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Going Graduate

Preparing for Graduate School

Solidly prepare for graduate school with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Graduates with a BA or BS in psychology pursue further study in a variety of fields including:

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical, educational, industrial/organizational or experimental psychology
  • Clinical mental health and school counseling (MS emphases available at Southern)
  • Marriage, couple and family counseling
    (specialization available with Southern’s MS in clinical mental health counseling)
  • And more

How Do I Prepare?

  • Achieve good grades in your psychology and general education courses
  • Take as many psychology electives as possible
  • Ace APA style
  • Learn statistics and gain computing skills
  • Obtain a competitive score on your graduate admission tests (usually the GRE), taken during the fall of your senior year
  • Plan to spend 2 – 4 years to complete your advanced studies (MA, MS, PhD, PsyD)
  • Give yourself options – research and apply to multiple schools for graduate study (learn techniques in Psychology Seminar)

Love Southern?

Consider enrolling in our fully accredited MS Counseling programs at Southern: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or Dual emphases are available and can be completed in 2-3 years.