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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

Graduate Programs in Psychology at Georgia Southern

John D. Murray, Ph.D.

Chair, Psychology Department

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology

two programs
Two Programs
  • MS in Psychology (experimental)
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology
ms program
MS Program
  • Goal:
    • To prepare students for doctoral study in psychology
    • To train experimentalists for applied research positions
  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology
ms program4
MS Program
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Placement
  • http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology
first year curriculum ms program
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
second year curriculum ms program
Second Year Curriculum: MS Program
  • Fall
    • Advanced Learning
    • Advanced Social Psychology
    • Thesis
  • Spring
    • Advanced Directed Study
    • Thesis
    • Elective
comprehensive exams
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
thesis
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
faculty experimental
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
placement experimental
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)
placement experimental11
Placement - Experimental

- Physiological

Purdue University (Keisha Butler)

- Industrial-Organizational

Auburn University (Robin Salter)

Applied Positions:

Charlotte, NC Public Schools (statistician)

(Alyson Cantey)

admission ms program
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)
admission
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

graduate assistantships
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
psy d in clinical psychology
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.
psy d curriculum
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)
psy d curriculum18
Psy D Curriculum
  • Scientific Psychology Courses
    • Social, Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological/Neuro, History, Personality, Statistics, Research Design
psy d curriculum19
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
psy d curriculum20
Psy D Curriculum
  • Focus on Rural Mental Health
    • Course: The Rural South
    • Rural Practicum I, II, III
psy d curriculum21
Psy D Curriculum
  • Practicum:
    • 2nd Year: Psychology Clinic
    • 3rd Year: Rural Practicum
    • 4th Year: Supervision Practicum
psy d curriculum22
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),
current faculty clinical hiring 2 in 2006 07
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
psy d accreditation
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
psy d admission
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

psy d graduate assistantships
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
application information
Application Information
  • Deadline: January 15 (PSY D)
  • March 1 (MS)
  • Apply On-Line: (website)
  • COGS website:

http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu

please come visit us
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]
thank you
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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