This is my first post on here and I am hoping to get some advice from you all.
I am trying to decide if I should do a psych masters starting this fall, get some sort of research position/experience, or just wait until fall to apply to PhD programs for 2021.
A little about me:
Graduated this month with a MS in statistics (GPA 3.5).
I graduated in 2017 with a BS in statistics and a BS in Psychology. Overall GPA for undergrad was a 3.2, but my psych GPA was a 4.0.
Cognitive neuroscience lab undergrad RA for a year.
Summer undergrad RA for three months in a different psych lab.
Summer engineering research program in electrical engineering lab.
Graduate RA in cognitive psych lab for a year.
Honors thesis in statistics focused on chlorine in water.
Honors thesis in psychology focused on students attitudes/perceptions.
Master thesis in statistics focused on students attitudes/perceptions.
Tutored students in math/stats
Taught high school math
Teaching assistant in undergrad and grad school
Taught college math/stats
Taught college students about responding to situations of sexual assault through psych lab
okay GRE score
I am wanting to apply to clinical psychology PhD programs, but I worry that my background doesn't show that I am interested in clinical psych. Any suggestions on if i should pusure a masters, get more research experience, or just polish my app and apply right to PhD this fall.
Thank you all!