Friday, October 13, 2017

Adult Development and Aging PhD Program Now Accepting Applications

The University of Akron and Cleveland State University offer a joint doctoral program in the psychology of Adult Development and Aging. This unique program is one of the few Adult Development and Aging Ph.D. programs in the country – and the only one in Ohio.  Psychology undergraduate majors and individuals who have a master’s degree interested in pursuing doctoral training in basic and/or applied research in Adult Development and Aging are encouraged to apply.  Click HERE for more information about this program.  Applications are due January 15, 2018.


All ADA graduate students have been fully funded (tuition + stipend) since 2009

Successful job placement for graduates of the program

Link with Cleveland and Akron area medical and research institutes

Students are prepared to work in various roles in research, teaching, and applied settings

Friday, September 29, 2017

LinkedIn Workshop Tuesday, October 3rd

The Career Services Center will be hosting a LinkedIn Workshop on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm in the Student Center Auditorium.  The workshop will feature Tom Poole, Senior Vice President and Talent Acquisition Manager for the Huntington National Bank.  Learn ways that you can build a professional on-line presence at this workshop!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pre-Law Society Meeting set for September 26th

Logan Alexander is serving as president of Ashland University's Pre-Law society and the group is just beginning to take off this semester. The society plans to bring in lawyers/ law professors, do a law school visit to Akron, and host several Logic Game Seminars with Dr. Louis Mancha to help with LSAT preparation. If any psychology students are interested in attending the meetings, the group would love to have you. Meetings will be held every other Tuesday, starting on September 26th at 6:30pm in Dauch 116.  For those that cannot attend the meeting, you can contact Logan ( to get more information about the society.

Friday, September 15, 2017

YSU School Psychology Program Accepting Applications

The Youngstown State University School Psychology Program is accepting student applications for the YSU School Psychology Program cohort to begin in July of 2018. Candidates will find that this school psychology graduate program provides comprehensive training which leads to an Ohio license as a school psychologist. Those with a background in psychology, education, and other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due 1/31/18, and the interview process begins in February of 2018.  A career in school psychology is very rewarding! 100% of candidates from our graduating classes passed the National Praxis Exam in School Psychology on their first attempt and secured positions in the field of school psychology upon graduation. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Information sessions (to describe the program and answer questions):

Beeghly College of Education, Room 3207 (3rd floor) 
Youngstown State University

Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 1 at 12:30 PM

For additional information and application materials (and to RSVP for the session), please visit our program website HERE.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

AU Psychology Majors Are Going Places!

Melanie Ward and Muslimah Williams, two Ashland University students who graduated in May 2017 with a major in psychology, are beginning their graduate studies in Europe this fall.  Melanie is attending Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and Muslimah is enrolled at Swansea University in Wales.  Both students will be working toward Master's degrees in Clinical Psychology.  To the best of our knowledge, these are the first psychology students to pursue graduate degrees at institutions located out of the United States.  Congratulations!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Announcing the Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science. Click HERE to read a recent press release on the AUICR, and click HERE to visit the website for the center which contains information on student scholarships.  This is an exciting opportunity for psychology students to get further involved in the research process, and we congratulate Dr. Chris Chartier for leading the charge in getting the AUICR established!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dr. Chartier and "StudySwap"

Dr. Chartier and his colleague Dr. Randy McCarthy recently had a blog posting at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) blog detailing "StudySwap".  From the blog post... "Briefly, StudySwap is an online platform where researchers can post brief descriptions of resources available for use (“Haves”) or resources they need that another researcher may have (“Needs”). The goal is for the Haves and Needs to be matched up so that (a) fewer research resources go unused and (b) more researchers have access to the resources they need to complete their research."  Click HERE to read the full story. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Psychology Majors Accepted to Graduate Programs

Ten of our graduating seniors from 2017 have been accepted into graduate programs.  These students were accepted to such institutions as the University of Kentucky, Loyola University (MD), Arizona State University, Miami (OH) University, Kent State University, and Palo Alto University, among others.  These ten students are entering a wide range of graduate programs including School Psychology, Health Care Administration, Forensic Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Psychology.  Congratulations!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Exam

This past spring our graduating seniors scored in the 80th percentile on the PACAT exam.  This exam is taken by nearly 6,000 psychology graduates across the country, and measures student competency in a variety of different content areas.  The national average on this exam is the 50th percentile, so our students far outperformed that average this year.  Congratulations!