<p>When i apply to a psychology program within a university how can i specify which psychology program i want? Social, clinical, developmental, industrial...etc? In the form it only asks you what major I want and i am supposed to type: "psychology" in there. How about what kind of psychology?</p>
<p>no no no!! it is extremely specific. you apply to a specific program, and phd psych programs are extremely competitive- clinical phd programs take around 5% of their applicants.
there is so much information that you need to know- i recommend you start off by reading in the students section of <a href="http://www.apa.org%5B/url%5D">www.apa.org</a> - the american psychological association.</p>
<p>Yeah, not to be mean, but if you don't know how to fill out the application form, maybe a PhD in Psych isn't for you. What huskem55 said is true - this is the most competitive graduate field of any! If you didn't go directly to a 4-year university (no community colleges!) and didn't get atleast a 3.2 GPA and didn't score atleast 1100 combined on the GRE, forget about it! And consider those numbers mere cut-off points.</p>
<p>actually tr&d, its even worse- at the bare minimum, you need a 3.5 gpa and a 1200 GRE. and thats the absolute minimum! incoming classes at most programs have an average of about a 3.7gpa and a 1350GRE.</p>
<p>In this case, TR&D stands for "Training and Development"! Not what you thought, right?! Training and Development programs are nowhere near as competitive as Clinical Psych!</p>