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  1. On top of the suggestions made above my comment, I would clarify that including findings that were not in your original hypotheses is always encouraged, as long as you're clear about what they are. It only becomes a problem to include them if you change your hypotheses to fit to these significant findings you weren't expecting. I would just say that while you did not hypothesize that these correlations would be significant ahead of time (apriori), you found them after doing preliminary correlational analyses/you decided to do them posthoc, and then you can go on to explain what they might mean
  2. Hello everyone, As the title suggests, I received an interview invite from one of top choice schools, after I already accepted an offer the other day for a program that I feel is a good match. And for context, I pretty much *just* accepted the other offer when I got the interview invite email from my top school, so I hadn't even had a chance to let other schools know I'm out of the running. Of course, I stuck with my decision and rejected the interview invite, because it would be unethical not to. But this situation kind of left a weird taste in my mouth, because I wasn't expecting to ha
  3. From what I hear, MAPSS is a great program for interdisciplinary work, and I think a lot of the research in psychology feels more experimental than clinical. This is just from my impression of the program description and website. I would advise you to look at the current research of students there, and where students have gone on after to see if it fits your clinical interests. I was also wondering if you've considered any of the other research oriented masters programs out there, especially those focused in psych. There are a bunch of threads out there on WFU, william and mary, and villanova.
  4. Would the PhD be in counselling? I'm not very familiar with the clinical/counselling field, but one thing that keeps coming up is whether you need the PhD to do what you want to do in the future. You allude to the idea that a PhD would be helpful for your future career. Is it a necessity to do the job you want to do? Or is it more of a plus? For many people in applied fields, having a PhD is not necessary to do their job well and succeed financially. While a PhD will teach you many things for the 5 years you trade, those 5 years can also be seen as an opportunity cost in which you are losing
  5. Thank you all, this has been really helpful! At the very least, it seems like it's not impossible for schools to reach out on shorter notice than 3 weeks.
  6. I was wondering if anyone has a sense of how much advanced notice a program would give for interview invites. For example, if the interview weekend is on 2/15, would the program typically send out invites around 1/15 (a month before the interview)? I imagine that even last minute invites would at least be 3 weeks before the interview date, simply to give enough notice for the applicant to book flights/make travel plans. Would this assumption be correct, or is it possible for schools to extend invites less than 3 weeks before an interview? It probably doesn't matter what the answer to this is,
  7. I would say it depends on what kind of master's program you're applying to. There are some MA/MS programs that are still research oriented, in which case it wouldn't hurt to be able to say you specifically want to work on xx projects with xx person. I think this is especially the case if the master's degree is funded in any way. Also, I think people tend to skip the instructions that the program gives for its own application because of how generic it sounds, but the instructions do give you a sense of what they're looking for generally. So I would double-check if the program/application websit
  8. Things have really slowed down on here... hope everyone's doing well
  9. I'm not in clinical psych so my comment may not be very valuable or accurate, but from my understanding of clinical interviews, the idea of anywhere from 5-10 other people being interviewed isn't that uncommon given how competitive clinical is. However, this is a little on the higher end of applicants being interviewed. Additionally, it is worrying that you know this is not the norm for this school/this PI is a special case. Do you happen to know if the POI is admitting more than 1 applicant to their lab this year? Are they maybe early on in their career and more eager to admit multiple studen
  10. Is it just me or does it feel like some schools are doing the process at a later timeline than previous years? Either that or people are using the gradcafe results survey less maybe... There are a few schools (UIUC, Colorado, UW) that I'm surprised I don't see or hear any interview invitations for yet. But given how competitive these schools are (and based on the previous cycles' interview timelines), I wonder if I've just been passed up without knowing... It would be great if applicants could get some more official information about the rough timeline of things so they can feel comfortable
  11. Ah thanks for the info. Do you know if that means all the interviews have already gone out for UIUC? Also, has anyone heard from University of Washington?
  12. Thank you for the quick and helpful replies, @SocialPsych2018 and @hopefulgrad2019! I'll try not to think about it too much, at least not until January. Also, I never knew it could be PI-specific-- I assumed that the coordination of the interview invites was a departmental thing that everyone in the program does together. I always wondered if there was another reason why people on gradcafe ask for PI initials when they see other posters get contacted besides just being curious, but if timing of invites depends on the PI I can see why they would wanna know. In any case, thanks for th
  13. Hey everyone, This is my second cycle applying to PhD programs, but I would say that this is my first "serious" cycle because I was better able to tailor research fit into my applications this year. Since I didn't really understand the ins and outs of the PhD application last year, I didn't pay too much attention to the nuances of the application timeline. This year, I've been checking the results section a lot earlier because I was told by a current mentor that I might be expecting emails or phone calls as early as mid-late December. Unfortunately, I have not been contacted yet, but I see
  14. Hello! This is kind of a strange situation and I was hoping to get some other people's opinions about what might be going on. I am applying to PhD a second time this coming fall, and I was hoping to re-use one of previous rec letters. Between the first application cycle and this upcoming cycle, I graduated undergrad and did more research. The letter I'm re-using is from someone who was essentially my undergraduate advisor and has known me for a few years, so I believe this would be a really strong letter to include again. However, I'm having a hard time getting in touch with the aforementi
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