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    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Clinical Psychology PhD, PsyD; MPH

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  1. researchassistant

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Hi, thank you for responding! Sorry I should have been more clear- those are my top choices because I have identified potential mentors at those schools that are very closely aligned with my interests, and I would (ideally) have access to the population I want to examine. When would you say is too early vs. the ideal time frame to start reaching out to these potential mentors?
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    My primary research interests are in the area of posttraumatic stress disorder and recovery from trauma, particularly sexual assault and intimate partner violence. I am especially interested in the relationship between alcohol abuse and sexual violence in college students. Thus, my top three choices right now are ECU, DePaul, and University of Memphis, because they have active Greek Life and >15,000 undergrad. I've gained a lot of knowledge and technical skills in my current lab, but the research is not in my chosen area. Is it unrealistic to apply with research experience that is applicable, but not directly related to what I want to do? Thank you so much in advance!! PS: do I need to take the GRE psychology subject test?
  3. researchassistant

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Hi everyone? This is my first post and I'm not entirely sure how this works, but I will be applying in the Fall 2019 cycle (for Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs) and have questions for those of you familiar with the process. Bio: I have a BS in psychology from a big-name state school, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 psychology GPA and a cumulative 3.8. My GRE scores are, Verbal: 166, 97th percentile; Quant: 157, 66th percentile; Writing: 4.0, 60th percentile. Do I need to retake the GRE to bring up my math and writing scores, even though my combined score is a 323? I will have 2+ years of experience in a lab at an academic medical center by Fall of 2019. I am coordinating a study funded by the NIH, and have gained a lot of technical experience, but I will not have more than a few publications by then (if any). I have narrowed down my program lists (so far) to: PhD: University of South Florida, University of Colorado, East Carolina University, San Diego State University, Palo Alto University, University of Memphis, University of Florida, University of Houston, Drexel University, Virginia Commonwealth University (all based solely on faculty research interests). PsyD: George Washington University, University of Denver, Loyola University, William James College. I will also be applying to MPH and MAMHC programs as safeties, but I haven't decided how many. As someone without a masters, or that many publications, should I ~realistically apply to fewer PhD and more PsyD/masters programs? I plan on reaching out to prospective mentors at every PhD program I'm applying to. So, when is the best time to do that? From what I can tell, most programs don't post which faulty members are accepting PhD candidates until the early fall. To anyone who actually reads all of that^ I appreciate you already!
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