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

 

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

 

Step 1: Attend a Mandatory Information Session in order to apply for a research practicum for 1) Spring and Summer 2021 or 2) a research practicum for Spring and Fall 2021.

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

  • Thursday, 10/1 from 7:15-8:00pm
  • Monday, 10/5 from 11:00-11:45am
  • Tuesday, 10/6 from 5:15-6pm 
  • Friday, 10/9 from 12:15-1pm

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 November 1st. 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.

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. 

 

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 Fall 2021.

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

    • Thursday, 10/1 from 7:15-8:00pm
    • Monday, 10/5 from 11:00-11:45am
    • Tuesday, 10/6 from 5:15-6pm 
    • Friday, 10/9 from 12:15-1pm

Step 2: Meet with your academic advisor to complete the Academic Plan Form (advisors have this form and will keep it once completed). Please schedule a meeting as soon as possible and no later than October 30th.

Step 3: Complete the brief online application by November 1st. 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, 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. 

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