Behavioural Health 2018-07-16T17:51:16+00:00

Behavioural Health

Candidates for the doctoral degree in Psychology are offered three pathways:

  1. The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
  2. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  3. The PsyD-PhD Dual Doctoral Degree (Earn both degrees, PsyD & PhD)

The candidate will discuss these three potential pathways will their Dean or Associate Dean. Prior to the discussion, the candidates will read information concerning each pathway. The Dean or Associate Dean will jointly determine which of the pathways best meets the goals and objectives of the candidate.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) doctoral candidates have up to one year after the completion of their programme to decide if they want to pursue the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  To obtain the PhD, the candidates will write their dissertation and complete an oral defence at an additional cost of $3,500.00.

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The Faculty of Behavioural Health Sciences provides accredited, recognized and affordable doctoral degrees and master’s degrees for behavioural health professionals who desire to expand their personal and professional development.

Our programmes offer candidates the opportunity to enhance their educational pursuits on a part or full-time basis by:

  • Exploring current trends, philosophies, practices and methodologies;
  • Promoting interaction with other mental health professionals and educators;
  • Affording candidates the opportunity to formally focus on their specific area(s) of interest.

Candidates who have successfully completed our doctoral programme enjoy the recognition, as well as the acquired knowledge needed to meet their professional goals and better serve their clients, organizations and communities.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant master’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I & II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project and Oral Examination. (12 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.


Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 42 credits*, which include the following:

Master of Arts (MA)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Thesis. (6 Credits)

Master of Science (MSc)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* graduate credits on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project. (6 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate-level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.


What are the costs?

ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS

Application Fee $250 (non-refundable)

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1 $20,000
Mentor Fee (PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor.  The typical mentor fee is $2,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. $  2,000
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $  2,500
Total Cost   $24,500

Master’s Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.) $13,000
Mentor Fee (Master’s thesis candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee for master’s candidates is $1,200 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. $  1,200
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $  2,500
Total Cost  $16,700

1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.

Graded (evaluated) $200 per credit
Ungraded (unevaluated) $300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed) $450 per credit

 


Meet the Dean – Dr. Stephen A. Daniel, PhD

Stephen A. Daniel, MA, Ph.D

Dean, Faculty of Behavioural Health Sciences 

Click here for CV/Bio  Stephen Allen Daniel – CV 2018