Aug 12, 2022  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MSc (Psychiatry) [Graduate]

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of ★6 in coursework and a thesis.


  • PSYCI 511  unless exempt.
  • Coursework will be specified by the Supervisory Committee.
  • Courses may be taken from the Department of Psychiatry or from outside the department, with permission.
  • Additional coursework may be required.


  • Registration in 900-level THES.
    Students are required to prepare and defend a thesis based on research conducted.

Grand Rounds

Students are required to participate in Grand Rounds, and must make one oral presentation per academic year.

Research Day

Students are required to participate in the annual Psychiatry Research Day.

Ethics Requirement

Students may complete the ethics requirement by

  • Participating in the bi-annual Ethics and Scientific Integrity day with department approval, and
  • Participating in the Graduate Ethics Training (GET) course offered by FGSR.

There is no second language requirement for the MSc.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a minimum of 12 months is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.