Psychiatry

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Psychiatry

Location

Location

  • Department of Psychiatry
  • 1033 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal, QC H3A 1A1
  • Canada

About Psychiatry

About Psychiatry

McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry is one the most prestigious in the world. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Heinz Lehmann conducted the first North American clinical trials for antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. Theodore Sourkes identified the core neurobiological features of Parkinson’s disease. And Eric Wittkower plus Jack Fried brought together scholars from Anthropology and Psychiatry to create Transcultural Psychiatric Studies. Since then, faculty members and graduate students continue outstanding research in addictions, Alzheimer’s and childhood disorders, eating, personality and mood disorders, stress, trauma, and psychosis. The work is conducted in people plus animal models, and benefits from expertise ranging from neuroimaging and epigenetics to mental health services and public policy, remaining at the cutting edge of research on health, disease, and recovery.

Master of Science (M.Sc.), ad hoc Ph.D.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Psychiatry (Thesis) (45 credits)
The graduate program in Psychiatry is designed to provide advanced research training in the basic, applied, and social sciences relevant to issues in psychiatry. Applicants are admitted from a wide range of backgrounds, including undergraduate degrees in relevant areas (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, sociology, medical anthropology, nursing, and medicine), and those who are pursuing their psychiatry residency at McGill. Most, though not all students, continue to a Ph.D. The graduate program does not provide clinical training.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Psychiatry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Psychiatry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A B.Sc., B.A., B.N., or M.D. degree.
  • A strong background in science and/or social science, as demonstrated by academic achievement equivalent to a GPA of 3.3 (on a 4 point scale) or 3.5 in the last two years.
  • A written agreement from the proposed research supervisor, and student's statement of purpose for seeking an M.Sc.
  • An outline of the proposed thesis research, to be written by the prospective student in collaboration with an appropriate research supervisor.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Certified proficiency in written English or French.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Applications will be considered upon delivery of the following to the Graduate Program Coordinator:

  1. a completed application form;
  2. CAD$100 application fee;
  3. two official transcripts of all university studies;
  4. a written Confirmation of Supervision form (see Department website) from the proposed research supervisor;
  5. a written statement of purpose, describing the specific reasons for seeking a Master of Science degree in Psychiatry;
  6. an outline of the proposed thesis research, to be written by the prospective student in collaboration with an appropriate research supervisor;
  7. two letters of reference with Applicant Evaluation checklist forms (see Department website);
  8. TOEFL or IELTS certificate of proficiency in English for non-Canadian applicants whose mother tongue and language of education is not English, with a minimum score of 550 on the written TOEFL test, or 86 on the Internet-based test, with each component score not less than 20, or 6.5 on the IELTS test.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Psychiatry Faculty

