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University of Montana clinical PhD?

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by biogirl215, May 4, 2007.

  1. biogirl215

    biogirl215 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2007
    I was just curious as to your thoughts regarding the quality of this program.

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  3. JockNerd

    JockNerd 5+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    I applied to it this past year. I like the program and someone there was doing my area of research. I ended up withdrawing from the interview, though, when I got in at a school higher on my list.

    It's kind of isolated. I don't think they have an airport-- I was told that the best way to get there would be to drive the whole way (I live in Winnipeg), since I'd just have to rent a car if I flew into Denver anyhow.

    Not much for diversity or multiculturalism in the area (so I was told by my prospective prof), so your practicums might suffer a bit due to that.

    Financial situation is good. I'd have had full funding and was told that everyone there does, too.
  4. Ollie123

    Ollie123 10+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Its not a bad school, but as was mentioned, it is isolated. Not for city people, but I'm flexible so I applied.

    Its heavy clinical training, at least as far as PhD programs go. There are very few grants in the entire department, which is bad news if you are into research.

    I decided I'd rather not attend even if I wasn't accepted elsewhere, but that was only because I had doubts of my POI getting tenured given his current research seems small-scale, undirected, and one is even purely qualitative! They also have no physio equipment. At all.

    It wasn't for me, but despite the above it does seem a solid program overall. If you want to teach at a top-tier research university I'd look elsewhere. If you want to practice or teach at 4 year schools I think you could do a lot worse. It also has one of thehighest acceptance rates of the places I applied, so it isn't too bad to get into. I think it loses a lot of prime candidates because of the location, which is a shame.
  5. LadyInRed

    LadyInRed 2+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007

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