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Advice on which psychology program

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Social Welfare' started by MethodPerson, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. MethodPerson

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    Greetings, I am undergraduate psychology student pursuing a B. S. and maybe eventual grad school, and was wondering if anyone could provide feedback on the following schools for their undergraduate psychology programs, in terms of which one having the best reputation and/or would provide the best intellectual experience: Arizona State University, Northeastern University, Penn State University & University of Utah. Thanks.
     
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  3. MamaPhD

    MamaPhD Psychologist, Academic Medical Center
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    If grad school is your goal, it is crucial to get research experience as an undergraduate. All of these schools are reputable universities with psychology faculty that have active research programs. If you attend a large research university, it is what you do with the opportunities available that matters more than the "brand name."
     
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    Another factor to consider - if there is a reputable university w/ active resaerch programs (as MamaPhD said above) then the next factor you should consider is cost. Don't pay out of state tuition. Don't pay private school tuition (unless you get grants/scholarships to bring it down to a state level). Avoid taking out loans as much as possible. You're going to need that money for grad school so do everything you can to avoid loans in undergrad.
     
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