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1 Graduate Programs in Psychology at Georgia Southern John D. Murray, Ph.D. Chair, Psychology Department

2 Two Programs MS in Psychology (experimental) MS in Psychology (experimental) Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

3 MS Program Goal: To prepare students for doctoral study in psychology To train experimentalists for applied research positions

4 MS Program Curriculum Curriculum Faculty Faculty Placement Placement

5 First Year Curriculum: MS Program Fall Fall –Research Seminar –Statistics –Advanced Cognitive Psychology –Advanced Developmental Psychology Spring Spring –Research Experience –Research Design –Development of an Original Research Project

6 Second Year Curriculum: MS Program Fall Fall –Advanced Learning –Advanced Social Psychology –Thesis Spring Spring –Advanced Directed Study –Thesis –Elective

7 Comprehensive Exams All MS Students Take Comps in January of their SECOND year All MS Students Take Comps in January of their SECOND year –Questions pertain to coursework –Second attempt is offered –Questions are graded pass/fail –You must pass all questions to earn your degree

8 Thesis All MS Students do a thesis All MS Students do a thesis –Proposed end of Year 1 or beginning of Year 2 –Establish a committee of 3 faculty –Oral Defense

9 Faculty - Experimental Social Social –Amy Hackney, Ph.D. –Will McIntosh, Ph.D. –Mike Nielsen, Ph.D. Cognitive Cognitive –Larry Locker, Ph.D. –John Murray, Ph.D Learning/B-Mod Learning/B-Mod –Janice Steirn, Ph.D. Developmental Developmental –Janice Kennedy, Ph.D. –Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D. Physiological Physiological –Dan Webster, Ph.D. –Janie Wilson, Ph.D. Industrial/Organiza -tional Industrial/Organiza -tional –Kathy Wiegand, Ph.D.

10 Placement - Experimental Strong Success in PhD program placement Strong Success in PhD program placement –Cognitive/Human Factors Wright State University (Ben Simpkins) Wright State University (Ben Simpkins) University of Central Florida (Kelly Burke) University of Central Florida (Kelly Burke) –Social Case Western Reserve (Brandon Schmieckel) Case Western Reserve (Brandon Schmieckel) Virginia Commonwealth University (Kelly Taylor) Virginia Commonwealth University (Kelly Taylor) University of Texas, Arlington (Andria Schwegler) University of Texas, Arlington (Andria Schwegler) Texas Tech University (Brandon Randolph-Seng) Texas Tech University (Brandon Randolph-Seng)

11 Placement - Experimental - Physiological Purdue University (Keisha Butler) - Industrial-Organizational Auburn University (Robin Salter) Applied Positions: Charlotte, NC Public Schools (statistician) (Alyson Cantey)

12 Admission: MS Program Two Types of Admission Two Types of Admission –Regular GPA of at least 3.0 GPA of at least 3.0 GREs of at least 450 V and 450 Q GREs of at least 450 V and 450 Q –Provisional GPA OR GRE requirement GPA OR GRE requirement Must maintain a B average in your first semester Must maintain a B average in your first semester Not eligible for graduate assistantship (until you are regular status) Not eligible for graduate assistantship (until you are regular status)

13 Admission All Applications must contain: –GRE scores sent to GSU –Statement of Purpose –Three Letters of Reference –Transcripts –DEADLINE: MARCH 1 (priority deadline) JULY 1 (final deadline) JULY 1 (final deadline)http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu

14 Graduate Assistantships Pays full tuition Pays full tuition Pays stipend (currently, $2750 per semester) Pays stipend (currently, $2750 per semester) Requires 20 hours of work per week Requires 20 hours of work per week Psychology Department offers several GAs per year (there are others in different parts of the university) Psychology Department offers several GAs per year (there are others in different parts of the university) MUST BE REGULAR ADMISSION MUST BE REGULAR ADMISSION

15 Psy D in Clinical Psychology Model/Goals Model/Goals Curriculum Curriculum Faculty Faculty Accreditation Accreditation Admission Admission

16 Psy D in Clinical Psychology Model/Goals Model/Goals –to train doctoral-level professional psychologists to practice psychotherapy and assessment skills in the underserved rural areas of Georgia. –Applied, professional focus –Graduates will work in applied, service-oriented positions where they work directly with clients, as well as supervise and train other professionals.

