Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Finding and Applying to Grad School
Applying to Grad School
Learn how to choose a program, stand out on your application and find sources of funding to ease financial burden.
The APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation work together to assess and accredit doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs.
Succeeding in Grad School
Dissertations and Research
Tips to help you write a dissertation or thesis, as well as how to stay on track and finish on time.
Understanding and appreciating diversity includes issues such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic background, and disability status.
Internships are required to become a licensed psychologist and provide invaluable experience.
Mentoring and Self-Care
Balancing the demands of work and life make you healthier, happier and a better student or psychologist.
Sources of Funding
Funding for dissertations, grad school and research can come from many sources.
APA's Resource for Individual Development Plans (IDP)
This five-step process will guide you through self-assessment, career exploration and goal setting.
Learn about life after grad school and the exciting new areas opening up within psychology.
For careers in licensed practice, many states require a supervised postdoc. For careers in research settings, a postdoc can help establish your independence.
Becoming a Practitioner
Get help navigating licensure, liability, finding a clinical job or starting your own practice.