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Graduate Education in Psychology

General Sites

PsychGrad.Org: The Psychology Graduate Applicant's Portal
Resources about getting into, staying in, and life after graduate school. Compiled by Dr. Curt Burgess, University of California-Riverside.

Academic Preparation

Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes: A Report
A 2002 report by the APA Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Undergraduate Competencies. Identifies ten achievement goals for undergraduate psychology students--the first five pertain to science and application, and the remaining five to liberal arts, and career and personal development. This document is not APA policy. According to Task Force Chair, Dr. Jane Halonen, James Madison University, it is intended as "aspirational" and an evolving guide. Read a summary article in the Monitor (Volume 33, No. 7 July/August 2002).

Skills (That May Be) Obtained During Graduate Study in Psychology
A column from the APA Science Directorate.

Sites Specific to Psychology

APA Accredited Doctoral Programs in Professional Psychology
Current as of August 20, 2013.

National Research Council Study on U.S. Psychology PhD Programs (1995)
Quality ranking of programs based upon results of the study.

Doctor of Psychology Programs Today: Location, Accreditation, Administration, Specialization (2004)
A PsyD program guide compiled by Dr. Stephen C. McConnell, Wright State University.

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
See also the APPIC Internship Matching Program

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
Association of psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada.

Monitor on Psychology
Available online from January 1998-date. Searchable from home page or browsable by issue. Some recent graduate education-related articles:

Dynamic duos Volume 36, No. 5 May 2005
Things I wish I'd learned in grad school Volume 36, No. 1 January 2005
Number of psychology PhDs declining Volume 35, No. 2 February 2004
Debating the doctorate's future: Education or vocational training? Volume 33, No. 6 June 2002
Preparing students for more than research [Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program] Volume 32, No. 11 December 2001
Women mentoring women Volume 31, No. 10, November 2000
The growth of the new PhD Volume 31, No. 10, November 2000
The postdoc trap Volume 31, No. 5, May 2000
The student union: Where are all these students coming from? Volume 31, No. 2, February 2000

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