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*This information is updated for the Summer and Fall 2021 research practicum and Spring 2022 field practicum application periods. Please check regularly for updates. Last updated 4/5/21.

 

Application Procedure for Research Practicum (HDF 355R): TO BE ComPLETED THE SEMESTER BEFORE PLACEMENT

**Please be aware that research practicum placements are competitive and not guaranteed. 

Step 1: Attend a Mandatory Information Session in order to apply for or complete a research practicum for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Zoom linkhttps://utexas.zoom.us/j/9444436871

-       Tuesday, 3/2 at 5pm

-       Wednesday, 3/3 at 11am

-       Friday, 3/5 at 12pm

-       Monday, 3/8 at 915am

-       Thursday, 3/11 at 4pm

Step 2: Read the Research Practicum page to learn about faculty research interests and labs. Choose up to 3 faculty with whom you would like to work for 2 consecutive semesters.

IMPORTANT: Please note that research practicum placements have become very competitive and students are not always placed with the faculty member of their choice. If you are not accepted and need practicum credit hours to graduate, then you will need to apply separately and complete the field practicum instead. 

Step 3: Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss how the Research Practicum would fit into your academic plan and research requirements.

Step 4: Complete the brief online application by April 15th. The link will be available through your academic advisor. 

Step 5: You will receive an email once your application has been reviewed and your acceptance status has been determined. You should expect to hear by April 20th

Step 6: If accepted, the Practicum Coordinator will email you to connect you with a research faculty member. Reach out to the faculty member to re-iterate your interest and attach your current resume. Some faculty members request a meeting, an interview, or a separate application. If you are accepted into a lab, you and your faculty advisor will complete and submit the HDF 355R Research Lab Commitment Form so that you can register for the course. 

Please feel free to contact Natalie Ammon, Practicum Coordinator, at hdfs.practicum@utexas.edu with your UTEID and any questions.

 

Application Procedure for Field Practicum (HDF 652F/652P): To Be Completed 2 Semesters In ADVANCE of PLACEMENT. Summer Placements are Unavailable.

 

Step 1: Attend a Mandatory Information Session to apply for a Field Practicum in Spring 2022.

 Zoom linkhttps://utexas.zoom.us/j/9444436871

-       Tuesday, 3/2 at 5pm

-       Wednesday, 3/3 at 11am

-       Friday, 3/5 at 12pm

-       Monday, 3/8 at 915am

-       Thursday, 3/11 at 4pm

Step 2: Meet with your academic advisor to complete the Academic Plan Form (advisors have this form). Please schedule a meeting as soon as possible and no later than May 7th

Step 3: Complete the brief online application by April 15th. The link will be available through your academic advisor. You may not apply unless you have attended an Information Session, met with your Academic Advisor, plan to take no more than 12 credit hours (including previous incomplete work), and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Step 4: You will receive an email once your application has been reviewed and your acceptance status has been determined. You should expect to hear by May 14th

Step 5: If accepted, you will receive further information and will attend another mandatory Site Selection Meeting the semester before your practicum begins.

Please feel free to contact Natalie Ammon, Practicum Coordinator, at hdfs.practicum@utexas.edu with your UTEID and any questions.