Graduate Studies

CCAP Eligibility Requirements

Honours degree in Psychology (including Developmental, Abnormal Psych courses) OR an MA in Child Clinical/Counseling.

Experience working with children, adolescent, or families in some capacity. Also, research experience beyond that for the Honour’s thesis is desired.

An overall GPA of A and a Psych GPA of A- minimally, based on roughly the final 2 years of coursework in your program.

Excellent grades (A- minimally) in research design and statistics courses, and at least 2 statistics courses.

Qualifying Exam for PhD in NACS

In NACS, the qualifying exam is done after students have successfully written and defended the proposal for their PhD thesis.  The qualifying exam must be successfully passed by the end of the semester 5 of the PhD program (or the end of semester 7 for students who entered the program without a Masters).

The specific procedures and requirements for the NACS qualifying exam are discussed below.

PhD in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science (PhD. PSYC)

The PhD programs in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science provide training for students interested in the integrative functioning of the brain.

This program encompasses:  basic cognitive processes, behavioural neuroscience, cognitive ergonomics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental and life-span cognition, and foundations of cognitive science.  Students in these disciplines have the opportunity to learn about the interdisciplinary work of other students, faculty and outside researchers in the weekly seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science research seminar. 

Coursework for NACS MSc.

Preparatory Course Work

Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to carry out Neuroscience and Cognitive Science research in academic and/or applied settings. At the Masters level, this will involve a course in Research Design and Statistics, a course in Research Ethics (Animal research ethics or Human research ethics), at least one elective in their specific field of research and the Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science.