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    Member Lizerbita's avatar
    Jan 2004
    Chicago, IL

    Yet another Grad school question

    I came out of undergrad with a psych degree, and most of my upper level work was in community and environmental psych. I've been doing community organizing as an Americorps VISTA for the past two years, and want to go to Grad School in Fall of 2005. The problem is, I'm having some trouble narrowing the field.

    I want a program that stresses community involvement in planning, and will probably end up working for a local governement in a medium-sized city. I'm also very interested in policy.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for schools? I'm looking at UIUC, Ball State, UNC. People keep reccomending Pann's program to me as well, although cost will be a factor. I'm willing to go anywhere, and would enjoy living somewhere I haven't been.

    All that said, I'd appreciate any pointers. I have looked at the ACSP guide, but would like a bit more real-world advice. Thanks!

    - Lizerbita

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    Cyburbian Greenescapist's avatar
    Apr 2002
    I'm happy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and it seems to fit all of the things you listed. www.wisc.edu/urpl

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    If you have not read any of other postings on this -
    as long as the program is accredited;
    go with the school that is most affordable $, don't take out too big of a loan;
    do you have in-state tuition advantage;
    Offers of internship opportunities other then what you are currently doing, etc.

    I would suggest my school - University of Colorado at Denver.
    Other suggestions would be IUPUI or Ball State because I work in Indiana.
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Where Valley Fever Lives
    Blog entries

    Yes, Colorado is Great

    Yes, the University of Colorado is a great choice
    Also, the University of Minnesota for Policy.....

    Now, tell me about yourself......ha ha ha.....just my armchair psychology humor
    You know, people that go into psychology...... .......
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
    John Kenneth Galbraith

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