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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar 
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Forensic Psychology, PhD - Direct entry

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Degree requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forensic Psychology are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Forensic Psychology .

Degree requirements

For administrative purposes, students will be classified as master’s students for the first year of the program. However, after this first year, they will automatically move into the second year of the PhD program. Because students are admitted directly into the PhD program, the transfer from a thesis-based master’s to a PhD program  policy does not apply.

To be eligible for the direct-entry PhD in Forensic Psychology, students must successfully complete 73 credit hours. Students must complete 11 three-credit courses, including SSCI 5010G Data Analysis 1 - Graduate , one Advanced Research Methods and Statistics course, four Fundamentals courses, four Special Topics courses and PSYC 6940G Professional Development . Typically, the Professional Development course will be taken in the fourth year of the program. Students must also enrol in PSYC 5920G Professional Seminar  twice a year for the first three years in the program. They must enrol in PSYC 6900G PhD Research  every term that they are in the program. Students must complete PSYC 6920G PhD Proposal and Candidacy Exam , which consists of a written proposal and an oral exam, within 18 months of admission into the PhD program. In addition, students must pass a comprehensive examination (PSYC 6930G PhD Comprehensive Examination ), which will typically be taken near the conclusion of the third year in the program. At the conclusion of the program, students must successfully write and defend their 40-credit thesis (PSYC 6910G PhD Thesis ). The minimum time to completion for this program is three years. Students will be required to maintain a minimum of B-minus in all graded components of the program, as well as satisfactory research progress, to be considered in clear standing.

Proposed progression through program

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