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Graduate Programs in Psychology at Georgia Southern. John D. Murray, Ph.D. Chair, Psychology Department http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology. Two Programs. MS in Psychology (experimental) Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology. MS Program. Goal:

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Graduate Programs in Psychology at Georgia Southern

John D. Murray, Ph.D.

Chair, Psychology Department

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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Two Programs

  • MS in Psychology (experimental)

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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MS Program

  • Goal:

    • To prepare students for doctoral study in psychology

    • To train experimentalists for applied research positions

  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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MS Program

  • Curriculum

  • Faculty

  • Placement

  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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First Year Curriculum: MS Program

  • Fall

    • Research Seminar

    • Statistics

    • Advanced Cognitive Psychology

    • Advanced Developmental Psychology

  • Spring

    • Research Experience

    • Research Design

    • Development of an Original Research Project


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Second Year Curriculum: MS Program

  • Fall

    • Advanced Learning

    • Advanced Social Psychology

    • Thesis

  • Spring

    • Advanced Directed Study

    • Thesis

    • Elective


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Comprehensive Exams

  • All MS Students Take Comps in January of their SECOND year

    • Questions pertain to coursework

    • Second attempt is offered

    • Questions are graded pass/fail

    • You must pass all questions to earn your degree


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Thesis

  • All MS Students do a thesis

    • Proposed end of Year 1 or beginning of Year 2

    • Establish a committee of 3 faculty

    • Oral Defense


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Social

Amy Hackney, Ph.D.

Will McIntosh, Ph.D.

Mike Nielsen, Ph.D.

Cognitive

Larry Locker, Ph.D.

John Murray, Ph.D

Learning/B-Mod

Janice Steirn, Ph.D.

Developmental

Janice Kennedy, Ph.D.

Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D.

Physiological

Dan Webster, Ph.D.

Janie Wilson, Ph.D.

Industrial/Organiza-tional

Kathy Wiegand, Ph.D.

Faculty - Experimental


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Placement - Experimental

Strong Success in PhD program placement

  • Cognitive/Human Factors

    • Wright State University (Ben Simpkins)

    • University of Central Florida (Kelly Burke)

  • Social

    • Case Western Reserve (Brandon Schmieckel)

    • Virginia Commonwealth University (Kelly Taylor)

    • University of Texas, Arlington (Andria Schwegler)

    • Texas Tech University (Brandon Randolph-Seng)


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Placement - Experimental

- Physiological

Purdue University (Keisha Butler)

- Industrial-Organizational

Auburn University (Robin Salter)

Applied Positions:

Charlotte, NC Public Schools (statistician)

(Alyson Cantey)


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Admission: MS Program

  • Two Types of Admission

    • Regular

      • GPA of at least 3.0

      • GREs of at least 450 V and 450 Q

    • Provisional

      • GPA OR GRE requirement

      • Must maintain a B average in your first semester

      • Not eligible for graduate assistantship (until you are regular status)


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Admission

All Applications must contain:

  • GRE scores sent to GSU

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Three Letters of Reference

  • Transcripts

  • DEADLINE: MARCH 1 (priority deadline)

    JULY 1 (final deadline)

    http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu


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Graduate Assistantships

  • Pays full tuition

  • Pays stipend (currently, $2750 per semester)

  • Requires 20 hours of work per week

  • Psychology Department offers several GAs per year (there are others in different parts of the university)

  • MUST BE REGULAR ADMISSION


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Psy D in Clinical Psychology

  • Model/Goals

  • Curriculum

  • Faculty

  • Accreditation

  • Admission

  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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Psy D in Clinical Psychology

  • Model/Goals

    • to train doctoral-level professional psychologists to practice psychotherapy and assessment skills in the underserved rural areas of Georgia.

    • Applied, professional focus

    • Graduates will work in applied, service-oriented positions where they work directly with clients, as well as supervise and train other professionals.


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Psy D Curriculum

  • program is five-years, full-time, day-time

  • requires enrollment during each summer of their time in the program

  • students spend the first four years in residence at the University and the fifth in a full-time (2000 hour) internship

  • curriculum follows the "Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology" set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA)


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Psy D Curriculum

  • Scientific Psychology Courses

    • Social, Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological/Neuro, History, Personality, Statistics, Research Design


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Psy D Curriculum

  • Clinical Psychology Courses

    • Foundations of Psychotherapy I, II, III, Group Psychotherapy, Ethics, Psychopathology, Assessment I, II, III, Multicultural Psy, Child and Family Therapy, Psychopharmacology


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Psy D Curriculum

  • Focus on Rural Mental Health

    • Course: The Rural South

    • Rural Practicum I, II, III


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Psy D Curriculum

  • Practicum:

    • 2nd Year: Psychology Clinic

    • 3rd Year: Rural Practicum

    • 4th Year: Supervision Practicum


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Psy D Curriculum

  • Comprehensive Examinations (Spring, Year 2)

    • Pass levels: doctoral, MS, termination

  • Dissertation (3rd and 4th Years)

    • Empirical or theoretical study, case study

    • Requires successful defense

  • Qualifying Exam (Spring, Year 5)

    • required to pass the national Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP),


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    Current Faculty – Clinical(Hiring 2 in 2006-07)

    • Edward Smith, Ph.D., ABPP

      • Foundations, Personality Assessment, Clinical Seminar, Skills

    • Lisa Ferdinand, Ph.D.

      • Intellectual Assessment, Child/Family, Skills, Practicum

    • James Pugh, Ph.D.

      • Ethics, Psychopathology, Group, Practicum


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    Psy D: Accreditation

    • Program is brand new, and not yet accredited by APA

    • We will seek APA accreditation at the earliest opportunity (Fall, 2012)

    • We cannot guarantee that the program will be accredited


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    Psy D: Admission

    • Undergraduate Prerequisites (min grade = B):

      • Intro, Stats, Research, Abnormal

      • Two additional psychology courses

    • Min GRE Scores: V, Q, & Psych: 550 each

    • Min Undergrad GPA: 3.25


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    Psy D: Admission

    • 3 letters of recommendation

    • Personal statement of professional goals and a rationale for how the Psy.D. program will further the students' career objectives

    • Personal Interview may be scheduled

    http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu


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    Psy D: Graduate Assistantships

    • We expect to be able to offer a limited number of Doctoral-level assistantships

      • Full tuition paid

      • Stipend: $9000, plus summer $

      • http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu


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    Application Information

    • Deadline: January 15 (PSY D)

    • March 1 (MS)

    • Apply On-Line: (website)

    • COGS website:

      http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu


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    PLEASE COME VISIT US

    I would be happy to arrange a visit for you. You could

    • Talk to current graduate students

    • Sit in on a class

    • See the campus

    • Email me: [email protected]


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    Thank You

    Questions????

    John Murray

    Chair, Dept. of Psychology

    Georgia Southern University

    [email protected]

    912-681-5539

    http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology


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