Some students attend graduate school to pursue an area of psychology (counseling, clinical, industrial, sports or rehabilitation counseling) or a field such as hospital administration, management, nursing, occupational therapy or social work. The faculty give both advice and support on course planning and application for students throughout their planning process. Often students will work for a year or two before continuing their studies. Our recent graduates have chosen to pursue graduate school at:
- Antioch University New England
- Boston College
- The College of William and Mary
- Georgetown University
- Hofstra University
- George Washington University
- Miami University
- The Ohio State University
- Case Western Reserve University
- Adler School of Professional Psychology
- University of Cincinnati
- South Illinois University
- University of Central Florida
- University of Dayton
- Barry University
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- New York University
- University of Denver
- University of Tennessee-Knoxville
- Loyola Marymount University
- University of Missouri-Kansas City
- University of Wyoming
- Saint Louis University
- Kent State University
- Regis University
Our psychology degree also provides excellent preparation for employment. Recent graduates found jobs such as:
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, licensed clinical social worker
- Boonshoft School of Medicine – Wright State University, grant evaluator
- Cleveland Clinic, physical therapist
- South Illinois University-Carbondale, research assistant
- Washington Township Schools, social worker
- Ohio Association of Foodbanks, service corps member
- Springfield Peace Center, volunteer coordinator
- Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, social services worker
- Sagebrush Treatment Center, art therapist
- Nightingale Montessori, head teacher
- Camphill Soltane, residential and day coworker
- Ohio State University Wexner Center, psychiatric care technician
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, nurse practitioner
- Family Solutions of Ohio, mental health specialist
We asked some of our recent graduates to update us on their graduate school journeys and reflect upon Wittenberg’s influence on their current educational goals:
What I like about my graduate program (University of Dayton M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling) is that my classes are small and the professors are accessible via email and text. It is also helpful that the professor I have for my introduction to clinical mental health counseling class will also be my internship supervisor so we already will have developed a working relationship.
Wittenberg helped me prepare for graduate school because of the relationships I developed with professors, which I see starting to happen in my program. I also feel like Wittenberg and the psychology department encouraged a lifelong commitment to learning, which is important in counseling. I was held to a high standard at Wittenberg and feel extremely prepared to be in a graduate program. I learned valuable skills such as time management and study skills which have really helped me be successful during my first semester.
Haylee Stone, ’17 Graduate
I really like that the professors in my department at UD are much like the professors in the Psychology department at Witt; they’re always willing to meet and answer questions, they remember you personally, they take the time to get to know you and they seem to genuinely succeed in the program. I also really like that class sizes are relatively small, so I felt right at home after spending four years in small classes at Witt.
Doing the SCIDs in Abnormal Psychology and Intro to Mental Health Practice classes really helped prepare me for my counseling techniques lab this semester: I was so much more comfortable interacting with classmates in a “mock session” format than some of my classmates who never had that experience. Also, the internship and volunteer experiences I had as a requirement for classes have helped prepare me for what I’ll be doing during practicum. Lastly, I feel that even though my program isn’t strongly research oriented, all of the research I’ve done at Witt has helped shape my ability to ask and answer important questions in a tactful way.
Mirranda Glaskox, ’17 Graduate
I was accepted into Wright State University’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program this past spring. The unique thing about the program is it adheres to a generalist model. That means it’s not mandatory for students to emphasize in one area.
I am discovering that WSU resembles a bigger Witt, in that there is an emphasis on diversity, community service, and collaboration between those in the program and staff. Professors actively seek out students to participate in poster presentations for APA gatherings or just local events. Also, I take courses in a full functioning clinical practice: professors see clients on site. Overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised and am looking forward to the journey.
Kelsey Lorko, ’17 Graduate
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