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    Help and advice with tough graduate decisions

    I am currently a junior at university completing my BS in psych. I work at a psych lab and childcare center at my school. It's about that time to be making grad decisions. My gpa is currently 3.6 (due to ONE bad neuro class), and by next year it should be like 3.7ish To start off, I know all my...
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    MSW Got into Rutgers MSW program! What's it like?

    Hello Everybody, A while ago, I wrote that I was worried getting into some MSW programs. Fortunately, I got into a lot, especially Rutgers. After a tough decision, I chose Rutgers-Newark and will be commuting there starting September. I just want to know what the program is like. I have...
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    MSW student to DO??

    Hi everyone, This is my first post here and I hope I’m posting in the right place! I’m currently in a Master’s of Social Work program with the intention to become a therapist. After completing my first year including my first field placement, I’ve determined that social work is not for me. I...
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    MSW NYU or Rutgers-Newark?

    Hello everyone, I got into both NYU and Rutgers-Newark for Social Work! However, I'm still wondering which one is a good fit for me. While Rutgers is more said to be affordable and it's closer to friends and family, I'm not sure how much financial aid I'll be offered. NYU offered me a $12,000...
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    MPH/MSW

    I just finished applying to MPH/MSW programs for Fall 2019 and was wondering if anyone else is applying for this degree so I thought I'd start a thread Undergrad School: Penn State University (graduating in May) Undergrad GPA: 3.81(overall), 4.0 (major) Major/Minor: Rehabilitation and Human...
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    MSW Can a 2.9 GPA get into grad school?

    Hello, I am currently a senior with a 3.0 with a 3.1 in my major. I plan on applying to MSW programs and one counseling program but I'm a worried that my GPA will drop this semester. Not too low but i expect at least a 2.9. In the event it does, will I still have a chance at grad school? Most...
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    Different career paths ideas? Ph.D. in different areas ideas?

    Hello, everyone, I am posting to see what other options I might have in pursuit of a Ph.D. My background is the following: I hold a B.S in Criminal Justice, a minor in Psych (GPA 3.65); MS in Criminal Justice (GPA. 3.84). I also have am currently enrolled in an MS in clinical mental health...
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    Do school names matter for MSW/MHC/MFT programs?

    Hello! Do schools that are more well-known or more prestigious generally provide better training and job outlook than less prestigious schools? Examples of more well-known/prestigious schools I’m talking about are UCLA, USC, WashU, etc.; and less prestigious schools are schools such as Cal...
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    Torn between MSW and Mental Health Counseling Degree

    Hi everyone, Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. It is not my intention to put down any profession or discipline. I'm just confused and trying to seek advice. This may be long, so please bear with me. I'm 32 years old, and have an undergrad degree in Psychology and a master's...
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    What can I do to make myself a well rounded candidate for an MSW program?

    I am about to be a sophomore in college and I am majoring in Psychology. My plan is to earn an MSW after graduation and eventually become a LISW. The particular program I am looking at that is located at my university does not require the GRE. I know that GPA is obviously the number one factor...
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    What do you typically do as a medical social worker in a hospital setting?

    I'm just really curious what a medical SW does in the hospital setting. Do you work directly with the Physicians? Do you work on the interdisciplinary teams and rounds? What falls under your responsibility? What hours do you usually work? Whats the average salary of a medical SW?
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    Should I leave social work?- What’s next?

    Hi, Before I ask the quearions in the post title, let me give some background on my qualifications and career path up to this point. I have wanted to be a therapist since I was in high school. Since then I have always openly explored my options and challenged that career goal as I was in...
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    MSW Clinical MSW Programs

    I want to be a therapist, and I am drawn to the social work perspective (in particular, strengths vs pathology). So I'm looking for clinically-focused MSW programs. I often hear Smith and NYU... Where else do y'all recommend? Many programs seem to have options for a clinical focus (135...
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    Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology

    I currently go to a community college and I will be earning an associates of arts and then transfering to a local four year university and majoring in Psychology. I would like to get my Ph.D. in clinical psychology right after I earn my bachelors degree. Another four year university an hour away...
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    LCSW en route to a PhD?

    Hi all! I had a question regarding a potential career route that I would love to get some feedback on. I would like to be a therapist and am currently looking at MSW programs en route to becoming an LCSW. I would, however, like to be a professor at some point (potentially doing research as...
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    Which graduate degree should I pursue?

    Hi Everyone!, I am very interested in one day opening my own private practice and/or joining a firm. I am trying to find the best path. There is a lot to consider regarding different schools of thought, length of time, cost, job market, and projected salary. I am trying to find the quickest...
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    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
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    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
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    Getting into Social Work with DUI on record

    Hello everyone, I am an 18 year-old community college student living in Illinois who intends to complete my Associate's degree within the next year or two and transfer to a university and major in Social Work. However, I was recently arrested and charged with a DUI. This was the culmination of...
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    U Chicago Social Work

    Hi All, Anyone have experience with U of Chicago SSA (their equivalent of the MSW)? I am wondering what the academics and overall student life is like. I've heard that it is very cerebral. Would love any insight you might be able to offer. Thanks!
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    PsyD/PhD vs MFT/MSW?

