Teaching while in a doctoral program?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Griffin, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. kbchow

    kbchow New Member

    Maybe it is different in clinical (compared to research psych) because of the potential for individual professional success by hanging a shingle, but I would be REALLY wary of any doctoral program that didn't come with at least 4 years of funding. That's School A, assuming school A is a state or other large nonprofit university.
    Everyone I know who is/was in a psychology PhD program (again, nobody in clinical, so I could be way off) - this is across 3 or 4 universities - had a 10 month stipend >10k and still racked up serious (30-50k) student loan debt just living through grad school.
    Good luck with your applications! If you'll take some unsolicited advice, I definitely recommend emailing faculty members in the early fall that you'd most like to have on your committee. It really helps to narrow your choices; if you're going to apply to 5-10 schools then don't "waste" any of your applications on schools where your personal interests/statement doesn't fit. I did not understand when I applied to grad school that only a few professors in the department take on students in any given year -- and plus, if they won't reply to you, you really don't want to have to work with them for 4 to 8 (yes, eight.. lots of early career phds still publish with their major professor) years. Shudder.
    Also - shameless plug for one of my alma maters - Wright State University has a PsyD program and their other focus is in Industrial/Organizational psych. WSU: School of Professional Psychology
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