Helpful links for students interested in graduate study

or a job in Psychology or Social Work

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Psychotherapy FAQ

I wrote this FAQ for students interested in a career in psychotherapy. I am happy to consult with students interested in pursuing graduate study in this area, but please start by reading the above FAQ and exploring at least some of the links below. If you do a little background research first, our time together will be much more productive.


General Information

U.S. Universities, Alphabetic
A catalog of all the U.S. college and university web pages.
Comprehensive search of graduate programs by sub-type (e.g., music therapy, social psychology) and state.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
An excellent place to learn about universities and careers.  To learn about the latter, click on the "jobs" section.

Graduate Rankings - USNews and World Report
The latest available rankings of Psychology and other Ph.D. programs.

NRC's Rankings of Ph.D. programs
Customized rankings of graduate programs based on National Research Council data.

Rankings of top universities, geographically and by degree

The Princetion Review
If you want to improve those test scores for graduate school

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Government web site which described all the different occupations and provides data regarding job outlook, salaries, and amount of education required.


American Psychological Association (APA) student page
Information about both careers and graduate study in all sub-fields of psychology
U.S. Psychology Ph.D. programs
This site has links to all the U.S. psychology departments and also ranks all the Ph.D. programs

Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology Page
An excellent source of information for students considering a career in psychology

Careers in Psychology (from the University of Oklahoma)
Many links about psychology careers and how to prepare for them
Resources for applying for graduate study in psychology
Descriptions of psychology-related careers and interviews with individuals who are doing that kind of work.

Books and Brochures

Social Work

The New Social Worker: Online Career Center
Information about careers in social work.

Social Work Resources
A collection of links for social work students and professionals.

Social Work Graduate School
How to get in and other helpful advice

Cool Jobs in Social and Community Service

Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is fulfilling its promise by sharing America's most precious resource with the rest of the world: its people. Volunteers have helped pave the way for progress for countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

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