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  1. 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
  2. Hi everybody, A friend of mine is desperately seeking participants to fill out a very quick questionnaire for her MSc thesis. I'm sure many of you realise how difficult it is to find willing participants so I'd be forever grateful is you can spare 5 minutes to complete the survey! Here is the link to the questionnaire: https://kingstonpcs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2o4uVGJGpPPWFff The study is very interesting, aiming to uncover the importance of parental influence on alcohol addiction. Many thanks
  3. Hi guys, I'm from Pakistan and am interested in pursuing a graduate policy degree abroad. Can you guys share a list of universities which are known to either give significant amount of scholarship/aid or have inexpensive base tuition rates, specifically for international students? Include universities from all over the world, but please do mention universities in the US as well. Also, is HKS known for giving aid/scholarship for its MPP program? And if so, how much? Thanks!
  4. I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I am stumped. I need suggestions on how to quit an agency job quickly yet with poise. I start my masters program this September, however, I am taking a little trip to Ireland before the start of the quarter. I guess what I am struggling with is do I tell the company the truth, that I will be starting grad school? Or make up an excuse? Or just resign without any notice since I am an at-will employee?
  5. I'll be graduating with a BA in Economics in 2018, but I'll try for a Master's in Statistics. How much of a detriment will the fact that my Bachelor's is in Economics rather than Math/App. Math/Statistics be, if at all? I have taken Introductory Stat, Econometric, and Applied Data Analysis courses along with math courses such as Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, etc. Further plan on taking Advanced Calc. and Real Analysis in upcoming Fall Semester. I also passed exam Probability of the Society of American actuaries in my first year, and did an internship in the Statistics and Information department of an international organization
  6. Hi all: First time poster here. I want to ask about how much the GRE Quant section actually matters for admissions to HDS. All aspects of my application are extremely competitive however, there is one setback: my Quant score. While my Verbal scores and AWA are well above averages, my Quant is at a dismal 20%. Could this be a deal breaker for me? Might I be weeded out of the competition before my application ever reaches someone's desk? Thanks for your feedback.
  7. I graduated with a BA in Psychology last December and am trying to find the right program to suit my intended career goals. My biggest interest is to do conduct research concerning mindfulness and meditation practices. I would love to be able to collect both brain data as well as human behavioral data to support the use of these methods with those with both clinical and non-clinical mental health needs. My interest is to show changes in the brain as well as daily behavior after I have worked with participants. I would like to be able to work with people to teach them mindfulness methods as well as meditation, breathing exercises, possibly yoga or qigong, myself either with individuals, couples, families, or groups. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs such as these have already been used in other studies. Teaching them these skills myself caters to my initial desire to be a counselor/therapist. My subsequent desire is to complete controlled experiments to show the changes in brain activity and structure possibly using EEG, MR, fMRI, basically what I am able to get my hands on. I would like to be able to pair this data with behavioral data collected from self-reports, peer-reports, surveys, or observation. Now, I am willing to settle/begin with doing research around types of neurocounseling methods, mindfulness is just my end game, hopefully. I want to be able to directly work in teaching these skills as well as gathering, cleaning, and analyzing the brain data collected. I am having a difficult time choosing a graduate program to fit my desires. Should my masters be counseling or clinical? Should I look for a cognitive, neuroscience, mental health, behavioral, or research program? Is it more important that the course work covers areas I'm looking into or should I be more concerned with finding a lab/professor to work with? Do I still need to become a licensed counselor/therapist to work with people on these skill sets and exercised or since it is for research are there different requirements? While my desire to do research is new, it is strong and I am willing to work hard to feed both my scientific and social curiosity, I just really want to make the right decisions about my education if I can help it. Thank you!
  8. I'm currently doing my Bachelor's (BTech. - Final year) in Biotechnology in Manipal Institute of Technology, India. I'm quite keen on applying for graduate programs later this year, colleges like UCB, UPenn, Columbia, UCSD, Cornell and also considering Yale, MIT, Stanford and the works. I will be giving my GRE exam shortly and also have completed a 2 month internships in a pharmaceutical company and a premier university (Indian Institute of Tech) in India. I will also be interning from January 2017 at the Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, Hyderabad), another renowned lab. I had previously briefly worked on a project in college to devise a diagnostic kit and am currently working on another (in collaboration with the Department of Virus Research, Manipal). I am hopeful of publishing a paper on the latter, sometime later this year. Being from India, I'm severely lost with regards to the requirements expected from top universities as mentioned above in terms of GRE scores, GPA requirements and lab experience & LoRs in general. Given my lab experience and a 8.5 CGPA (Indian standard) without publications, am I being realistic in considering these colleges for my master's? Would working in few more well-established labs and applying next year improve my chances?
