Applying to Grad School
Choosing a Program
Applier beware: Answer these six questions before you apply to any psychology graduate program.
Frequently asked questions about graduate education: These include how to find the right program for you, time to degree, student debt, and many others.
Graduate Study in Psychology
Applying to Graduate School
Grad school application timeline: This is a road map for students applying to graduate school.
The don'ts of grad school applications: Carefully study the mistakes most likely to be the "kiss of death" to a potential graduate student's application.
Settle your score: Don't let a poor GRE score undermine your academic career.
Moving up, the smart way: How to transition from a master's to a doctoral program.
How to Stand Out
- Clinch your graduate school acceptance: Insiders offer useful tips on ways to stand out from the pool of graduate school applicants. Tips include choosing a quality undergraduate course schedule, gaining research experience, and building relationships with the faculty members who will write your recommendation letters.
- Standing out as a 'bench science' student: A director of graduate studies discusses the qualities he and his colleagues look for in graduate applicants.
- What graduate programs look for in clinical applicants: Applicants gain an insider's perspective on what programs look for in prospective graduate students.
Rockin' recommendations: How to make sure you get the recommendation letters you deserve.
Funding Your Education
Funding stats: Psychology doctoral and master's programs differ considerably in the amount of funding they can provide to admitted students.
Free money for education: Check out these oft-overlooked sources of funding for psychology graduate students.
Getting In: A popular and invaluable step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school.
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: Advice from successful students and prominent psychologists.
The Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major: Overview of the major, graduate programs, the admissions process and more.