Dear Psychology Graduate Student:
Welcome to the North Carolina Central University Graduate Program in Psychology!
You have entered a rigorous academic Program where faculty and staff care about your personal and professional development. In addition, we have the expectation that you exhibit ethical behavior, work diligently to develop skills that reflect competency in your chosen area, and that you complete your degree in a reasonable amount of time.
Our Program offers the Master of Arts degree in General Psychology, and has concentrations in General and Clinical. As our Program literature states, the curriculum usually appeals to students who seek the education and training to engage in the practice of psychology and in the provision of health services as defined in the North Carolina Psychology Practice Act, or expect to become a technical assistant to a professional psychologist; students who expect to continue graduate study in pursuit of the doctorate; or students who are preparing for positions in which a knowledge of psychology is valuable.
We encourage you to engage in those actions that not only enhance your development, but also that of others and your environment. This includes, for example, attending workshop presentations of your peers; participating in the Nixon-Thorpe Psychology Club, Psi Chi and the Graduate Student Association activities; and being an advocate and ambassador for the enhancement of Program curricula, policies, and activities.
We are here to help you and we want you to succeed and believe that you can! Please do not hesitate to ask should you believe that we can be of assistance. We also have the expectation of ourselves that we address your matters in an ethical, competent, and timely manner.
We wish you well.
Go Eagle! Bring on the rigor!
Vinston J. Goldman, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Psychology Graduate Program