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In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Greg Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success.

The Big Three: Academics, Scholarship, and Activities
The Big Three: Academics, Scholarship, and Activities
The Big Three: Identifying the Core Areas of Interest to Graduate Schools

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Pablo Picasso

It should not be surprising that graduate schools want certain types of students from diverse backgrounds, with an appropriate level of preparation prior to coming to the graduate program. For you, the initial step is to identify the type of graduate degree you wish to pursue. There are literally dozens of different types of degree programs you can pursue. Table 2.1 shows the more common master’s degree programs, and Table 2.2 shows the more common doctoral degree programs pursued by students who have earned their undergraduate degree in the behavioral sciences. Choosing ...

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