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Degree Requirements

The Department of Psychology offers only full-time programs of study leading to either a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Psychology. Our graduate program is research oriented, which means that students work closely with a faculty member in developing their research skills. A high quality thesis is a requirement of every graduate degree that the Department awards.

There are four degree programs offered M.Sc. in Psychology; Ph.D. in Psychology; M.Sc. with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Ph.D. with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Course Requirements

Program

Recommended Curriculum

M.Sc. 
(6 half-courses)

A minimum of 6 half courses of which:
  • Two must come from: 607, 611, 613, 615, 617, or 619;
  • Two must come from:  601, 620, 630, 639, 700, 702, 703, 709, 710, 712, 713, 720, 730, or 739 (these courses may be repeated for credit)

M.Sc. I/O 
(8 half-courses)

  • 615, 617
  • 639
  • 3 I/O courses (739)
  • 2 graduate courses outside the I/O area

Ph.D. 
(6 half-courses)

  • Graduate seminar courses (may be repeated for credit)
    700, 710, 720, 730, 739
  • Graduate research courses (may be repeated for credit)
    702, 703, 709, 712, 713
  • Courses for which equivalent experience was not obtained previously (e.g. 615, 617)

Ph.D. I/O 
(6 half-courses)

  • 4 I/O courses (739)
  • 2 graduate courses outside the I/O area
  • 709 may substitute for one of the 4 required I/O courses

Courses external to the Department may be taken in consultation with the student’s supervisory committee, and with approval of the Graduate Program Director.

I/O students must consult with the supervisors in selecting courses with the aim of developing core competencies identified by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.