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Massachusetts, University of

Department of Psychology
Tobin Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Telephone: (413) 545-2383
Fax: (413) 545-0996
E-mail: berthier@psych.umass.edu
Web: http://www.umass.edu/psychology

Department Information:

Department established: 1947
Chairperson: Melinda Novak

Number of faculty: Number of minority faculty:
Total 50 full-time 0 part-time Total 2 full-time 2 part-time
Women 22 full-time 0 part-time Women 1 full-time 1 part-time
Men 28 full-time 0 part-time Men 1 full-time 1 part-time

 

Programs and Degrees Offered:

 

Program area Degree type Num awarded 7/2006-6/2007 APA Accreditation Status
Clinical PhD 4 Clinical
Cognitive PhD 3 N/A
Developmental PhD 0 N/A
Learning - Animal PhD 0 N/A
Neuroscience and Behavior MA/MS (Terminal Master's) 0 N/A
Personality Social PhD 6 N/A
Psychology of Peace and the Prevention of Violence PhD 0 N/A

 

Student Applications/Admissions:

 

Student Applications:

Clinical

Applications 2007-2008 157
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 6
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 6 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 45 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 6
Median number of years to completion 5.00
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Cognitive

Applications 2007-2008 30
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 2
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 2 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 10 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 3
Median number of years to completion 5.00
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Developmental

Applications 2007-2008 31
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 2
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 2 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 10 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 3
Median number of years to completion 5.00
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Learning - Animal

Applications 2007-2008 0
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 0
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 0
Median number of years to completion 0
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Neuroscience and Behavior

Applications 2007-2008 0
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 0
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 0
Median number of years to completion 0
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Personality Social

Applications 2007-2008 68
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 0
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 10 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 3
Median number of years to completion 5.00
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Psychology of Peace and the Prevention of Violence

Applications 2007-2008 17
Total applicants accepted 2007-2008 0
New applicants enrolled 2007-2008 0 full-time, 0 part-time
Total enrolled 2007-2008 6 full-time, 0 part-time
Openings 2008-2009 3
Median number of years to completion 0
Number of students dismissed or withdrawn 0

Admissions Requirements:

Doctoral Scores

Test or GPA Required? Minimum Score Median Score
GRE-V Yes (none stated) 614
GRE-Q Yes (none stated) 682
Overall Undergraduate GPA Yes (none stated) 3.54
 

Other Criteria

Criterion Level of importance
GRE/MAT High
Research Experience High
Work Experience Low
Extracurricular Activity
Clinically Related Public Service
GPA High
Letters of Recommendation High
Interview Medium
Statement of Goals and Objectives Medium

 Only clinical requires an interview. Clinically related public service also is a criteria (low) in admission to clinical.

Student Characteristics:

The following represents characteristics of students in 2007-2008 in all graduate psychology programs in the department:

Female 54 full-time 0 part-time
Male 27 full-time 0 part-time
African American / Black 4 full-time 0 part-time
Hispanic / Latino(a) 2 full-time 0 part-time
Asian / Pacific Islander 2 full-time 0 part-time
American Indian / Alaskan Native 0 full-time 0 part-time
Caucasian / White 73 full-time 0 part-time
Multi-ethnic 0 full-time 0 part-time
Unknown ethnicity 0 full-time 0 part-time
Students subject to Americans with Disabilities Act 0 full-time 0 part-time
International Students
(Individuals who hold an F-1 or J-1 Visa)
0 full-time 0 part-time

 

Financial Information/Assistance:

Tuition for Full-Time Study:
Doctoral:
State residents: per credit hour $110.00.
Nonstate residents: per credit hour $415.00.

Financial Assistance:
First Year Students:


Teaching assistantships are available for first-year.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,000.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Research assistantships are available for first-year.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,000.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Traineeships are available for first-year.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,000.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Fellowships and scholarships are available for first-year.

Average amount paid per academic year: $10,500.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 0
Tuition remission given: Full

Advanced Students:

Teaching assistantships are available for advanced students.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,500.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Research assistantships are available for advanced students.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,000.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Traineeships are available for advanced students.

Average amount paid per academic year: $12,000.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 20
Tuition remission given: Full

Fellowships and scholarships are available for advanced students.

Average amount paid per academic year: $10,500.00
Average number of hours worked per week: 0
Tuition remission given: Full

Additional Information:

Of all students currently enrolled full-time, 100% benefited from one or more of the listed financial assistance programs. For information on financial assistance: http://www.umass.edu/umfa

Internships/Practica:
Clinical students must complete an APA-approved clinical internship. None of these required internships are offered by our program. For those doctoral students for whom a professional internship is required prior to graduation, 6 applied in 2001-2002. Of those who applied, 0 were placed in internships listed by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Programs (APPIC); 6 were placed in APA accredited internships.

Housing and Child Care:
Housing information is available at this webpage: http://www.umass.edu/grad_catalog/housing.html

Child care information is available at this webpage: http://home.oit.umass.edu/~cshrc/childcare/main.html

Employment of Department Graduates:

No employment information was provided.

Additional Information:

Orientation, Objectives, and Emphasis of Department:
The psychology program is designed to develop research scholars, college teachers, and scientific/professional psychologists in the six areas listed.  Individual student programs combine basic courses and seminars in a variety of specialized areas, research experience, and practica in both on- and off-campus settings. Students may elect to minor in certain areas as well, including personality-social, quantitative methods, and applied social research. In addition, the social-personality area has begun a new specialization in the Psychology of Peace and Prevention of Violence. Students with applied interests, such as clinical and developmental, have ample opportunity for in-depth practical experience.

Special Facilities or Resources
The Department has specialized laboratory facilities, including biochemistry, eyetracking, video data analysis, and other laboratories. It maintains its own clinic for research, clinical training, and service to the community. It provides students with access to microcomputers and to the VAX mainframes at University Computing Services. Departmental facilities and faculty are supplemented by the University's participation in Five-College programs (with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges) and by cooperation with other University departments including Computer and Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Education, Linguistics, Sociology, and Biology. The University of Massachusetts also offers a separate PhD degree-granting program in neuroscience and behavior. Many of the students in this program receive the bulk of their training in the Psychology Department and work primarily with Psychology faculty. Students interested in training in neuroscience and behavior should apply for admission directly to that program.

Application Information:

Send to: Graduate Admissions Office, Goodell Building; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Students are admitted in the fall, application deadline is See below. January 2 for Clinical; January 15 for Neuroscience & Behavior; February 1 for all other programs. Fee: $45.00.

Application is available online.
http://www.umass.edu