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Grad School Programs and Opportunities

Welcome to the Psychology Department’s Digital Bulletin Board!

We will post invitations and announcements we receive for our students here. The Psychology Department does not officially endorse these programs; nonetheless, we hope this information will be useful.

CHABSS Career Network

This program connects our students to professionals from the community in the field of their study/interest. It offers one-on-one mentoring and support for our students with a special focus on first-generation college students. A note or mention from you goes a long way with your students. 


  • CHABSS Major or Minor
  • Entering junior- or senior-level in AY 2021/22 with the possibility of accepting sophomores. 

Career Network Video

Network Website

Career Network Student Brochure

Career Network Student/Mentee Application Form  

SCHS Health Assistance Fund and Resources

What is HAF? HAF was created to assist students with their medical and mental health care needs. As many of you are aware, many of our students are struggling with having their basic needs met due to financial hardships and burden. We hope that through HAF, we can lessen that burden for them by providing monetary support to assist them in purchasing medication, payment for labs/testing, payment for treatments, etc.

Students must meet the eligibility requirements to apply. You can find more information here on out website regarding eligibility, process and application. HAF Application.

Sacramento State Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development Program 

The Sacramento State Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development Program is accepting applications for Fall 2022 admission. Our Program offers advanced study of developmental theory and research in preparation for a wide range of professional objectives. Our graduates work with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings.

 Program Features

  • Earned Master’s degree in 2-3 years
  • 30.0 units of coursework examining developmental theory and research
  • Options for full-time (9.0 units) or part-time (6.0 units) enrollment
  • Courses are generally offered weekday evenings
  • Small class sizes with individualized support
  • Option of completing a Thesis or Project

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child/Human Development or closely-related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60.0 semester (90.0 quarter) units completed
  • Prerequisite coursework
    • Upper division research methods (CHAD 133, CHAD 123, CHAD 128, or equivalent) AND
    • Upper division child/human development survey course (CHAD 137, CHAD 138, or equivalent)
  • Experience in programs serving children from infancy through primary grades
  • Strong writing communication skills

 Note: Applicants with experiences different from those listed above may be admitted under a conditional status.

Feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Pieng ( if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in our Program and we look forward to receiving your application. 

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University:

Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research

PRIDE-CVD - Summer Institute - June 12, 2022 - June 24, 2022

  • WHERE: The PRIDE-CVD Summer Institute will convene at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY.
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
  • WHO: The Institute will provide support for preliminary data for grants, travel and accommodations for up to 10 participants
    • Applicants should be junior faculty of the Assistant Professor level, from a background that is underrepresented in the biomedical science or those with disability.
    • Applicants must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible for the Institute
  • WHY: Broaden the demographic profile ofmedical research by training junior scientists from underrepresented minority backgrounds and those with disabilities
    • Establish mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests
  • HOW: The Institute brings participants to the SUNYDownstate Health Sciences University for 2-week sessions during Summer I and 1-week session during Summer II, beginning in June 2022, with a mid-year session
    • The mid-year session will be held during the American Heart Association annual conference usually held in November each year
    • The annual PRIDE Programs conference, usually in April, will be held at the NHLBI site in Bethesda, MD.

The Summer Institute offers a mix of:

  • Didactic courses
  • Grant writing and grantsmanship sessions conducted by NHLBI staff
  • Specialized conferences and lab sessions
  • Mentor-mentee partnerships for long-term research collaborations
  • Small Research Project Funds to generate preliminary data


For more information and application materials, contact or PRIDE-CVD's home page.  Application materials must include:

  • Most current CV (including mailing address, phone and fax number and email address)
  • Summary of academic work/experience in cardiovascular health disparities
  • Statement of research interest
  • Support/recommendation from the department Chair
  • Recommendation from former mentor or colleague

Please submit all pre-application and application materials to:

Rolling Admission; priority consideration granted to early applicants.

PASS AmeriCorps Program 

The PASS AmeriCorps Program serves students in grades 3 through 12 at 30 school sites across San Diego County, including campuses in San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Valley Center, and Carlsbad.

Each PASS AmeriCorps member provides support for 30 targeted students through individual and group mentoring, academic support, grades and attendance reviews, leadership development, guest speakers, service learning projects, and parent outreach.Through their service with PASS, our AmeriCorps members are able to create positive change in our schools and communities

Our PASS AmeriCorps members support the character development of their students and encourage them to become positive leaders in their school communities

PASS AmeriCorps Application

Online Masters of Applied Psychology at Shippensburg University

The Department of Psychology offers a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology (MAP). The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real world problems. The program was designed to provide coursework aimed at three primary purposes for students: 1) career advancement, 2) training to enter a new career/profession, and/or 3) preparation for doctoral study. The coursework offers a balance of theory, application, and methodological skill sets used in the workplace. The program is delivered 100% online in an accelerated format so that it can be completed in one year (12 months) of full-time study or two years of part-time study.  In consideration of students’ busy and varying schedules, we have rolling admissions so you can begin and complete the program in any term. A total of 10 courses (30 credits) of graduate work is required for the MAP degree. 

