Dissertation | Clinical Psychology PsyD

The doctoral dissertation provides evidence of scholarly competence representing an original contribution to psychology. In keeping with the practitioner-scholar model of the School of Graduate Psychology, dissertations are not confined to traditional experimental studies, but may use a variety of formats:

  • Single case experimental designs
  • Case studies of individuals, groups or systems
  • Program development or evaluation
  • Experimental or correlational research
  • A synthesis and extension of scholarly literature

The complete dissertation is defended in a public oral examination. Students are expected to work within the realm of our large faculty's expertise.