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Fall 2018 Psych PhD Interviews (not clinical)

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29 minutes ago, AceJace2 said:

Hey everyone. I'm not sure if anyone on this thread is interested in Health Psychology PhD (non-clinical) programs, but I have included what I know below:

 

School: North Carolina State University 

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Applied Social and Community Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: Feb 1st-3rd

 

School: Kent State University 

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: Feb 9th-10th

 

School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: TBD-Have to do an alternative interview date. Will most likely be in Feb. Original date was Jan 26th

 

School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview was offered but I have to do a Skype due to financial trouble. To be fair VCU isn't the highest on my list so I justified it. My POI made the point to say that he has accepted people over Skype before.

Date: TBD-Have to do Skype interview. Will most likely be in Feb. Original date was Feb 8th or 16th 

 

Also applied: University of Utah Social Psychology Ph.D.; University of Houston Social Psychology and Health Ph.D.; and Purdue University Health Communication Ph.D.

 

Utah interview day is Feb 9th and I haven't heard so my hope is low. Houston application was due on Jan 15th so they have time to review. I have no idea about Purdue lol. Hoping for the best! I've never done on-campus interviews before.

I will be there also at Kent for developmental psych. I also haven't heard anything back from Utah. 

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10 minutes ago, Developmental33 said:

I will be there also at Kent for developmental psych. I also haven't heard anything back from Utah. 

Did you get any travel reimbursement from Kent? I did not. They will drive me around, pay for meals, and allow me to stay with another grad student. The only school that did travel reimbursement was North Carolina State. 

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54 minutes ago, AceJace2 said:

Hey everyone. I'm not sure if anyone on this thread is interested in Health Psychology PhD (non-clinical) programs, but I have included what I know below:

 

School: North Carolina State University 

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Applied Social and Community Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: Feb 1st-3rd

 

School: Kent State University 

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: Feb 9th-10th

 

School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview.

Date: TBD-Have to do an alternative interview date. Will most likely be in Feb. Original date was Jan 26th

 

School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Health Psychology, Ph.D.

Interview type: On-campus interview was offered but I have to do a Skype due to financial trouble. To be fair VCU isn't the highest on my list so I justified it. My POI made the point to say that he has accepted people over Skype before.

Date: TBD-Have to do Skype interview. Will most likely be in Feb. Original date was Feb 8th or 16th 

 

Also applied: University of Utah Social Psychology Ph.D.; University of Houston Social Psychology and Health Ph.D.; and Purdue University Health Communication Ph.D.

 

Utah interview day is Feb 9th and I haven't heard so my hope is low. Houston application was due on Jan 15th so they have time to review. I have no idea about Purdue lol. Hoping for the best! I've never done on-campus interviews before.

I also was invited to interview at UNCC, but couldn't make the date. I've ended up setting up skype interviews instead. I would be interested to know how you end up liking it once you visit!

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12 minutes ago, th3redrabbit said:

I also was invited to interview at UNCC, but couldn't make the date. I've ended up setting up skype interviews instead. I would be interested to know how you end up liking it once you visit!

Yea I couldn't make the Jan 26th date either. It was a super fast turnaround. If I can't make the alternative date then I will do Skype. I will for sure let you know. It isn't my first choice but I am excited.

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8 minutes ago, AceJace2 said:

Yea I couldn't make the Jan 26th date either. It was a super fast turnaround. If I can't make the alternative date then I will do Skype. I will for sure let you know. It isn't my first choice but I am excited.

Same, feel free to message me! I think I'll be having skype interviews next week or the week after.

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1 hour ago, AceJace2 said:

Did you get any travel reimbursement from Kent? I did not. They will drive me around, pay for meals, and allow me to stay with another grad student. The only school that did travel reimbursement was North Carolina State. 

Kent did not offer anything. Did you have a skype interview with your POI beforehand? I had a formal Skype interview with mine s few days after the application deadline. 

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1 hour ago, Developmental33 said:

Kent did not offer anything. Did you have a skype interview with your POI beforehand? I had a formal Skype interview with mine s few days after the application deadline. 

