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#1 Bobb Cobb

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:42 AM

Hi. I am enrolling in TAMU's political science PhD program in the fall, and I could not be more excited. Anyone else looking to become an Aggie?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:11 AM

I'm waiting to hear back from them, but I applied for the Visualization Sciences MS program.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:09 AM

Me, but you know that already :P
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:23 PM

Fingers crossed! I applied for the Social program. There are 3 other people in this forum alone that are applying for the 1 open spot in the certain lab that I applied for.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:47 PM

Fingers crossed! I applied for the Social program. There are 3 other people in this forum alone that are applying for the 1 open spot in the certain lab that I applied for.


Wow, good luck!
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

I will likely enroll in the English program in the fall.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:03 AM

That's cool. Have you been able to visit yet?
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:52 AM

Not yet. Waiting to hear back from a few other places before making travel plans.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:41 AM

Cool. I have been once and really liked it, especially the political science facilities. I will be going back for the admit weekend at the end of March for a full introduction, so that should give a good feel for what atmosphere and grad life is like.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:11 AM

Decisions for my program are supposed to come towards the end of this month. I'm getting very nervous...
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:44 AM

Decisions for my program are supposed to come towards the end of this month. I'm getting very nervous...


Good luck! How does A&M rank among the other schools you applied to?
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:31 AM

Good luck! How does A&M rank among the other schools you applied to?


I would consider the program I applied to as my first choice among them even if it isn't ranked higher than the others. It's just a perfect fit program for me.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:14 PM

I just returned from an interview conference at Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service for a MA International Affairs. I was blown away by the department as well as the university itself. College Station is small, but it seems like it could be fun. The campus is awesome, especially the Rec Center, and the sports will be fun to get involved in.

As for the Bush School -- I thought it would be a very conservative program, but it turned out to be very non-partisan, which was something reiterated by former President Bush Sr when we met him there.

The area, of course, is quite conservative, but it seems there's space for all beliefs there.

I intend on going there and am no longer considering my other offers, even though some of them are completely funded with large stipends.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:06 AM

The Political Science visit is in a few weeks and I am excited as well. I think the PoSci dept is in the same building as the Bush School.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:15 AM

I'm still waiting to hear back from them. The department I applied to doesn't have visitations till August I think. When all accepted get introduced to faculty and current students.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:09 PM

Yeah its in the Allen building.

Bush School =1st floor
Political Science = 2nd floor
Economics = 3rd floor

Kind of important to know that so you can pick up on the subtle bashing of the other departments in the building by your faculty.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:57 PM

Yeah its in the Allen building.

Bush School =1st floor
Political Science = 2nd floor
Economics = 3rd floor

Kind of important to know that so you can pick up on the subtle bashing of the other departments in the building by your faculty.



Just cruise the hallways and listen for shit talk? I am good at that as I have been in a similar environment. That building is pretty damn sweet as academic facilities go.


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:18 AM

just got accepted to PhD program in Chemistry..mostly joining too...
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

I've heard from the last school today, so I'm sending an email today to let them know that I will attend in the Fall. I've already lined up housing as well, so I'm getting really excited.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:16 AM

I've heard from the last school today, so I'm sending an email today to let them know that I will attend in the Fall. I've already lined up housing as well, so I'm getting really excited.


Which department are you going to??? How did u find housing?? I am also going to send in my acceptance soon so any info will be really helpful.
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