- Aug 23, 2016
Hi all!I'm interested in knowing who gets accepted into counseling psych PHd programs. I graduated college last year with a degree in neuroscience with a goal of becoming a psychiatrist. For a number of reasons I have decided that med school is not right for me and over the past few months have felt a strong pull towards counseling. I would like to pursue a doctorate but don't know where to start. Based on my research/volunteer experience I believe I would be a good candidate for a MA/MS in counseling. Do people with masters degrees typically go on to get their PHd? Is this something these programs look for or does it hurt one's chances on being admitted? I want to make sure I choose a program that sets me up for applying to PHd programs so any advice would be greatly appreciated.