New grad student here, back from 10 years in the private sector to get my masters (and if I'm lucky, a doctorate) in counseling/psychology. My question in brief: Should I hold onto my class notes and readings? Did yours come in handy after you left yon ivory tower? [more inside]
This one might be a doozy. So, I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( this May) with a B.A. in psychology and no idea what to do with my life. ( Original, I know, but bear with me, it gets better.) Everyone around me seems to have what are at least well-outlined 5 year plans, oriented around either grad school or a great entry level job. Certain circumstances in my life though seem to leave me with a vision of the future that doesn't extend far beyond the living room couch and daytime TV for the next 10 years and that frightens me to no end. [more inside]
Help me make a decision I keep circling over again and again -- interdisciplinary masters that lets me do some cool research now, or continuing to work/exist in desired city and a more professional and/or appropriate MA/PHd in the next year or two? [more inside]
I'd like to start a clinical psychology doctoral program in 2012. I wasn't a Psych major. How do I prepare?
I'd like to start a clinical psychology doctoral program in 2012. I wasn't a Psych major. How do I prepare? [more inside]
What is getting a PhD really like? Is it worth it? I want to be a researcher in psychology, sexuality, and gender. [more inside]
Help me understand the consequences of dropping out of grad school. [more inside]
How do I get research experience post-graduation? [more inside]
Help me understand PhD admissions [more inside]
I want to research somatic disorders (specifically factitious disorder) or, at the very least, work as a psychologist within a medical context, what undergraduate major should I get? [more inside]
Grad-school, med school, residency match, geography...help? [more inside]
What are the job prospects for someone with a masters' degree in forensic psychology? [more inside]
Does anyone know if you can apply to a clinical psychology Phd program before finishing your undergrad, or do you need to have experience before applying? Also what can you do to best guarantee your chances of acceptance?
Unintended year off between MS and PHD programs: How to spend it, prepare for it, cope with it? [more inside]
As a (somewhat) older student, how can I best prepare to get into a clinical psychology PhD program? [more inside]
I'm a lawyer from a top law school with a year of work experience. I want to become an academic clinical psychologist (professor + therapist). After 9 months in a master's program, what will my admissions chances look like? [more inside]
It’s that time - the beginning of the last semester before I graduate from collee. It’s time to find a job or graduate school program and plot out the rest of my life. A renewed interest in charity and decreased interest in psychology, my chosen field of study, have led me to question my planned life course. Open my mind to what I might be able to do with my life. [more inside]
Nosy filter: You are a research scientist in psychology, neuroscience, brain imaging, and/or related. What is your job like? Tell me anything and everything...before I apply to grad school. [more inside]
Which psychology degree to should I pursue? (MS Counseling psych. vs. MS Clinical psych. vs. MA in Counseling psych. vs. Psy.D.). [more inside]
I'm going to pursue a Masters/PhD in Cognitive Visual Neuroscience. I now know how to ask for letters of recommendation - thanks - but how do I write a killer letter of intent/application essay? Alternately, what are the major mistakes/pitfalls new students make when writing such a letter? Answers need not be Psych specific.
New York collegefilter. I'm thinking about applying to grad school for psychology. I'm 27, live in New York, and have a BA in something that is not psychology. I'd like to start taking non-credit classes now to strengthen my application, meet professors who could write letters of recommendation, and not least of all, make sure I really want to do this! [more inside]