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Psychology Graduate Programs Information

Lakehead University offers a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Psychological Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology degree in the two fields of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science.

The Clinical Psychology PhD program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association for a six- year term until 2023-2024 (http://www.cpa.ca/accreditation/CPAaccreditedprograms). The Master’s degree normally requires two years of full-time study. Only students who plan to complete the PhD program should apply to the MA program. Students are trained in clinical and research skills that allow them to pursue a career in professional practice that is informed by science or in academic/research settings that require highly trained clinical psychology researchers. The PhD program in the Clinical Psychology field also has an additional focus on rural, community, and cultural issues.

The PhD program in the Psychological Science field is a research-intensive program in all areas of psychology including biological, cognitive, individual and social bases of behaviour. The Psychological Science graduate curriculum is based on an apprenticeship model with flexible core courses that are appropriate to a student's research area of focus.

The following Psychology program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Specialization in Gerontology) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Specialization in Women's Studies) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Science in Psychological Science (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Science in Psychological Science (Specialization in Gerontology) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Science in Psychological Science (Specialization in Women's Studies) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Clinical Psychology (TB)
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Psychological Science (TB)