Liberal arts colleges offering masters?

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By Andrewv (Andrewv) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 09:14 am: Edit

Hi all.... I am starting to look around for graduate schools since I'm a rising junior; and I plan on going right into it after graduation. I have had much sucess finding the typical masters programs at doctoral level schools. However I have run across a few liberal arts colleges that offer masters degrees in general or a specific field of psychology. For example Conneticut College and Bucknell. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other lac's that have any ma programs in psyc that are on the east coast say between vt to as far south as north carolina. I am looking at masters primarily as a preparation for a ph.d so that I can get more research under my belt and become a more attractive candidate for top ph.d programs. Thanks!

By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 11:26 am: Edit

Dartmouth...although why LAC for grad? Might be more fun at a Docatoral school...

By Andrewv (Andrewv) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 04:18 pm: Edit

just for a little variety in where i will apply, another case that can be made is even lower ratio of students to teacher/mentor.

By Ocmom (Ocmom) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit

I believe Loyola Maryland has a 5 year MA program is Psych. We are getting ready to check it out for D. Don't know much about it. You can check their website.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit

Oberlin, Williams, Wesleyan and Bryn Mawr definitely have graduate students, but they are limited in their oferrings.

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit

If you don't want to get your masters at a large research university, what you need to look for are comprehensive colleges, not LACs. Comprehensive colleges combine the feel of an LAC but offer professional programs and masters degrees (usually not doctorates however).

On the east coast, Clark University in Mass. should definitely be on your list for a psych masters program - they have an excellent program with a great reputation within a smaller, LAC-like institution. Good luck.

By Andrewv (Andrewv) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 09:33 am: Edit

thank you so much!

By Philvid2 (Philvid2) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:21 am: Edit

Colgate has a limited master's program. Not sure if they have psychology.

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