Dr. David Carlston
About the Program
The Psychology program at Midwestern State University offers these quick facts about industry trends, employment and admission:
- “Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 21 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is much faster than the average for all occupations…" (Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm, retrieved 1/8/2010)
- Students who respond to our alumni surveys have been uniformly successful in accomplishing their goals—gaining employment or entering doctoral study. In fact, 100% of graduates were admitted to doctoral training (20%) or obtained relevant employment (80%) within one year following completion of their MSU graduate degree (Graduate Program Self-study Report; Diekhoff, G., 2009).
- The student faculty ratio at MSU typically ranges from 5:1 to 3:1. As a result, we are able to provide considerable one-on-one instruction to students. Also, this extremely low ration allows us to provide what was called, “too much” clinical supervision by our most recent external reviewer (personal communication, Teresa Wozencraft, 2008).
- All accepted students receive funding to help offset the cost of tuition, fees, and books (Graduate Program Self-study Report; Diekhoff, G., 2009).