Hi there, I'm 30, married, non-trad applicant (not a psych major; have a law degree). This is my second career. I'm wondering what the curriculum is like in graduate school. It's my understanding that the first two-three years are courses, and then the last two years are research and then you do your internship. How hard is grad school? Is it mostly papers or tests in PhD clinical psych? How does it compare to undergrad (for me, law school was far easier than college). Do you get summers off or does it go straight through? Do most people try to shadow a graduate student in their area to get a better idea of what it's like? If so, how do you go about doing that? I'd like to shadow a PhD grad student but don't know anyone in my city in these programs. Also, how difficult would it be to start a family while in graduate school? Does anyone know on average what the hours are like and how much people study after classes are over?