Tips on Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
These links provide invaluable information on all aspects of applying to graduate programs in Psychology, including areas of study and types of programs, the application process, GRE prep, writing personal statements, and more!
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Detailed information, advice and links re: applying to graduate programs in clinical/counseling psychology.
This series of 12 videos, produced by the APA, takes prospective graduate students step-by-step through the preparation, application, interview and admission processes.
Describes what it is, shows sample questions, tells you how to take it and most importantly how to purchase GRE preparation software--practice, practice.
This toolkit offers guidance on how to afford and repay graduate school including:
- Education costs and affordability
- Aid, grants and funding opportunities
- Loan repayment and forgiveness
- financial fitness
A description of how to purchase online access to APA’s searchable database of over 500 graduate schools in psychology. You can search programs by program, institution or field.
Classroom based learning can only take a student so far, and eventually, psychology students need to seek out real-world training to make themselves more marketable to employers and competitive graduate school applicants. This site also has a lot of information about career and graduate school options for those interested in psychology.
Find graduate programs in specific areas of psychology (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science and Social Psychology) and find out the admissions criteria. Additional information is available at Petersons.com.
Great information about masters and doctoral programs presented by the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the APA).
Register your vitae with the Council of Undergraduate Researchers (CUR) to try to find a match with potential graduate program.
National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates are residential summer experiences that often include a stipend for travel, housing, etc.
An overview of the graduate school application process from the American Psychological Association.
Great advice about writing strong graduate school application essays.