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  1. Hey guys I thought it would be good to start a thread for people applying for genetic counseling school for Fall 2017. I am starting to prepare for the GRE and the supplemental materials of the application since I will be in the midst of finals when applications are due. I would love to talk to more people about genetic counseling school who are also applying or have applied previously. I am just now getting a list of programs that I want to apply to, which includes: Northwestern University, Emory University, University of South Carolina, Stanford University, CSU Stanislaus, Boston University, University of Michigan, and UT Houston.
  2. Hello, Can people give me their opinions/ranking on any of the schools (Statistics PhD): UCLA, UF, Texas A&M I've been admitted into these schools, and I'm having hard time deciding... My opinion: UCLA -seems good for industry jobs (i.e. data science), since located in LA -course load seems heavy on machine learning (good) -expensive to live in though (apartment/food worries...) UF -course load seems to be more oriented toward traditional statistics (no machine learning courses) -I heard they're theoretical heavy (good) -located in my hometown (wouldn't have to worry about life stuff, i.e. cost of living, food, etc.) Texas A&M -I heard they're a very large department that does mostly applied stuff -I'm not that worried about the cult life thing Bio: -Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill, Graduating in May 2017 with Bachelors in Stats, Math -US Citizen -Hoping more for industry than academic job Thank you so much!
  3. Hi all! Just thought I'd start this thread. Where all are you applying? How's the GRE coming along? SoP...? Writing samples? Let's commiserate. I'll start. B.A. (top-ranking public school on the East coast) and M.A. (well-ranked, medium sized public school on the West coast) in art history. GRE registered for end-July. Currently working on my SoPs. Writing sample in my area, but needs much work/editing to be a self contained 20-page essay, as is customary for most programs. Schools shortlisted: University of California, Berkeley, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, Columbia University, City University of New York's The Graduate Centre, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University. Area: Early Modern Europe Here's to another season of applications. May the odds be ever in your favour!
  4. Menge, the one who started the 'PhD Applications Fall '17 Season' topic, mentioned that it may be a good idea to start a new discussion where people can share their decisions--where they will accepting or rejecting offers, and where they are waitlisted. So, if you are willing, let's start up some conversations, and hopefully, those of us who are interested in the same schools can work something out.
  5. I am a US citizen but I live between Africa and Europe at the moment and going back to the states is not a feasible option at the moment. I was wondering if anyone here made their decision without visiting the school first and what resources they looked into that could provide similar information to what would happen during these admitted student days. So far, I am considering UCSD, American, UMinnesota, and UWashington. I am really curious about UMinnesota, as there doesn't seem to be a lot of outside information. Anything would be greatly appreciated!
  6. Happy New Year all! I'm snagging an idea from the sociology thread. If my nerdy research proves correct, we will start hearing about PhD in Education acceptances/interviews as early as mid-January. Rejections seem to come later as do Master's notifications. Thought a thread focused on fall 2017 education admissions and cheering one another on would be fun! We also might get more conversations going than in threads about individual schools. And, of course, this thread might help pass the time as we await the congratulatory phone calls and embossed envelopes. Upon checking the results board it looks like we're all still waiting...
  7. Wondering who else applied to Vandy? I applied to the K-12 Education Leadership and Policy PhD program. Getting excited and nervous as we approach January!
  8. In the fall, I am going to begin my graduate school application process for Speech Pathology. I have some pretty good things going for me: a 3.8 GPA, 4.0 in my major, research experience, letters of recommendation lined up already, and an awesome internship opportunity coming up this summer. But, there is one small problem: I have conduct violations from my freshman year on my record (two violations related to underage drinking when I was 18). I know how stupid it was to drink when I was 18, let alone in the dorms, but I was dumb and depressed and well, it happened. I went through the conduct process, learned my lesson, and even though I am now 21 years old I don't drink at all. The record of these incidents does not appear on my academic record, but it does appear on a separate conduct record. I know that when I apply to grad school, there will be a question on the application asking whether I've ever had any conduct violations, and another about criminal offenses. I do not have a criminal record. My question is what would be the best approach to this? Do I NEED to report my offenses if they don't appear on my academic record? And further, how much will these offenses impact my chances of being accepted to a program? Thank you so much for any insight you are able to provide!
  9. Hi all, Has anyone received an offer to Rowan University's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program? I've been waitlisted and want to know if people are thinking about attending or denying their offer. Please let me know. I would love to accept if offered admission.
