Area-specific Typical Progress Sequence MA CCAP

 
MA year 1
 
Semester 1 Fall
 
Courses
• Either PSYC*6630 [0.50] Developmental Psychology, or PSYC*6000 [0.50] Developmental Psychopathology
• PSYC*6690 [0.50] Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents 
• PSYC*6060 [0.50] Research Design and Statistics
 
Practicum
PSYC*7991 (open hours) 
 
MA thesis
Draft ideas for proposals
 
Scholarships
Apply for OGS
Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship
Other options may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor
 
Semester 2 Winter
 
Courses
PSYC*6880 [0.25] Ethical Issues in Psychology
PSYC*6010 [0.50] Integrated Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents
PSYC*6380 [0.50] Multivariate Statistics for Psychological Research
 
Practicum
PSYC*7991 Practicum I (open hours) 
 
MA thesis
MA thesis proposal draft submitted to advisor (see MA Thesis proposal section for more information)
Form MA thesis committee, no later than the 20th class day of the 2nd semester
Initial MA committee meeting
 
Semester 3 Summer
 
Courses
Optional Cognate (as appropriate/needed)
 
Practicum
PSYC*7991 Practicum I (open hours)
 
MA thesis
MA proposal examination
Approval of MA proposal by committee
Ethics for MA research (if applicable; note the REB review process typically takes 2 to 4 weeks)
 
Scholarships
Revise OGS, SSHRC and any other grant application
 
Other

*Important departmental milestones to achieve during the degree (full-time registration only): MA/MSc must have their approved thesis proposal: 3rd semester. If the milestone is not met it will result in a “Some concerns” on the student’s progress report.

MA Year 2

Semester 4 Fall

Courses
• Either PSYC*6000 [0.50] Developmental Psychopathology, or PSYC*6630 [0.50] Developmental Psychology
• PSYC*6020 [0.50] Clinical Diagnostic and Interviewing Skills
 
Practicum
PSYC*7991 (open hours)
 
MA thesis
Collection of data for MA
 
Scholarships
Apply for OGS for the PhD (if applicable)
Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship for the PhD (if applicable)
Other options for the PhD (if applicable) may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor
 
Other
Apply to PhD, if applicable
 
Semester 5 Winter
 
Courses
No courses are typically completed during this semester
May take a course to meet cognate requirements if needed (see note on cognates)
 
Practicum
PSYC*7992 (200 hours), assessment focused, typically in a school setting
 
MA thesis
Analysis of MA data (It is suggested to update the advisory committee after data analysis)
Writing of MA thesis
 
Scholarships
None
 
Semester 6 Summer
 
Courses
Cognate course if needed and offered during this semester (see note on Cognates)
 
Practicum
PSYC*7991 (open hours)
 
MA thesis
MA thesis examination (defense) (It is recommended to schedule defenses late spring or early summer)
 
Scholarships
Prepare application for PhD scholarships for PhD year 2 if applicable