Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2009/2010)
4.3 Evaluation and Advancement
  1. In order to continue in good standing in the program and in order to qualify for the Master's Degree, a candidate shall obtain a grade of A or B for program courses, and complete two Work Terms.

  2. The dates for starting and finishing each Work Term are shown in the University Diary. Successful completion of the Work Term requirements is a prerequisite to graduation.

  3. A competition for Work Term employment is organized by the Co-operative Education Services Centre (CESC). Students may also obtain their own Work Term jobs outside the competition. Such jobs must be confirmed by letter from the employer and approved by the Head of Psychology and by the CESC on or before the first day of the Work Term.

    Work Term jobs may be outside St. John's and possibly outside Newfoundland and Labrador. Students who do not wish to accept a Work Term job arranged by CESC shall be responsible for finding an alternative acceptable to the Head of Psychology and the CESC.

    By entering the competition, students give permission for the CESC to supply their University transcripts to potential employers.

  4. The overall evaluation of the Work Term is the responsibility of the CESC. The Work Term evaluation shall consist of two components:

    1. On-the-job Student Performance:

      Job performance shall be assessed by a co-ordinator using information gathered during the Work Term and input from the employer towards the end of the Work Term. Formal written documentation from the employer shall be sought.

    2. The Work Report:

      1. Work term reports shall be evaluated by a member of the CESC or a member of faculty in the Department of Psychology. If an employer designates a report to be of a confidential nature, both employer and co-ordinator must agree as to the methods to protect the confidentiality of such a report before the report may be accepted for evaluation.

      2. Reports must be prepared according to American Psychological Association specifications and contain original work related to the Work Term placement. The topic must relate to the work experience and will be chosen by the student in consultation with the employer. For promotion from the Work Term, a student must obtain at least 65% in each component.

  5. If a student fails to achieve the Work Term standards specified above the student will be required to withdraw from the program. Such a student may reapply to the program after lapse of two semesters, at which time the student will be required to complete a further Work Term with satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further academic term in the Faculty. A Work Term may be repeated once.

  6. Students are not permitted to drop Work Terms without prior approval of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Psychology, upon the recommendation of the CESC. The Graduate Studies Committee will make a recommendation to the Head of Department who will make the final decision. Students who drop a Work Term without permission, or who fail to honour an agreement to work with an employer, or who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause their discharge from the job, will normally be awarded a failed grade for the Work Term. Permission to drop a Work Term does not constitute a waiver of degree requirements, and students who have obtained such permission must complete an approved Work Term in lieu of the one dropped.

  • Courses
  • 6000 Advanced Statistics in Psychology
  • 6001 Research Design
  • 601W Work Term 1
  • 602W Work Term 2
  • 6400 Theory and Methods in Social Psychology
  • 6401 Social Cognition
  • 6402 Group Processes
  • 6403 Advanced Methods in Applied Social Psychological Research
  • 6404 Project in Applied Social Psychology