Master of Science in Psychology
The master of science program is concentrated in the area of brain and cognition.
The objectives of the MSc program in brain and cognition are to develop competence in designing, conducting and evaluating research in the field of brain and cognition. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for doctoral studies, or for employment in an environment requiring research skills.
For admission to the MSc program in brain and cognition, a student must have completed a BSC or BA honours degree in psychology with a minimum B average in the last 2 years of study. The GRE General test is required. An honours graduate in a program other than psychology or a combination of psychology and another subject or general degree graduates may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered. However, a program of appropriate preparatory studies (a qualifying year) may be required of such applicants. Honours graduates in psychology may also be required to successfully complete one or two undergraduate courses before they are admitted to the MSc program.
Five half-credit courses and a thesis constitute the degree requirements. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing and completing the thesis. The required courses include:
In addition, all students must complete a thesis (PS699) relevant to the option they have selected.
Note: The community practicum courses (PS615 and PS625) are restricted to the students enrolled in the community psychology program. All other graduate courses offered by the Department of Psychology may be taken by any student, subject to the approval of the graduate officer, the appropriate area co-ordinator, and the course instructor. Psychology students may take graduate courses offered in another graduate program at WLU upon permission of their program director and the course instructor, or at other universities through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) program.