Psychiatry Faculty

Chair
M. Israël
Vice Chairs
G. Turecki – Research
D. Charney – Education
Chair of Graduate Program
M. Leyton
Emeritus Professors
B.E. Murphy; M.D.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
L. Sourkes; M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(C'nell)
Professors
F. Abbott; B.Sc.(Trent), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
L. Annable; B.Sc.(Liv.), Dipl. in Stat.(Edin.)
A. Bechara; Ph.D.(Tor.)
C. Benkelfat; M.D.(Rabat) (James McGill Professor)
P. Boksa; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
E. Fombonne; M.D.(Paris)
N. Frasure-Smith; B.A., Ph.D.(Johns Hop.)
S. Gauthier; B.A., M.D.(Montr.)
A. Gratton; Ph.D.(C'dia)
L.T. Hechtman; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
L.J. Kirmayer; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Dipl.Psych.(McG.) (James McGill Professor)
M.J. Meaney; B.A.(Loyola), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (James McGill Professor)
V.N.P. Nair; M.B., B.S.(Kerala), D.P.M.(Mys.)
R. Palmour; B.A., Ph.D.(Texas)
J. Paris; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
J.C. Perry; M.D.(Duke)
J. Poirier; Ph.D.(Montr.)
R. Quirion; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Sher.)
H. Steiger; Ph.D.(McG.)
C.-D. Walker; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Geneva)
A. Young; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Penn.)
S.N. Young; B.A.(Oxf.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Lond.)
Associate Professors
S. Beaulieu; M.D./Ph.D.(Laval)
D. Boivin; Ph.D.(Montr.)
A. Brunet; Ph.D.(Montr.)
N. Cermakian; B.Sc.(UQTR), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
D. Charney; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
A. Crocker; Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar)
J.B. Debruille; M.D.(Paris), Ph.D.(Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie)
B.O. Dubrovsky; M.D.(Buenos Aires)
M.-J. Fleury; M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.)
G. Galbaud du Fort; M.D., Ph.D.(Paris) (joint appt. with Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
K.G. Gill; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia)
G. Gobbi; M.D.(Rome), Ph.D.(Cagliari, Italy)
I. Gold; Ph.D.(Princ.)
B. Greenfield; M.D.(Wash.)
D. Groleau; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Guzder; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
R. Joober; M.D.(France), Ph.D.(Tunisia)
S. King; M.Ed., Ed.S.(James Madison Univ.), Ph.D.(Virginia Poly. Inst.)
E. Latimer; B.A.Sc.(Wat.), M.S., Ph.D.(Carn. Mell)
M. Lepage; B.A.(C'dia), Ph.D.(UQAM)
M. Leyton; Ph.D.(C'dia) (William Dawson Scholar)
K. Looper; B.Sc., M.D.(Ott.), M.Sc.(McG.)
G. Luheshi; Ph.D.(Newcastle, U.K.) (William Dawson Scholar)
G. Myhr; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
D. Pedersen; M.D.(Buenos Aires)
M. Perreault; Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Pruessner; Ph.D.(Univ. Trier)
M.N. Rajah; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
A. Raz; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Hebrew)
J. Renaud; M.Sc., M.D.(Montr.)
J. Rochford; M.A.(Qu.), Ph.D.(C'dia)
C. Rousseau; M.D.(Sher.), M.Sc.(McG.)
L.K. Srivastava; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Alld.), Ph.D.(New Delhi)
G. Turecki; M.D.(Brazil), Ph.D.(McG.) (William Dawson Scholar)
S. Williams; Ph.D.(Montr.)
P. Zelkowitz; Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Zoccolillo; B.Sc.(New Orleans), M.D.(Norfolk)
Assistant Professors
J. Armony; Ph.D.(NYU)
L. Beauclair; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval)
P. Beaudry; M.D.(Sher.), Dipl.Psych.(McG.)
D. Bloom; B.Sc.(Regina), M.D.(Qu.)
V. Bohbot; Ph.D.(Ariz.)
T.G. Brown; Ph.D.(C'dia)
D.M. Dunkley; B.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
C. Flores; Ph.D.(C'dia)
Y. Goto; B.S.(Tokyo), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Albany)
R. Gruber; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.(Tel Aviv)
G.E. Jarvis; B.M.S., M.D.(Alta.)
F. Jollant; M.D.(Paris), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montpellier)
E. Loucks; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
N.C.P. Low; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
A. Malla; Ph.D.(W. Ont.)
T. Measham; B.Sc., M.D.(McG.)
N. Mechawar; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
L. Nadeau; M.D.(Montr.)
M. Piat; Ph.D.(Laval)
R. Rodriguez; M.D., MPH(Spain), Ph.D.(Montr.)
N. Schmitz; Ph.D.(Univ. Dortmund)
B. Thombs; B.S.(N'western), M.A.(Ariz.), Ph.D.(NYU)
A. Wazana; B.A.(McM.), M.Sc.(Col.), M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.(McM.)
R. Whitley; B.S., M.S., Ph.D.(Lond)
T.P. Wong; B.Sc.(HK), Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Member
R.O. Pihl (Psychology)
Adjunct Professors
P. Blier, L. Gaston, C. Mercier, S. Welner
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Psychiatry (Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.Sc. in Psychiatry is administered by the Graduate Training Committee. Each student selects a Supervisory Committee composed of the research supervisor plus two to four other faculty who are knowledgeable about the student's research area and who can advise both on appropriate coursework and on the thesis research project. The student will meet with this...

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Psychiatry (Thesis) (45 credits).

Faculty of Medicine—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)