There are two degree programs in the Developmental Psychology Area:

Course requirements for the PhD program in Developmental Psychology

For the overall program requirements, go to Degree Requirements.

PhD students in Developmental must complete a total of 12 courses.

Mandatory and core courses must be taken for a numerical grade. Breadth courses may be taken for credit/no credit.

See the Developmental PhD Program Requirements table for a summary.

  • Two mandatory statistics courses from this list: Psychology (PSYCH) 630, 632, 800, 801, 804
  • Six Developmental courses from this list:
    • PSYCH 680 Special Topics in Child Behaviour and Development
    • PSYCH 701 Foundations in Cognitive/Social Development: Basic
    • PSYCH 702 Foundations in Cognitive/Social Development: Social Cognitive Development
    • PSYCH 705 Foundations in Language Development: Basic Language Development
    • PSYCH 706 Foundations in Language Development: Pragmatics of Language
    • PSYCH 708 Reasoning about Ownership of Property
    • PSYCH 709 Reasoning about Beliefs and Desires
    • PSYCH 713 Theories of Pretence
  • Four breadth courses from research areas outside of Developmental.

In addition, students must attend the weekly Developmental seminar PSYCH 710 in the Fall and Winter terms.

Developmental PhD Program Requirements Table
Course Requirement
 

2 mandatory statistics courses from this list:

  • PSYCH 630 Advanced Analysis of Variance
  • PSYCH 632 Multiple Regression
  • PSYCH 800 Psychometric Theory & Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSYCH 801 Advanced Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSYCH 804 Multi-Level Modeling Applications in Psychology
 

6 Developmental courses from this list:

  • PSYCH 680 Special Topics in Child Behaviour and Development
  • PSYCH 701 Foundations in Cognitive/Social Development: Basic
  • PSYCH 702 Foundations in Cognitive/Social Development: Social Cognitive Development
  • PSYCH 705 Foundations in Language Development: Basic Language Development
  • PSYCH 706 Foundations in Language Development: Pragmatics of Language
  • PSYCH 708 Reasoning about Ownership of Property
  • PSYCH 709 Reasoning about Beliefs and Desires
  • PSYCH 713 Theories of Pretence
  4 Breadth courses from research areas outside of Developmental
  Weekly Developmental seminar Psych 710 in the Fall and Winter terms
 

Academic Integrity Workshop

  PhD Thesis
  Apply to graduate in Quest

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Course requirements for the MASc Program in Developmental and Communication Science (DCS)

Go to MASc DCS for the program description.

Go to course requirements for MASc DCS for coursework and internship information.

Note: The requirement of a Master’s Research Paper applies only to those MASc DCS students completing a 2.5 unit Research Lab Internship (in conjunction with a 0.5 unit Community Location Internship). All other MASc DCS students, completing a 1.5 unit Research Lab Internship (in conjunction with a 1.5 unit Community Location Internship), should confirm the research project requirements with their advisor, who will be the sole grader of the project.

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Last updated: June 24, 2019