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For courses offered this year, scroll down or go directly to [[Courses#Graduate Courses offered 2018-2019 | courses offered in 2018-2019]].  '''Please note that if you fail to register for a course before the add/drop deadline (search for sessional dates in the current Graduate Calendar), you will have to complete a [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/resources/petitions-special-consideration-committee-graduate-admissions-and-study Petition for Special Consideration].'''
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=== Full list of courses ===
  
As you plan your courses, consult with your [[Supervisory Committee | supervisory committee]] and complete your [[Supervisory Committee#Plan of Study | Plan of Study]].
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For the full list of PNB courses in the Graduate Calendar, go to the [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=42&poid=22574&returnto=8771 Psychology Courses page (in the 2020-2021 Graduate Calendar)] Note that not all of the listed courses are offered every year.
  
Health and Safety training, SGS 101, and SGS 201 must be completed in the [[Courses required in very first term | first term of the first year]].
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=== Courses offered this year ===
<br>SGS 700 is a placeholder course; if you are not taking any courses in a particular term, you must register in SGS 700.
 
  
=== The PNB Masters degree requires the following courses ===
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'''''<span style="color:#ff0000">NEW!</span>''''' For courses offered in the current year, go to [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/graduate/current-students/graduate-courses.html Graduate Courses] on the PNB website
* Statistics and Research Design (PSYCH 710, half course = 1 term = 3 units), completed in first year.
 
* Contemporary Problems in PNB (PSYCH 720, full course = 2 terms = 6 units), completed in first year.
 
  
=== The PNB PhD degree requires the following courses ===
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=== Graduate courses from previous years ===
* Statistics and Research Design (PSYCH 710, half course = 1 term = 3 units), completed in first year.
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Occasionally you might need to access the syllabus for a course offered in a previous year. These can be access from the [https://macdrive.mcmaster.ca/d/1cc9ded0c9b34be08d18/ PNB webpage archive], or [mailto:riddeln@mcmaster.ca send a request].  
* Contemporary Problems in PNB (PSYCH 720, full course = 2 terms = 6 units), completed in first year.
 
* Two Advanced Statistics courses (PSYCH 711 and 712, quarter courses = 6-7 weeks = 1.5 units each)
 
::* PSYCH 711: Advanced Statistics and Computational Methods I
 
::* PSYCH 712: Advanced Statistics and Computational Methods II
 
:: These can be fulfilled in several ways: a statistical, computational, or programming course offered by the department, or with approval of your committee and the Graduate Chair, a course offered outside the department.
 
:: A request for substitution can be made by submitting a full course syllabus to the Graduate Chair.  Discuss the substitution with your supervisory committee for their approval before submitting to the [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca Graduate Chair].
 
* Two Independent Study Modules (PSYCH 713 and 714, quarter courses = 6-7 weeks = 1.5 units each)
 
::* PSYCH 713: Special Topics in PNB I
 
::* PSYCH 714: Special Topics in PNB II
 
:: Independent study modules are typically fulfilled by working in a lab other than your supervisor's lab to broaden knowledge and/or learn new techniques.
 
:: Substitutions can be made with approval of the Graduate Chair by '''[[Proposal for Independent Study Module Substitution | submitting a proposal as outlined here]]'''. Discuss the proposal with your supervisory committee for their approval before submitting to the [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca Graduate Chair].
 
* One additional half course (1 term = 3 units)
 
:: Check the McMaster Graduate Calendar ([http://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=25&poid=14749 link to 2017-18 calendar]) for the list of half courses. Notice that the names of the courses refer to general topics, to allow flexibility. You may take a course offered by the department or you may find a course in a different department or an approved online course, which can be used to fulfill one of the half courses listed.
 
::Such substitutions can be made with approval of the Graduate Chair by submitting a full course syllabus.  Discuss the substitution with your supervisory committee for their approval before submitting to the [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca Graduate Chair].
 
* [[Comprehensive Exam]]
 
  
=== The PNB PhD RCT stream requires the following courses ===
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* In the first year (Masters level), Research and Clinical Training (RCT) students take the following courses:
 
:* Statistics and Research Design (PSYCH 710, half course = 1 term = 3 units), completed in first year.
 
:* Contemporary Problems in PNB (PSYCH 720, full course = 2 terms = 6 units), completed in first year.
 
:* Scientific and Professional Ethics in Clinical Psychology (PSYCH 751, half course = 1 term = 3 units), completed in first year.
 
* Visit the [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/maccr/ RCT stream webpages for course requirements beyond the first year.
 
