Graduate School- Psychology programs Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology 123 Behrakis Health Science Center 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 US Phone: 1-617-373-2708 Master's 1.) M.S./C.A.G.S.- Counseling Psychology; 2.) M.S.-School Counseling; M.S./C.A.G.S.-School Psychology; 3.) M.A.B.A.- Applied Behavioral Analysis Graduate Application Requirement Information Before you file your application, please read the following information: * Application Deadlines: Deadlines vary by program. See attached chart. Application information about the Physician Assistant program can be found at: http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/programs/mphysassist/ mphysassist.html * Application: Submit electronically by clicking on the word Apply at the top of the program page. Submit the personal goal statement and résumé in the supplementary section for Bouvé Graduate School of Health Sciences. * Application Fee: Please submit the fee of $50 by credit card or click that you will be sending the fee by check. Current NU students and alumni do not need to pay this application fee. * Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted online. Check the online recommendation box to insure the request is sent to the recommenders (to the email address you provided). * Transcripts: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate level institutions attended must be sent to Bouvé Graduate School of Health Sciences, 123 BK, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. List the college from which you received your BS/BA in rectangle 1 on the application. International students must submit their official transcripts to World Education Services for credentialing. Once you have received the verification of your degree and transcript from WES, it can be forwarded to the address above. (See www.wes.org for information about this process.) * Test Requirements: Test requirements vary by program. Tests must have been taken within the past 5 years. See attached chart. For additional information on testing programs: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) www.gre.org #3629 college code Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) www.mba.com/mba/takethegmat #3667 college code Miller Analogies Test (MAT) www.milleranalogies.com #1224 college code Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org TOEFL scores are required for all applicants who do not hold undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. #3629 college code Goal Statement: Going into my senior year at the University of Florida, I am more inspired and interested in pursuing a master degree in psychology. In just a few quick years at UF I have learned and gained so much regarding both psychology and general academics, and I could not be more excited about psychology. Because of the different opportunities I have had, along with the classes I have taken, I believe that I am a wonderful candidate for the masters program at Northeastern University. I will be graduating in the winter of 2009 (one semester early), and I plan to attend graduate school shortly after. I currently hold a 3.75 GPA, and am majoring in psychology with a minor in education. I am passionate about both fields, and I hope to incorporate both of these passions in my future career. In my short time at the University of Florida I have already become much more familiar with psychology and all that it surrounds. As of the Fall 2008 semester, I have become involved with Dr. Vollmer’s Applied Behavioral Analysis lab. As an undergraduate research assistant, I have learned endless information about Applied Behavioral Analysis, psychology research, running functional analysis, and psychology related computer software. This experience has been an amazing opportunity for me to gain hands-on access to the different subsets of psychology. I have also become a reliable date collector through this process. My passion for psychology began when I started high school. I realized how much I enjoyed talking to people, and how different ways of communication and understanding different perspectives can change the way people think, act, and understand. I realized I had good listening and interpersonal skills, and I received constant feedback consistent with that realization. I love learning about psychology, and I consistently enjoy the work I do, the classes I take, and the new knowledge I gain. I am always engaged and interested in what I am learning, and that is how I know psychology is the perfect field for me. My career goal is to be a counseling psychologist in a treatment center, a private practice, or a school. I know I want to receive my masters in counseling psychology. I am still unsure as to what exact career I will try to pursue. I am willing to push myself in whatever capacity necessary to achieve my goal of becoming a counseling psychologist. There is nothing more I want than to be able to work in this field. I am now preparing to take my GRE. I also plan to get more involved in other aspects of psychology before I graduate from UF. I find that every psychology endeavor I have become involved in has not only been successful, but it has made me more excited about the field. I think that my academic success as an undergraduate, and my experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis makes me a premium candidate to receive my masters at Northeastern University. I believe I would bring a lot of knowledge to the Applied Behavioral Analysis, Counseling Psychology, and Education Psychology programs. I know I will excel in any of these programs, and I will bring my best effort forth once admitted to achieve my goal as a counseling psychologist.
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