If I want a Ph.D. how to choose College?

<p>I am admitted by several institutions. As a career of psychology ordinarily needs a Ph.D. I want to consider that when I making decision.</p>

<p>I am wondering, if I get a study in University of Minnesota Twin Cities in undergraduate period, will that improve my chance when I apply for Ph.D. at UMN in future? </p>

<p>I will be grateful if you can give me some advice.</p>

<p>I do not think it improves your chances. Typically students are encouraged to apply to PhD programs that are NOT at their undergraduate institutions. New ideas, new blood, etc. And expanding your horizons as a PhD candidate is better for you. If you want your PhD from U of MN, go somewhere else for undergrad.</p>

I do not think that you are encouraged to not apply to the same school for grad school.
that said I agree that going to different schools is a great idea. new ideas, fresh blood etc… is a good thing!</p>

<p>I have certainly known a lot of people who did their undergraduate and graduate work in the same place. I have also known a lot of people who didn’t. </p>

<p>I also think there’s so much time between now and grad school, and there are so many fundamentally unpredictable events that will occur between now and then, that it doesn’t make a lot of sense to let your choice of a specific university for graduate study weigh heavily in your choice for your B.A. So I say, choose your undergraduate college or university exactly the same way as you’d choose it if you didn’t plan to get a Ph.D. (NOTE: the only exception to this plan could be financial. If you expect to have to pay big bucks for a professional degree–e.g., in medicine, dentistry or law–then it may make sense not to spend a whole lot of money on your B.A.)</p>

<p>Zobroward, that is what I said in my second sentence… we are in agreement! :)</p>


On the contrary, that’s quite often the case. My alma mater made it abundantly clear that applying there for graduate school would be akin to throwing your application in the trash. Of course, this depends on your field and the university. The sciences are generally more friendly toward academic incest than the social sciences or especially the humanities, and some universities like Harvard and MIT are likewise more prone to it than others.</p>

<p>Thank you very much for your opinion! These really help me a lot. ^_^</p>