All Master of Psychology students are required to complete a Major Research Project or Thesis
containing a critical literature review that includes a theoretical component. A critical review of
literature may be guided by clinical or other applied concerns the student has identified during
their Portfolio Seminar. The outcome of a Project may be, for example, a contribution to theoretical
integration regarding a particular treatment, diagnosis, syndrome, or application; history of changes in an approach or interpretation; or a practical program based on theory identified in the literature review. The Project does not require generating an original empirical research product that is publishable. On the other hand, some students may pursue such a goal by completing a Thesis that is a quantitative or qualitative project intended to contribute to empirical research. Successful completion of the Project or Thesis is the second capstone in degree requirements.