  10. I am currently a student at a top 3 US public uni and am working toward a STEM degree and an IR degree. My IR GPA is very good (somewhere around 3.7-3.8-ish), but as you can imagine, my STEM GPA is rubbish. My overall GPA is around a 3.4. I really want to go to graduate school in Europe to study IR and international security, focusing on cybersecurity and internet governance, preferably at a place like Sciences Po or King's. My issue is that I know European schools are very strict about GPA cutoffs. I do have some classes from community college and other universities through summer programs that can back me up but I'm not completely sure if it's enough to push me over the line without doing some wonky math I'm not entirely confident in. I've had research experience and have had my work published in a journal. I've had a variety of extracurriculars related to my field and in public policy (well as far as a college student can get into public policy anyway). I did have some really insane life issues that lead to uneveness in my grades (particularly in the last 18 months, big family problems affected me deeply and pushed me into therapy for depression). But I wonder if any of this can make up for the fact that my cumulative GPA might not be over the magic 3.5 cutoff line.
  11. Just curious how long those who have applied to the M.Ed - HESA program at Salem State and received an acceptance waited for an admissions decision? I'm applying for the Executive Track starting this summer.
  12. I wanted to make a separate thread for EEB stats b/c the programs tend to be pretty distinctive from gen bio and I'm curious what other people are up to this season! Here's a copy of the same rubric that is used in the other threads Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?)... Overall Reputation in Biology?) Major(s): Minor(s): GPA in Major: Overall GPA: Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?) Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?) GRE Scores (revised/old version): Q: V: W: B: TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this) Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...) Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, SPS officer etc...) Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...) Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applying to Where: School - Department - Research Interest School - Department - Research Interest School - Department - Research Interest 2
  13. I was accepted to the Agricultural and Applied Economics program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, but I can't seem to find too much information about the reputation of the terminal MS program. The website is a little outdated on the jobs page, I know PhD graduates from the school and their jobs are not listed. Does anyone know about their program? I received a full ride, but I am not interested in pursuing a Ph.D and it looks like most people who graduate from the MS program go into a Ph.D program or work for agricultural institutions. My background is in economics and international development but I want to take a more policy focus role after graduating since most of my experience is in non-profits providing public goods in Africa. The school doesn't seem to have a large alumni network. I really want to continue working abroad hopefully for a mid-size NGO or the UN.
  14. Hello there.I’m an undergrad Econ, with a minor in math. I want to do PhD in econ, but I prefer solving practical, daily econ issues, rather than staying in my office all day to build new formula and stuff, thus I want to do PhD in applied econ. Can anyone enlighten me? I have several questions:1/ Does admissions for PhD applied econ require the same math courses and intensity as PhD econ does?2/ is phd applied econ admission less/same competitive as pure phd econ?3/ what’s a successful file of a person who gets into a good (top 50 and above) phd applied econ? Any masters? Research exp? publication? 4/ Is it less math intensive than pure phd econ, or does it require the use of a different type of math (I mean, AFTER one gets in and starts the curriculum)? Is it simply another word for PhD Business as some people said? what're the core differences between applied econ and pure econ? 5/ what're the core differences in the curriculum of PhD applied econ and PhD econ? Thanks a bunch! Deeply appreciate. You guys are most kind to enlighten me! And congrats to those who made it into their top choices for PhD econ also.
  15. Heya lovely Gradcafe-ers, I was hoping to hear whether people have started to hear back from UNM, post-interview, and/or what current/past students' experiences have been like. Cheers!
  16. Hi gradcafe, I am an international student looking to eventually land on an R1 university for an IR Ph.D. in the US. (It is partly because in my place a US phd is strongly preferred for academic positions) I am now in my senior year in a university in Hong Kong majoring Economics (top40 in QS ranking, but I doubt that matters). My GPA will be around 3.05 upon graduation. It is low because I was directionless and wasted too much time on other things in my first 2.5 years in university, plus my university actively deflates student grades. I have just had a GRE test and the score (V/Q/AW): 151/165/4.0, just for reference. I have accepted an offer and will be going to study an MA in International Relations at the University of Warwick this year. While I will work hard to have a better GPA to compensate for my undergrad one, i am not sure about what to do after, to boost my profile enough to enter an R1 phd. There are three options i could think of: Go for a mphil in political science in the UK/Europe. I will surely benefit from a 2-year research training but I am afraid I would be further driven away from the US. Apply for jobs in think tanks/ intergovernmental organizations and work for 1/2 years. This is a favorable option since I could work on international issues in the real world setting (and possibly get paid for it), but i am not sure on whether i could actually land on these jobs. Apply for a master in the US. With my postgrad degree result, I should be able to get in a master programme like the Uchi one.(Not sure) The problem is that it is expensive (course fee and living costs) and costs me 2-year. I am still planning on it and prefer 1/2 over 3. However these are still vague ideas and any suggestion/criticism would be really helpful. Thank you!
