Degree Requirements

For complete details, please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies - Program Requirements.

MA Degree Requirements

AreaCoursesPracticaOther Requirements
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • Three additional 3-credit courses, or equivalent, chosen from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.

One applied or research practicum (6820A 6.0 or 6810A 6.0); 330 hours.Thesis & Oral Examination
Clinical

  • 6131 3.0 — Univariate Analysis;

  • 6132 3.0 — Univariate Analysis II;

  • 6421 3.0 — Foundations of Clinical Psychology A;

  • 6422 3.0 — Foundations of Clinical Psychology B;

  • 6430 6.0 — Assessment in Psychology;

  • 6436 3.0 — Evidence-Based Principles of Psychotherapy;

  • 6437 3.0 * — Approaches to Psychotherapy: Advanced.



*Not required for CNS students; however, CNS students must take a 3.0 elective or Neuropsych course instead.
One research (6820A 6.0) and one clinical practicum (6430 6.0 P); 330 hours each.Thesis & Oral Examination
Clinical-Developmental

  • 6131 3.0 — Univariate Analysis I;

  • 6132 3.0 — Univariate Analysis II;

  • 6020 3.0 — Historical and
    Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary
    Psychology A OR 6030 3.0
    Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • 6610 3.0 — Social and Emotional Bases of Development;

  • 6900 3.0 — Issues in CD Psychology: A Proseminar in Ethics, Practice, and Research;

  • 6905 3.0 — Biological and Cognitive Bases of Development;

  • 6910 3.0 — Psychoeducational Assessment of Children and Adolescents;

  • 6920 3.0 — Clinical and Diagnostic Assessment of Children and Adolescents;

  • 6955 3.0 — Developmental Psychopathology;

  • 6965 1.5 — Diversity Issues in Children, Youth and Adults in Clinical Practice;

One research practicum (6820A 6.0); 330 hoursThesis & Oral Examination


  • Professionalism and Ethical Conduct;

  • Program-Sanctioned hours in the YUPC consisting of one assessment in MA2 (supervised assessment);

  • 30 hours intake in YUPC (MA1/2).

Developmental Science

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • 6020 3.0 — Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0 — Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • One 3- credit course selected from the DS course list;

  • • One 3- credit course from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.

One research practicum (6820A 6.0); 330 hours.Thesis & Oral Examination
Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology

  • 6131 3.0 — Univariate Analysis I;

  • 6132 3.0 — Univariate Analysis II;

  • 6020 3.0 — Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A;

  • 6030 3.0 — Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • Six credits 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, theory, and critical studies of psychology.

One applied or research practicum (6820A 6.0 or 6810A 6.0); 330 hours.Thesis & Oral Examination
Quantitative Methods

  • 6131 3.0 — Univariate Analysis I: ANOVA;

  • 6132 3.0 — Univariate Analysis II: Regression;

  • Six additional credits in quantitative methods;

  • Two 3-credit courses 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 (6820A 6.0 or 6810A 6.0); 330 hours.Thesis & Oral Examination
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;

  • One three credit 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 3-credit course elective, chosen in consultation with the supervisor, from those offered at the 6000 level.

One applied or research practicum (6820A 6.0 or 6810A 6.0); 330 hours.Thesis & Oral Examination

Academic requirements for the Graduate Program in Psychology can be found at  Faculty of Graduate Studies - 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.

AreaCoursesPractica and InternshipOther Requirements
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • 6020 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • Three 3-credit courses or equivalent from those offered at the 6000 level by the Graduate Program in Psychology.

One applied or research practicum (6820 6.0 or 6810 6.0); 330 hours.ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.
Clinical: General Clinical Stream

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • 6020 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • 6441P 6.0—Psychodiagnostics;

  • 6445P 6.0—Advanced Intervention;

  • 6490B 3.0—Ethical Issues in Professional Practice;

  • A minimum of two 3-credit courses, or equivalent, at the 6000 level.

Practicum (6440P 6.0) of 660 hours

Additional practicum (6460P) strongly encouraged.

A one-year full-time clinical internship (6840 6.0) of 1800 hours.
ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Clinical Competency examination in assessment and intervention;

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.
Clinical-Developmental

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • 6930 3.0—CD Interventions: Foundations;

  • 6490B 3.0—Ethical Issues in Professional Practice;

  • 6970 3.0—CD Interventions: Advanced Skills;

  • Minimum of two 3-credit elective courses, or equivalent, at the 6000 level.

Two full-year clinical practica – 6910P 6.0 (assessment) and 6930P 6.0 (Intervention) – of 330 hours each;

A one-year full-time clinical internship (6840 6.0) of 1800 hours.
ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Professionalism and Ethical Conduct;

PhD Program-Sanctioned YUPC Hours (30 hours); One case in PhD1/2 (assessment), one case in PhD3/4 (supervision);

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.
Clinical/Clinical-Developmental Neuropsychology Stream (CNS)Students must complete course requirements from the above Clinical or Clinical-Developmental list in addition to:

  • 6325 3.0—Clinical Neuroanatomy (may be completed during MA);

  • 6320 3.0—Human Neuropsychology: History and Syndromes (may be completed during MA);

  • 6450 3.0—Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment OR 6945 3.0 Applied Pediatric Neuropsychology;

  • 6330 3.0—Cognitive Neurorehabilitation (requirement for all Clinical students; and required for CD students entering September 2019 or later);

  • Confirmed attendance at Clinical Neuropsychology Rounds seminar series.

Requirements from C/CD list above in addition to:

Two neuropsych assessments at the YUPC clinic. One as a junior student assessor (completed at the MA level), one as a senior student supervisor (PhD-2+);

An external practicum in a supervised neuro-
psychological assessment setting;

A one-year full-time CPA-accredited clinical internship (6840 6.0) with specialty rotation in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Requirements from C/CD list above in addition to:

Dissertation on a topic relevant to Clinical Neuropsychology;

Oral Defence .
Developmental Science

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • A minimum of two 3-credit courses at the 6000-level, including at least one half-course from the DS course list.


Note: Other Area Requirements Students are also required to attend the Developmental Science colloquium series.
At least two applied or research practica, (6820 6.0 or 6810 6.0); including one in developmental research (330 hours each);

Students are encouraged to take the practica in different labs.
ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Dissertation;

Oral defence.
Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies 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 two 3-credit courses (or 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 3-credit 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.

  • Six credits 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);

  • Two 3-credit 6000-level courses (or equivalent) 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 Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology Area.
ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.
Quantitative Methods

  • 6020 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B*;

  • Five 3-credit courses (or equivalent) in courses specializing in quantitative methods. (See list of QM courses below this chart);

  • One 3-credit course 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 one 3-credit elective in any other graduate psychology courses.
At least two of applied or research practica (6820 6.0 or 6810 6.0); 330 hours each.ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.
Social and Personality

  • Six credits in quantitative methods from the statistics courses offered in graduate psychology;

  • 6020 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology A OR 6030 3.0—Historical & Theoretical Foundations of Contemporary Psychology B;

  • 6410 3.0—Social Psychology OR 6510 3.0—Personality;

  • One 3-credit 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);

  • One 3-credit courses, 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 two 3-credit courses (or equivalent).
At least two of applied or research practica (6820 6.0 or 6810 6.0); 330 hours each.ABC paper to satisfy breadth requirement;

Dissertation;

Oral Defence.

Academic requirements for the Graduate Program in Psychology can be found at  Faculty of Graduate Studies - Program Requirements.

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