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  1. Hi Guys! I don't know if this is the right place to put this thread in, but I couldn't find any similar thread anywhere. So here it goes! All the Masters/PhD in Computer Science people who applied in Canadian universities converge here! Share your heart out, how you're dealing with the stress of waiting it out (Canadian universities are super late in sending decisions). Last I heard, SFU and UWaterloo extended their deadlines to February 15 and February 28! Man this is gonna take even more time!!!
  2. Hey everyone just thought I would start up a thread for any audiology hopefuls applying for the 2017 year! I am applying to UBC and Western this year. I have heard that Western is really difficult to get into. Does anyone know if UBC is any easier?
  3. I figured I would start this thread off for Canadian clinical psychology applicants for Fall 2017. There was a good thread going last year that I think helped a lot of people out. Might as well get it started before the applications are due! Good luck to everyone this year!
  4. Hi all, I thought I'd start a thread specifically for those of us applying to Munk and other Canadian international affairs programs for fall 2017. Topic name begins with Munk simply because that's my first choice lol Applications haven't opened yet but I figured, why not Here's last cycle's thread:
  5. Hi everyone! I just officially accepted my offer from the University of Ottawa in Information Studies a few minutes ago and I'm very excited I was wondering if anyone else on this website is also going to be a student in this program in the fall and would like to connect via Facebook group or something! Also, if any Ottawa residents have any recommendations for finding housing (other than checking kijiji and the student housing billboard), please post them here! Gotta find a place to live soon...
  6. I suppose we all finished submitting our applications and wait for some news. Let's talk about our issues and developments of applications. I'm waiting for 2 universities (UVic and USask) and applied for MPA.
  7. Hey everyone! I applied to some MA programs in Communication in Canada universities and has been rejected by McGill,UBC and Western. However, I still got no reply from UT, SFU, Ottawa and Carleton. I'm so anxious at this time. Wonder there's anyone applied to the same program with me?
  8. I haven't accepted yet, but it's looking more and more likely that I'll be heading to McGill in the fall! Anyone else here planning to go?
  9. Haven't seen a thread for the 2017 cycle so I thought I'd initiate one here. Anyone in the process of applying? I have just submitted my application to UBC and am currently working on ones for U of T, McGill, York, Calgary, Alberta and possibly Queens/Victoria. Here are my stats: Undergrad GPA: 3.6/4.33 (3.88 in last 2 years) MA (International Studies- Course Based): 3.55/4.33 MA (Political Science): 4.0/4.0 Scholarships: 5 in second MA (including SSHRC); 2 in first MA and and 3 in BA Other Awards: Rhodes Finalist, Dean's Honor Call, Best Poster Presentation Award Publications: Three published, one of them is single author; 3 submitted Conferences: Presented at two academic conferences Research: Worked as an RA in 2 semesters Enthusiastic reference letters I would appreciate any comments/evaluations? UBC is my first choice but the profs that work in my area aren't taking on PhD students so I'm not sure about what my chances are. Of course would be happy to have an offer from Toronto and McGill as well. Where is everyone else applying to?
  10. I am considering applying for the MPH programs in Hong Kong. I am wondering if anyone here knows what the public health field in NA views international MPH degrees? For example, the Hong Kong universities do not have CEPH. Is CEPH viewed very importantly in the field?
  11. Hey everyone! I applied to Ryerson, McGill and Carleton for the Masters in Architecture! I haven't heard back from any so I'm pretty nervous! Has anyone any idea when I should hear from them? Also has anyone heard back from them? Feel free to reply!
