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Preparing for Graduate School

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-social work.

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, if applicable. 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.

Psychology

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.

Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology Video Series

APA Graduate Study: Great Tool And How To Use It To Find Psych Grad Programs

 

  • APA Graduate Study - Just psychology programs - meet with an advisor to learn how to access. This database has more detailed information on not only programs offered, but application details and deadlines, tuition, etc.
  • The main page allows many search options:
    • 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 
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    Other Graduate Programs

    Psychology

    Business

    Business School Rankings: US News and World Report

    Ross School of Business Programs (the Master of Management is a particularly good choice for Psychology majors)

    Dentistry

    University of Michigan Dentistry Programs

    Prerequisites and Requirements for Admission

    Graduate Programs

    Education

    Education School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M School of Education Programs

    Master of Arts/Science in Educational Studies
    Masters in Higher Education

    Information

    Library and Information Sciences Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M School of Information

    Master of Information
    Master of Health Informatics

    Law

    Law School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Law School

    Specializations

    Medicine

    Medical School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Medical School

    Specializations

    Nursing

    Nursing School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Nursing

    • Specializations

    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.

    Pharmacy

    Pharmacy School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Pharmacy 

    Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy Rankings: US News and World Report

    (The University of Michigan does not have a physical therapy graduate program)

    Public Health

    Public Health School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Public Health

    Public Policy

    Public Affairs School Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Public Policy

    Social Work

    Social Work Rankings: US News and World Report

    U-M Social Work

    Speech Language Pathology

    Speech-Language Pathology Programs: US News and World Report

    (The University of Michigan does not have a Speech-Language Pathology program.)

    Veterinary Medicine

    Veterinary Medicine Rankings: US News and World Report

    (The University of Michigan does not have a veterinary medicine graduate program)

    General Application Information