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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Specialization in Women's Studies) (Thesis Option) (TB)


The MA in Clinical Psychology requires the completion of six FCEs (full course equivalents) over two years of study. Students must register in the following required courses:

(a) Psychology 5151 - Multivariate Statistics for Behavioural Research
(b) Psychology 5201 - Clinical Assessment Techniques
(c) Psychology 5271 - Ethical and Professional Issues
(d) Psychology 5551 - Clinical Interviewing
(e) Psychology 5571 - Psychotherapy
(f) Psychology 5901 (9901) - Master's Thesis
(g) One FCE elective at the graduate level
(h) Psychology 5600 (9600) - Research Seminar
(non-credit required course)
(i) Psychology 5091 (9091)- Master's Practicum
(non-credit required course)

Not every course is offered each year. Typically, Psychology 5201, 5311, 5551, 5571 and 5600 (9600) will be offered every year while the remaining courses will be offered every second year. The thesis (Psychology 5901 (9901)) is worth two FCEs, Psychology 5201 is one FCE, and Psychology 5151, 5271, 5551 and 5571 are each one-half FCE.

It is expected that the average student will take two years to complete the program. In addition to the Thesis and the Research Seminar students are expected to enroll in approximately 2 FCEs per year. Students are expected to have completed the thesis proposal and submitted it for ethics approval by the end of the summer of the first year. The Master's Practicum (Psychology 5091 (9091)) will be taken in the summer of the second year of the program after students have successfully completed their MA course work (with the exception of the thesis defense).


Students in the Clinical Psychology or Psychological Science Master's programs may apply for acceptance into the Collaborative Program with Specialization in Women's Studies. They would take the Women's Studies Core Course 5101 (full course) in place of a full course Psychology elective. Students would also do a master's thesis in the area of Women's Studies.