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Clinical Psychology Graduate Diploma


The Diploma in Clinical Psychology provides students enroled in the MA in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option) with clinical coursework and practica qualifying them for further clinical training provided in the PhD in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option).

Admission Requirements

  • Open only to students enrolled in the MA or PhD in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option).
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Language Requirements. Although no formal language courses or examinations are required, students intending to work in Quebec are strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of French. Students who plan to seek admission to the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) are advised that Article 46 of the professional code of the Province of Quebec states that a working knowledge of French is required for professional certification.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Psychology Courses page for course descriptions.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Diploma (30 credits)


credits of Required Courses:

PSYC 700 Personality and Psychopathology (3.00)
PSYC 701 Psychometrics, Intelligence, and Neurocognitive Evaluation (3.00)
PSYC 703 Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions (3.00)
PSYC 704 Group and Systemic Interventions (3.00)
PSYC 705 Internal Practicum I (3.00)
PSYC 706 Diagnostic Evaluation Practicum (3.00)
PSYC 707 Cognitive Evaluation Practicum (3.00)
PSYC 7201 Introduction to Ethics for Clinical Psychology (1.00)
PSYC 7202 Seminar on Ethical and Professional Issues (2.00)
PSYC 799 Progress in Clinical Diploma (0.00)


credits chosen from:

PSYC 708 Internal Practicum II: General (3.00)
PSYC 709 Internal Practicum II: Adult (3.00)
PSYC 710 Internal Practicum II: Child and Adolescent (3.00)


credits chosen from:

PSYC 711 External Practicum I: General (3.00)
PSYC 712 External Practicum I: Adult (3.00)
PSYC 713 External Practicum I: Child and Adolescent (3.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits. In the case of the Diploma in Clinical Psychology, the time limit is 9 terms (3 years) for full-time students; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years).
  3. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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