This turned out to be a very good thing, since I could not have ended up in a better place than I eventually did.
Landers permalink July 19, Percentiles matters more than actual score for GREs, but as long as you are above 70th on both, you have a competitive score.
It sounds like you are doing all the right sorts of things, so you should have a fairly competitive application assuming your letters and personal statement are equally well-prepared.
September 7, Hi Been following your blog for over a year. I have made many offbeat decisions based on fear of debt and need for program time flexibility, and want to reiterate your advice that the school choice is key.
I felt this was an odd situation, but the courses were good and the school had a name for itself in the medical field which gave it some credibility outwardly. Fast forward…I am now finishing a clinical PsyD, but since it is also online and not APA there are more limits than I originally knew about, with some states and Canada changing licensure rules.
As a full time teacher and sole provider of self, online education does meet a need, so I cannot say it was a terrible choice. If I was just starting out and in my s I would do things differently! Landers permalink September 7, Yes, I would absolutely agree with that, in terms of skills gained, employability, and also future income.
There are many forces within APA that have a monetary interest in preventing online PhDs from sitting for licensure exams. It is all quite unfortunate, in my opinion. Kerrie permalink November 6, Hi, your blog has made me change my mind on many things and convinced me to not stay at an online school, but wanted to see if you thought my goals were realistic.
I was a teacher for 17 years. I also have adjunct experience for the last 6. I have my Masters in Education. I realized that I really enjoy not being in the k classroom environment and started looking into other career opportunities if I do not go the university route.
The feeling has not gone away. I am very interested in behavior, motivation, and job satisfaction. I also have the background in education and e-learning. I started a PhD program last year.
I absolutely love it. I enjoy learning, never felt so mentally stimulated, and feel like I am finally doing something for myself I have two children. After reading your blog, and some other sites, I am thinking about applying to some of the in-person programs near me.
My undergrad gpa was 3. I am also a member of an international honors society for Education. I figured if I am going to spend the time and money on an online PhD, that might hinder me in the end, I may as well apply to these schools and make my time spent worthwhile.
My Masters is not in psychology. Applying to a top tier school is uncharted territory for me. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Where it gets tricky is: Part time is typically not permitted. So you should be aware of that too, and balance it against your career goals.
On the bright side, high-quality in-person PhD programs are free.See articles on decoloniality, arts activism, affordable and secure housing, sacred activism and accompaniment, policy activism, and more!
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