The Degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) is offered in Experimental Psychology. Interested students should also see the Master of Science in Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology. The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Experimental Psychology. Interested students may wish to consult the section in the Calendar describing the Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology program.
An applicant must hold either a Master’s Degree or an Honours Bachelor’s Degree with first class standing to be considered for admission.
The program of study will be specified at the time of admission. Decisions on (a) whether to include courses in the program, and if so, (b) which specific courses are to be included will be based on the student's background and the proposed thesis topic.
The Ph.D. comprehensive in Experimental Psychology shall be taken during the first year of the student’s program. The examination will consist of two parts. Part 1 consists of a broad review of the literature that normally pertains to the topic of the thesis area. The literature review should incorporate theoretical, methodological, and empirical findings. Part 2 consists of an oral defence of the literature review. The comprehensive exam aims to ensure that the student is knowledgeable about the range of theories, methodologies, and empirical findings that are fundamental to the chosen field of study. The examination committee for the comprehensive exam will be created according to General Regulations, Ph.D. and Psy.D. Comprehensive Examination of the School of Graduate Studies, except that the Supervisor and the Chairperson of the examination committee shall not be voting members.
A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of students, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.
- 6000 Advanced Statistics in Psychology
- 6001 Research Design
- 6002 Advanced Statistics in Psychology II
- 6003 Directed Studies in Advanced Statistics I
- 6004 Directed Studies in Advanced Statistics II
- 6010 Colloquium Series in Psychology (repeatable, non-credit)
- 6100-6130 Special Topics in Experimental Psychology
- 6200 Learning I
- 6201 Learning II
- 6203 Behavioural Pharmacology
- 6210 Behavioural Analysis of Toxins
- 6351 Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology (cross-listed as CABE 6351)
- 6400 Theory and Methods in Social Psychology
- 6401 Social Cognition
- 6402 Group Processes
- 6403 Program Evaluation and Applied Research
- 6404 Project in Applied Psychological Science (This course is open only to students in the Master of Applied Psychological Science )
- 6500 Developmental Psychology I
- 6501 Developmental Psychology II
- 6502 Developmental Changes During Old Age
- 6700 Perception
- 6710 Human Information Processing
- 6720 Human Memory
- 6800 Behavioural Neuroscience I
- 6801 Behavioural Neuroscience II
- 6810 Psychometrics
- 6910 Personality
- 6990 Doctoral Seminar I
- 6991 Doctoral Seminar II
- 6992 Doctoral Seminar in Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (cross-listed as CABE 6992)
- 699A/B Core Graduate Seminar in Psychology