Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Psychology

    Offered by:Psychology
    Degree:Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirement:

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 Exam
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Complementary Courses

    12-24 credits

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


    • PSYC 710 Compar&Physiological Psych 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 711 Compar&Physiological Psych 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 712 Compar&Physiological Psych 3 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 713 Compar&Physiological Psych 4 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 714 Compar&Physiological Psych 5 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 715 Compar&Physiological Psych 6 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 718 Learning & Motivation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 722 Personality&Social Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 723 Personality&Social Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 724 Personality&Social Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 725 Personality&Social Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 727 Personality&Social Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 728 Ethics and Professional Issues 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 729 Theory of Assessment 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 730 Clinical Neuroscience Methods 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 732 Clinical Psychology 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 733 Clinical Psychology 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 734 Developmental Psych & Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 735 Developmental Psych & Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 736 Developmental Psych & Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 740 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 741 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 742 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 743 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 744 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 746 Quantitative&Indiv Difference 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 747 Quantitative&Indiv Difference 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 748 Quantitative&Indiv Difference 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 749 Quantitative&Indiv Difference 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 752D1 Psychotherapy&Behaviour Change 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 752D2 Psychotherapy&Behaviour Change 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 753 Health Psychology Seminar 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 754 Health Psychology Seminar 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 755 Health Psychology Seminar 3 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 756 Health Psychology Seminar 4 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


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


    • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 651 Advanced Statistics 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 660D1 Psychology Theory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 660D2 Psychology Theory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    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.