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The McMaster Psychology - Research & Clinical Training (RCT) PhD stream has as its primary objective to train scientist-practitioners skilled in core competencies surrounding the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the provision of psychological services. Accordingly, our training model is focused on: i) rigorous training in research methodology, experimental design and statistics; and ii) clinical training in the areas of adult psychology, including both in-class learning, practica, and internship opportunities.

The RCT stream augments the McMaster Psychology graduate program by providing a subset of Psychology graduate students with an opportunity for clinical training.

The Research and Clinical Training stream focuses on scientific inquiry and is aimed at training first-rate professional scientist-practitioner in applied areas of psychology, while providing them with the necessary clinical knowledge to become professional providers of psychological services. Following completion of the RCT stream, it is expected that learners will have met the requirements for licensing in Psychology in the Province of Ontario.