For questions contact:

Dr. Thomas Hatvany
Graduate Program Coordinator

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Univeristy

Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE-CVD)

The PRIDE-CVD Summer Institute is a research careeradvancing opportunity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University that is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This mentored research program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators (with a terminal degree, e.g., MD, PhD, EdD) in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks.


For more information and application materials, contact or visit the PRIDE-CVD's homepage. Application materials must include:

  • Most current CV(including mailing address, phone and faxnumber and email address)
  • Summary of academic work/experience in cardiovascular healthdisparities
  • Statement of research interest
  • Support/recommendation from the department Chair
  • Recommendation from former mentor or colleague

Please submit all pre-application and application materials to: PRIDE-CVD Application 

University of Iowa

 The Special Education and School Psychology programs at the University of Iowa have a new initiative called SP2 that provides fully-funded scholarships (i.e., tuition and a small, yearly stipend) to students new to the profession or those looking to further their education. We feel the program would be of interest to students who have earned their BA and are interested in working with students with disabilities, regardless of their experience.  

Scholarships available through SP2 cover the full cost of tuition and provide a yearly stipend of $3,950 for three years. There is also a $1,000 professional development allowance.  

As part of the SP2 program, students will   

  • Complete comprehensive and interdisciplinary training in special education and school psychology 
  • Attend seminars from internationally recognized experts in assessment, behavior management, instructional design, equity, and school psychology 
  • Finish coursework for national certification in applied behavior analysis  
  • Participate in Teacher Leader Certification activities, such as field experiences and Google Educator certification 

Please contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Ann M. Santos ( with any questions

UC Merced PhD Program in Psy Sci

 The Psychological Sciences Ph.D. program emphasizes a strong base of coursework, including methods, statistics, and a one-year professional seminar covering the breadth of psychology. This base is supplemented by more specialized work in one or more three areas of focus: developmental psychology, health psychology and/or quantitative psychology

More details about our program, faculty and requirements can be found on our Psychology website. I also invite you to learn more by viewing our information video. Finally, here is a link to a digital brochure.

EMC Health Foundation addresses Central Valley’s behavioral-health needs with the creation of the Linda M. Stuhmer Behavioral Health Fellowship

Mental health services often are challenging to obtain, which is why the EMC Health Foundation has decided to launch a scholarship program designed to expand access to mental health services for residents of the 19 zip codes in Stanislaus and Merced counties the foundation serves.

The scholarship will cover tuition and books for the two-year master’s degree program, which today averages close to $50,000 for one of the degrees listed below. EMCHF will assist local students from within the 19 zip codes who have been accepted into one of three master’s programs:

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Professional Clinical Counseling

Upon completing their studies, graduates will be required to return to work for three years at a nonprofit or for-profit entity, serving the greater EMC Health Foundation community’s behavior-health needs (within the specific communities served by the EMC Health Foundation).

The goal is to rebuild the Central Valley’s behavioral-health infrastructure with individuals who grew up in the region and would be more inclined to live and work in the Central Valley, ensuring that all its residents can access quality mental health services provided by culturally appropriate trained professionals.

To obtain more information about the fellowship program or to submit an application, please email 

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at The Catholic University of America

Our program emphasizes the scientist-practitioner model and features:

  • Opportunities to work with faculty on research in areas such as anxiety, assessment, bilingualism, bipolar, human development, culture, depression, families, memory, mindfulness, immigrant mental health, neuroscience, policy, prevention, psychotherapy, suicide, and virtual reality
  • Clinical training with faculty who are leaders in research and practice
  • Training opportunities in individual therapy, family therapy, and assessment (including bilingual assessment), and with diverse clients in local sites including hospitals, schools, university counseling centers, and community mental health centers
  • An elective focus in Children, Families, and Cultures

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

We look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to contact any of the faculty with any questions, including the Director of Clinical Training: Sandra Barrueco, Ph.D. 

Master of Social Work at University of the Pacific

Pacific's Master of Social Work is designed to prepare highly skilled social workers to work in health care settings. This innovative program integrates simulation lab training, interprofessional education, and supervised practice in the field. Students may focus in health care areas such as mental health, aging, and community and public health as they prepare to become providers of comprehensive and culturally sensitive clinical care using an evidence-based approach. Students complete this hybrid (online and classroom) traditional accelerated program in 16 months, with a new cohort each fall. Students with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education can complete the advanced standing program in 12 months, with a new cohort each spring.

  • The application fee is waived for students who attend an information session.
  • Interested students can attend an information session: Social Work Info

To learn more, feel free to contact Dr. Rose Wong, Program Director at