psychology research at York University covers a broad range of topics across the human lifespan, including cancer care, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, pain, SARS, and stress and coping.  Health psychology researchers at York University are also active in the promotion of health psychology at Canadian and international professional associations.

Over the past year, faculty members in the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with faculty in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science, have created a PhD-level graduate diploma program.  This program, entitled the Health Psychology Diploma Program, is intended to promote competency in health psychology research for graduate students enrolled in the doctoral programs in Psychology or Kinesiology & Health Science.  The Health Psychology Diploma Program is intended to be complementary to the student’s general program in Psychology or Kinesiology & Health Science.  In the Health Psychology Diploma Program, students conduct their dissertation and other research in health psychology, complete coursework in health psychology, and attend a weekly colloquium in health psychology methods, topics, and research, called the Health Psychology Colloquium.   The Health Psychology Colloquium is a weekly, one-hour, not-for-credit meeting combining a brown-bag format with support for health psychology students both academically (e.g., creating a health psychology thesis proposal, health psychology statistics, psychology of medical diseases) and professionally (e.g., working in multidisciplinary teams, medical ethics).  Although the Health Psychology Diploma Program is offered for students at the doctoral level, graduate students enrolled in Master’s level graduate programs in Psychology or Kinesiology & Health Science at York University are welcome to apply to attend the Health Psychology Colloquium.

For more information about the Health Psychology Diploma, please click here.


Neuroscience Graduate Diploma

As a result of the growth of York University's neuroscience infrastructure, faculty and research, we now offer a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience.


Quantitative Methods  Graduate Diploma

The Quantitative Methods (QM) Area in the Department of Psychology offers a formal diploma program in quantitative methods for graduate students within the Graduate Program in Psychology, Kinesiology, Nursing and other areas. This diploma program is developed to promote competency in the application and communication of advanced quantitative methods to psychological and social science data, and is intended to be complementary to students’ course of study in Psychology or other related graduate programs.

Students pursuing the QM Diploma would complete QM coursework beyond the coursework requirements of their degrees, present at and attend the Quantitative Methods Forum, and complete a review paper (such as an Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper) or research practicum focusing on quantitative methods.

For more information about the Quantitative Methods Graduate Diploma, please click here.

Updated on April 20th, 2016.