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Course Prerequisites (24 credits total)

Note: For applications to be considered, prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress in the academic year prior to commencement of the master’s program (with supporting documentation of enrollment).

1. 6 credits in:

Statistics - Students must have taken the equivalent of a full-year course in Statistics, or a sequence of two statistics courses, where one builds on the other (e.g., Statistics I and Statistics II). These courses could be offered by a Psychology, Sociology, Education, Mathematics, or Epidemiology departments. One of the courses needs to cover computation of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Please submit course outlines of both of your statistics courses with your prerequisites form. Verification of meeting this criteria will be done prior to making offers of admission.

Note: 6 credits is the equivalent of 2 semester-length courses (or 1 full-year course).

2. 18 credits in the following disciplines:

Linguistics - minimum of 6 credits

Psychology - minimum of 6 credits

Related Areas - 3 credits in Linguistics or Psychology may be replaced by 3 credits in one of these related areas: neuroscience, physiology, anatomy, or physics. Replaced courses cannot be counted toward the 6-credit minimum indicated above.


All possible combinations of courses that meet the requirement for Psychology and Linguistics:

Linguistics

Psychology

Related Area

Total Credit

9 credits

9 credits

0 credits

18

12 credits

6 credits

0 credits

18

6 credits

12 credits

0 credits

18

6 credits

9 credits

3 credits

18

9 credits

6 credits

3 credits

18

Linguistics

Applicants must have taken the equivalent of a full-year course in Linguistics within a Linguistics department. Any course not taken in a Linguistics department must be approved. Courses in any of the following areas are suggested. Other courses in Linguistics are acceptable.

  • General Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Linguistics Applied to Language
  • Field Methods in Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Learning Linguistic Theory
  • Morphology
  • Neurolinguistics

Psychology

Applicants must have taken at least 6 credits in Psychology. Courses in any of the following areas are suggested. Other courses in Psychology are acceptable.

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Human Behaviour and the Brain
  • Language Learning in Children
  • Neuropsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Perception
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Attention and Memory
  • Deviations in Child Development
  • Cognitive Science
  • Aging
  • Thinking
  • Psycholinguistics

Related Areas

Courses in neuroscience, physiology, anatomy and physics may be counted toward 3 of the 18 credits required in Linguistics and Psychology, provided that 6 Linguistics credits and 6 Psychology credits have been completed.