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  1. Hi everyone! If you have decided to attend Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in Fall 2017 (like me) then feel free to join the Facebook group I just created so we can connect with each other, ask questions, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527643387247818/ This group is intended to promote connectivity between students admitted to a Master of Public Health, Master of Science, or Master of Healthcare Administration degree programs at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health beginning in September 2017.
  2. I thought there might be some benefit in creating a forum where (1) people can post if they are declining an offer, and (2) where people can post where they are wait-listed. Sure, there is no guarantee the wait-listed person will get the spot, but it's still nice to know, right? Or we can put anything related to wait-lists here.
  3. A thread where people can post their acceptances for the fall and which school they plan to attend! Clinical, counseling, experimental, social, neuroscience, etc -- everyone tell us your good news!
  4. Hello all, I submitted my application on 10/17. I sent my transcripts on 10/20 and was just wondering if anyone knows if I will receive a notification when my application is complete or under faculty review? Thanks in advance!
  5. Hello everyone, I have been accepted to the EPFL for the coming academic year. I will be doing my Master Degree in Computer Science starting from the Fall 2017 semester. I have therefore created a Facebook group in order to collect everyone who is coming. It will be a great place to know each other, share informations, ask for help and generally to make this Master Degree start right :-) Here is the name of the group you can search (without "") -> "EPFL Master Fall 2017 - 2019" Hope everyone will join and share it with friends. We need to make a very huge community! Take care
  6. This is precisely what the title suggests. Invite everyone planning to apply for a master's course in the field of Music to share concerns, updates here. And I request everyone already enrolled in such programmes to help us out. @Musicologist I am personally confused between Musicology and Ethnomusicology and want to find out more about Music therapy as a programme. Any disussion around it is much appreciated!
  7. Hi gang! Never too early I guess to start the application process!! Planning is in our nature, after all Thought I would start this thread so that we would all be able to connect. These are the schools I am considering: San Jose State University University of California Irvine University of Hawaii Manoa Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Poly Pomona University of Colorado Denver Rutgers University - New Brunswick University College London A little bit about me: California native who attended undergrad at CU Boulder for Environmental Studies, concentration in Sustainable Development with a certificate in Public Health. Graduated in 2015 with 3.458 GPA. I worked closely with an international nonprofit through college, took some incredible sustainable design, planning, and project management courses during a semester abroad in Sweden and now as a graduate I'm back in the Golden State helping to bring about climate change mitigation and adaptation in local governments. I've always been drawn to planning as a field, but being in this job now has only solidified in my mind that this is my path and I'm very excited to be applying to all of these programs in the fall!!! Having a completely average GPA (and presumably average GRE scores as I'm a terrible test-taker), I'm hoping that my strong writing skills will be able to win over any admissions committee! I'm primarily looking in-state/WICHE, Rutgers because I felt like I should apply to at least one in the top 10, and UCL because I have British citizenship and the masters program there is only one year. I will actually be starting the UCL application now since the deadline is so late in the year (July 29th) to start in the fall, so if I get in for this fall then I will defer a year to apply to the U.S. programs. Hope I'm not the only (crazy?) one starting this now! Previous application cyclists feel free to comment!!
  8. Hey there! I'm a Texas gal born and raised and l only applied to in-state schools. I'm really hoping starting this thread isn't a bad idea/going to freak me out but as we are getting closer to the acceptance period I am getting curious about when people are going to start receiving good (or bad) news! I know we're still a few weeks out from the "mid-march" acceptance period, I thought Texas applicants could use this thread to share their current situations/questions/concerns and hopefully get connected with a friend or two that ends up choosing the same program. I've personally not heard back from anywhere, even though I know classmates who've already received acceptances from UT Dallas (I realize this may be because they submitted their apps a couple of months before me). Other places I applied were UT Austin, University of Houston, TCU, UNT, TWU, and Texas State. Good luck to everyone!!!
