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Should I go to graduate school?

Your undergraduate degree in Psychology is most likely the first step towards a career in Psychology, or a related field. If so, some form of graduate training will be the next step. While it is probably a poor strategy to be obsessed with preparing for graduate school,La Salle University has graduate programs in psychology it is never too early to begin thinking about the process.

For example, you want to make sure that you maintain a strong grade point average from the outset of your university career. You do not want to put yourself at a disadvantage when applying to graduate schools because of a poor freshman year. Use your career aspirations, and graduate training as a step along the way, to serve as a focal point to keep you on track. And if there is uncertainty about your goals - this is often the case - spend time with your advisor exploring your options, questions and doubts.

Materials explaining the graduate school application process and listing APA approved graduate programs are available in the Psychology Department. You might want to scan these materials during your freshman year to give you a general sense of what the goal of graduate school involves. Later on, most likely early during your junior year, you can peruse these materials with more immediate needs in mind.

Finally, La Salle offers a masters degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. You can find out more about these programs from the Department Chairperson or you advisor.