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Reopening CUE for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Doctor of Psychology Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the Admission and General Admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies (refer to section 13.1.1), students applying to the PsyD program must present the following minimum requirements:

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree in psychology from a recognized institution; honours thesis or equivalent preferred.
  2. Applicants must have taken the following courses:
  • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate biological/neuropsychological bases of behaviour;
  • Six credits of undergraduate or three credits of graduate-level cognitive-affective bases of behaviour (e.g., Learning and Motivation, Human Motivation, Sensation and Perception);
  • Six credits of undergraduate or three credits of graduate-level social psychology (e.g., Social Psychology, Sex Role Behaviour, Cultural Psychology). Note: Group Counselling does not count in this category;
  • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate psychology of the individual (e.g., Theories of Personality, Theories of Human Development, Abnormal Psychology). Note: Multicultural Counselling does not count in this category;
  • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate research design/methods;
  • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate statistics/data analysis;
  • Three credits of undergraduate or graduate history and systems of psychology;

Note: Students may apply to the program if they are missing required courses. However, they would be admitted as probationary graduate students and would need to present missing courses before taking Dissertation Research credits (PSY 898).

  1. GRE verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores (waived for 2021-22 intake);
  2. Personal interview.

Applicants shall also submit the following additional documents with applications:

  • Current CV, including clinical and research experience;
  • 2-page statement of intent and career objectives. In the statement, please indicate PsyD faculty preferences regarding a potential research/dissertation supervisor;
  • Three letters of reference:
    • Preferred: 2 academic and 1 employer.

Note: Due to the limited enrolment capacity of Concordia University of Edmonton’s graduate programs, admission is competitive; meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. The PsyD program normally admits 10-15 students a year.