Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Psychology

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Offered by: Psychology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

All candidates for the Ph.D. degree must demonstrate broad scholarship, mastery of current theoretical issues in psychology and their historical development, and a detailed knowledge of their special field. Great emphasis is placed on the development of research skills, and the dissertation forms the major part of the evaluation at the Ph.D. level.

Ph.D. students in Clinical Psychology must fulfil similar requirements to Ph.D. students in the Experimental Program and must also take a variety of specialized courses, which include practicum and internship experiences.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Course

  • PSYC 701 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses

12-24 credits

12 credits (one course per term in Year 2 and Year 3) chosen from the following list:

  • PSYC 710 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 711 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 712 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 713 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology..

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 714 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 715 Comparative and Physiological Psychology 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 718 Learning and Motivation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in learning and motivation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 722 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in personality and social psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 723 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 724 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 725 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jacqueline Human (Winter)

  • PSYC 727 Personality and Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in comparative and physiological psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 728 Ethics and Professional Issues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Clinical psychology as a profession, with particular emphasis on ethical issues.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Blaine Ditto (Fall)

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor.

  • PSYC 729 Theory of Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Issues related to psychological measurement and assessment.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: David Vachon (Winter)

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor.

  • PSYC 730 Clinical Neuroscience Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Techniques used in the study of biological aspects of clinical disorders, including methods in epidemiology, course and outcome, behavioural and molecular genetics, neuroimaging, psychophysiology and psychopharmacology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gillian O'Driscoll (Winter)

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor.

  • PSYC 732 Clinical Psychology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Review of clinical psychology.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 733 Clinical Psychology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Review of clinical psychology.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 734 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in developmental psychology and language

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: James C MacDougall (Fall)

  • PSYC 735 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in developmental psychology and language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 736 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in developmental psychology and language

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 740 Perception and Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in perception and cognition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 741 Perception and Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in perception and cognition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 742 Perception and Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in perception and cognition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 743 Perception and Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in perception and cognition.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anthony Otto (Fall) Maria Rajah (Winter)

  • PSYC 744 Perception and Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in perception and cognition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Rajah (Winter)

  • PSYC 746 Quantitative and Individual Differences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in quantitative and individual difference.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 747 Quantitative and Individual Differences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in quantitative and individual difference.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 748 Quantitative and Individual Differences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in quantitative and individual difference.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 749 Quantitative and Individual Differences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in quantitative and individual difference.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 752D1 Psychotherapy and Behaviour Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A practice-oriented course. Staff and students discuss current cases being treated with a variety of psychotherapeutic and behavioural change techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ian Bradley (Fall)

  • PSYC 752D2 Psychotherapy and Behaviour Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : See PSYC 752D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ian Bradley (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 752D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PSYC 752D1 and PSYC 752D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • PSYC 753 Health Psychology Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in health psychology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 754 Health Psychology Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in health psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 755 Health Psychology Seminar 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in health psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PSYC 756 Health Psychology Seminar 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in health psychology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

0-12 credits from the following (students without a master's degree from McGill need to take all 12 credits):

Note: The Department of Psychology does not ordinarily require an examination in a foreign language however, all students planning on practicing clinical psychology in the province of Quebec will be examined based on their proficiency in French before being admitted to the professional association.

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