Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD in Psychiatry (PhD)

Graduate Programs Description:

The two-year MSc and three- to four-year PhD graduate programs in Psychiatry Research equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as professionals in clinical and neuroscience research concerning mental health and illness. The coursework covers relevant current topics including clinical trials, genetics, neuroimaging, participatory research, psychotherapy research, early interventions, personalized psychiatry, and experiential psychiatry. Students will improve their skills in critical appraisal, study design, statistics, data analysis, and scientific writing. Each student will complete an independent Masters’ thesis research project or Doctoral Dissertation under the supervision of one or more of our faculty.

PhD in Psychiatry Research:

The PhD in Psychiatry Research program is a three to five year Doctoral Degree program that includes two required courses, comprehensive examinations, the dissertation, and participation in departmental research presentations, such as clinical academic rounds and research day..

Students will be required to take two core courses (PSYR 6011 and PSYR 6015; coordinated and led by members of our Department), complete doctoral comprehensive requirements (PSYR 8000), attend weekly rounds and the annual departmental research day (PSYR 8100), and complete and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation (PSYR 9530).