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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

Students who have completed the requirements for a master’s degree in Psychology may choose to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology.

This qualification is for graduates in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis. The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology is designed to prepare Psychology graduates for professional practice in the application of this sub-discipline of Psychology.

Candidates must consult with members of academic staff in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) regarding the supervision of a proposed practicum, and the set of 700-level courses intended, before an application for enrolment in this diploma is made. The written approval of proposed supervisors should accompany the application. In some cases, these supervisors may suggest that the applicant has passed particular courses in their master’s degree. Therefore, careful planning of an MA/MSc is recommended. Students are invited to enrol in this diploma, subject to the following provisions:

  1. You must have completed the requirements for a master’s degree in Psychology.
  2. You must have the agreement of a Psychology staff member to supervise your practicum.
  3. You must follow a programme that is the equivalent of one full-time year and pass courses with a total value of 120 points.

The programme for the diploma consists of:

  • PSYCH 651 A & B Practicum (60 points)
  • Courses with a total of 60 points chosen from PSYCH 701-763 with the approval of the Head of the School of Psychology.

The practicum involves up to 1500 hours of supervised experience in applied settings that are approved by the Head of the School of Psychology. The School of Psychology cannot guarantee that students will be remunerated by agencies hosting them for any practical work.