to Get In:
Guide to Applying to Graduate Programs in Psychology
Applying to graduate programs can be a daunting process,
but there is hope. The web can serve as an extremely useful source of
information about psychology and other related fields. This site is filled
with useful links and resources designed to make the application process
easier. It is important to begin early and to thoroughly research the
programs you are interested in. Good luck!
Menu of Useful
Hanover Handbook for Psychology Majors: This handbook, designed
by Professor John Krantz of Hanover College, contains a wealth of
information for psychology students. Among the many points of interest
School and Careers in Psychology:
This web handout from Rider University covers all the bases, including
areas of graduate study, what to do to get in, and when to apply.
Psychology Ph.D. Programs: Provides the National Research Council's
rankings of Ph.D. programs for psychology, plus links to those programs.
In addition, you can access Career Centers, Clinical Programs, Social
Topics, Experiments, and much more.
Department, University of Texas: Here you can get information
about preparing for graduate school.
Resource List Also from the U. of Texas, this list of resources
links you to electronic publications, databases, associations, directories,
organizations, and much more.
Lloyd's Careers in Psychology page: This page won the Canadian
Psychological Association's "Psychsite of the week" award.
APA Home Page: Here, you can learn all about the American Psychological
Association, including membership information as well as special student
Helpful Web Links for Undergraduates. The American Psychological
Society (APS) also provides links to resources for students interested
in pursing graduate study. The APS Observer is also available here.
See the June 2004 issue for an article on the importance of mentors
to undergraduates interested in pursing graduate study in psychology.
Home Page: This is the Graduate Records Examination Home Page.
Here, you can request information regarding the GRE's, including useful
tips to help you prepare for the test. Also see upcoming test
dates and registration deadlines.
- Helpful Books
- Columbia Links
Psychology Graduate School: Here is a page of links maintained
by Linda Walsh. You'll see many of the same resources referred to
above, but this is a good site that is updated regularly and loads
reliably. So if you're frustrated by dead links, check here.
page was most recently updated by MDK and LEP. June 14, 2004
about this page. Joe Capobianco created the initial version of this
Guide during the summer of 1998, when he was a Student Technology Assistant
at Columbia. The page is now maintained by Prof. Lois Putnam.