FAQ - Psy.D. Program

Please see here for the calendar description of the program.


How long is the program?
Is there a thesis?
Is part-time study allowed?
Are there program requirements during the summer?
Can I get advanced standing if I have a Masters degree?
How many students will be admitted?
Is the program accredited?
Can I take Psy.D. courses if I am not in the Psy.D. program?

How long is the programme?

The PsyD programme involves 3 years of course work, thesis research, and practica. By the end of the third year, students will have completed their course work, made considerable progress on their research thesis, and completed a comprehensive exam. Students who pass this exam will then need to complete a one-year pre-doctoral internship.

Is there a thesis?

Yes. Each student is required to complete a three-semester research thesis during their course of study. This thesis will entail developing a research proposal, collecting data, and writing a summary of the findings. Just as in our other graduate programs, the thesis will be examined by an appropriate committee.

Is part-time study allowed?

No. As the program develops, this may change, but initially only full-time students will be admitted.

Are there program requirements during the summer?

Yes, there is required course work and other activities during all three semesters: Fall (September to December), Winter (January to April) and Spring (May to August).

Can I get advanced standing if I have a Masters degree?

No. Until the program is more fully established, we are not able to give advanced standing to anyone.

How many students will be admitted each year?

Initially, we have space for a maximum of 6 students each year.

Is the program accredited?

Our Psy.D. program is based on the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA’s) model Psy.D. curriculum. We adhere to all standards, guidelines and policies of CPA. The program submitted its application for CPA accreditation in May 2017 and has been authorized for a CPA accreditation site visit in October 2017.

Can I take Psy.D. courses if I am not in the Psy.D. program?

Only students admitted to the Psy.D. program are eligible to enroll in courses specific to that degree program.

 

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