• Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

PhD/PsyD Getting a Cognitive neuroscience Master's before Psyd/PhD. Yay or Nay?

NeuroscEYEnce

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Jan 17, 2010
51
1
201
I need some career advice. I live near a great university and can possibly obtain a master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience before entering a doctorate degree to become a Psychologist. There are a few reasons why I’m set on this school. Mainly because my job will pay for some of it, it’s close to home, and I went there for undergrad so I know some faculty there which always helps. Also, the reason I want to do a master’s is because it’s been a while since I’ve been in school, I MUST boost my GPA, and need to show more autonomy in my research experience.

My ultimate goal is to become a clinical psychologist and researcher. Is this a good route? Will admissions people look favorably on cog neuro master's? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

MamaPhD

Psychologist, Academic Medical Center
10+ Year Member
Aug 2, 2010
2,355
2,633
276
  1. Psychologist
People who need to repair their GPAs often find it helpful to complete a master's degree before applying for a PhD program, so in general I think it's a fine idea. That you won't have to pay 100% of the tuition makes it an even better one. If you have the choice, choose to complete a thesis, and try to work with someone who is doing human subjects research.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users
About the Ads
This thread is more than 1 year old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.