Overview of Graduate Programs for Psychology Students
What kinds of graduate and professional programs are terrific options for psychology students?
Many undergraduate students in psychology are interested in continuing their studies in a graduate or professional program, but aren't really sure of their options, the application process, or what they can do in their 2nd-, 3rd-, or 4th-year to position themselves for a successful application.
This series of pages includes:
- Overview of Graduate & Professional Programs for Psychology Students
- Professional programs popular with Psych grads
- Graduate school in psychology
- Information on the applications process
- Funding in graduate school
- Gaining experience/ volunteering opportunities, including course recommendations
- Professional programs: Suggestions of graduate and professional programs that are great options for psych grads
- Grad school: A description of 'classic' graduate programs in psychology (including clinical, experimental, forensic), with details about applying to grad school and funding for grad students
- Ideas about how to gain experience in psychology and related fields through volunteering as an undergrad.
Applications for graduate and professional programs are typically due in December or January for admission in the coming September, so it's important to plan for the application process well in advance of the deadlines and in advance of graduation.
King's also has an excellent career services center; Ms. Susan Ackland is our career counsellor and is available for helping students to explore their career options. Your tuition covers career services offered by King's and the Student Success Center at Western; don't hesitate to take advantage of this wealth of knowledge and support! It's never too early (or too late!) to consider the wide range of options available.