  9. I am currently completing my master table for my IPA analysis and I am struggling to find quotes for my chosen subordinate themes for all of my subjects. I have attempted to try a deeper analysis but some of the transcripts are very different to each other. Does each subject for each theme have to have a page/line number within the table or can there be gaps if explained in the write up?
  10. I am an incoming Master's student really trying to obtain a GA position to waive out-of-state tuition. Any suggestions on how to be proactive/persuasive? My degree is research-based, which may help. I have contacted individual departments and followed up on applied positions (with some promise.) Anything else I am missing?
  11. Undergrad Institution: Stony Brook University (Large State School, has a good reputation for my majors) Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Minor(s): GPA: 3.35 (AMS GPA is 3.6) bad grades mostly in sophomore year. Type of Student: International, Male, South Asian GRE General Test: Will be taking soon. Anticipating > 95% V scores but around 90% Q score. GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: How important is it that I take this? I don't really have time to study for another test on top of the GRE and my demanding final year schedule. Programs Applying: Masters in Statistics/Masters in Data Science Ideally I want to apply for Phd programs but given my crappy undergrad record, I've decided to apply for masters and see if I can get into the Phd programs later on. Research Experience: Essentially none. Did some linguistics research not related to statistics with a pretty famous guy but that was a while ago and no paper came out of it. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans List, Physics Honor Society. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Irrelevant on-campus job for 3 years and currently doing a data analyst internship at a very small marketing agency. Letters of Recommendation: The School is HUGE and all my classes are >100. Its very hard to get to know professors and this is likely the weakest aspect of my application. I will get recommendations from professors I've taken courses with and gotten As but that's about it. I don't even expect them to remember me or know who I am and I just don't see any way around this. I can try to cultivate some relationships till application time in December but I don't really know how to or how successful I will be. Courser Work: Math and Stat Courses: Survey of Probability and Stats (A), Probability Theory (A-), Combinatorics (A-), Data Analysis (A), Deterministic Models (A), Statistical Lab (Basically a course on R programming and SAS), Calculus 1,2,3,4(Taken in Sophomore year so grades are mostly Bs and a C in multivariate), Linear Algebra(A-). Probability and Statistics for Data Science (In Progress) Physics Courses that may be relevant: Quantum Mechanics (Some probability and lots of Linear Algebra)(B-), Statistical Mechanics (Lots of probability)(B-) Computer Science courses: Object Oriented Programming (A), Data Structures (A-), Analysis of Algorithms (In Progress), Probability and Statistics for Data Science (In Progress), Computational Geometry (combined course by Computer Science and Applied Math department also in progress). Online MOOCs: 4 course specialization in Python by Uni on Michigan (Coursera), 10 course Specialization on Data Science by JHU (Coursera), Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng (Coursera). Applying to Where: Iowa State - MS Statistics UW Madison - MS Data Science UC Davis - MS Statistics U Iowa - MS Statistics Rice - MS Statistics Rutgers - MS Data Science (Statistics track) UI Chicago - MS Statistics U of Colarado Denver - MS Statistics USC - MS Data Science UIUC - MS Statistics UT Austin - MS Statistics Georgia Tech - MS Statistics Northwestern - MS Analytics JHU - MS Statistics Some of these schools are obviously reach school and are not realistic but I'm extremely worried about my GPA and recommendation letters. If this doesn't work out for me, I essentially have nothing to turn to so there's a lot riding on this. My GPA is mostly bad cause of sophomore year courses which included important things like multivariate calculus and Physics courses which are either freaking hard at this school or just didn't jive with me. Math and Stats otherwise is pretty decent. How can I improve my application? Is there anything here I can leverage? How can I build enough rapport with a prof to get a good recommendation letter in 1 semester? Do you have any other advice or suggestions? Any other programs you think I should consider? Any other Specific courses I should take?
