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ERIC Number: EJ1163942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
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Psychology Doctoral Program Admissions: What Master's and Undergraduate-Level Students Need to Know
Littleford, Linh Nguyen; Buxton, Kim; Bucher, Meredith A.; Simon-Dack, Stephanie L.; Yang, Kao Lee
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n1 p75-83 Jan 2018
What do psychology doctorate programs require and prefer in their master's level applicants? Do the programs value students' graduate experiences during and postadmission? Doctoral programs' (n = 221) responses to an online survey showed that most required letters of recommendation, personal statements, Graduate Records Examination scores, and undergraduate grade point average. These credentials, interviewing skills, and student-mentor research match are crucial to admission decisions. However, clinical PhD, counseling PhD, clinical and counseling PsyD, practice subfields (e.g., school psychology), and research subfields (e.g., social psychology) evaluated differently 8 of the 26 credentials. Master's-level applicants benefit more than bachelor's-level applicants when beginning their doctoral work (e.g., having their master's theses waived), but the advantages vary by subfields. Implications and recommendations for doctoral applicants are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test
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