Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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GRADUATE STUDIES

Social-Personality Psychology: Program Requirements

For descriptions of courses listed below please follow this link to the Queen's University School of Graduate Studies

Master of Science

In the first year, all MSc students take Design of Experiments (PSYC 801) in the fall term and Introduction to Multivariate Statistics (PSYC 802) in the winter term. In both the first and second years of the MSc, students also will take two seminar courses from among Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYC-942), Relationships (PSYC-943), Attitudes and Attitude Change (PSYC-944), Social Cognition (PSYC-947), The Self (PSYC-948), and Judgment and Decision-Making (PSYC-949).  Two of these courses are offered each year (scheduling for fall or winter term varies year to year) with each course generally offered at least once every 3-4 years. On occasion, we also may offer additional courses that could be applied to the seminar requirement. These courses include Special Topics in Social Psychology I (PSYC-945), Special Topics in Social Psychology II (PSYC-946), Personality Theory (PSYC-979), Special Topics in Personality I (PSYC-980), Personality Assessment (PSYC-981), and Special Topics in Personality I (PSYC-982). In the second year of the MSc, students also take either Structural Equation Modeling (PSYC-940) or Research Methods (PSYC-941), which alternate every other year.

Doctor of Philosophy

Social-Personality Ph.D. students who have a Master's degree in Social Psychology take either Structural Equation Modeling (PSYC-940) or Research Methods (PSYC-941), normally in their first year.  They also take take one seminar course from the seminars listed under the MSc requirements above; and two additional courses either from the seminar list above or selected in consultation with the student's supervisor and the Program Chair. One of those courses could be Multilevel Modeling (PSYC 901), which alternates every other year with Structural Equation Modeling (PSYC-940), so it could be completed during the MSc but applied to the Ph.D. requirements.

Social-Personality Ph.D. students who do not have a Master's degree in Social Psychology  take either Structural Equation Modeling (PSYC-940) or Research Methods (PSYC-941), normally in their first year, and three courses that all must be from the seminars listed under the MSc requirements above.

Social-Personality Ph.D. students generally take the Comprehensive Exam during the summer after their first year in the program although Ph.D. students who do not have a Master’s degree in Social Psychology often postpone the exam until the summer after their second year in the Ph.D. program.