With the recommendation of the unit, direct entry Ph.D. admission is available to exceptionally strong students, who show great promise in terms of academic accomplishments and potential for research.
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% in the last two years of undergraduate study (i.e. 60 credit units of course work).
- A four-year honours bachelor of arts degree in psychology or equivalent
- Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and independent research.
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- CV or resume
For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.
Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.
- GPS 960.0
- GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
- GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
- At least 9 credit units of course work at the graduate level must be successfully completed in the first year of the program.
- Within the first year of the program, successfully complete a Ph.D. Qualifying Examination that is at least as rigorous as the defence for a Master's thesis in the program area.
- Complete a minimum of 18 credit units at the 800-level, including PSY 805.3 or PSY 807.3
- PSY 900.0 (x4)
- PSY 996.0
- Pass a comprehensive examination, after completing the required course work, and prior to focusing on the research and doctoral thesis.
- Write and successfully defend a thesis based on original investigation.