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Graduate Study in Psychology  is published by APA and offers complete practical information about over 500 psychology programs in the United States and Canada. This edition provides current facts about programs and degrees offered, admission requirements, application information, financial aid, tuition, and housing.

Getting in: A Step-by Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology.  This is another excellent publication from APA - see details at

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology   by Michael Sayette, Tracy Mayne, and John Norcross. This is an invaluable resource for students interested in clinical or counseling programs. In addition to excellent advice on the entire application/admissions process, the book includes helpful summary information on virtually all APA accredited programs including: the emphasis placed on research vs. clinical training, theoretical orientation of faculty, GRE and GPA requirements, the percent of students who are women and the percent who are ethnic minorities, success in placing students in APA accredited internships, research areas of faculty, and clinical opportunities.

Career Paths in Psychology  is another APA publication in which successful psychologists in diverse fields - from academics to the military - describe what psychologists in their field actually do on a daily basis and what the opportunities are in their field.