Post-baccalaureate Re-Specialization track in Psychology

 

The Post-baccalaureate Re-Specialization track in Psychology is designed for individuals trained in other professions (e.g., law, business, or natural sciences) who are now intrested in pursuing careers in mental health and /or applied areas of psychology . The goal of the Re-specialization Track is to give individuals the appropriate background necessary to have a competitive edge when seeking admission to graduate school in psychology. The coursework includes undergraduate and graduate offerings and covers essential concepts and theories, psychopathology, statistics, and research methods.

Application materials are kept to a minimum, so students can apply at any time. Students simply need to complete a short application form with a personal statement and arrange for letters of recommendation and undergraduate transcripts to be sent to the School of Psychology. Graduate Record examination(GRE) scores are not necessary for acceptance into the Re-specialization Track of Psychology. Once application materials are complete, admissions decisions typically occur within two weeks. Once admitted to the track, students may begin coursework at the start of the fall or spring semester.

Upon acceptance into the Re-specialization Track, students will be assigned a personal faculty advisor who will monitor their progress and provide guidance regarding specific areas of study and careers in psychology.
Upon completion of only 18 credits of prescribed psychology courses, students will be eligible to apply to graduate programs. Their personal advisor will assist in the application process in two ways. First, the advisor will offer guidance regarding selection of graduate programs most likely to match the student's academic and /or personal background and intrests. Second, the advisor will oversee the student's completion of application materials(e.g., GRE's, personal statement, and letters of recommendation).

Although GRE's are not necessary for application to the Re-specialization Track, both the General and Psychology GRE examinations are required for most master's and doctoral programs in psychology.

Upon acceptance to any of the School of Psychology's graduate degree programs, students may transfer up to 9 graduate credits from the Re-specialization Track. Transfer of credits will be awarded as long as a grade of B or better is earned in each graduate course. Transfer of credits to other universities may be possible, but will be at the discretion of the individual institution to which the student applies.