  12. Hello Friends, As this academic year is coming to a close, and MPH applications will be opening in just 6ish (months depending on where you're applying to of course!), I thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of MPH applications would be helpful. I also find it helpful to know who's applying where I'm excited to start this journey and I'm hoping we all see acceptance letters/emails in under a year! Schools/programs I plan to apply to: UBC MPH UBC MSc in PPH (still need to start looking for a supervisor, how soon is too soon?) SFU MPH
  13. I am fixed between deciding between the two 1. Research Masters in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology with a full funding guarantee 2. Unfunded Masters of Information in the UX Concentration I am considering factors like - How big are university rankings as a factor when it comes to employability - Lesser financial liability will allow me to have a lesser headache in the masters learning experience, I could probably even spend money to enjoy the BC life - Toronto and VC look similar when it comes to living expenses. Any suggestions and advice regarding this would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance
  14. Hey everyone! I thought I'd start a thread for those applying to urban / regional / community planning masters programs for Fall 2017. We can share thoughts on programs, application stats, acceptance/rejection dates, funding, etc. I don't know too much about all the planning programs, but right now I'm thinking I'll apply to the programs at Queen's (SURP), UofT (MScPl), Waterloo (MA/MES), and Ryerson (MPl). Let me know your thoughts!
  15. The degree: English m.a. The schools: York, UofT The issues: York is offering scholarships that will cover my tuition at the least. UofT offers Nada (I will need loans). York's faculty seem more welcoming. York offers more options in terms of the degree (e.g. option to do an MRP, or thesis, or directed reading courses, etc.) while UofT is coursework only (so I will be somewhat limited I imagine to producing work along certain lines). However, a few years ago I started a grad degree at UofT but had to drop out and I have a strong urge to finish it off ffs. I think UofT is more competitive and may be more challenging but that could be a good thing? And I want to continue on to do a PhD somewhere awesome and for some reason I have this feeling that UofT would more likely put me in place to go where I want to go. The ask: please help.
  16. I have a Canadian Master's degree and I'd appreciate if anyone can answer any of my questions. In Canada, you usually complete your Master's before applying for a PhD, which from what I heard at my Master's institution is expected to be completed in 4 years, but I think sometimes can be done in 3. But in the US, you normally apply for a PhD after your Bachelor's, and I think PhD is expected to take 5.5 to 6 years (in STEM fields) and possibly longer. If I already have a Master's which took 2 years to complete, will this shorten the amount of time to complete an American PhD (and if so, by how much) or will it make no difference? I've tried looking for this on universities' websites but I have a hard time finding a good answer - some universities seem to say a few courses can be transferred, some say they can't, and others say it depends on whether they consider the Master's courses to be on par with theirs. But even if transfers are allowed, it seems that I have to petition for the course transfers as a PhD student. Is it possible to find out how much of my Master's can count towards the PhD before accepting the offer or before applying to the school? This also applies for whether my Master's thesis can be counted. This is important to me as I'm an older applicant and would rather not spend too much time getting the PhD. I know I can't get another Master's along the way if I'm going for a PhD in the same field so I think it's risky I have to spend as much time as Bachelor's applicants without the insurance of getting a MS degree along the way. I'd probably prefer doing a PhD in the US but if it saves time to do it in Canada that would be a factor in my decision. Also, how would it be different if I did a PhD in a different field than my Master's/undergrad major? If anyone knows the situation in other countries such as the UK it would be helpful too. Also, I know that international applicants have much lower acceptance rates for grad school in the US compared to American citizens (and similarly for Canadian schools). But most of them are from overseas. If I'm a Canadian citizen, how does that affect my admission chances? (It all depends on why international applicants have lower acceptance rates).
  17. Hi, everyone! I got two offers from MERM program at UBC and MEC program at Alberta. But I am struggling with the decision. FYI, both programs I applied for require the completion of a thesis. UBC is one of the top universities in Canada and Vancouver is a comfortable city to live in. But I do not have any fundings. It is expensive to live in Vancouver. Also, my supervisor told me the chance becoming a RA is low for a master student considering we have many courses and lack of skills. In fact, I plan to pursue a doctorate degree after finishing my graduate study and hope to gain more experience and have some publications if possible. So I am worried about whether the program is helpful for my future application for PhD. Can I have many research opportunities at UBC? Besides, the supervisor's research interests at Alberta are more appealing to me than UBC's. And the supervisor promised me to become his RA and work in his projects. So the funding and research opportunities are guaranteed. But I am not sure whether the program is high of quality. Could some guys answer my questions? I compare both two programs and find course credits are the same. So why could students at Alberta have time working research projects but students at UBC could not? I sincerely hope people who know about these two programs could give me some advice. Thanks a lot!!
