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Graduate School for Psychology Majors

Resources to help psychology majors learn more about graduate school


Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists

Amanda C. Kracen & Ian J. Wallace (eds.)     

Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2008

Location: Main Stacks (3rd Floor)   BF 77 .A67 2008


Excellent resource for students wanting to know more about graduate school and tips for those who would like to apply. Information from the point of view of students and professionals, including advice, encouragement and information.



Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World, 2nd ed.

Tara L. Kuther, Robert D. Morgan

Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007

Location: Main Stacks (3rd Floor)   BF76. K88 2007


Book that helps students learn what they can do with a bachelor's degree in psychology all the way through graduate level degrees. Includes steps to reaching a career in psychology.



The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology, Counseling and Related Professions, 2nd Ed. (electronic resource)


Patricia Keith-Spiegel & Michael W. Weiderman

Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000


Printed copy also available:

Location: Main Stacks (3rd Floor)   BF77 .K35 2000


Resource for students as they make their way through the graduate application process. A good place to start if considering graduate school, especially as it covers not only the application process but other activities to help you as a psychology student (e.g. practicum, research).



Getting In: A Step-By-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology

Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1993

Location: Main Stacks (3rd Floor)   BF80.7 .U6G47 1993


Includes timelines and tips as you begin the application process. Other information covered: personal essays, qualifications, letters of recommendation, costs, financial aid, resources for special groups (minorities, women).



The Psychology Major's Handbook, 2nd ed.

Tara L. Kuther

Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006

Location: Main Stacks (3rd Floor)   BF77 .K88 2006


Information to help students succeed in their psychology courses, covers subfields of psychology and career choices.



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