Psychology : Program Requirements
All degrees require that students satisfy the Psychology department’s breadth requirement, called Undergraduate Competence Requirement (UCR). Students will be asked to demonstrate competence in the areas listed above (under "Admission Requirements" -"General") by the end of the first year of graduate studies. Competence may be demonstrated in various ways such as by passing or successfully challenging undergraduate courses or by passing graduate courses.
PSYC 502: Research Apprenticeship (3.0 units)
One of PSYC 518, 532, 533; and one of: PSYC 504 (topic must be statistics/methods related), 541, 574A, or 574B
PSYC 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 589; 597 (in each of first two winter sessions in residence)
A thesis (PSYC 599) is required for all master’s degree programs. The thesis should be based on original research in an established research area (typically in their supervisor’s field). Prior to conducting the research, students are expected to orally present a proposal of their thesis to their supervisory committee. The supervisory committee must approve this proposal before the student can begin the proposed thesis study.
PSYC 502: Research Apprenticeship (minimum 1.5 units)
PSYC 577 each winter session in residence
PSYC 560*, PSYC 561*
PSYC 520* (1.5 units); PSYC 527* (1.5 units); 1.5 units of electives (e.g., PSYC 507, 518, 521, 522, 523, 526, 531)
* If offered during the first or second year of student’s master’s training.
A thesis (PSYC 599) is required for all master’s degree programs. The thesis should be based on original research in an established research area (typically in their supervisor’s field). Prior to conducting the research, students are expected to orally present a proposal of their thesis to their supervisory committee.
One of* PSYC 518, 532, 533 and one of* PSYC 504 (topic must be statistics/methods related), 541, 574A, or 574B
PSYC 506A (Therapy), PSYC 586A
PSYC 597 (in each of first two winter sessions in residence)
PSYC 506A (Advanced Assessment), 546A, 546B, 545*, 506A*, 543*
One more of PSYC 588, 593, 594, 595 (must be PSYC 588, 593 or 594 ‘Couples Therapy’ if one of these not already taken)
*if not already taken for the MSc
Minimum of 1.5 units of PSYC 602; a minimum of 1.5 units of PSYC 604
PSYC 577 each Winter session in residence.
PSYC 564 (1.5 units); two of PSYC 562 (1.5 units), PYSC 563 (1.5 units), PSYC 568 (1.5 units)
PSYC 527* (1.5 units) and one of PSYC 519* (1.5 units), PSYC 520* (1.5 units)
* If offered in first three years in program and not taken in Master’s.