Psychology Graduate Program Degree Requirements
In addition to the following, students must participate in area research seminars during their
M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and complete the requirements for their area of research
MA Level Requirements
Ph.D Level Requirements
Students admitted to the M.A. program are required to achieve satisfactory
performance in PSYC 824 (Research Issues), PSYC 910 & PSYC 911 (Research
Design I & II), two breadth courses, a minimum of two area courses, and
complete an M.A. thesis (PSYC 898).
Upon successfully completing the M.A. degree requirements, students may
apply for admission to the Ph.D. program. Students who are admitted to the
program with an M.A. degree from another university must meet the equivalent
of all the requirements of the SFU M.A., and may be required to undertake
additional work to ensure this.
Students in the Ph.D. program do a minimum of two area courses, three PSYC
999 comprehensive examinations, and a doctoral dissertation. The required
courses and comprehensive exams must be completed within two years of entrance
to the Ph.D. program.