  12. Hey everyone! I am a final year law student from India who will be applying for a Master's degree next year. I am interested in working in academia, and I hope to immediately become a PhD candidate after completing my Masters. I am interested in human rights, international law and international relations. I've been looking up various universities in Europe (because of living costs and fees being most accessible for me) and have found two interesting degrees: an LLM from the Geneva Academy in International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights, and the E.MA in Human Rights and Democratisation from EIUC Venice. The second program seems more tailored to my general interests, but I've found it hard to find reviews for these programs. I've got three questions: 1. Has anyone attended the European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from EIUC Venice? If so, please let me know your opinion of the program and how well it prepares you for academia. 2. On a broader note, is a one-year master's program conducive to immediate further study as a PhD candidate? 3. For the purposes of academia, is an LLM preferred to an MA?
  13. So guys I'm in a real fix and need some help. I've done my Bachelors in Electronics Engineering with a CGPA of 2.91 but during my bachelors I developed more interest towards computer science and want to pursue my masters in CS. I've gained a good amount of experience in the field through multiple software/web projects done and a lot of self reading and stuff meaning I know the core stuff such as programming,networking,data structures and algorithms, OS etc etc very well. But my degree is in Electronics as you can see which isnt closely related to CS therefore I'm not eligible for most of the MS CS programs, plus the universities that offer conversion masters are in US/UK which quite frankly I cant afford. What are my options? Need some opinions on this.
  14. Hi everyone, I am curious if anyone else has heard back from Hofstra for the Master's Forensic Linguistics program? And when, what the result was, if you are willing to share? Thanks!
  15. Hi everyone! I'm very interested in Penn State's (not UPenn) Bioengineering PhD program, but I have not been able to find much information regarding admission stats or applicant profiles. If you have been accepted to this program or know any info about the selection process, replies would be great! I'm looking to apply for the Fall of 2018. I also have heard that some applicants to this program that were rejected were offered admission to Penn State's 1-year non-thesis masters program in Biomedical Engineering, which I wouldn't mind at for a back up situation. Have any of you participated in this program? I ultimately want to get my PhD, so I'm curious if this program would be a good segue into Penn State's PhD program. Also any opinions on how I stack up among the applicant pool at Penn State or other PhD bioengineering/biomedical engineering programs would be great. Here's an overview of my application: Overall GPA: 3.6 Major GPA: 3.8 GRE: Taking in August Research Experience: 1 semester of nanotech research for drug delivery applications summer undergrad research assistant for unrelated field (don't even know if I should include on my application) summer research assistant for bio-membrane science lab (professors both very established in the field of membrane science) will be starting and completing my honors thesis this fall (use of polyelectrolytes for virus inactivation, applications in downstream biopharmaceutical processing) Publications/Conferences: None. Honors thesis will be submitted for publication at time of application. Letters of Rec: 2 Strong LOR from well-known professors in separations science, 1 strong LOR from post-doc (probably not as strong since not from professor?) Grants/Awards: Several university scholarships and prestigious state government scholarship in my state, no grants. Don't feel competitive enough to apply for grants, thoughts? Research Interests: Biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, regenerative medicine Extracurriculars are mostly related to leadership experience: tutor within sorority, peer mentor within College of Engineering Other schools interested in: Rutgers CSU - Fort Collins University of Arkansas Duke? Still looking around, if you have others that you think would be a good fit let me know Any input is appreciated!
  16. Hey everyone! Long time scowler of these forums but first time poster! I'm looking for some opinions/insight concerning my decision for a graduate program starting in the fall. I attended Sacred Heart University for my undergrad and graduated Summa Cum Laude with my b.s. in psychology. After many applications and acceptances/denials I had finally made the decision to attended Adelphi University for their mental health counseling masters program. However, just two weeks ago I heard back from Teachers College at Columbia University and was accepted to the Psychology in Education (general psych) masters in the clinical department. So here lies my dilemma...I am so drawn to the name on the diploma when it comes to Columbia but I know that the program will not end in licensure. I would be open to attending a PhD program to become a licensed psychologist after Columbia but I would hope to gain acceptance to a fully funded program which I know is extremely difficult. My end goal is to become a practicioner whether that be as a licensed psychologist or licensed mental health counselor. However I'm also aware that as a mental health counselor I will be making significantly less money than if I had a PhD. So my questions are 1) does anyone have opinions on the TC program? I've heard the professors don't pay much attention to the masters students which concerns me. 2) if I get my psychology in education (general psychology) masters from TC at Columbia what are my chances of gaining acceptance to a PhD program? Specifically a fully funded program. 3) should I be more concerned with the name on the degree or the licensure that will be granted after the 2 year Adelphi program? And 4) if I attended Columbia and got the General masters and then decided not to pursue a PhD what could I do as far as career options with just the masters? All opinions are welcome, especially if you have personal experience or knowledge of either program! I need to make a final decision by July 1st so please contribute. Thank you!!
