Preparing for Your Future in Psychology
The Psychology Department is committed to helping students to prepare for their future careers. We take a developmental and multi-pronged approach to career preparation, which involves: required and elective career planning courses, career-related events, and personal academic advising.
Students planning to enter the workforce following graduation can take a 1-credit course during their senior year that focuses on post-graduation career planning and job searching.
Students planning to pursue graduate study can take a 2-course sequence of graduate school preparation courses during their junior and senior years (1 credit). These courses assist students in: choosing appropriate graduate programs to which to apply; preparing for GRE examinations and admissions interviews; and developing a portfolio of graduate admissions materials, including personal statements, curriculum vitae, and requests for recommendations.
The Psychology Department sponsors a biannual "What to do with your Psychology Major" Career Dinner that brings together students and community members working in various careers within the psychology field (many are MU alumni). Organized in a round-robin format, students are able to hear about "a day in the life" of professionals in fields that interest them and learn about how to best pursue a career in those fields.