I had a phone call a few days after the application deadline with my POI. Received official interview offer 2 weeks after. Looking forward to it to be honest. Kent is my #2 school rn.

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2 hours ago, th3redrabbit said:

Same, feel free to message me! I think I'll be having skype interviews next week or the week after.

For sure. Keep in contact. What concentration are you? General? Community? I'm community health psych.

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I've applied to the counseling psychology PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. It looks like a mass email went out last Friday (1/12) for invites but I'm wondering if it's possible they send out invites in waves? I was in contact with their admissions office and the person I spoke to said my application was still in line to be reviewed on 1/10, so I'm hoping I may be offered an interview in a second wave of emails. Just wondering - thanks!

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Has anyone heard from the following:

* Michigan State: Ecological/Community Psych

* Peabody (Vanderbilt): CRA (research & action)

According to the results page, an international student heard from Vandy, and MSU has extended early admission/fellowship offers to two students---- Anyone have any additional info?

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On 1/18/2018 at 2:26 PM, rich uncle skeleton said:

Asked this in a separate thread but figured it might work here (I'm looking at developmental psych programs):

I have a few visits coming up and I was wondering if I should be emailing with my POI before them about research ideas, or if I should just wait until the weekend to discuss everything. I feel like it's weird to go somewhat silent, but I don't want to be sending insignificant emails just to keep up contact. Does anyone have any advice for this situation? 

I'v applied to developmental psychology programs as well and I'm waiting to meet with the supervisors to discuss research ideas. This is mostly because I stated my research interests in my statement letter. Graduate students have told me that the interview process is important for them to see how well you and the POI can bounce around ideas for research and how your personality fits with the lab. Personally, I feel more comfortable expressing my interests and research ideas in person so that way I can see how the POI feels and can know their tone and feelings about it, in comparison to emails which can be hard to tell. However, you could send an email maybe before the interview and say how you're looking forward to it and would be interested to further talk about their research and yours and see if they would like to communicate more in email prior to the date.

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I've seen a few posters about Indiana State University's PsyD program - invitations are going out today!! I just got a call which will be followed up by an email. Dates are 2/9 or 2/16. Good luck to everyone!

 

Applied (10): University of Kentucky (CO), Oklahoma State University (Cl), Arizona State University (Co), University of Colorado Denver (Cl),  University of Northern Colorado (Co), University of Denver (PsyD), Indiana State University (PsyD), University of Maryland - College Park (CFT/FMSC), Purdue University (HDFS), Virginia Tech (HDFS)

Interview Offered (7/10): University of Kentucky (CO), Oklahoma State University (Cl), University of Northern Colorado (Co), Virginia Tech (HDFS),  University of Maryland - College Park (CFT/FMSC), University of Colorado Denver (Cl), Indiana State University (PsyD)

Accepted (?/10): 

Rejected/Assumed Rejected (1/10): University of Denver (PsyD) 

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I was wondering how long everyone waited until they contacted either the admissions page or their POI regarding if they got rejected or not? I've seen one person get an interview for this school which is in 2 weeks - should I assume I didn't get in? I thought that I would at least get an interview seeing as I was able to meet the POI previously and that they know my current supervisors, or that she would at least send an email saying she couldn't take me. I don't want to seem impatient and bother them, but I would really like to know if I got rejected. :( 

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3 hours ago, Sushicat1221 said:

I was wondering how long everyone waited until they contacted either the admissions page or their POI regarding if they got rejected or not? I've seen one person get an interview for this school which is in 2 weeks - should I assume I didn't get in? I thought that I would at least get an interview seeing as I was able to meet the POI previously and that they know my current supervisors, or that she would at least send an email saying she couldn't take me. I don't want to seem impatient and bother them, but I would really like to know if I got rejected. :( 

I would err on the side of not asking about the status of your application. The PI who I currently work with advised against this and said it would be more appropriate for her to reach out regarding my status. She also told me which POIs I should assume already sent invites. If you work closely with anyone who might have inside  info, I would suggest asking for their advice first! 

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