Average years to graduation: 2.25 (that is on time) Percent of students who published: 78% Percent of student who presented research: 100% Percent of students who were employed at graduation: 100% Percent of students admitted to PhD program: 100%
What are Graduates from the Lab Doing
Kaila Christman is a mental health therapist at Seaside Behavioral Center in New Orleans, LA Kirsten Chodrick is the Crisis Services Coordinator at Communicare in Oxford, MS Ryan Ebersole is a doctoral student at the counseling psychology program at the University of Albany Tricia McMillon is a professional counselor at Clearview Recovery in Hattiesburg, MS Mary Anne Messer is a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at Auburn University Christopher Morabito is a Clinical Supervisor in Saginaw, MI Heather Necaise is a Program Coordinator at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction in Hattiesburg, MS Raquel Schutze is a Professional Counselor at Christopher Ministries in Mt. Juliet, TN Whitney Stubbs is a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the University of Memphis Craig Watson is Associate Practice Administrator at Breg in Jackson, MS
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I learn more about the lab? The best way to learn about the lab is to review this website thoroughly, email Dr. Madson and current graduate students. What qualities make for a successful student in the lab? Successful students tend to be hard working, conscientious, flexible committed to learning and able to accept feedback.
What are the relationships like among students in the lab? It is the expectation that students working in the lab are collaborative and good team players that support each other's work. Things like competitiveness or other disruptive behaviors are not accepted and likely result in dismissal from the lab.
How often does the lab meet? The lab meets weekly as a group during the academic term. During a students first year they will schedule a weekly individual meeting time with Dr. Madson to use as needed.
Do I have to do a master's theses or independent research project? No. In fact students are not allowed to complete a master's theses in this program. If you have a solid goal to apply for a PhD program upon completion of the MS program you can discuss working on an independent project. The final decision to complete an independent project is Dr. Madson's. How can I get involved in the lab? There are a variety of ways MS students can be involved that depend on their goals. Students planning to apply to a PhD program should be involved in some form of lab research. Typically this is in collaboration with a doctoral student. Those focused on a practice career will work with Dr. Madson to determine how best to support lab projects. How can the lab help me prepare for a PhD program? The lab has a great track record of helping student secure positions in a doctoral program. If you are committed to this goal you should inform Dr. Masdson as soon as you join the lab. Dr. Madson will work with you to design a plan for preparing you to apply to PhD program.