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How to Choose a PhD Program: Alan Shulik

09 Jul

Alan Shulik holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, California. If you are thinking about getting a PhD in any field, Alan Shulik knows that this decision can be very overwhelming. Here, Alan Shulik offers some tips to help you find the right doctorate program for you.

  • Do research in the industry. While many people may already know the industry they are targeting since they have a bachelors degree in the field, Alan Shulik recommends reading some thought leaders in the field and researching where they received their educations. These programs are generally the best out there and good ones to look into for acceptance.
  • Do research into funding. Most people are aware that attending higher education is very expensive. This is especially true for doctoral programs; however, many programs offer significant amounts of funding. It is worth doing research to figure out which programs line up with your academic desires and also offer reasonable funding.                        
  • Remember that location doesn’t matter as much for a PhD. While undergraduate students often take in external factors such as entertainments and climate when making their educational decisions, PhD’s don’t have to worry about this as much. You’ll be spending most of your time in the library, says Alan Shulik. While it’s nice to be in a beautiful climate, remember your purpose is serious study.

Alan Shulik wishes you the best of luck in choosing a doctoral program. Remember, getting in is the easy part!

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