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Degree Requirements

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Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar (Program Requirements): http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/regulations/program-requirements/

MA > Degree Requirements

AREA
COURSES
PRACTICA
THESIS & ORAL EXAMINATION
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences
  • 6820A 6.0 - Research Practicum I OR 6810A 6.0 - Applied Practicum 1
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • Three additional half-courses, or equivalent, chosen from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.
One applied or research practicum Required
Clinical
  • 6820 6.0A - Research Practicum I
  • 6131 3.0 – Univariate Analysis I
  • 6132 3.0 - Univariate Analysis II
  • 6420 6.0 - Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  • 6430 6.0 - Assessment in Psychology
  • 6430 6.0P-Clinical Practicum*
  • 6436 3.0 –Evidence-Based Principles of Psychotherapy
  • 6437 3.0 – Approaches to Psychotherapy: Advanced Study

* These courses are taken in the second MA year

One  research and one clinical practicum; 330 hrs each Required
Clinical-Developmental (students who entered the program Sept. 2013 and beyond)
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6131 3.0 – Univariate Analysis I
  • 6132 3.0 - Univariate Analysis II
  • 6610 3.0 - Social and Emotional Bases of Development
  • 6905 3.0 - Biological and Cognitive Bases of Development
  • 6910 3.0 - Psychoeducational Assessment of Children and Adolescents (taken in the second term of the MA 1)
  • 6920 3.0 - Clinical and  Diagnostic Assessment of Children and Adolescents (taken in the MA 2)
  • 6965 1.5 -  Diversity Issues in Children, Youth and Adults in Clinical Practice
  • 6900 3.0- Issues in CD Psychology: A Proseminar in Ethics, Practice, and Research
  • Psychology 6955 3.0 - Developmental Psychopathology
  • 6820 6.0A - Research Practicum I

Note: Area Requirements

  • Professionalism and Ethical Conduct
  • Program-Sanctioned YUPC Hours

 

One research practicum; 330 hrs Required
Clinical-Developmental (students who entered the program prior to Sept. 2013)
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6130 6.0 - Univariate Analysis OR
    6140 6.0 - Multivariate Analysis
  • 6610 3.0 - Social & Emotional Bases of Development
  • 6905 3.0 - Biological & Cognitive Bases of Development
  • 6910 3.0 - Introduction to the Psychological Assessment of Children
  • 6920 3.0 - Clinical & Diagnostic Assessment of Children & Adolescents
  • 6820 6.0A - Research Practicum I
 One research practicum; 330 hrs  Required
Developmental Science
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6820 6.0A - Research Practicum I
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • One half-course selected from the DS course list.
  • One half-course or equivalent from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.
One research practicum; 330 hrs Required
History and Theory of Psychology
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A
  • 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6820A 6.0- Research Practicum I OR 6810A 6.0- Applied Practicum I
  • 6131 3.0 – Univariate Analysis I
  • 6132 3.0 - Univariate Analysis II
  • One full course or equivalent chosen from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology or, with permission, by another program relevant to the study of the history and theory of psychology.
One applied or research practicum; 330 hrs Required
Quantitative Methods
  • 6131 3.0 – Univariate Analysis I
  • 6132 3.0 - Univariate Analysis II
  • 6820A 6.0- Research Practicum I OR 6810A 6.0- Applied Practicum I
  • Six credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods.
  • Six elective credits in any other graduate psychology courses (Note that research methods courses can count to either the required quantitative methods or elective courses).
One applied or research practicum; 330 hrs Required
Social and Personality
  • 6131 3.0 – Univariate Analysis I
  • 6132 3.0 - Univariate Analysis II
  • 6400 3.0 - Contemporary Issues in Personality and Social Psychology
  • 6410 3.0 - either Social Psychology OR 6510 3.0 - Personality
  • 6820A 6.0- Research Practicum I OR 6810A 6.0- Applied Practicum I
  • One half course in research methods, chosen from a list of courses approved by the area (6150E 3.0 – Research Methods in the Study of Personality OR 6150B 3.0 – Social Methods)
  • A minimum of one half-course (3 credits) elective, chosen in consultation with the supervisor, from those offered at the 6000 level.
One applied or research practicum; 330 hrs Required

Academic requirements for the Psychology Graduate Program can be found at    http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/files/2015/11/program-requirements.pdf.

To access past requirements, please visit http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/regulations/program-requirements/.

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PhD > Degree Requirements

Note: All PhD students are required to complete a dissertation and an oral exam.  A comprehensive proposal (including literature review) is to be submitted within the first 18 months of the PhD degree.

AREA
COURSES
PRACTICA
PAPER AND COMPETENCY EXAMS
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6820 6.0- Research Practicum OR 6810 6.0-Applied Practicum
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • Three half courses, or equivalent, chosen in  consultation with the Candidate’s supervisor,   from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.   
One applied or research practicum. This practicum is research related training, often related to student's thesis Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement.
Clinical
  • 6440 6.0 - Psychodiagnostics*
  • 6445P 6.0 - Advanced Intervention*
  • 6490B 3.0 - Ethical Issues in Professional Practice*
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6440P 6.0 - Clinical Practicum II
  • 6460P 3.0 - Clinical Practicum III (optional)
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • A minimum of one additional full-course, or equivalent, at the 6000 level.
  • 6840 6.0 - Clinical Internship OR 6840A 3.0 - Clinical Internship I AND 6840B 3.0 - Clinical Internship II

* Required in first year of PhD

Clinical practicum of 330 hours; a one-year full-time clinical internship of 1800 hours (or 900 hours per year over two years).

