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  1. Greetings all!—I am a new member here and I was wondering if anybody may be able to provide advice with respect to my situation. Are mental health counseling programs very competitive—esp. compared to social work programs? I am specifically interested in CUNY-Hunter College's program but worry I don't have enough experience aside from my 5-month research stint and three years at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as work at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (also as an office assistant like at NYSPI). Because I am in a very poor financial situation, I cannot afford
  2. Hello! I am practically new to this website, and have a few questions and concerns. I have two bachelor's degrees: one in Psychology, the other in History and Jewish Studies with a minor in English Literature, which I will earn this May. I also pursued master's-level coursework in conjunction with five months of neuroscience research; however, that was cut short because of my grandmother's death (she provided emotional and financial support). Regrettably, due to personal and serious health problems (I have a disability), my cumulative gpa for my first degree was a 3.32, but my cumulative gpa f
  3. Hello! First time poster here looking to get opinions/advice from any professionals in the field or individuals who were in a similar situation as I am now. Just a heads up—this is a long post. I am a 25-year-old currently residing in the Washington, D.C./Maryland area who graduated from American University in 2014 with a Bachelors M.A. degree in Psychology. Since then, I have worked in several fields. I was an associate ABA therapist conducting one-on-one tutoring and trials with young autistic individuals. I also worked in content/marketing within the start-up environment. My most
  4. Has anyone heard back from the university of north florida (UNF) for their master's program for clinical mental health counseling? Applications were due March 1st and they say they require an interview and then decisions will be sent out 30 days after that. But I haven't heard back and was wondering if anyone else has? Is this normal to be on the 27th of the month applications are due without hearing back? My application was marked as "departmental referral" (meaning they sent my application to the program's directors for review and decision) on March 8th
  5. Can someone tell me my chances of getting into a master's counseling program? I know it isn't crazy competitive but I'd like a current, rejected, accepted, or former counseling student to let me know the likelihood of getting in. LMK if you want school names to better help determine my fate, lol. Cumulative GPA: 3.2 Major (psychology) GPA: 3.6 GRE: (not great) Writing - 3.5 Quantitative - 146 Verbal - 150 Strong recommendation letters (3) Research Experience: Mentor at high schools and conduct research based on youth development with my various mentor
  6. Hello, I have applied for master of Mental Health Counseling program. I've got a few tough decisions. 1. Can I withdraw from my last choice even after I've accepted? I truly feel horrible about it. 2. Do any of you know the pros and cons between Williams&Mary vs Johns Hopkins Uni vs (BGSP)Boston Graduate School of psychoanalysis? I know BGSP is more specific, and I don't have psych background. Thank you so much to anyone who answers. This is weighing so heavily on my mind.
  7. Hi all! I wanted to make a thread for just folks who are doing MA or MS track in a psychology field, such as mental health counseling or school psychology. Anybody out there?
  8. Hello! So I just finished up applying to Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. I applied to Vanderbilt, George Mason, George Washington, Clemson, University of Georgia, University of Alabama, NC State, Marymount University and University of Florida. Basically any school that had the program. I'm now waiting to hear back and many of the schools are on a "rolling admission" basis. I graduated from UVA and had a semi-okay GPA. I'm just wondering if anyone has applied to the above schools and how long it took you to hear back. Asking because my lease ends early spring and I want to star
  9. rshoe

    M.A vs. PsyD

    Hey all, I'm basically looking for input and advice on my current situation: I was accepted to The Wright Institute's PsyD program and I'm really excited about it. I know the most about their program as compared to other schools I applied to and love their practicum opportunities and the vibe of the school. I also like that I'd be getting a doctoral degree. However, I've been living in the bay area for a while and a big part of me really wants to get the heck out of here. I've generally been really unhappy in this location and feel ready for change. I was rejected from Yeshiva Univer
  10. I would be so grateful if someone could give me feedback on a statement of purpose! It's a little lengthy, but objectively, I think it reads well, so length may be a risk I'm willing to take. I'm pretty proud of it- poured my blood, sweat, and tears into it.
  11. I am applying to graduate programs beginning in December for mental health counseling So far my choices are: University of Florida Florida State University of Central Florida New York University Columbia George Washington University Boston College Each of these programs requires 3 LOR, however I currently have 4. I have 2 from professors and 2 from supervisors. I intern at the Mental Health Association of Central Florida and have for the past 2 semesters, the vice president is willing to write me a letter and I also have one from the program coordin
  12. Hi everyone! I've noticed that Master's programs for counseling psych/mental health counseling are somewhat inconsistent with whether or not they want GRE scores (ie I've looked into TC Columbia and they are not required but UMass Boston does). I've seen a couple of programs that I would potentially be interested in that require me to take the GRE but obviously if it is not necessary to take it, I would rather not. Is this one of those instances where I should just hold my nose and take the test or should I just not bother with the ones who want me to take the GRE since quality of the pro
  13. Hey guys, I recently got into a Professional Counseling program and a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Does anyone know any real difference between the two?
  14. I've applied to Hunter, Baruch, Queens, City College, and Brooklyn. So far I've interviewed with City and Brooklyn, and have been admitted into Hunter. I also have an interview scheduled for Queens. Nothing from Baruch yet. Hunter was my top choice, so I'm elated that I have been accepted. However, I'm a bit hesitant to commit without weighing all my options. Those who have attended one of the aforementioned schools for MHC, or know someone who has, what was your/their experience? Which CUNY would you recommend? I know in the end it's up to me, but I'm always open to advice.
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