Posted on Feb 21, 2021
PV2 Adar Fulton
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Did you use a military program to help pay for your grad school education?
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Yes, you can do this in the Army. I was actually looking at this my myself. The Army will let you go to school if you are accepted into a program. I had a friend that did this and became a social worker with the Army. He still works in behavioral health. He was an officer already and then was accepted in a schools program for this. The Army paid for it while he was in school. He came back to the Army as a CPT. If you want to do this you will have to get your bachelor first. Then you would have to find a school and either go for your PsyD or PhD. When I was looking at it I was going to try PsyD. I wanted to stay on the clinical side. Keep in mind that is a long time. I spoke to an Army Psychologist about his experience. It is basically 7 years of schools before you are off on your own. I would try to go to your local post's Behavioral Health Office and see if you could speak with one as a means of professional development. That is what I did. I was able to call him and we spoke about it for a while.
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Yes sir thank you! I’ve been looking at this as well- I do want to apply for this university I was Just seeing if there were any other options as a backup just in case
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PV2 Adar Fulton The best way to start is to just enroll in a regionally accredited school for a Psy degree. You can start at a community college. They have online programs that are very affordable. I wouldn't look to far at this point but at least you know where you will been to be.
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There is a PsyD program the Army participates in that is EXTREMELY competitive. You're probably better off applying to the Master in Social Work program. If you are intent on being a Psychologist specifically, there are several hybrid programs out there you can attend. They require online course work with several conferences a year. Plus you still have to meet the experience requirements of 2000 hours which is equivalent to two years of part time intern work. The Army isn't going to pay you to go to any old Psychology program while you're on active duty and TA isn't allowed to be used for doctorate programs
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SFC (Join to see) oh awesome! Do you remember the name of the program by any chance I dont Think I came Across it
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PV2 Adar Fulton I can't remember the name of the program. I was looking it up when I was planning on doing the same thing on active duty. It was based in California. My GI Bill would have paid for about half of it. I think it would be difficult to do as an enlisted Soldier oh, it would be impossible to do as an active-duty officer. I calculated but I would have to volunteer 10 hours a day every Saturday and Sunday for two years to meet the 2000 hour intern requirement. The course itself was somewhat self paced with the expected finish time 2-4 years.
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PV2 Adar Fulton I can't remember the name of the program. I was looking it up when I was planning on doing the same thing on active duty. It was based in California. My GI Bill would have paid for about half of it. I think it would be difficult to do as an enlisted Soldier oh, it would be impossible to do as an active-duty officer. I calculated but I would have to volunteer 10 hours a day every Saturday and Sunday for two years to meet the 2000 hour intern requirement. The course itself was somewhat self paced with the expected finish time 2-4 years.
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SFC (Join to see) ohhh wow yea that is a lot.. I can google and see what I come up with then with what you gave me- thank you!
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This one is actually a med school program for Psychiatry
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