Graduate Student Handbook: Welcome to Graduate School

Welcome to the Department of Psychology Graduate Student Handbook. It is designed to assist you in progressing through your graduate degree program and to provide you with associated instructions and documentation along the way. Key components have been given their own page to clearly outline the details associated with that step in the process and includes the specific form where applicable. Many of our forms are also available in the Forms at a Glance page. 

Our Handbook is a living document and we welcome your assistance in including any/all information that you the student expect to find in a Handbook. If you cannot find a detail or explanation of a process associated with your degree in this Handbook please contact the PSYC Grad Office and we will work together to enhance our Handbook with that new information.

Table of Contents

  1. Forms at a Glance

  2. Graduate Student Supervision

  3. Guidelines for Effective Remote Supervision

  4. Degree Requirements - MSc and PhD

  5. Course Registration

  6. Financial Support

  7. Human Ethics

  8. Annual Graduate Student Progress Report

  9. Comprehensive Examination

  10. Thesis Proposal Guidelines

  11. MSc Defense Preparation and Timeline

  12. PhD Defense Preparation and Timeline

  13. Authorship Policy

  14. Teaching Assistantships

  15. Teaching Assistant Prize in Psychology

  16. Research Assistantships

  17. Graduate Teaching Award in Psychology

  18. International Student Information

  19. Principles, Priorities, Mission and Values

  20. Structure of the Department

  21. The Profession of Psychology

  22. Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

  23. Field Work Policy

  24. Part-Time Status Policy

  25. Medical and Parental Leave Policy

  26. Employee and Family Assistance Program

  27. Positive Space

  28. 4 Directions Indigenous Student Centre

  29. Marking Final Exams Policy

  30. Appeal and Grievance Procedures


Giovanna Crocco
Graduate Program Administrator

Department of Psychology, 62 Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6