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Former Graduate Student Survey


You will be asked a series of questions about your experiences as a psychology major. Everything you write will be strictly confidential and your name or identity will not be associated with the results of this questionaire. The department wants to know what you think, not who you are. The information you provide will be used, whenever possible, to improve the graduate programs.

1. Age
2. Email
3. Degree
4. Years at UCM (CMSU)
5. Rate how well the program enhanced your critical thinking skills.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
6. How important is having critical thinking skills in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
7. Rate how well the program prepared you to apply and interpret advanced statistics in research and evaluate psychological science and practice.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
8. How important is applying and interpreting advanced statistcs in research and evaluating psychological science and practice in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
9. Rate how well the program prepared you to apply advanced research designs in evaluation of psychological science and practice.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
10. How important is applying advanced research designs in evaluation of psychological science and practice in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
11. Rate how well the program prepared you to deal effectively with ethical and legal issues in research and applied settings.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
12. How important is dealing effectively with ethical and legal issues in research and applied settings in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
13. Rate how well the program prepared you to critically evaluate the literature and apply the language of the science of psychology in technical writing and speaking.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
14. How important is critically evaluating the literature and applying the language of science of psychology in technical writing and speaking in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
15. Rate how effectively the program educated you in terms of careers in psychology.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
16. How important was/is career information you received at UCM for your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
17. Rate how well the instructors prepared you to understand and apply the general, theoretical, and empirical basis of psychology.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
18. How important is applying general, theoretical, and empirical basis of psychology in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
19. Rate how well the program prepared you to apply techniques, procedures, and factors related to individual and cultural differences in research and practice settings.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
20. How important is applying techniques, procedures, and factors related to individual and cultural differences in research and practice settings in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
21. Rate how well the program prepared you to understand and apply technology at a level appropriate to your degree.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
22. How important is understanding and applying technology at the level appropriate to your degree.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
23. Rate how well the program prepared you to apply empricially valid assessment in research and practice settings.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
24. How important is ability to apply empirically valid assessment techniques in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
25. Rate how well the program prepared you to appropriately apply knowledge of the biological, social, acquired (learned), and cognitive bases of behavior in research and practice settings.
1 (Low)
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7 (High)
26. How important is appropriately applying knowledge of the biological, social, and acquired (learned), and cognitive bases of behavior in your current job/educational endeavors.
1 (Low)
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7 (High)
27. Are you currently employed?
Yes    No   
28. If yes, please describe your position.
29. Indicate your level of satisfaction with the supervision and guidelines you recieved here at Central Missouri State University (UCM)
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
30. If you have any comments or concerns about your satisfaction of the level of supervision and guidance you recieved here at UCM, please explain here.
31. How would you rate the research opportunities UCM provided to undergraduate students?
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
32. How would you rate the social environment in the department?
1 (Low)    2    3    4    5    6    7 (High)   
33. Are you currently pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology?
Yes    No   
34. If yes, what is your specified area?
35. If yes, what is the name and department of your school?
36. Which classes were accepted by your doctoral program from UCM?
37. Which classes were not accepted by your doctoral program?
38. What are your immediate post-graduate plans?
39. Have you already secured employment after you graduate?
Yes    No   
40. If yes, please indicate where?