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Degree Requirements

Students will gain competency in:

    1. The general domain of psychology, including research design and statistics, history and systems of psychology, and ethics and professional standards
    2. More specific expertise related to clinical psychology:
      1. training in the content areas and theoretical approaches specific to clinical psychology
      2. training in the techniques, procedures and ethics of assessment and intervention
      3. the proficiency to execute and evaluate clinical research
    3. Clinical work through community-based practicum training courses, summer clinical experiences, and advanced clinical practica - approximately 1,100 hours of experience
    4. Complete a full-year predoctoral clinical internship

The following is an example of the list of courses which may be required by year:

Year 1 - MSc I

Year 4 - PhD II

  • Research Design & Statistics
  • Professional Issues/Ethics
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Child Psychopathology & Assessment
  • Adult Assessment
  • Summer Practicum
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar
  • Specialty Practicum
  • Dissertation Research

Year 2 - MSc II

Year 5 - PhD III

  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Statistics/Methodology
  • Summer Practicum
  • Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology
  • History and Systems

Completion of Years 1 and 2, plus the M.Sc. thesis, constitute the requirements for the M.Sc. degree.

  • Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship
  • Completion of PhD degree

Year 3 - PhD I

Please Note:

  • Breadth Course (if necessary)
  • Specialty Practicum
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar

Students must take breadth courses in four areas, as stipulated by CPA criteria.

Advanced credit is available.

Financial Support

Funding for Graduate Students

  • Graduate students are funded to a minimum level of $20,500 annually - guaranteed for two years of the MSc program and three years of the PhD program
  • The funding amounts of our current students range from a minimum of $20,500 to $45,000 with an average funding level of approximately $30,000 per year - depending whether or not they have secured either external or internal scholarships
  • This funding may be provided through Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship funds, graduate teaching assistantships, internal scholarships, and external scholarships
  • You can find information on fees from the Graduate Studies Calendar.
  • Student Resources

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship Memo - Comprehesive information on scholarship opportunities available specifically to graduate and undergraduate students in Psychology.
  • UofC Graduate Awards - Find general information on scholarship awards offered to University of Calgary Graduate students.

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