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Attending graduate school can be a good option when your career interests are not offered at the undergraduate level, you hope to gain further specialization in a field, or you had a pre-professional course of study such as pre-med, pre-law, or pre-nursing.
A common misconception among Psychology and BCN students is that they can only pursue a graduate degree in the same field or one directly associated with their major. Some students don't realize that they can pursue graduate degrees in fields such as business, public policy, information and many others.
The list below includes graduate school rankings and corresponding U-M graduate programs. For almost every U-M program available, there is a Ph.D option as well. The rankings include additional areas of specialization which you may be interested in, such as the non-profit sector instead of accounting in business, or midwifery instead of practitioner in nursing. Take the time to review programs if you want to learn more about specific areas.
Nursing School Rankings: US News and World Report
Note: While U of M has several graduate programs in nursing, you must have a B.S.N. in order to apply. Other graduate nursing programs may have different prerequisites, so be sure to view additional rankings and requirements.
Physical Therapy Rankings: US News and World Report
(The University of Michigan does not have a physical therapy graduate program)
Veterinary Medicine Rankings: US News and World Report
(The University of Michigan does not have a veterinary medicine graduate program)
General Application Information
Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology Video Series
Created by the APA, this series includes 12 videos outlining the process of applying to graduate programs including preparation, application, interview and admissions. Also includes anxity-reducing strategies for mastering each step.
Graduate School Applications, Timeline, Program Comparison
APA Graduate Study: Great Tool And How To Use It To Find Psych Grad Programs
- Quick search - use for a specific school
- Advanced search - narrow search down by a factor like admissions requirements, tuition, programs offered
- Browse By Institution - Gives a list of institution nams with links to their department listing
- Browse By Area of Study - Index by specific field
- Browse By State - Index by state