Part-Time Allows for a Good Time

Posted on April 24,2014 by jeanc2013

I am a part-time student in MSPP's Organizational Psychology & Leadership graduate program. The part-time program works really well for me with my full-time career and mobile, active lifestyle. I began in the program in August 2013 and anticipate graduating with a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Psychology in August 2015.

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education, Applying to MSPP

Decisions, decisions

Posted on April 17,2014 by aliatmspp

As tax day approached, so, too, did the deadline to respond to invitations graduate programs. I think back to a year ago when I was buried in my own decision-making process; I had spreadsheets, pro-con columns strewn about, and the counsel of friends and family. The factors included in my process were the following:

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Tagged Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Applying to MSPP

Tips for Surving the GRE

Posted on February 27,2014 by aliatmspp

For some of us, standardized tests are the last thing on our bucket lists. The truth is if you thought you were done with filling in bubbles with the SATs, I have some tough news for you: not only do you need to bubble-in like a champion for many national voting procedures, but equally bubble-riffic are exams like the GRE and the Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). However, depending on where you take it, it’s likely that your exam will be administered on computers, so you can put your #2 pencil away. As you may know, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for entrance to MSPP’s Clinical PsyD graduate program; it is an optional application material for the Master’s programs, and the PsyD programs in both School Psychology (“strongly recommended” that you take the GRE for the School Psych PsyD program) and Leadership Psychology. This post will take a closer look at the GRE and offer some tips to employ when tackling that computer screen’s challenges.

As previously mentioned, for most test takers, this exam will be computer based. Please note that there was a significant overhaul of the GRE a few years back, so for those of us who may be rusty, let me offer some conventional wisdom: from what I understand, the “newer” (as of 2012, I believe) GRE is adaptive between sections, not within sections. Knowing this takes the pressure off those first five questions that had been touted as the most important in the previously adaptive GRE. Also, you can skip questions, flag questions, and scroll through questions. This is helpful for those moments when you’re stumped and feel the need to move on but not completely abandon ship. One overarching theme I might advise is to be sure that you understand what each question is really asking. This applies to both verbal and quantitative questions. If you’re not sure about a response, it’s okay to flag it and come back to it.

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Tagged Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, School Psychology, Applying to MSPP

Local Restaurant Review: Plates

Posted on December 06,2013 by snguyen617

If you are thinking about applying to MSPP- or are already attending- there is a very good chance that there will be a day that for whatever reason you don't bring lunch with you. Major bummer. If this happens and you're like me, starving throughout the day isn't an option.

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Tagged Applying to MSPP

Welcome to Boston

Posted on November 20,2013 by falimspp2013

I just read a piece on ESPN titled “The world according to Boston,” and I got the slight feeling the author was a little resentful of the strong pride Bostonians have, but I could not help but laugh because he truly hit the nail on the head. One thing to know about Bostonians is that we are proud. Amongst many things we are proud of where we come from, of who we are, of our sports teams and championships, of our colleges, and more importantly of our history. When we win, we celebrate together, and when we lose, we mourn as one. The day after a loss is certainly a hard one, and I can tell you there isn’t anyone with a smile on; losing a game hits us where it hurts the most.

This picture is slightly outdated, we have to add another year to the Red Sox ring, but you get the idea
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Tagged Around Boston, Applying to MSPP

One more for the mix

Posted on October 26,2013 by naomimspp

Just a little intro to get started...

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Tagged Clinical PsyD, Applying to MSPP

Halfway Through- A Review of the First Half of the Semester

Posted on October 18,2013 by snguyen617

The semester is already half over! I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some of my observations about MSPP's Clinical Psy.D program up until this point.

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Tagged Clinical PsyD, Applying to MSPP

Here's to new beginnings

Posted on October 15,2013 by falimspp2013

Hi everyone!

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Tagged Change of Career, Counseling Psychology, Applying to MSPP

Applying to MSPP for My MAOP

Posted on February 04,2013 by msppjen

I wrote in my first ever post about how I chose organizational psychology and MSPP. What I didn't detail was what it was like applying, playing the waiting game, and finally getting accepted!

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education, Applying to MSPP

History Major + Environmental Studies Minor = Career in Psychology...

Posted on February 02,2013 by sdmosaligantimspp

I know that many people are currently interviewing or considering applying to MSPP, so I figured that today I'd share my "story" (there's really not much of a plot or climax, but you got it) regarding how I ended up in the PsyD program here.

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Tagged Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth, Applying to MSPP