As of October 2012, McGill's formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version. Please consult the "prospective graduate students" link for detailed information. The application deadline for Fall 2013 admission is December 15, 2012.
When completing the online application form and you are applying to the clinical program, select PhD-T as there is no track reflecting "clinical program". In the discipline section, indicate "clinical".
When completing the online application form and you are applying to the experimental program, select Masters of Arts or Masters of Science as there is no track reflecting "masters program". In the discipline section, indicate "masters".
McGill University is located in downtown Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with diverse linguistic and cultural groups. McGill is an English-language institution with a long and distinguished history in Quebec and Canada. The Department of Psychology is one of the oldest and best known in North America. The department enjoys extensive professional ties with other institutions in Montreal, including English and French universities, schools, hospitals, and social service centres.
The following six research areas are well represented in the department:
(b) behavioral neuroscience
(c) developmental psychology
(d) social-personality psychology
(e) health psychology
(f) quantitative-modeling psychology
The department does not offer programs in industrial, managerial, or consumer psychology, or in counseling or educational psychology. Please note that the Faculty of Management offers a PhD in administration with a concentration in organizational behavior. Additionally, the Faculty of Education offers graduate degrees in counseling and educational psychology.
There are approximately 110 graduate students in the department, and 10-20 new students begin study each year. The department only accepts students who are planning to pursue their PhD degree with full time study. Applications for part-time study or for the completion of only a Master's degree are not considered. All new students enter the department in September. In addition to Canadian students, the department maintains a rich tradition of training international students from all parts of the world including the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, and Asia..
The primary objective of the graduate program is to provide an environment in which students develop skills and expertise that will aid them during a professional teaching, research, and possibly clinical career. In the experimental program, undergraduate-type courses and examinations are kept to a minimum. Success in the program depends upon a student's ability to self manage, organize and use available time and resources provided by the department. The department places the primary importance on conceiving and conducting research in the student's area of interest. In the clinical program there is a substantial course load during the first two years, after which the emphasis shifts to research and professional training.
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