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Video Interview: Applying to Masters Programs in Psychology

Is applying to a masters degree program the best path for you?

In a previous popular blog post, I discussed the differences between masters and doctoral programs. Determining which type of degree is the best of you is an important decision and one that could impact your life profoundly. People interested in careers in Psychology have a huge number of options available in terms of training routes, degrees, and certifications in graduate school. Because there are many options, choosing one can be a daunting and, at times, confusing.

Thus, comparing masters and doctoral degrees is a topic that is worthy of addressing again and talking about from another perspective. Recently, I answered questions for about applying to masters programs in Psychology. I hope you will check out the video posted here:

Laura Buffardi interview

In this interview, I touch on these and other important topics:

* When it makes sense to pursue a masters instead of a doctoral degree.

* Factors to consider when narrowing down masters programs.

* What master program admissions committees are really looking for.

* Pitfalls to avoid in application essays.

Many thanks to Jane Dashevsky, Matt Gardner, and everyone at for making this video interview possible.

Laura E. Buffardi, Ph.D. is a graduate school admission consultant in Psychology and related fields. Visit to learn more about working with Laura to improve your application. Follow Laura on Twitter for links to current grad school admissions news.

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Laura Buffardi, Ph.D.

Laura E. Buffardi, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher in the iScience Group at Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.

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