Great Opportunities

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Check back often to find new links and information.

Be sure to check out our Graduate School and Careers in Psychology pages for some general information about each topic.

*The Psychology Department provides this information to you as we receive it, and we do not necessarily endorse any of the programs or offers being made.


Upcoming Events:

Have some students interested in social justice issues and wanting to pursue graduate education in community psychology?

If you know students still looking to enroll in a wonderful  graduate program in the Fall, please let them know that the Master’s Program in Community Social Psychology (CSP) at UMass Lowell still has a few openings. I have attached some additional information.  You may also visit our website ( Note that we typically like candidates to have at least 12 undergraduate credits in Psychology, including some background in psychological/social science research methods. We require the GRE (or Miller’s Analogies Test) and at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and look for a strong statement of purpose and three strong reference letters.

Application materials can be accessed through the Graduate Admissions Office website ( We accept year-round applications, but we award a small number of competitive graduate assistantships in May, so interested students may want to apply soon!


Attention all mathematics, statistics, and science students seeking a summer opportunity!

For more information, including dates for summer 2014 and online applications to individual programs, please visit our program web sites:

Boston University
Columbia University
Emory University
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota
NC State University – Duke Clinical Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh
University of Wisconsin

Department of Statistics, Box 8203, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8203


Tuesday, March 11, 2014


The CSP Program at UMass welcomes applications committed to issues of social justice, and interested in deepening their understanding of community and organizational life and developing analytical and practical skills for community and organizational change.  We offer a 36-credit Master’s degree program with an emphasis on community systems, research evidence, problem-solving methods, social justice, and multiculturalism. The program emphasizes hands-on applications of knowledge, particularly through a two-semester Practicum of 10-12 hours per week at an approved community site. Much of the fieldwork takes place directly in Lowell, perhaps the most culturally diverse mid-size city in the United States, located just 25 miles from Boston.

Plus, next year’s incoming cohort will have a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the 2015 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, to be held right here at UMass Lowell!

We accept students for both Spring and Fall (though Fall is recommended) through a rolling admissions process. I have attached some additional information, and interested students should check out our website, our Facebook page, and our blog, “Psyched for Social Justice”:!/CSPUML

For more information, please contact:


ORISE Summer Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas.  This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

The appointment period is for up to 10 weeks beginning May 27, 2014.  The participant will receive a stipend depending on education level and experience. The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under an agreement with FDA and the Department of Energy (DOE).  Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

For additional information about this opportunity, NCTR or FDA, please see the attached document or visit

Penn State Behrend will host its signature undergraduate research event, the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference, on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 8 a.m.

Applications are being accepted now for the 2014 Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, (ICPSR), an intensive, 10-week program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for students interested in social science research.

Graduate Programs:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Educational and School Psychology

PhD program in Psychology and Social Intervention (PSI) at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development