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Hi everyone! I'm applying to clinical psychology programs this fall and I'm getting my list of PI's together in order to narrow down my list of schools and I have a question.. I was wondering if anyone has any advice about applying to a program and indicating two mentors? Some of my schools have two PI's that are taking students that i'm interested in working with. Does that look bad to indicate two different PI's on my application/statement of purpose?

 

Thanks everyone and good luck!!!!

 

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Hi, @ssg! I hope all's well with you. 

I've just finished a draft of my SOP for one of my schools, and I have included at least three professors that I wish to work with, or whose work is related to mine. When you say "PI," do you mean a person of interest? Since I'm applying to a PhD in English program and you're applying to a clinical psychology program, I'm not sure how the structure works behind "naming" professors in your SOP. I don't think it's a bad idea to have two mentors. I'm guessing in terms of my own SOP, I am naming possible committee members, but I'm not sure if that's what you mean. I'm assuming you mean like a committee head that would act as your mentor during your time in the program. Either way, I don't see a problem with naming two. IMO, I think that having another to fall back on is beneficial.

Good luck with everything! You got this!

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Co-adivising is possible. It's potentially a pro since there's is a guarantee you're a good fit.

At the same time, profs may be 'possessive' and don't want their students to relaly work with others that much. You can email their current grad students for questions.

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