    I was pretty set on applying to PsyD and PhD programs until I came across this thread: Answer to: [what degree should I get MSW/MFT/MA or PsyD]. Looking at your ROI Now, I am not sure what to do at all. NO, I am not really interested in becoming a researcher or professor; ideally, I would like...
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    MSW CSUEB vs SJSU for MSW

    I got accepted to both CSUEB and SJSU ( one of these last minute from the waitlist!) and I am having a very difficult time deciding? Which is known to be a better program? I think SJSU is more competitive however, they also had some major budget cuts to their program and are no longer offering...
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    Difficulty understanding Maryland licensing requirements for supervision

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this board, currently deciding whether to apply to counseling or social work programs and where to apply. Part of my research involves looking at the licensing requirements for different states, as I imagine I will want to practice close to where I went to school, since...
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    MA/MS Best MFT/MSW Programs in California

    Hello all, I'm curious to hear the experiences of graduates on this forum. I am going back to school with the intent of pursuing a MSW or more likely, MFT in Southern California with the desire to eventually open a private practice, maybe pursue doctorate studies later. Here are some schools I...
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    Choosing a companion MSW Grad Certificate

    I have been accepted to grad school for my MSW. At my school, we can earn, as part of our program, either a "Graduate Certificate in Military Social Work" or a "Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy". It's not possible to get both during the program (sadly). The problem is I want...
  26. Mehr92

    Can't decide between LCSW and LCPC in Illinois

    Hi there, I'm currently working as a behavioral health associate in Chicago, IL and I'm interested in going back to school to get my masters. I recently graduated with a BA in psych and want to pursue a career in clinical therapy. The problem I'm facing is that I can't decide between a masters...
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    PhD vs. PsyD vs. LCSW vs. other?

    I am currently a junior in college majoring in Psychology and I've wanted to become a clinical psychologist since I was about 15. Before coming to college, however, I had no idea how competitive clinical psychology PhD programs are and the time commitment and amount of work they require...
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    Completed MSW now want to do MD

    I will be completing my MSW in just over a month, i've been working in the mental health/medical social work field for over 10 years. I'm not completely sure how I would transition into the pre med program and what I would need to do. After looking at some pre med BAS programs, I'm missing about...
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    MSW Hunter, Fordham, or Columbia - cost & student experience

    Hi everyone. I have been reading threads about the major NYC MSW programs but many seem to be outdated and I'd like to get the updated scoop. So far I've been accepted to Fordham and Columbia and am waiting on Hunter. My end goal is an LCSW working with youth and family, potentially as a school...
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    Longtime lurker, crippled by the advice on the site: MA vs MSW

    After years of wanting to go back to school for clinical social work or mental health counseling, I'm finally in a position to pursue it. I moved back to my home state (MN) where I intend to stay and am now faced with the decision of which programs to pursue. I spent 8 years in Chicago and while...
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    MSW Programs in Los Angeles

    Hello Student Doctor Network: After 2 years of painstakingly trying to figure out my next path from a BA in Psych towards a private practice, I have finally found that I believe the path to LCSW will be the best and most rewarding for me. I would love to get a PsyD but feel wary due to readings...
  32. DeeRayy

    MSW vs MPH as a precursor to Psych PhD

    Hi Everybody, I currently have a BA in Psychology and research experience (RA work in a health psych laboratory and contributed to a publication). I graduated in 2014 and took time off to get some field experience since I was heavily interested in public health. I currently work as a program...
  33. SocialLoaner

    Master's Level pursuing Doctorate

    An obvious reason to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is to be able to practice as a Clinical Psychologist, but as a Master of Social Work Graduate who is applying for licensure to practice in my state, I am stumped on where to continue. I will already be able to practice Psychotherapy...
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    MSW Useful tools for advancement in a MSW program?

    Hello everyone, I have been granted admittance into a fully accredited (CSWE) MSW program that has the following requirements: (1) 62 credit hours, including 39 credit hours of required core and advanced clinical specialization courses. (2) In addition, students complete 9 credit hours of...
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    MSW/MPH, Clinical Programs - Can I get in?

    Hello! I'm looking into applying to MSW/MPH programs, as well as clinical psychology programs. I am wanting to do work with individuals with eating disorders, and I hope to open my own private practice later on down the road. The only thing that scares me about this process is that my GRE...
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    Clinical MSW at NYU or U of Chicago?

    Hi all! I have been accepted into the U of Chicago and NYU MSW programs for fall 2016. I am every excited about both of these and see the advantages to attending either. I am definitely looking for a more clinically focused program. I know that NYU is KNOWN for its clinical side and from...
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    MSW MSW/MPA Dual Degree Programs

    Hey all, Does anyone know anything about joint MSW/MPA programs? How selective are they? Do the two disciplines balance/complement each other well? Do people in these programs tend to be (1) current/future social workers who would like to move into managerial positions, or (2) those who...
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    MSW in CA-- help needed!

    Hello all-- I am a senior psych major in college and originally from southern ca. In doing my research--and reading a lot on this here forum--I have gathered that applying to MSW programs is better than applying to MFT programs because LCSW > LMFT in terms of: 1) flexibility in what you can...
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    MSW vs. PsyD

    Hello all, I am a junior completing my BS at Stony Brook University in Psychology (concentrations in Bio & Chem), with a minor in Health and Wellness. I have read all the other threads with the same title and am fully aware of the simple differences between the two degrees, i.e. length of time...
  40. DoctorDrewOutsidetheLines

    Need help choosing

    So I'm sitting in the meditation room of a hospital downtown technically working a 24 hr shift but the neonate isolate thingy plus four healthcare workers means my crew gets to come back and pick my happy butt up in a few hours. Yesterday I received 2 acceptances. north park university...