Success in the program depends on the student's ability to organize unscheduled time for self education. Continuous involvement in research planning and execution is considered a very important component of the student's activities. Students are normally expected to do both master’s and doctoral study.
This unique interdisciplinary Psychology - Language Acquisition program from McGill University focuses on the scientific exploration of language acquisition by different kinds of learners in diverse contexts. Students in the Language Acquisition program are introduced to theoretical and methodological issues on language acquisition from the perspectives of cognitive neuroscience, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, education, communication sciences and disorders, and neuropsychology.
Research interests of members of the Psychology Department include:
- behavioural neuroscience;
- clinical psychology;
- cognition & cognitive neuroscience;
- developmental science;
- health psychology;
- quantitative psychology & modelling;
- social & personality psychology.
A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner.
The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.
- Language Acquisition Issues
- Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
- Language Acquisition Issues
- Comparative and Physiological Psychology
- Personality and Social Psychology
- Clinical Neuroscience Methods
- The usual requirement for admission is an Honours or majors degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) in Psychology. This usually includes an introductory course plus twelve courses in psychology (each equivalent to three term hours).
- All applicants must take the GRE General Test if they have studied in an English-speaking university. For those who have a psychology background, it is recommended to take the Subject component of the GRE.
- Applicants with little or no background in psychology are not required to submit scores on the Subject component of the GRE. Canadians who have not studied in an English-speaking university are not required to submit the GRE General Test and Subject component.
- Three letters of reference
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Application Summary Sheet
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
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