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  2. One other thing to try is to go on the authors' webpages. Many will have preprints or links to their articles on their publications page. Another thing to do is ask a more senior student for help, if you're having trouble with the search in general and not just finding one or two of the articles. You could consult with a librarian -- they're there to help precisely with questions like this. Or you could simply ask your professor, if you rethink your hesitation and decide there is no real reason for it (I don't know the situation well enough to have an opinion).
  3. This is the kind of question you have advisors for. (Not in Psych so can't help, but I'm sure your professors will know the answer to this one.)
  4. Having a loan shouldn't bar you from traveling outside the US.
  5. Not ideal but possible. You don't need the I-20 when you leave the country, but you'll need it to get back in. Make sure they use a safe delivery option where they have you sign for it instead of leave it randomly on your doorstep or something, the I-20 isn't something you want to lose.
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  7. You have a good story and worked very hard.
  8. If you're wanting a career in research, then a MS is usually a better option. An MA is more theoretical focused, & an MS is focused more on practical empirical research methods. An MS will most likely contain an original thesis, while an MA might have an alternative option of a research paper, where you don't actually conduct your own experiment. If your goal is to only teach or practice clinical psychology, then an MA might be preferred. It's also helpful to read the program websites for more information on the type of study path offered. Usually there's a section that covers the career paths students tend to take after completing the program.
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  10. Hi everyone! Wow, I was so happy to find some people with the same problem and questions here! I will be starting a PhD in the fall and my school doesn't cover health insurance for my partner (on a J-2 visa).. My school also referred to this "marketplace" plan. When you were considering this, did you find out whether this type of plan would be approved/enough for J-2 insurance (since the requirements for that are a bit stricter)? Thank you so much for sharing your experiences (in this post and in general)
  11. Congrats! Are you going to accept either of them?
  12. @chloslp because of out-of-state tuition, I knew it was crucial for me to get a TA position/assistantship (in state benefits & stipend). I emailed the professors I wanted to work with and why, therefore when they were making decisions about assistantship, my name either stands out or the professor already confirmed and can bring it up to the admissions committee that he/she wants me as an assistant. Fast forward, I got my position and stipend along with my acceptance letter. Hope that helps! Good luck.
  13. Hey all, I am planning on applying to graduate school in statistics. Would you recommend taking the math subject test? Thank you
  14. Just curious, but if Psychology is a science, why are the graduate degrees offered by some universities a Master of Arts and not a Master's of science? Does that mean a master's of Arts in psychology is less scientifically based or the courses in a master's of arts are not as statistically heavy? Is it better to do a master's of science in psychology? As isn't it better to do a degree where psychology can be more empirically supported?
  15. From my year at CIR, I know offhand that two students placed into PhD programs at Ohio State (8th in the world in IR) and another into Harvard. I think someone got into Yale as well, and another got into GW. You made the right choice.
  16. Need some help, thought I'd make an account an ask...Do I have any chance of getting into a decent Stats PhD? I'm a junior attending an "elite" US institution (top 15), but don't have a solid GPA (3.54). I'm majoring in Stats and Economics, and my major GPA is around a 3.6. I've taken calculus and linear algebra, but have no advanced math classes, although I do plan on taking real analysis in the Fall. I have no research experience. I don't have a great relationship with any of my professors. ...All that said, how screwed am I? I literally never considered a PhD before this month, so I never bothered to research or do anything. At this point, I'm left coasting on my university's name, which I'm still not sure will get me anywhere. If anyone could chance me in general and recommend me schools that I could actually get into, I would be highly appreciative. My top two schools are Rice and UTAustin at this point, but I'm not sure I could get into either... Edit: Haven't taken the GRE yet, but I'm expecting a 90% percentile+ in the Quantitative section...I feel like the only thing I can do is standardized tests. I'll probably look into the Math GRE subject test as well and try to study over the summer...
