Originally Posted by Pragma
With all due respect, I never heard of that media report. But I heard negative comments about Argosy in general (from multiple psychologists) for years prior to that, mostly concerned with the overall business model of the system, large class sizes, and low admission standards. I actually visited one of their campuses when I was researching schools and I was surpised that they were the only place not requiring me to take the GRE.
I believe GRE's is optional as most students already have the MS degree and have worked in the field a number of years, similar to myself. If you do not have acceptable GRE scores, I believe they have an optional admission route where your first year you may have to take some undergraduate courses. We have had students transfer from PhD programs because they were unhappy with the clinical training they were receiving and they were spending many hours doing research with professors or teaching introductory psychology courses. A number of students already have completed their PhD and have gone through re-specialization program with Argosy to have clinical training practicums and internship training. We have had students who have MS degrees in biology, geology and a number of nurses and physician assistants have completed the PsyD program.
Many of the schools have a forensic sub specialty and a number of practicing attorneys have completed the program due to this specialization. I may be biased from being a student in one of the professional schools, but the quality of education and curriculum is very high at my program and we have nationally recognized faculty that are leaders with the Board of Psychology and APA and State Psychological Associations.
We had a very successful Match this year with everyone being selected in phase I and II. I don't believe you can say a program is low quality due to Match rate, especially since there is a shortage of internships sites nationally. Even APA accredited programs are having students who don't Match. The whole Match statistics are very misleading as many programs require their students to withdraw from the Match if they don't have interviews with APA accredited sites. Because they withdraw these programs keep their match rate higher whereas many of the professional schools do not let their student withdraw and if they do not match then this hurts their percentage rate of who matched. Many professional school students get high quality internships locally that do not participate in the APPIC process.