Graduate Schools

From the Institute of Psychiatry, a School of King’s College London, based in the UK:

We have launched a range of funding initiatives which may be of interest to your final year undergraduate Psychology students who are considering postgraduate study in 2012/13, and who may also be interested in studying in the UK.

ABOUT US

The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) (www.kcl.ac.uk/iop), situated in London, is the largest academic community in Europededicated to research and training in mental health and related neurosciences. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the IoP was judged to have the highest research power of any UK institution within the areas of clinical psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry. Furthermore, King’s College London (www.kcl.ac.uk) is ranked in the top 30 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings, 2011).

The IoP and King’s College London are home to more than 6,000 international students from over 140 countries. Master’s programmes in the UK last for one year, which makes studying here an attractive option for many graduates.

OUR COURSES

The IoP offers over 20 master’s programmes as well as a wide range of PhD opportunities. MSc Neuroscience, MSc Clinical Neuroscience, MSc Neuroimaging, MSc Health Psychology, MSc Mental Health Studies, MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology and MSc Forensic Mental Health are some of the programmes designed for psychology graduates.

Full details about our master’s programmes and PhD opportunities can be found here:

www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/school/institute_of_psychiatry/programmes

FUNDING

A range of funding schemes for master’s programmes and PhD opportunities are now open. For further details please see the following web pages:

Postgraduate research funding (MPhil/PhD). Deadline 1st February 2012.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/pgr.aspx

Postgraduate taught funding (MSc). Deadline 1st March 2012.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/pgt.aspx

Other funding opportunities (various deadlines).

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/

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California State University, Fresno

Greetings from the Department of Psychology, California State University, Fresno!

Our Psychology department, with 19 full-time faculty and over 80 full-time graduate students, is looking to continue to strengthen and add to our graduate pool. As a University of California Psychology campus, we know many of your outstanding undergraduate students go on to doctoral programs. However, we also suspect you have a number of other students who may not be quite ready to enter a doctoral program (less than stellar GRE scores?, lack of confidence?, lack of research experience?), or who wish to pursue a terminal master’s degree.

California State University, Fresno Department of Psychology offers excellent opportunities for such students. We have two master’s degree (M.A.) options and one educational specialist (Ed.S) degree. Our 2-year M.A. in General/Experimental Psychology is a 30-unit program that prepares students to be community college instructors, research analysts, or better prepared doctoral students. Our 2-year M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a 44-unit program, with internship, that prepares students for a career as a behavior analyst. Our 3-year 75-unit Ed.S. in School Psychology, accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, prepares students to be school psychologists. All students are eligible to participate in the well-regarded Preparing Future Faculty program, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

As a special note, know that in addition to our usual opportunities, this year we are also offering a $10,000 per year 2-year stipend for a strong graduate student interested in the areas of stress (measured by salivary cortisol) and communication (between people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their marital caregivers). Dr. Amanda Mortimer has received this stipend to attract a strong and qualified General/Experimental graduate student. Additional information about that stipend can be obtained by emailing Dr. Mortimer at amortimer@csufresno.edu.

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