Psychiatry

Note: Admissions to the Ph.D. (Ad Hoc) have been suspended; no new applications to this program will be accepted. Please contact the department for further details.

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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 and 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 and animal models, and also benefits from expertise ranging from neuroimaging and epigenetics to mental health services and public policy. Our work remains at the cutting edge of research on health, disease, and recovery.

Ph.D. (Ad Hoc)

The Department of Psychiatry also offers the possibility of directly entering a Ph.D. program on an ad hoc basis.

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. program. The graduate program does not provide clinical training.

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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
  • Sufficient funding to support their studies
  • 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 86 on the TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT; or 550 on the paper-based test [PBT]), with each component score not less than 20, or 6.5 on the IELTS test

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

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

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:
  • Personal Statement – describing the specific reasons for seeking a Master of Science degree in Psychiatry
  • Letters of Reference – with Applicant Evaluation checklist forms (see Department website)
  • Written Confirmation of Supervision form (see Department website) from the proposed research supervisor

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Psychiatry and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: March 15 Fall: March 15 Fall: March 15
Winter: Sept. 15 Winter: Sept. 10 Winter: Same as Canadian/International
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

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Psychiatry Faculty

Psychiatry Faculty

Chair
G. Turecki
Director of Graduate Program
N. Mechawar
Emeritus Professors
M.K. Birmingham; B.A.(Bennington), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
F. Engelsmann
N. Frasure-Smith; B.A. Ph.D.(Johns Hop.)
A. M. Ghadirian
S. Young
Professors
L. Annable; B.Sc.(Liv.), Dipl. in Stat.(Edin.)
C. Benkelfat; M.D.(Rabat) (James McGill Professor)
D. Boivin; Ph.D.(Montr.)
P. Boksa; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Bond; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
J. Breitner; B.A.(Harv.), M.P.H.(Johns Hop.), M.D.(Penn.)
A. Brunet; Ph.D.(Montr.)
N. Cermakian; B.Sc.(UQTR), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
M. Cole; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
S. El Mestikawy; Ph.D.(Paris VI)
S. Gauthier; B.A., M.D.(Montr.)
B. Giros; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Paris VI)
A. Gratton; Ph.D.(C'dia)
J. Guzder; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., F.R.C.P.
L.T. Hechtman; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
R. Joober; M.D.(Tunisia), Ph.D.(McG.)
B. Kieffer; Ph.D.(Strasbourg)
S. King; Ph.D.(Virg.)
L.J. Kirmayer; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Dipl.Psych.(McG.) (James McGill Professor)
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)
G. Luheshi; Ph.D.(Newcastle, UK)
A. Malla; M.B.B.S.(Panjab)
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)
R.O. Pihl; B.A.(Lawrence), Ph.D.(Ariz.) (Psychology)
J. Poirier; Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Pruessner; Ph.D.(Trier)
R. Quirion; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Sher.)
C. Rousseau; M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
L.K. Srivastava; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Allahabad), Ph.D.(J. Nehru)
H. Steiger; Ph.D.(McG.)
B. Thombs; B.A.(N'western), M.A.(Ariz.), Ph.D.(NYU)
G. Turecki; M.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Ph.D.(McG.) (William Dawson Scholar)
C.-D. Walker; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Geneva)
