Students who are considering the possibility of graduate study should discuss their intentions with their Psychology Advisor so that an appropriate course schedule can be planned.

For advice on selecting a specialty in psychology, selecting courses, selecting a graduate school, and preparing application materials, students should consult one or both of these publications, which are available from the Department Chair: (1) Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology: Not for Seniors Only! And (2) Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology.

A third book to be consulted is Graduate Study in Psychology, published annually by the American Psychological Association. It contains a description of all the Psychology graduate programs in the United States, along with the admissions criteria for each program. A copy is available in the Department Chair's office.

Also available in the Department Chair's office are Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Careers in Social Work.

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General Resources

Roanoke College Office of Career Services

Types of Programs (clinical, counseling, research, applied)

Areas of Psychology, Careers, and Salaries

Non-academic Careers in Psychology

Additional Graduate School Links

Guide to online Masters programs

State Licensure Requirements for Psychologists

Specialization Areas of Psychology*

Counseling Psychology

School Psychology

Forensic and Legal Psychology

Political Psychology

*Note that this list only includes a small sample of the numerous areas of psychology. Some of the links in the General Resources above give more exhaustive lists. These are just a few that have more detailed websites.

Roanoke Faculty Create Band

Roanoke Faculty Create Band

Between faculty meetings and finals, Drs. Maina, Buchholz and Grant find time to march to the beat of their own drums after creating a faculty band last fall. None of the aforementioned faculty can be found in the music department, but these three still know how to perform for a crowd.

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