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Anyone just applying for Masters?


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#1 wook

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

I've been browsing the forums, and it seems as though most people are applying for PhDs. Anyone out there just looking for a Masters degree?
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

I am. I want to get a Master's in International Relations/ International Affairs. I applied at Fletcher, Elliott and SIPA. The wait is killing me!!
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

I'm sorry, I meant Masters in Criminology/Criminal Justice. Anyone?
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:56 AM

I am. Actually it looks like the two of us applied to a lot of the same programs.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:11 AM

I am. Actually it looks like the two of us applied to a lot of the same programs.


Oh, very cool! Have you heard from anywhere yet? I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who just applied to masters programs!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

Just curious: what are your career plans for the Crim. Masters?
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

I've only heard back from University of Pennsylvania, American and University of South Florida. One of those has offered me direct admission to their Ph.D. program, and another school I applied to and haven't heard back from told me they would rather I apply directly to their Ph.D. program. But I'll probably be doing a Master's program first, due to differences in school caliber.

I plan on continuing on and getting my Ph.D. after I complete my Masters.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:42 PM

I am also planning on continuing on to get my PhD after my masters, I just thought it would be helpful for me to get a masters degree first before committing to a PhD program.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:52 AM

From what I've seen/understood, most criminology programs won't admit you directly to a Ph.D. program without an M.A./M.S. I do like the potential for a break between a masters/doctoral program, though. I don't foresee myself wanting to take one, but it is less daunting than the prospect of immediately entering a Ph.D. program.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

From what I've seen/understood, most criminology programs won't admit you directly to a Ph.D. program without an M.A./M.S. I do like the potential for a break between a masters/doctoral program, though. I don't foresee myself wanting to take one, but it is less daunting than the prospect of immediately entering a Ph.D. program.

Just FYI: I don't think that's the case, based my experience as a Ph.D applicant. I do not have a MA/MS and have been admitted to 2 Ph.D programs with funding so far (and I only applied to schools in U.S. News' top 7 schools for Criminology). One program only has a MA on the way to Ph.D--they have no standard "just MA" program. The other program does not require an MA on the way to the Ph.D at all, so it doesn't matter.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

I am applying to several Masters programs, but as a back-up to PhD programs. I would like to continue to a PhD. My interests lie on the border between Psych and C/CJ, so I've applied to Masters programs in both fields, but PhDs in Psych only (I'm finishing up a BA in Psych currently).
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

I'm applying just for my MA/MS straight out of undergrad. So far, I've gotten into U Cinn and San Diego State (I go to school out here as well). I didn't get into the program at U of Maryland, I heard back February 1st. But I'm also applying to Michigan State, UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach, CSU Fresno, SUNY at Albany, U of Missouri at St. Louis, Florida State U, ASU and Georgia State U. Anyone else looking into those schools?


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:57 PM

Hi Gabbyl, I also applied to UMSL. I haven't heard from them yet though!
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:46 AM

I'm just graduating from Washington State University's (Pullman, Washington) M.A. Program in Criminal Justice. If anyone wants to know more about WSU, let me know!
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:20 AM

I'm applying just for my MA/MS straight out of undergrad. So far, I've gotten into U Cinn and San Diego State (I go to school out here as well). I didn't get into the program at U of Maryland, I heard back February 1st. But I'm also applying to Michigan State, UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach, CSU Fresno, SUNY at Albany, U of Missouri at St. Louis, Florida State U, ASU and Georgia State U. Anyone else looking into those schools?



Hey Gabbyl

I applied to Michigan State for my masters, not going for my Ph.D. I accepted and am excited, yet nervous. The senioritis is in full effect and I try not to question whether I have enough steam for two, hopefully two, more years. Otherwise i'm ready for a change, ready to focus more on just criminal justice, as opposed to philosophy and women's studies, which make up my final semester as an undergrad.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

Hi Arthur1,
I got into Michigan State but I opted to go to University of Cinncinnati since they offered me a scholarship. MSU is supposed to be making aid decisions this week the director told me, but I have to accept U Cinn's offer by Friday, so I just mailed in my acceptance today. Best of luck at MSU, the program looks really great, I was really tempted to go there! And yeah, the senioritis is hitting me pretty badly as well, I can't wait for it to be September and focus on CJ too!
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Hey Gabbyl

I applied to Michigan State for my masters, not going for my Ph.D. I accepted and am excited, yet nervous. The senioritis is in full effect and I try not to question whether I have enough steam for two, hopefully two, more years. Otherwise i'm ready for a change, ready to focus more on just criminal justice, as opposed to philosophy and women's studies, which make up my final semester as an undergrad.


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