PhD in Counselling & Clinical Psychology

Field: Clinical & 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)