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    M.S. in Cognition and Neuroscience

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  1. I was curious to see if anyone knows anything about this program in terms of rigor, competition, admissions employability (industry, government and academia).
  2. I saw a thread that was created for clinical psychology Ph.D. program applicants, I thought I would start a thread for those who have opted to go the Psy.D. route, whether it be for counseling, school or clinical psychology. I have applied to Nova Southeastern University's program (both the Ph.D. and Psy.D.).
  3. Yes, Dr. Sven Kroener at The University of Texas at Dallas. Look him up, he is in the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences. If this is something you like, look into their M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience or the Ph.D. in Cognition and Neuroscience.
  4. You should check out The University of Texas at Dallas, they have some great stuff going on there with music production, audio engineering, gaming, etc.
  5. Overall...what is the acceptance rate (generally) for DrPH as well as a Ph.D. in public health? I know in clinical/counseling psychology they typically take on somewhere between 2-16% of applicants with most getting in with a 3.5-3.9 GPA and a 1100+ GRE.
  6. I was a professional classical musician for 15 years, taught, played for several orchestras here in the US (Boston Ballet, Lyric Opera, Harvard, MIT, among others), I was a high achiever in music, got several fellowships to attend and perform at music festivals (academia's equivalent to a conference, but 10X more intense and longer). I had good letters of recommendation, I wrote a good statement of purpose, I showed a nice linear progression in my grades in undergrad.
  7. I have several other factors that allowed me to be competitive enough to get into the M.S. program, but my GRE scores I posted are the correct ones in percentile format. From a lot of the posts I have read, getting into an MPH program won't be an issue, however the DrPH or Ph.D. is what I worry about. I would most likely focus in the behavioral health concentration in public health.
  8. I have a dilemma that I wanted to reach out to this nice diverse forum about. I am currently a graduate student (M.S.) in cognitive neuroscience at a local state university (starting my second/ last year). Prior to this I obtained my B.A. in sociology with a minor in psychology from a decent state university here in Texas. I have been a graduate research assistance at a collaborating medical university for over a year with 3 posters as second author at some very well known national conferences in clinical neuropsychology, I have a manuscript I am second author on that is currently being submit
  9. I am a second year master's student in cognitive neuroscience, I have spent my first year researching and doing psychometrics at another university medical school. With that being said, within my first year, I was able to get on as second author on three posters for NAN (National Academy of Neuropsychology) as well as second author on a manuscript that will be (hopefully) accepted in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology with another manuscript and posters currently in production. My first year as a master's student has been pretty productive, but I have no real direction in terms of what p
  10. Hello fellow forum people, I am seeking those who were accepted, will be attending or have been attending the Ph.D. program in Cognition and Neuroscience. I am actually in the master's program and wanted to connect with those who will/have/had been in the program.
  11. Bump: Anyone going into the Cognition and Neuroscience Ph.D. program?
  12. Psy.D. student do research. Your dissertation or doctoral project (depends on the program) will require you to be savvy in SPSS and constructing a research project whether it be original or meta-analysis. Also, several programs do provide and encourage students do independent research. The same could be said about several Ph.D. programs that are relaxed in their research component.
  13. I would have to say I would disagree with some of the posters in here in regards to viewing the Psy.D. in such a poor manner. With a caveat, the better Psy.D. programs typically are housed within a university whether it be part of a department or its own "school" within the university. The most important factors to consider are APA-internship match rates, licensure rates and attrition rates (after factoring the cost, most range between $21-41,000 a year, it just depends). Cost is something to consider, however, after that variable is considered, if you want to pay for your degree to practice,
  14. I think this is a good idea. I would email a lot of psychology Ph.D. programs essentially trying gauge them about the GRE and my background, and for the most part, most of them gave you a typical, bland response that is generic, only a small percent actually said "you seem like a great fit, I am looking for someone like you."
  15. I had mentioned I wasn't looking for top programs. It's interesting, I exclusively research neuropsychometric properties in how they can better account for brain-behavior relationships. With that being said, I know that these standardized tests really do not provide (by itself) the best predictor for someone's success in college. It's main purpose is to cluster large samples into anticipated quartiles to make an inference, etc. However, when considering other aspects such as the dedicated 15 years as a professional musician whom played for several major orchestras, studied at one of the leadin
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