Phd in Psychology

by - February 24, 2017

 So a couple days ago I finally put months of thinking to rest. I decided that instead of going to school for art therapy, which is still relatively new so it's hard to find places that offer it, I wouldn't go for that. I would go to a school in Ohio that offered psychology so I could become a therapist and incorporate lots of art into my work. And then, on a drive back to my mom's while crying and hearing her say it'll all be okay I decided I wanted to get my doctorate. I wanted to be the best in that field that I can be, so I'm getting my doctorate. I'll make me better equipped in that field, it'll help me be a better therapist, and the pay will be better too (that's just a nice bonus).
 I've made a list of all the schools that are in Ohio, are public, and offer doctorate programs for psychology.

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Miami University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toldeo
 I'm going to apply to all of those schools, UC is obviously my first choice since I live right there already. If anything, I can go to another one if I don't get into UC and try to transfer later. They all have an acceptance rate of above 53%, some of their tuitions are higher than others, but they're all under $12,000 for tuition. Now of course I'm going to try and get any scholarship I can for anything I'm able to apply for. I never took the ACTs or SATs in high school because I was planning on waiting for the end of my gap year. I'm going to see if any of these schools need just one or both then by the booklets and study every day till I take them. If I get into ones that are just an hour or two away then maybe I'll keep my apartment in Clifton. I love it there and an hour or two drive is fine with me, it'll give me driving experience and help with my anxiety.
 Bowling Green is 2 hours and 51 minutes, Toldeo is 3 hours and 11 minutes. I would have to move there is I got in. Now of course if I got into the other ones I'd obviously much rather go there, so I probably wouldn't go to one of these anyways.
 Ohio State is 1 hour and 43 minutes, Miami is 53 minutes, UC is 6 minutes. Obviously I can walk to UC since I live right off campus, hence why I moved there. Miami I would drive everyday so I could keep my apartment and very well paying job. Since I don't work on Mondays or Fridays I could take more classes then and some during Tuesday-Thursday. Ohio State is a tricky one because it's almost two hours, I would mostly take night classes iff offered, and then drive back home. 
 During my time at whatever college I end up going to, I'm going to study abroad. My old Catholic School best friend moved to North Carolina and lived there for 10 years, but is going to college in New York City. That's not abroad but wow I don't think I could handle living that far away from my family just yet. She literally lives the dream life, and she is now going to Florence, Italy to study abroad for Fall semester with her boyfriend. I'm going to do my best to do all this and deal with the massive amount of debt later in life. My mom said to do it all now while I can, whether I'm alone or with someone just go out and do it. 
 So I am. Being 20 is going to be better than any other year. I just pray that everything works out. I know there will be bumps in the road along the way and things will pop up both good and bad but I just have to keep going. If people come back into my life, they are welcomed to do so. If they leave, then I can't stop them. If new people come in, they are welcomed too and if they leave then they can go. But this is it, this is what I'm going to do. 

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