Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Clinical Psychology: Gender and Women's Studies Specialization (M.A.)

Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Field of Study:Psychology, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at Lakehead University is dedicated to furthering an understanding of the importance of gender as a category of analysis in scholarly inquiry. Through interdisciplinary instruction, students will critically assess the relevance of existing models of knowledge in reflecting gendered experience and scholarship. The aim of the program is to encourage the development and integration of gendered teaching, learning, and research within the university community and the community at large. This Collaborative Master's program allows students to combine advanced disciplinary research with gendered scholarship from the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women's Studies. Upon completion of the program, the degree awarded specifies the discipline of the participating academic unit and notes the Specialization in Gender and Women's Studies.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
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    Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent. An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year cannot be used as credit towards a graduate degree.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Applicants must hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Psychology with at least a second-class standing (70%). The degree must be from an approved college or university. Students who have not completed a course in advanced statistics and experimental design will be required to take Psychology 4111 in addition to the regular requirements for the MA Clinical degree. Students admitted to the MA Clinical Psychology program must also have an undergraduate course in Psychometrics. Otherwise, they will be required to take Psychology 3015 in addition to the regular requirements for the master's degree.
    • An undergraduate thesis (or equivalent research experience) is required for admission into the MA Clinical Psychology program.
    • Students admitted to the MA Clinical Psychology program have typically taken a senior undergraduate course in the historical and scientific foundations of general psychology. Students who do not have such a course are advised to take either Psychology 4611 or a Special Topics or reading course in the history of psychology at the graduate level (e.g., Psychology 5731 Special Topics in Psychology). Such a competence must be demonstrated by the end of the Clinical Psychology PhD program.
    • Offers of admission may include any course prerequisites and/or co-requisites. Within the period outlined in the offer of admission, these courses must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70%.
      Offers for admission and support will be made up to April 1. Applicants who have applied to several university departments may accept these offers up to April 15. After this date, however, offers will be made only to those applicants who clearly state that they are not committed to any other university Department.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical tests are required before an application can be considered. GRE Psychology Subject scores are also required for applicants to the MA Clinical Psychology program. Besides official transcripts and letters of recommendations, applications must also include a detailed statement of research interests and objectives plus the name(s) of Psychology faculty for potential masters thesis supervision.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied in an English school system for more than three years will be required to present proof of English facility by achieving an appropriate standing in one of the following tests: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum internet-based score of 100, or a minimum computer-based score of 250, or a minimum paper-based score of 600 and a score of at least 5.0 on the Test of Written Language (TWE); the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery with a minimum score of 90; or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a minimum score of 80. For more information, see Calendar.

      Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of Psychology MA Clinical Psychology Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed information.
    • * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on November 09, 2022