  9. Am I the only one who hasn't heard back from Brown (MCB)???? I was interviewed the first weekend and it's been a month since their second interview weekend. So I'm kinda just waiting around to make a decision. I got a offer at Washington State and they seem to be pushing hard for an answer but I don't want to accept without hearing back. Anyone else in the same boat?
  10. Hey guys, I just received an acceptance to USC's MSW program for fall 2017 at their main campus (University Park). My concentration will be in children and family and I was wondering if anyone else on here will be attending as well, or has attended and can give me a little bit of info on the program!
  11. Could not find any activity for Fall 2017 so hoping you guys who applied will share their experiences -------------------------------- Undergrad Institution: 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:TOEFL Total: (if applicable)Applying to Where:
  12. I had applied last year in Oct for the MEng program and had also sent all the documents well before deadline. Still no news. On their portal it says that application fees receipt and physical application forms were not received. This was one university I was hopeful to get admit from. Anyone else get any admits / rejects from NUS?
  13. Does anyone know when Rutgers University makes PhD admission decisions in Linguistics?
  14. I have been reading posts regarding Masters in IA, IR and ID; and even one about career change by Nicole. However I haven't come across any one making transition to IA from an engineering background. I graduated in Electrical Engineering with a CGPA of 7.6 (India) in 2014 from a top 20 private university in my country, after which I've been working for an insurance company as a technical consultant. I worked my way through college as my father's pension (he's retired on medical grounds) could only partially provide for my and my brother's education. My main goal throughout college was getting a job at the end of the course to help my family's finances, and I did decently well. I have been doing well at my job, however after certain incidents in my life, I wanted to change my career path to international development and gain a Masters in IA, IR or ID, and since my father again has a job, I'll be able to continue my studies. I do not have a working experience in this field, but to make up for the education divide I enrolled myself in 2 MOOCs from Coursera (about to complete), with certificates from the providing universities and am also attending a 2 week program about UN and global challenges (complete with end exam and thesis) at IHEID, Geneva in Jan'17 amounting to 6ECTS. Also, during college I help set up a bio-gas plant in my village (internship/project) and have taught spoken English to foreign nationals for 8 months. I tried to get volunteer experience at an international Location, but due to my financial situation, I could not pay for the experience. Is it possible to get into a prestigious university program with my profile? My target colleges are: IHEID, SciencesPO, Maastricht University, King's college London, SOAS and University of Warwick. Language Expertise: English (Native/Bi-lingual efficiency), Hindi (Native/Bi-lingual efficiency), French (Beginner; 2 years at school) Many Thanks Note: Any comments or ideas on how to enhance my profile are welcome.
  15. Hi I wanted to get an idea from people who are also applying to Masters in Analytics programs in US for courses starting in Fall of 2107. I know it is a bit early and most applications have just started but I wanted to understand what kind of colleges I could target considering my profile which I detailing below Undergrad Institution: Middle of the pack Engineering College (India) Major(s): Electronics and Communication Minor(s): GPA in Major: 4 Overall GPA: 3.4 Position in Class: Top Type of Student: International - female Grad: MBA in HR - one of top 5 B Schools in India, Class Rank: Top 5, GPA: 3.9 GRE Scores (revised/old version): Q: 165 V: 165 AWA: 4.5 TOEFL Total: 115 Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have close to 10 years of experience in Retail process improvement and Management Consulting My top choices for schools are: Columbia: MS Applied Analytics UChicago: MS Analytics University of Texas Austin: Masters Analytics Univ of Southern California : MS Business Analytics Purdue Univ: MS Analytics Northwestern: MS Analytics If someone could help me out with the following: 1. Am I Ok to target these colleges or are they too much of a 'reach' for my profile? Please suggest some other colleges where I will have a better chance of getting admission 2. I am 35 years old, mid-career professional, will that be a disadvantage for me as median age for most of these programs is 25-28yrs and median work ex is 2.5 - 4 years. For instance Duke Univ has clearly mentioned that their program would not be a good fit for me. Thanks
