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FAQ - Psy.D. Program

The Psy.D. program began in Fall 2009. The Department of Psychology is reviewing the application process, and prospective students are asked to wait for an official announcement on this web site that we are ready to accept applications from students who wish to be considered for entry into the program in Fall 2010.

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?

New programs in clinical psychology cannot be accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association until after the first cohort of students have completed the program. However, we have followed the CPA guidelines, and have consulted with them, and will apply for accreditation at the earliest possible instance. Further information about accreditation is available on the CPA's website.

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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