  
=== Graduate Courses offered 2018-2019 ===
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The following is leftover from a previous version of this page and is not currently linked to anything; this page will be removed at some point. 
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It lists courses offered 2018-19 and earlier (for syllabus see the [https://macdrive.mcmaster.ca/d/2c9d2571f3a3474ab7bf/ PNB webpage archive]).
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2018-2019:'''
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* SGS 700 is a placeholder course; if you are not taking any courses in a particular term, you must register in SGS 700.
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
* Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Shedden)
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* Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall/Winter; Shedden)
* Psych 713 or 741 - Thinking About Memory (Fall; Humphreys) Can be taken as 1/4 or 1/2 course.
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* Psych 713 or 741 - Thinking About Memory (Fall; Humphreys) Can be taken as 1/4 (with permission of the instructor and grad chair: 713 or 714) or 1/2 course (741).
* Psych 730 - Bayesian Inference (Winter; Goldreich)
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* Psych 730 - Bayesian Inference (Winter; Goldreich) Can be taken as fulfillment of two computational 1/4 courses (711 and 712) or one 1/2 course (730)
*     courses will be added here
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* Psych/CSE 734 - Neural Network Models of Cognition and Perception (topic: Machine learning methods for brain modelling and neural data analysis) (Winter; Becker) Can be taken as fulfillment of two computational 1/4 courses (711 and 712) or one 1/2 course (734).
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
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:: Additional courses will be added here as soon as they are confirmed.
:: Special Topics course codes (713 through 716) are used for evaluation of research modules. The faculty member with whom you work to complete the research module should submit [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/images/stories/graduate/special_topics_2017.pdf this evaluation form] to Nancy Riddell to provide a grade.
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall or Winter or Summer)
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:: The faculty member with whom you work to complete the research module should submit this '''[https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/images/stories/graduate/special_topics_2017.pdf Special Topics Evaluation form]''' to [mailto:pnbgrad@mcmaster.ca Emily Thomas] to provide a grade.
  
=== Graduate Courses prior to 2018-2019 ===
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''RCT Stream courses:''
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* Psych 710 and Psych 720, as above.
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* Psych 751 - Scientific and Professional Ethics in Clinical Psychology (Winter; King)
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* Psych 752 - Psychological Assessment (Fall; Ballantyne)
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* Psych 753 - Psychological Intervention (Winter; Rowa)
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* Psych 756 - Clinical Practicum I (Fall/Winter or Winter/Summer)
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* Psych 757 - Clinical Practicum II (Fall/Winter or Winter/Summer)
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* Psych 759 - Longitudinal Practicum: Core Skills (Fall/Winter/Summer)
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* Psych 761 - Clinical Internship (Fall/Winter/Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2017-2018:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2017-2018:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
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* Psych 711, 712 - Python (Spring; Joey Legere)
 
* Psych 711, 712 - Python (Spring; Joey Legere)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
:: Special Topics course codes (713 through 716) are used for evaluation of research modules. The faculty member with whom you work to complete the research module should submit [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/images/stories/graduate/special_topics_2017.pdf this evaluation form] to Nancy Riddell to provide a grade.
 
  
Graduate Courses offered 2016-2017:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2016-2017:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bock)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bock)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2015-2016:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2015-2016:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2014-2015:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2014-2015:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2013-2014:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2013-2014:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2012-2013:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2012-2013:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2011-2012:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2011-2012:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2010-2011:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2010-2011:'''
  
 
* Psych 710  Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
 
* Psych 710  Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2009-2010:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2009-2010:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall)
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* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
 
* Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)
  
Graduate Courses offered 2008-2009:
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'''Graduate Courses offered 2008-2009:'''
  
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Pat Bennett)
 
* Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Pat Bennett)

Latest revision as of 15:54, 22 December 2021

Full list of courses

For the full list of PNB courses in the Graduate Calendar, go to the Psychology Courses page (in the 2020-2021 Graduate Calendar) Note that not all of the listed courses are offered every year.

Courses offered this year

NEW! For courses offered in the current year, go to Graduate Courses on the PNB website

Graduate courses from previous years

Occasionally you might need to access the syllabus for a course offered in a previous year. These can be access from the PNB webpage archive, or send a request.


The following is leftover from a previous version of this page and is not currently linked to anything; this page will be removed at some point. It lists courses offered 2018-19 and earlier (for syllabus see the PNB webpage archive).