  16. Hey Has anyone applying to MRes in oncology heard from Oxford about the interviews yet?
  17. Hey everybody!! It's rare to see gerontology applicant posts so I decided to start one! USC is my dream gerontology program and I'm really anxious, nervous, nauseous, to hear my decision. I don't know of any of gerontology students so if you are a gerontology student let's network! We are a rare breed haha. We can use this to talk gerontology programs, schools, admission decisions and just help each other out through the process of graduate admissions! I have applied to USC, CSULB, CSUF, and University of La Verne. Haven't heard from USC, CSULB, or CSUF but I got accepted to La Verne for Fall 2016 Gerontology! YAY!!
  18. Hey--has anyone heard anything back from UConn Ph.D. in EEB yet? I see one rejection in February, but nothing recent.
  19. So I am a little bit concerned that I am being overly ambitious about my choice in schools. Ideally I would like to attend Caltech, MIT or Northwestern. However, I have heard from some people that being from a school outside of the top 25 universities (i.e. non ivy league level schools) can be a disadvantage. Is this true? Should I change my expectations? Also if I bomb the subject GRE (below 50%) am I screwed? Thanks for your help. American from a state university in the top 40 chemistry programs. BS in Chemistry Graduated in the Spring of 2015 Applying to Chemistry PhD programs I am interested in nanotechnology and chemical biology GRE: Will be taking in the summer Subject GRE: Will be taking in April GPA - 3.8 Research - 2 years of undergraduate research in organic chemistry where I published 3 second author papers in JACS. One of the papers was spotlighted in JACS. I am currently doing a 2 year fellowship at the NIH doing translational molecular biology research (I don't like it as much as my undergraduate research but it is still interesting). I have one small publication (4th author in a small journal) so far and will hopefully have at least 1 more publication from the NIH before I apply. Presentations - 1 poster at a regional conference where I won first place in my division and 1 poster at my undergraduate institution. 1 published presentation at a national conference (third author). Awards- NIH fellowship, ACS award for outstanding undergraduate research. Graduated with honors (completed honors thesis) LOR- I should have 1 outstanding letter, 1 Very very good letter, and 1 Good letter Dream Schools MIT Harvard Northwestern Berkley Cal Tech Schools I would love to attend UCLA UT Austin Wisconsin Illinois Schools That I would also like UC Irvine UNC UC Boulder Yale Hopkins U Chicago
  20. Hi guys, has anyone applied for a graduate program in University of Calgary for spring 2016 ? Is it absolutely necessary to get a supervisor before admission decision are made for their research based masters ? Some other schools admit before u get to pick a supervisor.
  21. Hello everyone, Greetings, first post in this forum, hope everyone's doing well on their applications. I'm currently a graduate student completing my degree in Master of International Affairs at Penn State University, and I plan to apply for Political Science or Communications Ph.D programs for fall 2013. Before I get into the specific field I'm looking for, let me start with my academic background: Graduate: Penn State University, Master of International Affairs, GPA: 3.95 Undergrad: Drexel University, BA in International Studies, GPA 3.2 (Junior/Senior year GPA 3.8) GRE: Verbal 750, Quantitative 800, Analytic Writing 5.0 Work Experience: Worked as full-time student support office manager at Wharton School of Business for one and half years. Now, the area of research I want to get into is political theory and IR theory. I am not particularly enthusiastic about quantitative method/formal theory/rationalist model (which are the trade marks of my current school's political science dept); in contrast, I'm far more interested in qualitative research methods and post-positivist approach. I'm looking for a political science department with a culture of liberal arts and interdisciplinary approach, and hopefully have faculties that deal with contemporary political philosophy (post-modern, post-structuralist, constructivist, Foucault, Nietzsche, Derrida etc.) and critical theory. So far I have found Brown, UC Berkley, and Northwestern have the political science department that seem fit my criteria, NYU's communications department also have critical theory focus. So I'm wondering if there are others out there with similar interest, and are aware of other schools that fit my description. Also, I have the burden of a relatively low undergrad GPA, I don't how how much that would hurt my chances of getting into a Ph.D program. I'm hoping that my GRE score and my graduate GPA may upset the disadvantage of the undergrad GPA... Any input / suggestion will be greatly appreciated, thank you all!
