Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success

Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success

by Tara L. Kuther
     
 

ISBN-10: 0398074798

ISBN-13: 9780398074791

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.

In Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success author Tara Kuther takes the reader step-by-step through the graduate admissions process. She begins with posing the question of whether graduate school is right for everyone and the differences between pursuing a master's degree or a doctoral degree. The following chapters contain information regarding

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In Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success author Tara Kuther takes the reader step-by-step through the graduate admissions process. She begins with posing the question of whether graduate school is right for everyone and the differences between pursuing a master's degree or a doctoral degree. The following chapters contain information regarding what graduate school is like, how to evaluate and choose the right graduate program for you, and what graduate schools are looking for in an applicant. Kuther also addresses how to improve an applicant's chances of getting selected for graduate school by improving credentials and obtaining research and applied experience during college. This book offers advice on how to seek financial aid to fund graduate education and a timetable for complying with admission application requirements. There are chapters that detail how to study for the Graduate Record Exam, how to write an admissions essay, how to prepare for interviews, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Each chapter concludes with tips from graduate students about each challenge encountered. Graduate Study in Psychology closes with an appendix of resources and recommended readings and websites to help the reader at each stage of choosing, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398074791
Publisher:
Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
1,003,755

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter
1Considering Graduate School in Psychology and Related Fields3
2Locating and Choosing Among Graduate Programs in Psychology26
3Preparing for Graduate School: Improving Your Credentials43
4Overview of the Application Process57
5The Graduate Record Exam77
6Personal Statements and Admissions Essays89
7Letters of Recommendation101
8I've Submitted My Application: Now What?114
9The Interview120
10Decision Time133
11Transition to Graduate School141
App.: Recommended Readings and Web Resources167
References179
Index181

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