TigerMem Posted November 24, 2017 Share Posted November 24, 2017 (edited) Hi all, I want to get a PhD in Developmental Psychology but I worry my credentials aren't good enough and am looking for some advice. My background: 1. Undergrad Cumulative GPA: 3.09 , Psychology (Major) GPA: 3.79 2. GRE Writing (4.0), Quant (148), Verbal (150) 3. No research experience, but a few years of clinical experience 4. Graduate in May with MSW I'll definitely be retaking the GRE and was also thinking about getting a research-based Master's before applying to PhD Developmental Psychology programs. NYU's Master's in Human Development and Social Intervention program aligns PERFECTLY with my interests and goals: studying human developing and then applying this understanding in the real world to implement interventions to address issues that directly affect disadvantaged populations. But from what I'm reading NYU is a very competitive and difficult school to get into. I'm also concerned that my MSW might be viewed as a disadvantage because its in another (but closely related) field and is clinically based. Does anyone know any programs similar to NYU's Applied/Developmental Psychology program? Any tips how I can strength my application? Thoughts on getting a Master's in Psychology before applying to PhD programs? Waste of time? Other thoughts/opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance! Edited November 24, 2017 by TigerMem Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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