Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Advanced degrees in psychology prepare students for careers as researchers, academics or licensed clinical psychologists, among many possibilities.

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. 

  • Accreditation
    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.

  • Diversity Issues
    Understanding and appreciating diversity includes issues such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic background, and disability status.

  • Doctoral Internships
    Internships are required to become a licensed psychologist and provide invaluable experience.

  • 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.

Career Development

Postgraduate Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    For careers in licensed practice, many states require a supervised postdoc. For careers in research settings, a postdoc can help establish your independence.