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ARemi4

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    Oklahoma
  • Interests
    Applied Behavior Analysis, Masters
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    FIT, FSU, CSUN, UNT, UCO, UW

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  1. If you're not wanting to pursue a career in research, i would stray away from clinical psych programs. Despite the name, they are very heavily researched based. Additionally, if you're wanting to go directly into a PhD program for it it's extremely competitive. I applied last year after being in 4 various research labs for 3+ years, having a 3.9 undergrad GPA, presenting 15+ research posters at conferences, and working a post bacc job doing research, and still got rejected from every program I applied to. It is COMPETITIVE, and you need to have a very strong background in research to get accepted. You also need to have an extremely narrowed field of research you want to be in, so that you can apply to specific faculty members (for example: I was applying to advisors that did research in pre-k aged children that has externalizing disruptive behaviors in the school setting). If you are dead set on clinical psych, another option is doing a masters program in clinical psych and then going to a Ph.D program... however this is much more costly (considering PhD clinical programs are usually fully funded) and extremely time consuming. PhD programs alone are typically about 6 years in length after doing your internship and such. However, if you are not IN LOVE with research, I would advise against clinical psychology. It will be the majority of your life for the next 6 years if not more. That's actually why I strayed away from clinical psych and I'm now getting my masters in behavior analysis, doing hands on therapy work with kiddos.
  2. TheAbsurdLife, So sorry you are having to deal with these awful comments of other posters, I guess your username explains it though... you do have an absurd life!! Just ignore Fuzzy and Disco, they clearly are either 1) bored and procrastinating or 2) needing something to take their frustration out on. This forum is to ask questions, to vent, to rant, and to help us. And that's exactly what you did! You did nothing wrong. So again, I'm sorry these clearly unhappy viewers decided to lash out at you and take our their frustration. Great job not feeding into it too much! Let the unhappy just be unhappy, no need to feed them Anywho, as of your sticky situation, I'm torn as of what to tell you. Only you can really make that call. IMO, it would definitely burn bridges... but as the other antagonistic replies have stated, that may be a bridge that's worth burning. I'm not too aware of how the funding, etc would be affected for other candidates. Do you have any sort of mentor or adviser guiding you through the application process? A professional in your field that wrote your letter of recommendation perhaps? I have had a couple questions regarding things as such, and my lovely adviser who has helped me through this whole process was willing to help me through them. Let us know (actually... forget Fuzzy and Disco... let ME know...) how everything turns out. Rooting for you!
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    Masters Applied Behavior Analysis

    Hi fellow ABAers!! I hope youve heard back by now, @SeeNatGo! I applied to a small private school here in OK, CSUN, FIT, FSU, UNT, and UW. Rejected from UW, accepted to the rest. Sorry I didnt see this post before, I started getting on here in January and got very sad when I couldn't find any other ABA people. Wish I had found you guys sooner!
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    Advice from those with masters degrees?

    Hm, I agree with post from insert Psychologist. If you dont want to do research long term, a thesis and such doesn't really matter. I actually got accepted to UNT for behavior analysis for this fall as well! But... I sent a decline of acceptance. I needed an ABA program rather than behavior analysis. Simply because it is SO research focused, and I left the field of clinical psychology because all I have done the past 5 years (3 undergrad years in research labs and thesis, 2 post bacc years) and I am burnt out and hate it and just want to work with kiddos with ASD and be a BCBA. For these reasons, UNT was a hard pass for me, although that decision was hard as it is a VERY good program. But if you like hands on work more then research and that's what you would want to be doing long term, I would take into account how happy you think you would be in grad school doing a bunch of research. Then again, maybe don't listen to me as I'm in the same boat and haven't even decided where I'm going haha. Either a small private school here in OK, FIT, or FSU.
  5. I don't know about these specific programs, but I do know about the overall psych programs at FIU and FSU. I worked at FIU at the Summer Treatment Program a few years back. Let me tell you... they are what made my decision to pursue ABA, which is what I'm doing now. So I dont really know about the counseling program per say, but I do know that the clinical psych people I worked there were INCREDIBLE. Amazing school for psych. I may be going to FSU in the fall for psych. I'm visiting this coming Monday (although i'll be at the PC campus) to see more about it. But from what I've heard and from what I've posted on this forum, it's extremely competitive and an awesome program. Would you be in Tally or Panama City? My only hold back to accepting the offer is the PC campus, but I've heard the Tallahassee campus is awesome. Florida state told me my funding in my acceptance... so I'm pretty sure it would have said. IMO, I would email the coordinator or whoever emailed you the acceptance, and ask who the best contact point would be if you had questions about funding that was non financial-aid related. I did that with FSU when I had additional questions about their funding they gave me!! (PS I'm pretty sure FSU gives full funding for counseling.. i know they do for ABA). Keep us updated!
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    Panama City, FL

