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INPSYDE Program Goals and Objectives
The primary goals of the INPSYDE program are to:
- Increase the number of American Indians with doctoral degrees in psychology.
- Enhance the cross-cultural understanding and competence of non-Indians about Indian psychology.
The INPSYDE Program addresses four major problem areas:
- Too few mental health professionals in Native American communities
- Too few Native American mental health professionals.
- Substandard availability of quality mental health services in Native American communities within the immediate five-state area.
- Insufficient cross-cultural training in mainstream psychology.
Given these areas, the INPSYDE Program objectives are to:
- increase awareness of, interest in, and motivation for training and careers in mental health at all levels;
- build and maintain affiliations between tribal colleges, reservation high schools, IHS service units and the University of North Dakota;
- recruit American Indian students in psychology undergraduate and graduate programs;
- provide academic, administrative, personal, and cultural support to assist in successful academic and career achievement;
- provide psychological services to underserved Indian communities by:
- establishing training oppurtunites for psychology graduate students in Native communities
- placing Native American mental professionals in Native communities.
Interested Native American students are encouraged to apply. Here are the eligibility requirements:
- Enrollment or descendency from a federally recognized tribe.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology. Undergraduates must be working toward a degree in Psychology with interests in graduate study. (Master's degrees in other fields do not count towards the doctoral program of study)
- The following minimum requirements for a reviewable application must be received by January 1st:
- the application completed through the Graduate School;
- transcripts from all academic institutions attended
- a curriculum vita;
- a personal statement regarding career objectives and rationale for selecting UND;
- payment of the application fee.
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above (or last 2 years GPA of 3.5 or higher); or a graduate GPA greater than 3.75 for applicants who have earned or will earn by the time of admission, a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, or any related behavioral science field.
Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic Writing GRE scores equal to or exceeding the 20th percentile If you are interested, please apply to the Graduate School, or please feel free to contact us for more information at email@example.com