  17. So guys I'm in a real fix and need some help. I've done my Bachelors in Electronics Engineering with a CGPA of 2.91 but during my bachelors I developed more interest towards computer science and want to pursue my masters in CS. I've gained a good amount of experience in the field through multiple software/web projects done and a lot of self reading and stuff meaning I know the core stuff such as programming,networking,data structures and algorithms, OS etc etc very well. But my degree is in Electronics as you can see which isnt closely related to CS therefore I'm not eligible for most of the MS CS programs, plus the universities that offer conversion masters are in US/UK which quite frankly I cant afford. What are my options? Need some opinions on this.
  18. So it's already late March and browsing through the results it doesn't look like anyone's gotten a notification of acceptance or rejection? Has anyone heard an update yet?
  19. 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...
  20. Hi, I am 28 and a business graduate from a developing country. I graduated last year and worked as a financial analyst for 10 months. I would like to go for a second masters degree preferably in International Business. I am sharing my profile and would like you all to take a look and comment on the chance I have of being accepted by any North American University (especially Canada) next fall. FYI, aiming for Mcgill, Queen's and Western. BBA (finance): CGPA 3.09; 3 month internship MBA (finance): CGPA 3.50; no publications Job experience: 10months as a financial analyst at a multinational Venture Capital After leaving my job last August, I sat for cfa level 1 last December and sucessfully passed the exam. I haven't been working since then and have passed basic french course and now preparing to sit for GRE later this July. Suggest ways so that I can improve my profile before applying next fall. Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks!
  21. Hi all, I am an international student struggling to decide between International Relations Master's programs of SAIS (Johns Hopkins) and UCSD GPS. I am writing to ask your opinion about my two options and hope that you can share your hands-on experience with me as you are likely more exposed to US education and employment system than I am. You might be tempted to say "go to SAIS, indeed," but there some issues as follows: 1. Finance. SAIS has offered me 40k tuition scholarships (which means I have to pay the remaining 7k on my own) for the first year with the potential of receiving it for the second year. UCSD, on the other hand, offered me two-year full tuition and fees plus stipends worth of 30k. Although I have enough money to cover the costs of the first year's living expenses and the remaining tuition after scholarships and my parents says they will definitely find money to cover that of my second year if I decide to go to SAIS, I still feel overwhelmed by the estimated amount (60k) of what I will spend for two years in DC. 2. Career in the long run. Of course, SAIS has a very good reputation among IR think tankers and vast alumni networks. In contrast, I heard that UCSD has much shorter history and its alumni don't have far reaches. Although I would like to work at a US think tank after graduation and think that SAIS prestige will be most helpful for it, considering the restrict non-immigration work policies of the US and much-decreased likelihood of finding a job in the IR field in the States, I doubt that my degree from SAIS might not be worth what I dedicate. After thinking for a long time about my career future, because of this financial situation, I am leaning towards UCSD. Thanks so much!!
  22. 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
  23. I need some advice on names of Graduate schools in the UK that offer Masters in International Development. My GPA isn't the greatest, I graduated with a 3.1 from an American university, but I've had about two years of experience in the Development field so far. Is there any chance I can get into schools in the UK with the GPA I have? If so any ideas about schools I should be aiming for? Thanks!
  24. Hello, I'm interested in the one year Master of Science in Public Policy program at NYU's Wagner School. It seems like a pretty unique program to me, and I'm having trouble finding any information about acceptance rates or thoughts on past applicants. etc. Does anyone have any thoughts about this program or is anyone else applying/does anyone know any admissions statistics? Thank you! - M
  25. Does anyone have any additional information on the Manhattan campus for Adelphi? I know the classes are on Sundays. What are the professors like and how is the clinical experience? From what I understand, clinic would be done at Garden City. Any other additional information would be great. Also, how are externships? How many classes are taken in a semester? etc