Diversity in the Psychology Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities to Increase the Presence of African-American Males in Psychology Graduate Programs
Much remains to be learned about the roles that race and ethnicity play in the academic experiences of students of color. Furthermore, as attending college is increasingly the norm for society, attending graduate school to attain an advanced degree (master’s or doctoral degree) is becoming more of a distinguishing factor. Given the necessity of diversifying the psychology workforce, it is important for the field to better understand how to increase the number of African-American males in this pipeline. This article will discuss several factors that impede recruitment of minority students into doctoral programs.