Graduateprograms.com Announces Rankings for Psychology Graduate Programs

As a follow up to its recently published 2013 Top Psychology Grad Programs, Graduateprograms.com is pleased to release student based rankings for the top Psychology grad programs in the areas of career support, education quality, financial aid and quality of network.

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Englewood, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014

A graduate degree in Psychology can open the door to career opportunities in a variety of fields in fields, including mental health, social services, education, business, government, forensic psychology and more.

To help prospective psychology grad students better evaluate their options for continuing education, Graduateprograms.com compiled and analyzed over 40,000 ratings posted on the site by students attending more than 1,200 different graduate programs nationwide. As a follow up to its recently published 2013 Top Psychology Grad Programs, Graduateprograms.com is pleased to release student based rankings for the top Psychology grad programs in the areas of career support, education quality, financial aid and quality of network.

The ensuing rankings are based on the student ratings and reviews posted on Graduateprograms.com from Sept. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013 using a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

The top Psychology programs in the country for career support, education quality, financial aid and quality of network are:

Top Psychology Grad Programs for Career Support:
1    Harvard University
2    Notre Dame de Namur University
3    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
4    Auburn University Main Campus
5    Valparaiso University
6    University of Georgia
7    CUNY Graduate School and University Center
8    Pepperdine University
9    Bowling Green State University
10    University of Michigan

Top Psychology Grad Programs for Education Quality:
1    Seattle University
2    University of Georgia
3    CUNY Graduate School and University Center
4    La Salle University
5    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6    Georgetown University
7    Auburn University Main Campus
8    Harvard University
9    The George Washington University
10    Duke University

Top Psychology Grad Programs for Financial Aid:
1    Duke University
2    Harvard University
3    Bowling Green State University
4    Washington University in St. Louis
5    Yale University
6    CUNY Graduate School and University Center
7    Michigan State University
8    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
9    Rutgers University-Newark
10    University of New Mexico

Top Psychology Grad Programs for Quality of Network:
1    Harvard University
2    CUNY Graduate School and University Center
3    Stanford University
4    University of Maryland, College Park
5    Georgetown University
6    Washington University in St. Louis
7    Yale University
8    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
9    University of Virginia
10    University of Pennsylvania

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often share personal insights as well. One University of Georgia Class of 2016 Psychology Grad student commented, “My program offers a unique combination of challenge and support that creates an educational experience which I find to be essential to my success. Opportunities to be challenged are always available, especially if you are looking for something specific. Our faculty is tremendously collaborative and high quality.”

Students can continue to review their programs at http://www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

Methodology
Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.


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