Department of Psychology

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Psychology

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GRADUATE STUDIES

Cognitive Neuroscience: Program Requirements

Master of Science

The master's program normally extends over two calendar years. For students with an honours degree in psychology the requirements for the master's program are below.

Not all courses listed in the Graduate Calendar are offered each year. Also, depending on who teaches the courses, the contents changes from year to year. The list of the courses that will be offered in the upcoming academic year can be obtained from the Department at psycgrad.queensu.ca.

Year Research Requirements Required Courses
MSc 1

Master's Thesis Research: PSYC899

  • Proposal submitted
  • Begin data collection
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Pro-seminar: PSYC811,812,907 or 908
  • Design of Experiments: PSYC801
  • Introduction to Multivariate Analysis: PSYC802

Select 1 Cognitive Neuroscience seminar course:

  • Foundations of Cognition & Perception: PSYC833
  • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroimaging: PSYC917
  • Somatosensory, Intersensory and Motor Processes: PSYC930
  • Neuroplasticity and Behaviour: PSYC931
  • Comparative Cognition: PSYC934
  • Neurotransmitters and Behaviour: PSYC935
  • Advanced Special Topics in Cognitive Science: PSYC970 or PSYC971
MSc 2

Master's Thesis Research: PSYC899

  • Complete data collection
  • Oral thesis defense
  • Submit thesis
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Pro-seminar: PSYC811,812,907 or 908

Select 1 more Cognitive Neuroscience seminar courses (from the list above)

Courses are selected in consultation with the supervisor and the program chair. Graduate courses offered by Departments other than Psychology also may be taken to meet the program requirements with the permission of the supervisor and program chair.

Students working with animals will also take QACS799: Introduction to Animal Care.

Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in Cognitive Neuroscience may be completed in two years of study by students with a master's degree in psychology. Typically, however, students require more time to complete the doctoral program. The requirements for the program are:

Year Research Requirements Required Courses
PhD 1

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

  • Proposal submitted
  • Begin data collection
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Pro-seminar: PSYC811,812,907 or 908
PhD 2

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Pro-seminar: PSYC811,812,907 or 908
PhD 3/4

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

  • Finish data collection
  • Oral thesis defense
  • Submit thesis
 

Graduate students in the Cognitive Neuroscience Program are encouraged to participate in the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Seminar even after completing PSYC811, PSYC812, PSYC907, and PSYC908 for as long as they are registered full time in the program.