  22. Hello All, I'm just writing to allay some of my anxiety of late. I applied to UPenn's Neuroscience program through the biomedical graduate group (BGG). Up until recently I've thought of it as one of my very top choices, but looking at some of the "results survey" entries are making me nervous. I guess I wasn't aware how stiff the competition for Penn really is. Anyone else out there who has applied, what are your thoughts on this? Have a lot of people heard about interviews? I'm curious to hear what others think. And if you wouldn't mind including a few things about yourself : What type of university, major, GPA, GRE, experience... I'll list mine here. Top 50 private university, majoring in neuroscience, minoring in music, 3.83 GPA, 670 Verbal, 740 Quant, 3 years lab experience on campus as well as some summer research internships Thanks everybody, and good luck!
  23. Hi everyone! I just began my MPH this semester and I love learning, but I think I would like to finish next December instead of the following May if possible. My only concern is that this will be a lot of work to cram in. I would have to take 14 hours this Spring and next Fall as well as 6 hours (hopefully online) over the Summer while doing a Practicum. Has anyone done this before? Is it doable? I searched the forums and didn't find anything like this. If someone could help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
  24. I am a little OCD, but I hear that many people who choose to become SLP's are that way also! so I though you might like this check off list I made and I have already added everything to my calendar on my ipad, which syncs with my google calendar. Each university is different, so double check everything with information in your graduate student handbook. 1st year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES START o Make sure your ASHA membership is current or become a new member o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Network! These are valuable place to ask questions, receive tips, and have 24/7 SLP support · Join ASHA on Facebook · Join Dysphagia Therapy group on Facebook · Join slpeeps on twitter or Facebook· Join Pediatric and school based therapy group on Linked In o Bookmark these websites and read the articles monthly· The ASHA LEADER magazine· ASHAsphere blog During the semester o Ask about the student malpractice form and if you will need it this semester o Register & take 2 Praxis exams required by PDA (if not now, do this by next semester) · PPST Praxis I series: Reading #10710; Math 10730; Writing #20720· Praxis II #30511 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge test When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. Your advisor will have an official copy, however it is smart to keep up with your own just in case the main document is lost or there are discrepancies. · What KASA? o Log your clinical practicum hours.· It is each student’s responsibility to maintain formal documentation of his or her earned clinical contact hours on or off campus. The form used for this purpose is different for each university. Ask your professors where you can obtain a form. Two copies of the form must be signed by the affiliation supervisor and by the student. One copy of the form must be retained by the student and another copy must be placed in the student’s academic file.Remember you must earn a total of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum in order to qualify for the M.A. degree and apply for their CCC’s. Up to 25 of these hours can be clinical observation hours earned during your undergrad degree and the other 375 must be earned in direct client/patient contact. Click here for more information about clinical practicum hours and go to page 4 o Update and post your resume. It may seem early to do this but recruiters are always looking and companies are desperate enough to snatch students up 2 years in advance 2nd year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES o Make sure your ASHA membership is current o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Complete 3 Clearances· Criminal History Record- link for PA· Child Abuse History – link for PA· FBI Clearance - link for PA During the semester fill out the student malpractice form When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. o Log your clinical practicum hours. o Update your resume, then resend it to companies that you have applied to or start applying for jobs now Read this article titled Making Sense of (and Choosing) the Best Settings and Terms for You Part 1 Part 2 click here to read more topics at my blog at MedSLP
  25. Here I have listed thing a 1st year and 2nd year student should have done before, during, and after classes. Each university is different, so double check everything with information in your graduate student handbook. All you need to know about clearences Praxis KASA clinical practicum hours applying for a job networking http://medslp.podbean.com/2011/08/14/slp-grad-student-to-do-list/