Choosing a Psychology School That's Right for You

Read five tips for making the right choice for psychology school.

psychology student on her way to class

Choosing a psychology school will be one of the most difficult decisions of your academic career, so it's important that you do your research and learn all of your education options.
 

In the end, your choice may boil down to the school's tuition, its location and reputation, the student-to-instructor ratio and internship potential.

Psychology School Factors to Consider

Some factors to consider when you're choosing your psychology school are:

  • Psychology school curriculum: Does the focus and philosophy of the program match your interests? Are the clinical facilities up-to-date?
  • Clinical sites What types of sites are available or required for internships? Where are the psychology school's recent graduates doing their internships?
  • Location: Are you willing to move out of state? Do you prefer an urban environment?
  • Size: What is the student-to-instructor ratio? How diverse is the student population?
  • Tuition: Will money factor into your decision? Will you qualify for in-state tuition at a state school?