The Applied MA in Psychology has a Clinical emphasis and follows the scientist-practitioner model. The program is designed to prepare graduates to work in schools, mental health, or other applied settings, or to pursue PhD level studies. In addition to course work and research, students must also complete a practicum which requires 400 hours in a supervised field placement. This is a two-year program.
Graduates of the Applied Psychology M.A. will be able to pursue registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (other conditions apply) and pursue professional practice in psychology.
The program is designed to provide extensive training in Psychological Science for graduates who wish to teach at a community college, pursue further studies at the doctoral (PhD) level in psychology or other areas or work in a variety of settings. Students will complete course work and a rigorous research thesis.This is a two-year program.
APPLIED OPTION – Courses necessary to graduate
ONE 3-Credit Elective in Psychology
EXPERIMENTAL OPTION - Courses necessary to graduate
ONE 3-Credit Electives at the Graduate level
Any course that has animal or research participants requires review by the appropriate Laurentian University Ethics Committee.
Elective Graduate Courses
One elective can come from graduate program courses outside Psychology with agreement from the supervisor and the graduate committee.
I would advise all Applied students 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.
I would advise all Experimental students to also take as many courses as they can their first year especially if there is a special topic being offered that they are interested in. Special topics are unlikely to be offered (in the same topic) every year.