PhD in Counselling and Clinical Psychology

Clinical and Counselling Psychology

This program develops your research and theoretical knowledge in counselling and clinical psychology, and provides you with assessment skills, and knowledge in training in a range of professional issues. It also prepares you to apply for registration as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

Study options
Flexible-time option (PhD)

Designed for practicing professionals, the flexible-time PhD option enables students to continue working while pursuing their studies. Flexible-time students are self-funded. Learn more.

Program length
5 years, 6 years flexible-time
Example career pathways
Psychologist, researcher, academia, teaching at the post-secondary level
Funding details

OISE offers a OISE Graduate Funding Package to students in their first four years of a PhD program, excluding the flexible-time PhD.

OISE's Graduate Funding Package covers the cost of tuition, and helps offset other living expenses. Last year, awards averaged around $25,000 per eligible student.

Basic program requirements
11 half courses
Comprehensive exam
Example courses
A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (APD3202H)
Advanced Proactive Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions (APD3224H)
Approaches to Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan (APD3222H)