Graduate Diplomas

Health Psychology Doctoral Diploma Program

The study of psychological factors in health and illness is a growing field of research at York University and worldwide. Our research in health psychology covers a broad range of topics across the human lifespan including: cancer care, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, pain, SARS, stress, and coping.  Our researchers in the area 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 have collaborated with faculty members in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science to create a PhD-level graduate diploma program. This 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 Health Psychology Colloquium in health psychology methods, topics, and research. 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, the psychology of medical diseases), and professionally (e.g., working in multidisciplinary teams, medical ethics). Although the Health Psychology Diploma Program is offered to 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.

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Neuroscience Graduate Diploma

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

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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. It is also intended to be complementary to the student's course of study in Psychology or other related graduate programs.

Students pursuing the Quantitative Methods Diploma would complete: quantitative methods coursework beyond the coursework requirements of their degrees, present 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.

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