The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. It follows a scientist-practitioner model, blending scholarly research with professional skill training. The program trains clinical psychologists for employment in academic, research, clinical, community, and private practice settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master’s program)
  • CV or resume

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.

  • Dissertation defense
  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • IMPORTANT: Students entering the program without an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan (or equivalent degree) may be required to complete additional credit units in order to obtain the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, including PSY 805.3, PSY 807.3 or PSY 809.3, PSY 811.3, PSY 813.3, PSY 814.3, PSY 831.3, PSY 850.3, PSY 858.3
  • doctoral candidacy assessment

A minimum of 15 credit units, including:

  • PSY 841.3
  • PSY 845.3
  • PSY 852.3
  • PSY 860.3
  • PSY 900.0
  • PSY 902.0
  • PSY 903.0
  • PSY 904.0
  • PSY 996.0
  • a minimum of 3 credit units of restricted electives as approved by the Director of Clinical Psychology Training