My name's Katie and I am a junior psychology major at UNC Chapel Hill. I plan on applying to general psychology, school psychology and speech language pathology/communication science programs in order to become an applied behavior analyst (all are suitable degrees to obtain ABA certification).
Here are my stats:
- I attended an early college high school during which I completed an Associate in Arts
- current overall GPA: 2.7 (including UNC coursework and community college coursework completed during high school)
- current psychology GPA: 2.7, plan to raise this to at least a 3.2
- I know what courses I am taking in my remaining three semesters and plan to raise my GPA to a 3.2
- Haven't taken the GRE yet
- No research experience
Here are the programs I am considering applying to:
1. M.A. in Psychology - East Carolina University
2. M.A. in Psychology - UNC Greensboro
3. M.S. in Psychology - NC State University
4. M.A. in Psychology - Wake Forest University
5. M.A. in School Psychology - East Carolina University
6. M.S.in School Psyhology - NC State University
7. M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology - UNC Chapel Hill
8. M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders - East Carolina University
9. M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology - UNC Greensboro
So, my questions for you guys:
1. Chances at any of the above schools?
2. Is research experience as vital for Master's programs as it is for Ph.D programs?
3. Is 9 programs is too many to apply to? Too few?
4. Will graduating from a "public Ivy" university nationally improve my chance with my somewhat low GPA?
If you need additional info, just ask!