  17. Hi everyone! I was accepted last week into BU's MTS program at the School of Theology. I am beyond excited and know this school is a great fit for me - however, like every other student applying for grad programs, I applied to HDS as well. According to GC and Google info, they don't release their admissions until March 15-16, which is a week after my acceptance deadline for BU. I asked my current professor if I should accept the offer - he suggested i accept BU and later reject if I get into HDS, but I feel that asking for an extension would be better since I would still possibly want to take classes at BU through the institute. How would I ask for an extension without sounding like it's not my top pick? I would be very happy at BU so it is a top pick for me, but I don't want to put all my eggs in a basket before I hear back from HDS. I want to make sure I make the best pick financially and long term. Thanks!
  18. For comparative, which one would you choose from the following? And why? I am having a real hard time deciding. UCSD, MIT or Vanderbilt (and UCLA, perhaps excluding this one due to poor funding). Of course the request for advice goes to current grad students or people in the job market, not prospectives as myself! I appreciate any good advice!
  19. Hey all! Just thought we should start a thread for Comp Bio/Bioinformatics/Biomedical Informatics to track all of the programs and what's going on and stop us from hunting everywhere for news! =). I applied to 12 schools and the only one I have heard back from, so far, is Duke Computational Biology/Bioinformatics - interviews Feb 9-12 or Feb 19-20.
  20. Hi Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has gotten into University of Wisconsin—Madison, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, or the U of M? These are the three midwest programs I applied too. I have gotten into a few in California, but haven't heard back from the midwest schools. Thanks! Best of luck to everyone! Lele
  21. Hi there has anyone heard back from csula yet ? Do they require interviews ? I've applied for the ms in counseling school psychology and I am a green card holder, does anyone know if I'm considered domestic or international ? Im very anxious to find out if I'm accepted or not.. but feeling a bit of a lost hope because it's already mid march and I haven't heard anything !!
  22. Hello all, I have a GRE Score of 294 taken in 2014. IELTS score is 7. Done Masters in Computer Science in USA with ~3.3 GPA with 3+ years of IT work experience and 6+ years of Leadership experience in different NPO's, Volunteer work and many achievements in the field of Social work. I wanted to do Phd in Business/Public Administration to do research on Self Sustainable model for very poor (low income villages) so that children in the village can go to schools and concentrate on education. I need help in selecting Universities in which I can admit (Looking for top schools). If I can get into top schools or not?
  23. Hi! I'm asking advice as I received a conditional offer from Cambridge for a PhD in History. The problem is that I've a MSc in Architectural History and Theory and a BA in History of Art and my dream was doing a PhD in one of these subjects- However, my research project involves both architectural history and history and my MSc supervisor suggested me to apply for a PhD in History at Cambridge as there is a potential supervisor which has already worked on my research topic. With my surprise, I have been accepted but now I don't know what to do. Cambridge was my plan B (I know it sounds strange) and I haven't heard back from my first choice (PhD in History of Art at Toronto). In addition, I don't have news about funding from Cambridge. I'm not worried about the supervisor who is expert in material culture (so both art and architecture) but what I fear the most is that I wouldn't fit in the department and that I would regret not being in the Art History one. Is it very stupid to refuse an offer from Cambridge (obviously I will wait for the other notifications to come in)? My supervisor told me that a PhD in History (and from Cambridge) is more prestigious that a PhD in History of Art, Is that true?
  24. Hey, so I've finally heard back from my schools and I'm trying to decide which soc phd program to go to in the fall and I've narrowed it down to three: Princeton, NYU, and Columbia. I don't know what my stipend would be for Princeton yet, but I've been offered around the same for NYU and Columbia (30K ish)...however NYU offers paid teaching positions, whereas Columbia has teaching requirements(about 15 hr/ week) but teaching is unpaid. In terms of programs, I am interested in cultural and computational sociology and it seems like all three programs have the resources/faculty in those areas. I have some extra considerations because I am a single mom of an infant...so the idea of unpaid teaching time seems logistically and financially troublesome, making NYU appealing....but I went to NYU for undergrad and I know there's kind of a stigma against going to the same grad and undergrad. Any thoughts on these programs? How important it is to go to a different school for grad than you went to for undergrad? Also, any single parent students out there with advice/comments?
  25. Seems to me that the traffic on GradCafe has slowed down some over the past few weeks, which suggests that people are hopefully making decisions about their programs! Who here wants to commiserate over the fact that no graduate programs have released decisions for them yet? That's where I'm at and it's a tad nerve-wracking.