Location Type of program: Psychology/Related area Degree: Doctoral/Master’s/Certificate/Other (e.g., 2 nd Bachelor’s/Technical) On-campus, hybrid, on-line Cost/financial aid Length of program; part-time/full-time
Quality of Program ◦ Accreditation, e.g., APA (American Psych Association: Ph.D/Psy.D only) NASP (National Assoc. of School Psychologists) CACREP (Council for Counseling & Related Ed Programs) COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Education) Other…..
Quality cont. How long has the program been around? Who are the faculty? Regular? Adjunct? Can you talk to current/recent students? What are the admissions requirements—how stringent? How competitive is admission? Emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice
School Psychology Counseling: Community, College Student Affairs, School Counseling, Chemical Dependency, Rehabilitation Counseling Clinical: adult, child, specializations Forensic Marriage & Family (often in other depts.) Industrial/Organizational Applied Behavior Analysis
Any of the disciplines within psychology Common degrees: M.S. or Ph.D. in Social, Learning, Personality, Cognition, Experimental, Biopsych, etc. Master’s in General Psych Master’s in Experimental Master’s in disciplinary areas
Terminal: “self-contained”; the intent is to stop with that degree Non-terminal: A Master’s that’s intended to be part of a more advanced degree Some Master’s can be either terminal or a stepping stone to a more advanced degree (e.g., NDSU Clinical Master’s degree)
Consider programs in related areas—you may need to complete pre-requisite courses to meet admissions requirements. ◦ Master’s of Social Work ◦ Speech/Language Pathology ◦ Nursing ◦ Emergency Management ◦ Social Responsibility ◦ Recreational Therapy ◦ etc., etc.
Minnesota State University Moorhead ◦ School Psychology (Specialist) ◦ Counseling and Student Affairs (Master’s in College Counseling & Student services and School Counseling) ◦ Master of Liberal Arts ◦ Master of Fine Arts ◦ Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology ◦ Nursing ◦ Education
North Dakota State University ◦ Psychology Dept. Master’s in Clinical Psychology Ph.D in Social/Health or Vision/Cognitive Neurscience
Counselor Education (community, school Master’s; Ph.D, in Human Development and Education/Counselor Ed.-new) Child Development & Family Science ◦ CDFS Masters ◦ Couple and Family Therapy ◦ Family Financial Planning ◦ Gerontology Certificate ◦ Youth Development Master’s
University of North Dakota Psychology Dept. ◦ Master’s in Forensic Psych (on-campus/on-line) ◦ Ph.D. in Clinical (APA) or General Experimental
University of Minnesota (offered at MSUM): Master’s of Social Work Bemidji State University Master’s in Counseling (Psych Dept.-new)
St. Cloud State University Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis, Industrial Organizational) Education/Counseling (Community, School, Rehab; Marriage & Family, Chemical Addiction certificate) Social Responsibility Sports Management
Minnesota State University, Mankato Psychology Dept. : PsyD in School Psych, Master’s in Clinical and I/O Counseling: M.S. College Student Affairs, School, Mental Health; Marriage & Family certificate Rehab Counseling (with Speech/Lang. Hearing Sciences) Gender & Women’s Studies Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
St. Thomas University (PsyD in Counseling Psy) Argosy University (PsyD Clinical, MA Clinical, Forensic, I/O) Capella (PsyD Clinical, PhD General, PhD I/O; M.S. Addiction, Counseling, Mental Health, Marriage and Family, School, Child/Adolescent)
American Psychological Association. (2009) Graduate study in psychology, 2010. Washington, DC: Author. (available in MSUM Psych Dept. student lounge, along with other relevant resource books) GRE information: www.ets.org or www.gre.orgwww.ets.org www.gre.org