Applying to Grad School
This page is intended to provide you with some important and useful information about applying to graduate school in psychology. Note: Several of the following documents have been adopted or directly reproduced from original publications or from web pages. These documents contain a statement of such a copyright and are reproduced here only to assist students with the application process. If any violation of a copyright has occurred, please contact me, and I will remove the page.
Use this link to watch a full workshop discussing many of the considerations you will make about grad school in clinical psychology [passcode below]. This includes masters vs doctoral training, costs, experience required, and what goes into an applicaiton.
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- Some information for those considering graduate education in clinical psychology [PDF]
- Frequently asked questions about graduate degrees in psychology (from the APA website) [PDF]
- Top Ten Important Bits of Advice for the Graduate School Application Process [PDF]
- How to Apply to Graduate School by Linda Hayes and Steve Hayes, from the APS Observer [PDF]
- How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose [PDF]
- An article by Brown on Rhetoric in Psychology Personal Statements [PDF]
- A seven paragraph approach to writing a succinct and effective statement of purpose by G. Callaghan [PDF]
- A sample checklist for applying to programs [PDF]
- an example student vitae (you should really look at real ones) [PDF]
- APA's site for psychology students - undergrads, grads, and more!
- Information about Masters degrees in psychology from the APA
- Information about doctoral degrees in psychology from the APA