A. Young; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Penn.)
Associate Professors
J. Armony; B.Sc.(Buenos Aires), M.Sc., Ph.D.(NYU)
P. Assalian; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.B.,Ch.B.(Cairo)
S. Beaulieu; M.D./Ph.D.(Laval)
M. Berlim; M.Med., M.D.(Rio Grande do Sul)
V. Bohbot; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ariz.)
M.J. Brouillette; M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
J. Caron; B.A., M.A.(Moncton), Ph.D.(UQAM)
N. Casacalenda; M.D.(Sher.), F.R.C.P.
D. Charney; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
A. Crocker; Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar)
J.B. Debruille; M.D.(Paris XI), Ph.D.(Paris VI)
S. Dongier-Montagnac; M.D.,C.M.(Provence Aix-Marseille)
B.O. Dubrovsky; M.D.(Buenos Aires)
D. Dunkley; B.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
F. Elgar; M.Sc.(Nfld.), Ph.D.(Dal.)
P. Étienne; M.D.(Liege)
C. Fichten; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(C'dia), Ph.D.(McG.)
M.-J. Fleury; M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.)
C. Flores; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia)
D. Frank; Dip.Psychol., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
R. I. Fraser; M.D.(Dal.)
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)
I. Gold; Ph.D.(Princ.)
A. Granich; M.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.
B. Greenfield; M.D.(Wash.)
N. Grizenko; M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
D. Groleau; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
R. Gruber; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.(Tel Aviv)
K. Igartua; M.D.,C.M. F.R.C.P.(C)(McG.)
M. Israël; B.Sc., Gr.Dip.Psych.(McG.), M.A.(Qu.), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
E. Jarvis; M.D.(Alta.), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.
T. Kolivakis; M.D.(Athens)
A. Labbe; M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Wat.)
M. Lalinec-Michaud; B.A., M.D.,C.M.(Paris IV)
K. Looper; B.Sc., M.D.(Ott.), M.Sc.(McG.)
O. Mantere; M.D.(Helsinki)
H. C. Margolese; M.D.(McG.), C.M., M.Sc.
N. Masrouha; M.D.(Sher.)
N. Mechawar; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
R. Montoro; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.(C)
G. Myhr; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
L. Nadeau; M.D.(Montr.)
J. Naiman; B.A., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
J. Palacios-Boix; M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
J. Pecknold; B.Sc.(C'dia), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
D. Pedersen; M.D.(Buenos Aires)
M. Perreault; Ph.D.(Montr.)
A. Propst; B.Sc., Dip.Psychol., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M.N. Rajah; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
R.A. Ramsay; B.Sc., Gr.Dip.Psychiat., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
A. Raz; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Hebrew)
J. Renaud; M.Sc., M.D.(Montr.)
S. Renaud; M.D.(Laval)
B.M. Robertson; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.B.,Ch.B.(Otago)
J. Rochford; M.A.(Qu.), Ph.D.(C'dia)
P. Rosa; M.D.(Rio Grande do Sul), Ph.D.(Aarhus)
Z. Rosberger; Ph.D.(C'dia)
R. Russell; M.D.(McG.)
N. Schmitz; Dipl., Ph.D.(Univ. Dortmund)
S. Singh; M.D.(Calg.), F.R.C.P.
D. Sookman; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Guelph), Ph.D.(C'dia)
W. Steiner; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
F.K. Storch; M.Sc.(Munich); Ph.D.(Max Planck Inst. Biochem.)
B. Suranyi-Cadotte; B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Montpellier)
S. Williams; Ph.D.(Montr.)
G. Wiviott; B.Sc.(Wisc.), Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(NYU)
T.P. Wong; B.Sc., M.Ph.(HK), Ph.D.(McG.)
P. Zelkowitz; Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Zoccolillo; B.Sc.(New Orleans), M.D.(Norfolk)
Assistant Professors
L. Amirali; M.D.(Athens)
D. Awad; M.D.(Montr.)
S.M. Bailes; Ph.D.(C'dia)
P. Bajsarowicz; M.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C)