  17. I will be coming into my PhD program without a MA. Granted, I did not come "straight from" undergrad as I took two years off before applying. I considered applying while I was a senior in undergrad but backed out last minute due to feeling unprepared and overwhelmed and I am SO glad I did. Instead of applying for MA/PhD, I applied to a RA position in a somewhat relevant area of psych and worked on getting research & clinical experience for a year, then the past year was spent doing more research while applying to grad programs. I applied to 12 or 11 (I honestly can't remember if I submitted #12), 9 PhD's & 3 MA's. I received interviews to 3 PhD's, waitlisted at 1, and received acceptance to 2 PhD's and a conditional acceptance PhD if I completed the MA in their program in a timely manner. I also was accepted to the MA's I applied to. I will say that consistently at interviews, it was about 50/50 on the applicants interviewing with/or without an MA. Not having an MA didn't keep me from receiving a full assistantship either which is great so I had an overall positive application season but I did have to work VERY hard to get my CV to look like it does, something that may have been a tad bit easier if I had done an MA first. That's my story
  18. Hi! I start the MSW in the fall and was recently accepted for the calswec stipend program. I'm wondering, how is that stipend disbursed? Do they give you the whole years worth together? or separate it?
  19. not sure if you're still looking for tips, but i found kahn and anderson's "conquering the physics gre" very helpful
  20. Just rejected my uAlberta offer last night (I accepted it a few weeks ago, but got an offer elsewhere recently), so someone on the wait list should get a spot!!
  21. agreed with the comment above. Keep in touch but-- that really means not burning bridge in any way. You want to make sure that you thanked them for considering you and getting to know you. Keep the future in mind- PhD programs, positions in their lab, or even post- doc placement. It is possible that you could work with her in the future.
  22. Hello! After so much lurking and researching on this forum, it's finally time for me to apply! I graduated from NYU last year with a BA in psych and since then I've been employed by my research team 1. coaching preschool teachers on our storytelling intervention, 2. administering classroom assessments to observe said teachers, and 3. administering language and self-regulation assessments with preschoolers to see how helpful the intervention is. I'm on my last post-BA course! Undergrad GPA: 3.53 (with post ba courses it's a 3.64 or something like that) Post BA GPA: 4.0 (27 credits) Last 60 units: 4.0 Applying to: NYU in person and online, TC Columbia, Kean, Montclair, College of St. Rose, LIU Brooklyn, SUNY New Paltz, New York Medical College, MGH, Emerson I'm so super duper stressed out about this process! I've been studying for the GRE a little and I feel so much less confident about the math than I do the verbal. It's so intimidating! :\ I've started using Magoosh after some unsuccessful (but super pricy) tutoring. I'm planning on taking it in September/October. Is this too late? It'll be my first time taking it. I'm just trying to balance my time between studying for the GRE, preparing my LOR portfolio, writing the personal statement, my last class, and work! Ahhh!
  23. Hi there, I do not have an exact answer to your question but do have an experience I thought that would be useful to share. When I was trying to find programs that I fit with. I google scholar'ed topics that I am interested in and looked up the authors of the works I was really interested in. This helped me find schools that I wouldn't have found by looking at top tier program lists etc. Its important for you to have a match of interests with your future advisor, so starting at the bottom with work that you are inspired by is a good idea. (incase you do not know- the last author on an article is most likely the PI or faculty advisor- to help you narrow your search. You'll want to look for researchers who are faculty at universities and check that they are on the program list of faculty. Good luck!
  24. Have you had recent experience with Neuroscience? If not, it will likely be hard to get into a neuroscience PHD program. You may want to consider getting a masters in the field you are interested in first. PhD programs are difficult to get into, especially I've heard for individuals who have taken a long break between BA and grad school. You will need strong letters of recommendation to push the committee to seeing that you are ready for the work load and time commitment of a PhD program at this time in your life. Besides online resources that you can find through this website you're going to need relationships with individuals who are faculty members/ research coordinators to help you with applications. Best of luck!
  25. My mentor suggested that I did not mention any of my negative aspects in my personal statement. She said that those were things that she would address in her letter of recommendation. It is better for your personal statement to reflect the positive experiences you've garnered, instead of your missteps. Do you have someone writing a recommendation for you that could address your grades and your work ethic?
  26. Most PhD programs that start in the fall will have reached out to their applicants by March of the same year (and expect to have the decisions of their applicants in by mid april). If you have not received any information from the program you applied to I would suggest emailing them.
  27. Hi there, I am looking for social psychology journals that accept brief report journal submissions. Any ideas on how I can figure this out/ do you have any suggestions of journals I should submit to. My study is on how my participants have changed their views on LGBs after election day- so I was thinking intergroup processes or social issue type journals. I can't seem to find brief report submissions. Help! Thanks!
  28. Anyone else upset that this program fell through after the interviews?
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