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    2020 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

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  1. Some schools ask for your "last 60 credit hours GPA" in addition to your cumulative GPA. Some schools ask for your major GPA too. I'm not sure if this is something you should include in your statement of purpose, in the separate "is there anything else we should know" section, or ask one of your recommenders to mention it.
  2. They fund all their students. They don't accept a lot of students; the acceptance rate is pretty low. It's just that the tables on the page that I linked seem to show that out of the students they interview, they end up accepting most of them. The number of students that are "Interviewed/Short-Listed" seems to be very low. I am just trying to figure out if I am interpreting their tables correctly. Perhaps UBC defines "interview" and "short-list" differently. If those have different meanings, then that number could be misleading. Maybe they invite more people to interview and then make a short list after the interview. Also, UBC is in Canada, not the UK. Edited to add: Here is the link again: https://psych.ubc.ca/graduate/research-streams/clinical/. The tables are in the "Past Admissions" tab.
  3. I thought I was going to apply to 20-25 schools, since I figured that would increase my chances of getting in *somewhere*, but I've decided to cut it down to 16 to save time/money and enable me to focus on each individual application more instead of spreading myself thin. These are all Clinical PhD programs, except for UBC, which is technically an MA program: Auburn University Case Western Reserve University Florida State University Harvard University Louisiana State University Miami University (Ohio) Mississippi State University Oklahoma State University Rutgers University Texas Tech University University of British Columbia (Vancouver) University of Notre Dame University of South Florida University of Southern Mississippi University of Utah University of Wyoming
  4. I'm an American applying to Clinical Psych PhD programs. Most of the schools I'm applying to are in the USA, but I'm also applying to UBC (Vancouver). I noticed here (https://psych.ubc.ca/graduate/research-streams/clinical/) that it seems like UBC ends up accepting the vast majority of those who are "Interviewed/Short-Listed". Am I interpreting this correctly? So if I am invited to the on-campus interview, does that mean I'm probably going to be accepted as long as I show up to the interview and make a fairly good impression? This is really different from every other school I've seen that specified how many people they interview. All the other schools I've seen invite 4-7 applicants for each opening.
  5. I showed your post to my friend who is a student at University of Georgia and she said "Yes that’s exactly what my lab does lol". My friend also said: -"They can also read the book ordinary magic and they'll find a bunch of mentors on that." -"There’s plenty of people who study that at Minnesota"
  6. Hi everyone! I am an American who will be applying to Clinical Psych PhD programs this fall (seeking fall 2020 admission). I've made a list of schools/POIs that I'm interested in and ranked them into six tiers based on personal preference. One of my top choices is a professor at University of British Columbia (Vancouver). I mentioned him to my current supervisors (I am a post-bac RA in the Psychiatry department at a medical school). One of them did not like this idea. He said "don't go to Canada", "the culture is different...they train less independent researchers", and "there are fewer opportunities in Canada". (Note: although he works in the Psychiatry department, he is not a psychologist or psychiatrist and has a PhD in a biology-related field instead.) The other one (who *does* have a PhD in Clinical Psychology) didn't say much except for expressing concerns about "licensing issues". I told her that based on my investigation into that matter, it seems that the APA and CPA have an agreement where they agree that they have equivalent standards, so licensing should not be an issue in most places, except for a few places (i.e., Florida, VA hospitals) that require the school be recognized by the US Department of Education. Personally, I love the idea of moving to Canada permanently! I would love to live in a country that has universal healthcare and embraces diversity. Do you all have any input on this? Does my nay-saying supervisor have a point? Are there any special considerations I haven't thought about? Thanks in advance!
  7. I stayed in an Airbnb in the Coquitlam area about a year ago. It was really nice and I felt very safe as a woman traveling solo! There were several private rooms (with locks) and a shared bathroom. However, I just checked the listing to see if it is still up, and it looks like the owners now rent the entire place out instead of individual private rooms. Otherwise, I would've offered to PM you the link.
  8. The "Insider's Guide" book says you should not write to multiple POIs in the same program (unless they have "highly overlapping research interests"), because most faculty react negatively to that and it can lead to awkward moments in admissions committee discussions, and that if you write to more than one, "be open about it in your emails." How exactly is that supposed to work though? Would you include that information in the initial email to them? Or would that only be something to include if you have extensive conversations with a POI (like not just "are you taking grad students")?
  9. I have 33 schools/59 POIs on my list right now. I know some of them won't end up taking grad students, but I'll probably still be applying to ~20-25 programs!
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