  18. Hello everyone! I`m applying to Vanier CGS 2016-2017. Is there any other applicants here? If we could count with the help (some tips, guidelines, etc) of those who are already accepted that would be great. Thanks!
  19. Hii guys my name is vignesh an undergraduate from India and I have applied for M.eng in Mechanical engineering program at the University of Alberta (wait list) Carleton university and in university of Guelph (only God knows what's going on with my application on those two universities) yep...it has been a month now and I haven't heard any news regarding my applicatipn. Anybody out there like me applied for the same program or even the same universities please reply...
  20. A thread for those applying to Canadian schools! I've applied to UofT, Alberta, Western, and McMaster myself, as well as the Cognitive Science of Language program at McMaster (my top choice!), anyone hear anything back yet? I am still pending for UofT, Alberta, and both programs at Mac. I have been rejected from Western. From what I can tell, decisions for CogSci of Language will not be released for awhile yet. Any information anyone would like to contribute, its hard to plan where I am going to live and work this summer when things are so up in the air, I am very nervous. I hope applications are going well for everyone! I was interviewed for Toronto in December, and I emailed and met with a supervisor from Mac (as well as had email communication with another Mac professor in December who is on Sabbatical)
  21. I just found out that I got into the University of Waterloo for a Master's in Earth Science! I know it's a phenomenal school and it's doing ground-breaking research in my field (groundwater). I'm from Memphis TN, but am a Canadian citizen and spent my summers there growing up. However, I'm getting the nagging sensation that I'm always missing something. For example, my POI at Waterloo seemed put off by the fact that I didn't already know that a MSc degree there only requires 4 classes in addition to research, and little help was offered when I asked for it to navigate the funding sources. I would ask a question and the answer would seem to come from left field. Do any of y'all have advice for navigating the Canadian higher ed landscape as a clueless American? Are there any other big differences in curriculum, expectations, and structure of degrees that I'm missing?
  22. I noticed that the previous thread was blocked, and even though it's rather late, I figured it was still worthwhile to start a new one! Where is everyone at with their admission statuses??
  23. This might sound like a really stupid question, but I don't know when the deadline to accept my UWO offer is. There is nothing about this on the departmental website OR on the graduate admissions website as far as I can tell. I emailed the grad admissions office, who told me to contact my department about the deadlines. The department contact person in turn told me that I can find all the information in the admission letter. But the deadline is not there! I checked the letter three times now: all it says in terms of dates is I need to complete any outstanding requirements (i.e. send official transcripts) a month before commencing my studies and get a study permit. I am a little afraid I'll annoy the program coordinator if I email them again. I also don't want to just poke around on the portal because the system UWO uses is not the most user-friendly, what if I accidentally reply to my offer before I am ready? So what do I do now? Wait a while before asking again? The programs I have not heard from yet release the decisions very late, in early May, so I really need to know if I can wait this long before deciding. Western folk out there, when was/is your deadline to accept? Is it universal across the university? I am not sure: is April 15th a thing in Canada? Does it matter if your offer is funded/unfunded?
  24. Has anyone applied for the Master of Education program at Thompson Rivers University for counselling?
  25. Hello! Somehow, this year, no one seems to have started a Canadian Thread for applicants for Clinical and Counselling Psychology. I figured, I would start! Applied to: University of Manitoba (Clinical), Queen's (Clinical), McGill (Counselling), New Brunswick (Clinical) and Wisc-Madison (Masters/PhD - Counseling) No, news yet except for Wisc-Madison PhD - rejected, but one of my referees didn't put in my reference in time (a week after the deadline) Let's start talking because I think we all need an outlet and to find out from each other what is happening in the world of invites, acceptances and rejections. (PS, if someone does know about another link - 'cause I cannot find my fellow applicant peers)