E. Banon; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M. Barbarosie; M.D., Ph.D.(Montr.)
L. Beauclair; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval)
D. Belisle; M.D.(Laval)
C. Beneirakis; Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(McG.), M.D.(Trin. Coll.,Tor.)
M. Bernard-Brodeur; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
R. Biskin; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
P. Bleau; B.Sc., Gr.Dip.Psychiat., M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
D. Bloom; B.Sc.(Regina), M.D.(Qu.)
M. Boily; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval)
J. Bond; M.D.(Laval)
F. Bourque; M.D.(Laval), Ph.D.(KCNS)
I. Bradley; M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Wat.)
E. J. Brahm; M.D.
M. Brandon; Ph.D.(Boston)
R. Brown; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
T.G. Brown; Ph.D.(C'dia)
A. Bucatel; M.D.(Nicolae Testemitanu St. Univ. of Med. and Pharm.)
J. Canfield; B.A.(New Br.), M.D.,C.M.(Dal.)
P. Cervantes; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(UAEM)
J.-G. Chabot; Ph.D.(Sher.)
E. Chachamovich; M.D.(Rio Grande do Sul), Ph.D.(Edin.)
M. Chakavarty; Ph.D.(McG.)
R.M.E. Chenard-Soucy; M.D.(Montr.)
S. Choudhury; Ph.D.(Univ. Coll. Lond.)
D. Claveau; M.D.(Laval)
P. Cote; B.A.(Laval), M.D.,C.M.(Laval/Ott.)
L. Creti; Ph.D.(C'dia)
H. Cvejic; M.D.(NUI)
L. Dabby; M.D.(Tor.)
M.E. Davis; Dip.Psychol., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
P. Des Rosiers; M.D.(Sher.)
R. Desautels; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
J. Desmarais; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M. Di Tomasso; M.D.(McG.)
S. Ducharme; M.D.(Montr.)
M. Elie; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M. Elsabbagh; Ph.D.(Qu.)
C.P. Ernst; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.)
J. Errunza; M.D.(McG.)
K. Faridi; M.D.(Calg.)
K. Fathalli; M.D.(Tunis)
A. Fielding; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
E. Foley; B.Sc.(Tor.)
R.E. Franck; B.A., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
R. Fraser; B.A., M.D.(Dal.)
J. Friedland; M.D.(Calg.)
G. Gagnon
M. Gauthier; M.D.,C.M.(Montr.)
K. Geagea; M.D.,C.M.(SJU)
M.-C. Geoffroy; Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Glass; B.A.(Boston), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
K. Goddard; M.D.,C.M.(Manit.)
M. Grignon; B.A.(Montr./Ott.), M.A.(Ott.)
J.M. Guile; Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(Aix-Marseilles)
P. Habib; M.D.(Beirut Med. Sch.)
M. Habra; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
B. Hayton; B.A.(Williams), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
L. Hoffman; M.D.(McG.)
F. Ianni; B.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Montr.)
H. Iskandar; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.B.,Ch.B.(Alexandria)
S. Iyer; M.A.(Mumbai), Ph.D.(Nebraska–Lincoln)
C. Jolicoeur; M.D.,C.M.(Laval)
J. Joly; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M. Kapuscinska; M.D.,C.M.(Medical U. Gdansk)
S. Karama; Ph.D.(Montr.)
R. Keller; M.D.,C.M.(Manit.)
F. Key
M. Koch; M.D.(McM.)
T. Kolivakis; M.D.(Athens)
R. Kuyumjian; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
P. Lageix; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(Paris IV)
S. Lamarre; B.A., M.D.,C.M.(Laval)
M. Laporta; Dip.Psychol., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
L. Laporte; B.A.(McG.), M.Psychol., Ph.D.(Montr.)
M. Larose; M.D.(Laval)
M. Lashley; Ph.D.(McG.)
J.D. Leccia; M.D.(Provence Aix-Marseille)
E. Levy; Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(McG.), M.Ed.(Sher.)
E. Libman; B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
E. Lizondo; M.D.,C.M.(Nat. Univ. Central Buenos Aires)
G.L. Low; B.A.(Qu.), Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Ott.)
N.C.P. Low; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
W. Ma; M.D., M.Sc.(Tongji), Ph.D.(McG.)
R. Martins; Ph.D.(Montr.)
T. Measham; B.Sc., M.D.(McG.)
M. Messier; B.A.(Montr.), M.B.A.(HEC)
G. Meterissian; Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Montr.)
