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Help! Question about transferring within the department.

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A few months ago, I was accepted to an MA program in psychology but as fall is quickly approaching, I feel like I am losing interest in my proposed research area; I never thought I would lose interest in my specific field, but I just don't see myself continuing. I guess I went through a bit of an epiphany and found a new interest that I am passionate about. I have recently looked into transferring to another separate degree program within the same department and school. Is this a good idea? Would it be wise if I dropped an email to the coordinator expressing my interest in the program? Would it seem awkward, especially as a new graduate student? If anyone has any experience with transferring within an academic department, please share your thoughts, experience, and ideas! I would be very grateful! I guess my biggest fear is if they reject my attempt to transfer and I get stuck in a field I've lost interest in.

Oh if it helps, I am not on any research or teaching assistantships. Thank you!

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I doubt that you could transfer before the beginning of this school year. You would probably have to completely reapply, because it's usually the departments, not the university, that make the real admissions decisions.

Is the change in field that radical? I guess I would need more information before I could offer my advice as to whether you should switch departments.

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