ERIC Number: ED207929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology: Not for Seniors Only!
Fretz, Bruce R.; Stang, David J.
This book will help faculty advisors and counselors advise students how to plan their graduate programs in psychology effectively and how to make informed choices. The first section discusses the topic "Should I go to graduate school?" An unvalidated graduate school potential test is included. Careers in psychology with master's and doctoral degrees and types of degrees are discussed in the second section. The third section deals with how to prepare for graduate study in psychology. Tips on recommended course selections, getting to know professors, extracurricular activities, and preparing for standardized tests are included. A timetable for choosing and applying to graduate schools is presented in the fourth section. How to choose a graduate school is discussed in section five. Applying to graduate school is the topic of section six. How to make the final choice, preparing the application forms, writing a resume, and getting the letters of recommendation are examples of topics dealt with. Financial aid--fellowships, traineeships, and assistantships--is examined next. The eighth section contains comments for special populations including minority students, women, lesbians and gay men, and returning students. The book concludes with a brief selection on how to succeed in graduate school and a listing of references and suggested readings. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Careers, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Psychology, Student Financial Aid
American Psychological Association, Inc., 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.