    May possibly attend FSU-Panama City in the Fall. Any advice appreciated!
  7. Can we start this up again?! I just got my first interview (not acceptance, but still all sweaty and shaking and excited)!!! I have been checking that schools email every day for weeks, about 10 times a day to be exact. YESTERDAY, I made myself a promise to stop obsessing over it as it was seriously taking over my life (ironic timing huh???). I was just procrastinating at my job looking up grad school stuff on this forum, as usual, when I thought I would reward myself for not checking my email yet. I get on the email, but I'm so used to seeing "no new mail" that my hand just automatically exited out. But as soon as I did, I realized there was something there. I started shaking and hurry and scrambled to type in the site again and see a message stating "important information for application". I click on it and try to skim for key words and see no "good news" or "congratulations". I then read "we had a stronger application pool than normal this round" and my heart sunk... WORST INTERVIEW EMAIL EVER. It took me a solid 5 minutes to realize that I had an interview. YIPPEEEEEE!!! I'm now trying to call my boyfriend and everyone in my family, but no one will answer. So... here I am posting on gradcafe...
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    2018 Education Applicants

    I applied to U of Washington's Masters Special Education program, with an Applied Behavior Analysis track. It was honestly a last minute decision to apply there (boyfriend has always wanted to live in Seattle, so I thought whatever I'll apply). Anyone apply here or know anything of this program?
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    The waiting game: How have you been keeping busy?

    Also, saw a big packet in the mail yesterday. Without even reading it I ripped it open so eagerly. Turns out I accidentally opened my neighbors W-2. Oops. Probably should have been less frantic and read the name on the front, haha. He wasn't too happy.
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    The waiting game: How have you been keeping busy?

    Me right now ? I even said to my coworker today "I really hope IT doesn't monitor our computers or they will have known I've gotten nothing done in the past week" haha. One of my applications has said it's in department review SINCE DECEMBER 15. December 15 people. I'm going nuts.
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    The waiting game: How have you been keeping busy?

    Alas; another heartbreaking story. Got an email today that had the subject "Florida tech: graduate admissions". My heart DROPPED. Dont worry. It was just them telling me they finally received my last rec letter. That was 4 hours ago. My hands are still shaking. Anyone else might get fired from their job because all they can do is compulsively check their email, Grad cafe, and their application websites?
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    ABA Masters - which to choose?!

    University of Central Oklahoma - M.A. School Psych with ABA track University of North Texas - M.S. ABA California State University, Northridge - M.S. ABA Florida Institute of Technology - M.S. ABA Florida State Unviersity, Panama City Campus - M.S. ABA University of Washington - M.Ed. with ABA track **All have approved course sequence, but only FIT, FSU, and UNT have an ABAI-BAAB accreditation
  13. Hi all, I have applied to 6 Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. Programs (or M.Ed or Psych programs with ABA track), and am beginning to hear back from a few. I am wondering, how do I know which one to choose when the time comes?! Does it look better to have a program with a degree solely in ABA, or does it not matter if it's just an ABA track? Is it better to have a broader degree such as Education or Psych, with an ABA track? All of them have an approved course sequence, but does it make a big difference if they have an ABAI-BAAB Accreditation? Help!!!
  14. Hi all, I have applied to 6 Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. Programs (or M.Ed or Psych programs with ABA track), and am beginning to hear back from a few. I am wondering, how do I know which one to choose when the time comes?! Does it look better to have a program with a degree solely in ABA, or does it not matter if it's just an ABA track? Is it better to have a broader degree such as Education or Psych, with an ABA track? All of them have an approved course sequence, but does it make a big difference if they have an ABAI-BAAB Accreditation? Help!!!
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