T.M. Milroy; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(Md.), Gr. Dip. Psychiat.(McG.)
M. Miresco; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
J.P. Near; Ph.D.(W. Ont.)
T. V. Nguyen; M.D.
J.A. O'Neil; B.A.(C'dia), Dip.Psychol., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M.A. Ouimet; D.M.D.(Sher.), Gr.Dip.Psychiat.(McG.)
M. Piat; Ph.D.(Laval)
L. Pinard; M.D.(Montr.), F.R.C.P.(C)
Z. Prelevic; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Belgrade)
M. Pruessner; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Trier)
M. Rabinovitch; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
S.B. Rosenbloom; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(York)
C. Roy; B.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Dal.)
M. Ruiz Casares Yebenes; Ph.D.(Cornell)
J. Russell; Ph.D.(McG.)
T. Said; B.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
H. Schwartz; M.D.(McG.)
M. Segal; B.A.(C'dia), B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Ott.)
J. Seguin; B.A., B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(Ott.)
T. Semeniuk; B.Sc., M.Ed., M.D.,C.M.(Alta.)
J. Shah; M.Sc.(Lond.), M.D.(Tor.)
M. Sigman; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia)
M.L. Solomon; Dip.Psychol.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Qu.)
I. Spector; B.A.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Syrac.)
K.A. Steger; M.D., Ph.D.(Texas, Southwest. Med. Cent.)
L. Stern; M.D.(McG.)
A. St-Hilaire; M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Ohio)
M. St-Laurent; M.D.(Montr.)
N. Szkrumelak; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
K. Tabbane; M.D., Ph.D.(Tunisia)
P. Tetreault; M.D.,C.M.(Sher.)
L. Thaler; Ph.D.(Nevada)
J.X. Thavundayil; B.Sc., M.B.B.S.(Kerala)
L. Tourian; M.D.(McG.)
A. Traicu; M.D.(McG.)
J. Tremblay; B.A.(Montr.), M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.,C.M.(Montr.)
F. van den Eynde; M.A.(Florence), Ph.D.(King's College), M.D.(Ghent)
S. Vida; B.Sc.(Ott.), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
S. Villeneuve; Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Vogel; M.D.,C.M.(Manit.)
A. Wazana; B.A.(McM.), M.Sc.(Col.), M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.(McM.)
R. Whitley; B.S., M.S., Ph.D.(Lond.)
A. Wilner; B.A., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M.A. Wolf; M.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(Strasbourg)
Y. Wolf; M.D.(McG.)
G. Zahirney; M.D.(McG.)
T. Y. Zhang; Ph.D.(McG.)
V. Zicherman; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
D. Zigman; M.D.(McG.)
E. Zikos; M.D.(Montr.)
Lecturers
F. Amdiss, S. Attia-Galand, A.D. Basque, N. Beauchemin, L. Beaudry, T. Bedrossian, J.F. Belair, D. Bertrand, I. Blais, C. Blake, J.M. Bourque, C.M.J. Brebion, E. Casimir, E. Cauchois, P. Chan, M. Coward, W. Darwich, M.H.N. Dinh, H.C. Dube, H. Dymetryszyn, J.A. Farquhar, H. Goldhaar, L. Gouriou, D. Groenewege, P. Harden, J. Harvey, M. Heyman, M. Hodgson, I. Iordache, H.G. Jean-Francois, D. Kunin, N. Kuperstok, P. Lamoureux, A.G. Maccordick, S.K. Margolese, V. Mbekou, D. Michaud, D.F.S. Monti, K. Myron, A. Navidzadeh, T. Ngo-Minh, J.P. O'Donnell, R. Orenman, R. Payeur, L. Peters, G. Pierre-Louis, M. Quintal, T. Reyburn, K. Richter, D.T. Rochon, A. Schiavetto, V. Tagalakis, F.C. Toma, N. Vachon, S. Wisebord, D. Zack, C. Zarowsky
Associate Members
S. Bond
J.L. Derevensky; Ph.D.
M. Drapeau
A. Evans; Ph.D.
L. McVey
S. Neron
G. O'Driscoll
D. Zuroff
Adjunct Professors
A. Adamantidis
M. Alda; M.D.
P. Blier; M.D., Ph.D.
L. Booij; Ph.D.
W. Brender
M. Cargo; Ph.D.
A. Daigneault
M. Desjardins
A. Duffy; M.D.
D. Fikretoglu
R. Fugere; M.D.
A. Gagnon
J.P. Harris
F. Jollant
V. Kovess-Masfety; M.D., Ph.D.
O. Lapierre
A. Lesage
F. Lesperance; M.D.
S. J. Lloyd
S. Richard-Devantoy
S. Sultan
C. Tranulis
A. Zangen
Post-Retirement
D. P. Dastoor
J. P. Ellman
C. Gianoulakis
K. Minde
J.C. Negrete
G. Pinard
A. Surkis
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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).

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