17 Psy D Curriculum program is five-years, full-time, day-timeprogram is five-years, full-time, day-time requires enrollment during each summer of their time in the programrequires enrollment during each summer of their time in the program students spend the first four years in residence at the University and the fifth in a full-time (2000 hour) internship students spend the first four years in residence at the University and the fifth in a full-time (2000 hour) internship curriculum follows the "Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology" set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA)curriculum follows the "Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology" set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA)

18 Psy D Curriculum Scientific Psychology Courses Scientific Psychology Courses –Social, Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological/Neuro, History, Personality, Statistics, Research Design

19 Psy D Curriculum Clinical Psychology Courses Clinical Psychology Courses –Foundations of Psychotherapy I, II, III, Group Psychotherapy, Ethics, Psychopathology, Assessment I, II, III, Multicultural Psy, Child and Family Therapy, Psychopharmacology

20 Psy D Curriculum Focus on Rural Mental Health Focus on Rural Mental Health –Course: The Rural South –Rural Practicum I, II, III

21 Psy D Curriculum Practicum: Practicum: –2 nd Year: Psychology Clinic –3 rd Year: Rural Practicum –4 th Year: Supervision Practicum

22 Psy D Curriculum Comprehensive Examinations (Spring, Year 2) Comprehensive Examinations (Spring, Year 2) Pass levels: doctoral, MS, termination Pass levels: doctoral, MS, termination Dissertation (3 rd and 4 th Years) Dissertation (3 rd and 4 th Years) –Empirical or theoretical study, case study –Requires successful defense Qualifying Exam (Spring, Year 5) Qualifying Exam (Spring, Year 5) –required to pass the national Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP),

23 Current Faculty – Clinical (Hiring 2 in ) Edward Smith, Ph.D., ABPP Edward Smith, Ph.D., ABPP –Foundations, Personality Assessment, Clinical Seminar, Skills Lisa Ferdinand, Ph.D. Lisa Ferdinand, Ph.D. –Intellectual Assessment, Child/Family, Skills, Practicum James Pugh, Ph.D. James Pugh, Ph.D. –Ethics, Psychopathology, Group, Practicum

24 Psy D: Accreditation Program is brand new, and not yet accredited by APA Program is brand new, and not yet accredited by APA We will seek APA accreditation at the earliest opportunity (Fall, 2012) We will seek APA accreditation at the earliest opportunity (Fall, 2012) We cannot guarantee that the program will be accredited We cannot guarantee that the program will be accredited

25 Psy D: Admission Undergraduate Prerequisites (min grade = B): Undergraduate Prerequisites (min grade = B): –Intro, Stats, Research, Abnormal –Two additional psychology courses Min GRE Scores: V, Q, & Psych: 550 each Min GRE Scores: V, Q, & Psych: 550 each Min Undergrad GPA: 3.25 Min Undergrad GPA: 3.25

26 Psy D: Admission 3 letters of recommendation 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement of professional goals and a rationale for how the Psy.D. program will further the students' career objectives Personal statement of professional goals and a rationale for how the Psy.D. program will further the students' career objectives Personal Interview may be scheduled Personal Interview may be scheduled

27 Psy D: Graduate Assistantships We expect to be able to offer a limited number of Doctoral-level assistantships We expect to be able to offer a limited number of Doctoral-level assistantships –Full tuition paid –Stipend: $9000, plus summer $ –http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu

28 Application Information Deadline: January 15 (PSY D) Deadline: January 15 (PSY D) March 1 (MS) March 1 (MS) Apply On-Line: (website) Apply On-Line: (website) COGS website: COGS website:http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu

29 PLEASE COME VISIT US I would be happy to arrange a visit for you. You could Talk to current graduate students Talk to current graduate students Sit in on a class Sit in on a class See the campus See the campus me: me:

30 Thank You Questions???? John Murray Chair, Dept. of Psychology Georgia Southern University http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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