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MA/ PhD Degree - Counselling and Clinical Psychology (Field: Clinical Psychology)

The Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science offers a full-time, 2-year Master of Arts and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy degree program designed for applicants interested in a career as a clinical psychologist based on the Clinical Science model of training. Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC prepares graduates primarily for research careers as psychological clinical scientists in university and academic medical settings.

This program is intended to meet the registration requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario at the doctoral level. For information about the registration requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, applicants are encouraged to contact the College directly.

This program is not intended to offer a terminal Master’s degree. However, we do not guarantee that all students who enter the Master’s program will be granted admission to the Ph.D. program; completion of all requirements in a timely and competent manner during the Master’s program is required. For full details on the MA/ PhD requirements and program overview, please visit the U of T School of Graduate Studies - Psychological Clinical Science webpage.

MA Program Components

  1. Coursework - 5.0 FCEs (including 0.5 FCE clinical practicum placement in the final Summer of the program)
  2. Research Thesis - completed and orally defended in Year 2 of the program

PhD Program Components

  1. Coursework - 5.5 FCEs (including 1.0 FCE in clinical pracitucm placements and 1.0 FCE in a one-year APA- or CPA-accredited clinical internship that will provide students with the clinical training to be eligible to seek registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario)
  2. Comprehensive Examinations - including both an oral examination focused on clinical expertise and a research-focused grant proposal (normally both completed in the Fall session of Year 2)
  3. Research Thesis - including a thesis proposal (normally approved prior to the start of Year 3 of the program), completed thesis, and successful thesis defense in the form of a Final Oral Examination

For complete details, visit our Program Requirements Overview and our Expected Timeline Overview pages.