Optional additional practicum

Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement.

Clinical Competency examination in assessment and intervention.

Clinical-Developmental (students who entered the program Sept. 2013 and beyond)
  • 6930 3.0 - Intervention Strategies with Children
  • 6490B 3.0 - Ethical Issues in Professional Practice
  • 6480 3.0 - Brief Psychotherapy and Short-Term Treatment
  • 6910P 3.0 – Assessment Practicum
  • 6930P 3.0 – Intervention Practicum
  • 6840 6.0 - Clinical Internship OR 6840A 3.0 - Clinical Internship I AND 6840B 3.0 - Clinical Internship II
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • Minimum of 1.0 elective courses, or equivalent, at the 6000 level

Note: Area Requirements

1.  Professionalism and Ethical Conduct 
2.  PhD Program-Sanctioned YUPC Hours (30 hours of clinical supervision over entire PhD)

Two clinical practica (one in assessment and one in intervention), of 330 hours each, and a one year full-time clinical internship of 1800 hours (or 900 hours per year over two years). Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement
Clinical-Developmental (students who entered the program prior to Sept. 2013)
  • 6130 6.0 - Univariate Analysis OR
    6140 6.0 - Multivariate Analysis
  • 6930 3.0 - Intervention Strategies with Children
  • 6490B 3.0 - Ethical Issues in Professional Practice
  • 6910P 6.0- Introduction to the Psychological Assessment of Children Practicum
  • 6930P 6.0- Intervention Strategies with Children Practicum
  • 6840 6.0 - Clinical Internship OR 6840A 3.0 - Clinical Internship I AND 6840B 3.0 - Clinical Internship II
  • A minimum of 1.5 full courses, or equivalent, at the 6000 level of which two must be Clinical-Developmental Courses.
Two clinical practica (one in assessment and one in intervention), of 330 hours each, and a one year full-time clinical internship of 1800 hours (or 900 hours per year over two years). Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement
Developmental Science
  • 6820 6.0- Research Practicum AND / OR 6810 6.0-Applied Practicum
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • A minimum of two half-courses at the 6000 level including at least one half-course from the DS course list.

Note:
Students are also required to attend the Developmental Science colloquium series.

At least two practica, including one in developmental research (330 hours each). Students are encouraged to take the practica in different labs.The two types of practica are applied and research Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement
History and Theory of Psychology
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A
  • 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B

If the above courses have been taken to meet the MA requirements, another suitable full course (or full course equivalent) must be taken from the Graduate Program in Psychology or another relevant program in consultation with the supervisor and with permission of the Area Coordinator.

One half-course in psychological methods from the following list:

  • 6150 3.0 - Social Methods series
  • 6180 3.0 - Research Methods in the Study of Social Interaction
  • 6650 3.0 - Research Methodology in Developmental Psychology

Courses on methodology or method from other relevant programs may be taken in consultation with the supervisor and with permission of the Area Coordinator.

  • 6820 6.0 – Research Practicum X 2

One full course (or full course equivalent) in the advanced study of historical or theoretical subjects, chosen in consultation with the supervisor. Normally this entails registration in two sections of the 6060 series (Advanced History of Psychology). Advances courses from other relevant programs may be taken in consultation with the supervisor and with permission of the Area Coordinator.

Two other full 6000-level courses (or full course equivalents) in psychology or other relevant programs, chosen in consultation with the supervisor.

At least two practica, either applied or research, 330 hours each.  Students are encouraged to take one practica outside the History and Theory Area. Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement
Quantitative Methods
  • 6820 6.0- Research Practicum AND / OR 6810 6.0- Applied Practicum
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B*
  • Fifteen credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods.
  • Three credits in any other graduate psychology courses. 

*Note:

If PSYC 6020 or PSYC 6030 were taken at the MA level, this requirement can be met by taking three elective credits in any other graduate psychology courses.

At least two of applied or research practicum; 330 hours each Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement
Social and Personality
  • 6410 3.0 - Social Psychology OR
    6510 3.0 - Personality
  • One half course in research methods, chosen from a list of courses approved by the area (6150E 3.0 – Research Methods in the Study of Personality OR 6150B 3.0 – Social Methods)
  • 6820 6.0- Research Practicum OR 6810 6.0-Applied Practicum
  • 6020 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 - Historical & Theoretical Foundations Of Contemporary Psychology B
  • 6 credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology, chosen from a list of courses approved by the program.
  • Six additional elective credits, chosen in consultation with his or her supervisor, from those offered at the 6000 level.

*Note:

Each candidate should complete the statistics and research methods requirement by the end of PhD 1 year. The Research method requirement can also be fulfilled by completing an alternative course in research methods chosen from a list of courses approved by the area. Please contact the Area Coordinator for more information.

The number of reading courses that a student may take for a credit in fulfilment of minimum requirements is limited to one full-course equivalent   (6 credits).

At least two of applied or research practicum; 330 hours each Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper to satisfy breadth requirement.

 

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Updated on August 16th, 2017.