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Taking Foundations Courses to Continue With Graduate Ones

As I’ve mentioned before, because I didn’t have a previous major or minor in psychology as an undergrad, I had to take “foundations courses” before I could take more than three graduate level courses. The requirement was for 12 credits (four classes) in psychology, education, or related subjects. Since the Read more →

When People Want to Know “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” That’s what they always want to know. In job interviews, in scholarship applications, it’s the same question. Sometimes they also ask about ten years from now. I can’t answer either question with anything even remotely resembling certainty. When I moved to Florida, Read more →

My First Semester of Grad School & First Distance Education Classes

My first semester of grad school at Bowie State University/UMUC-Europe was in the fall of 2012, and I enrolled in the first session for Appraisal, Assessment, and Evaluation (AAE) and Introduction to Research, both distance education classes. Although I recall having a hybrid class that had both onsite and online Read more →

Applying & Getting Admitted to UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University’s Counseling Psychology Program

Last time I talked about grad school, I did a three-part series on places I looked for loans, scholarships, and writing contests. Now, I’ll tell you about actually applying to and and getting admitted to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University. When I was first asking questions about UMUC-Europe, I Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 3: Writing Contests

Last time I told you about looking for scholarships. Despite specifically searching for those scholarships available for graduate students, I had to wade through so many that were only for undergrads. This was a little discouraging, but I kept looking. At one point, I found the Ayn Rand Institute’s essay Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 2: Scholarships

As I mentioned last time, while I got some federal loans, I didn’t want to rely on them if I didn’t have to, so I had to look for alternatives. First, I started looking for scholarships. I found many different avenues to look for scholarships including directly from the university, Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 1: FASFA & Federal Loans

When I first looked at applying to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University, classes were 312 a credit hour. By the fall, they were 323. Even with the increase, if I were taking the classes as an out of state student at BSU I would pay about double for Read more →

Admissions Requirements for Graduate School: UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University

Can you tell by the fact I disappeared for about three weeks that the summer semester is in full swing? I should actually be finishing my reading for the week, but I wanted to pop in to make a post about when I applied to start this new adventure. Last Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate (Part 2: CACREP Accreditation)

One concern with deciding whether to attend a university is whether or not it is accredited. Bowie State University and University of Maryland University College are regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. However, I found out that another accreditation is important in counseling, CACREP (Council for Accreditation Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate? (Part 1: Requirements for State Licensure)

Licensing requirements for mental health counselors vary state to state. So, when you’re going to school to become a mental health counselor, you need to make sure that the degree you’re earning is going to qualify you to apply for licensure in your state (or wherever you plan to live). Read more →

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