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Dr. Ali Reguigui, Coordinator
Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 4313
Office: Sudbury Campus
M.A. in Applied / Experimental Psychology
Criteria for consideration for the MA in Psychology
BA or B.Sc. in psychology, with an academic standing of B+ (75%) or better, or a successfully completed qualifying year in psychology. Those with an academic background other than psychology will have their qualifications examined and may be required to complete additional course work or a qualifying year. Academic references, a personal statement of interests, and identification of potential research supervisors are required. For the Applied students, a vulnerable sector criminal background check at your local police department will be required once admitted to the program. The general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies will apply unless otherwise stated. Please note that the application deadline for September admission is February 1st.
The graduate Psychology program in Applied Psychology with a clinical emphasis is designed to prepare students for work in schools, mental health, or other applied settings or to pursue Ph.D.-level studies. In addition to course work and research, students must complete a practicum. Graduates are eligible to pursue registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (other conditions may apply). For information on how to become a psychological associate, visit the website of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
The Experimental stream provides students with research training in Psychological Science. Graduates may pursue further Ph.D.-level studies, teach at the community college level, or seek employment in a range of settings.
Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator and/or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student. Students are encouraged to consult the faculty list on the Faculty Members tab in order to identify a potential supervisor (i.e. a faculty member they would like to work with). Please remember to list your preferred potential supervisors on your Application Checklist.
Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Once students have applied, they will receive instructions (typically within 48 hours) from the Office of Admissions leading them to the MyLaurentian portal. Students can access the portal at my.laurentian.ca; sign in credentials will be provided in the correspondence received from the Office of Admissions upon successful completion of an application. The following documents will be required in order to complete an application.
- Three Reference Forms from full-time psychology faculty (to begin the process at my.laurentian.ca click on "Reference Submission" on the left-hand navigation menu).
- Statement of Interest; what strengths you bring to the program, and what you expect from the program (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
- Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Applied Stream and/or Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Experimental Stream. (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
- Application checklist: PSYC MA Application Checklist (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
- Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies* (Please note that current or prior Laurentian University students do not need to request transcripts).
- No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for this program.
*Please note that official transcripts or WES course-by-course (for institutions attended outside of North America) must come directly to the Office of Admissions from the previous post secondary institution by requesting at the time of your application or by contacting the institution's Registrar's Office.
Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department. An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications.
Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant.
A shortlist of applicants in the Experimental stream will be required to participate in a phone interview to discuss their research plans and experience.
A shortlist of applicants in the Applied stream will be required to participate in a phone interview to discuss their applied and research experience. Only students with some applied experience (ie: volunteer, work or academic experience) will be admitted to the Applied stream of the program.
The Admissions Committee will then make a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. The Graduate Studies office will verify the file and if satisfactory, the Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the recommendation to the Office of Admissions at Laurentian University for admission.
Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian. Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer. Once the student has accepted the offer, a transition to the registration process occurs.
If you have program-related questions, please contact Dr. Ali Reguigui, Graduate Coordinator of the Psychology Program, Laurentian University. You can email Areguigui@laurentian.ca or call 705-675-1151 x.4313.
For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
Students must follow these regulations while in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Approved Fields of Study:
- Applied Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
PSYC-5005E Master's Applied Practicum
PSYC-5106E Applied Multivariate Statistics
One course from the two following courses:
PSYC-5306E Psychodiagnosis and Assessment of Children I
PSYC-5336E Psychodiagnosis and Assessment in Adults
PSYC-5316E Psychological Disorders
One course from the three following courses:
PSYC-5326E Counselling and Behavioural Interventions for Children and Their Families
PSYC-5327E Counselling and Behavioural Interventions for Adults
PSYC-5346E Child-Focused Consultations
PSYC-5356E Psychology of Individual Differences
PSYC-5406E Ethical and Professional Issues
ONE 3-Credit Elective in Psychology
All Applied students are advised to take as many required courses as they can in their first year because their second year will be busy with the Practicum and their research, and some required courses may only be offered every other year.
Elective Graduate Courses
One elective can come from graduate program courses outside Psychology with agreement from the supervisor and the graduate committee.
All first year students need to register for PSYC-5000EL - Thesis and PSYC-5106EL - Applied Multivariate Statistics.