Graduate Courses offered 2018-2019:

  • SGS 700 is a placeholder course; if you are not taking any courses in a particular term, you must register in SGS 700.
  • Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall/Winter; Shedden)
  • Psych 713 or 741 - Thinking About Memory (Fall; Humphreys) Can be taken as 1/4 (with permission of the instructor and grad chair: 713 or 714) or 1/2 course (741).
  • Psych 730 - Bayesian Inference (Winter; Goldreich) Can be taken as fulfillment of two computational 1/4 courses (711 and 712) or one 1/2 course (730)
  • Psych/CSE 734 - Neural Network Models of Cognition and Perception (topic: Machine learning methods for brain modelling and neural data analysis) (Winter; Becker) Can be taken as fulfillment of two computational 1/4 courses (711 and 712) or one 1/2 course (734).
Additional courses will be added here as soon as they are confirmed.
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall or Winter or Summer)
The faculty member with whom you work to complete the research module should submit this Special Topics Evaluation form to Emily Thomas to provide a grade.

RCT Stream courses:

  • Psych 710 and Psych 720, as above.
  • Psych 751 - Scientific and Professional Ethics in Clinical Psychology (Winter; King)
  • Psych 752 - Psychological Assessment (Fall; Ballantyne)
  • Psych 753 - Psychological Intervention (Winter; Rowa)
  • Psych 756 - Clinical Practicum I (Fall/Winter or Winter/Summer)
  • Psych 757 - Clinical Practicum II (Fall/Winter or Winter/Summer)
  • Psych 759 - Longitudinal Practicum: Core Skills (Fall/Winter/Summer)
  • Psych 761 - Clinical Internship (Fall/Winter/Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2017-2018:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Rutherford)
  • Psych 730 - Psychometrics (Fall; Humphreys)
  • Psych 711, 712 - Signal Detection (Winter; Eugenie Roudaia)
  • Psych 711, 712 - Analyzing Neural Time Series Data (Winter; Eugenie Roudaia)
  • Psych 741 - The Origins of Language (Winter; Brown)
  • Psych 730 - Bayesian Inference (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 750 - Understanding Personality and Personality Disorders (Winter; Sheryl Green)
  • Psych 751 - Advanced Topics: Ethics in Clinical Psychology (Winter; Jelena King)
  • Psych 711, 712 - Python (Spring; Joey Legere)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2016-2017:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Bock)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall; Shore)
  • Psych 734 - Computational Models of Learning and Memory (Fall; Becker)
  • Psych 753 - Psychological Intervention (Winter; Rowa)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2015-2016:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall; Schmidt)
  • Psych 741 - Seminar in Social Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall; Obhi)
  • Psych 730 - Bayesian Inference (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2014-2015:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall)
  • Psych 711 - Quantitative Issues in the Use of Response Time (Winter; Watter)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Faure)
  • Psych 741 - Ethics Clinical Psychology (Winter; McKinnon)
  • Psych 730 - Bayesian (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 722 - Developmental Psychopathology (Winter; Schmidt)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2013-2014:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems
  • Psych 730 - Bayesian Models (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2012-2013:

  • Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • Psych 720 Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Milliken)
  • Psych 724 - Perception (Maurer)
  • Psych 741 - Developmental Neuroscience (Winter; Hall)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2011-2012:

  • Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • PSYCH 720 Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Milliken, Feinberg, Hall)
  • Psych 711 Signal Detection (Winter; Bennett, Faure)
  • Psych 728 Animal Behaviour (Winter; Balshine)
  • Psych 741 Functional MRI (Winter; Brown)
  • Psych 723 Cognition Topics (Fall and Winter; Cognition Group)
  • Psych 730 Bayesian Models (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2010-2011:

  • Psych 710 Statistics & Research Design (Fall; Bennett)
  • Psych 720 Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Bennett)
  • Psych 723 Cognitive Psychology (Fall and Winter; Watter)
  • Psych 730 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 730 Advanced Bayesian Statistics (Winter; Goldreich)
  • Psych 722 Development of Social Perception: Animacy, Agency, and Intention (Winter; Rutherford)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2009-2010:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter)
  • Psych 711 - Quantitative Analysis of Response Time (Winter; Milliken)
  • Psych 711 - Computational Models of Memory (Winter; Becker)
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)

Graduate Courses offered 2008-2009:

  • Psych 710 - Statistics and Research Design (Fall; Pat Bennett)
  • Psych 720 - Contemporary Problems (Fall and Winter; Pat Bennett)
  • Psych 741 - Laurel Trainor
  • Psych 711/712 - Pat Bennett
  • Psych 713, 714, 715, 716 - Special Topics Module (Fall, Winter-Spring, Summer)