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  2. HI @mothgirl, I am an international student also interested in the program in Singapore, Do you know if their graduate programs are fully funded for international students, their acceptance rate for international students? Thanks
  3. Re: PhD Programs Your undergrad GPA is a bit worrisome, but your GRE scores are quite stellar and should make up for the GPA issue. That said, I have no idea if admissions committees remove candidates from their pool on the basis of GRE scores first or GPA (if they even do so). What it comes down to, however, is submitting a strong SOP with a clear research agenda and solid LORs (preferably from faculty that folks in the program you are applying to can recognize). Don't bother about MAs. Apply straight to PhDs. I think you have a solid shot.
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  5. I had accumulated those hours over the course of 3 years. I dont think the year matters. Imo its what you did/learned while gaining those volunteer/work hours that matters! Hope this helps.
  6. Hi! There are a couple of other course-based programs you didn't list that you could check out for online part time (this is based on my knowledge from searching last year, there's a chance things have changed since then): UAlberta's Health Promotion Distance option, Memorial University if you do part-time can be online, and University of Victoria. I don't know any thesis-based programs, and I don't know if you have any specific topics of interest, but. From my understanding, applying as an online and/or part-time student isn't generally any more or less competitive than applying to that schoo
  7. Hi everyone! I am from Brazil, and this whole process is quite unfamiliar for me. Any feedback is appreciated! I am applying to PHD in communication / media studies programs. Schools Applying To: Upenn, University of Florida, University of Oregon, Syracuse University, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USC, University of Maine, UC Davis, UC San Diego, Rutgers, Florid State, Cornell, University of illinois at urbana-champaign, Northwestern University Undergraduate institution: UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) - Best communication departament of my country - acceptance
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  9. Hi I was just wondering, when you write 900 hours of volunteer experience how long ago at the time of your app did you complete these hours? I have some relevant volunteer experience from like 2014-2015 but i don't know if that is too long ago to add on my resume. Thanks in advance
  10. I would email some current students there, and find out how long it generally takes students to get to ABD status and how long it takes them to finish. How involved are the coursework requirements? Are there qualifying exams? Does anyone finish in four years? Only four years of guaranteed funding is probably not enough regardless, but it would be good to find out from current students how they make it work, if they're able to. Is it just that students aren't guaranteed funding after 4 years, but can usually get it, or is it the case that students pretty much always just have to go adjunct for
  11. I also come from a denomination who would get some eyebrows raised if I said I graduated from PTS, YDS or Notre Dame. If Fuller and Beeson are decent for your decision, why not other evangelical schools? Like DTS, TEDS, or even George W. Truett by Baylor? (Although I'm not sure if they have chaplaincy) Are you trying to stay around Cali? If location is not your problem, consider schools in other location. Biblical Inerrancy is a hindrance, but I do see quite a few PhD folks from TEDS, GCTS, and DTS over in Top Tier schools. If you come from an evangelical school, then try to show yo
  12. thank you for your insight especially re YSE, definitely very helpful to know. Figured I'd just give it a shot since I really like the program (they also waived the application fee this year). Hope you are enjoying it!!
  13. Mostly agree with xypathos on the schools. The comment about Duke’s laughing at applicants had me chuckling at its truth. I was accepted to Yale Divinity, Duke Divinity, BU, and PTS last year and feel I can chime in on their current funding. Yale offers many students 100% tuition scholarships (combo of merit-based and need-based) and plan to begin fully funding all students in the next few years. Consider applying to their Institute of Sacred Music, which typically offers living stipends ($5k-10k I think) on top of full-tuition scholarships. Yale is where I settled and will have zero debt
  14. Hi All, Would there be interest in a discord group to share your statement of purpose with peers for review? Also could serve as a place to share information/build support with fellow applicants.
  15. Good luck!! But I won't be applying for the English program because the faculty is just not the same... I want to know too! I feel like if I propose a very small niche that might make me look like I'm inflexible and unwilling to learn things outside the area. If I put down a broad area then it might mean that I don't know the topic enough. My professors are not sharing much information and advice with me too. I hope this is not because no one, professors and students included, actually knows the answer to this question??
  16. I'm not familiar with programs not in the US, but I would definitely apply way more broadly than just four or five programs unless you have somewhere you are confident you would get an offer from or at least an interview.
  17. Program Applied To (MPA, MPP, IR, etc.): MPP Schools Applied To: UChicago, Duke, USC, HKS, Georgetown Schools Admitted To: NA Schools Rejected From: NA Still Waiting: All Undergraduate Institution: Small liberal arts school Undergraduate GPA: 3.7 Undergraduate Major: Econ / English GRE Quantitative/Verbal/AW Scores: 163 / 162 / 5.5 Years Out of Undergrad (if applicable): 3 Years of Work Experience: 3 Describe Relevant Work Experience: Investment Banking / M&A Strength of SOP (be honest, describe the process, etc): Spent a good amount of time on this piece. Looking to transitio
  18. Also, does anyone know with regard to US unis: do they or do they not want you to propose an exact small niche that you want to research (as in a proposal question)? I'm mainly putting all my stress right now into developing my interests further and turning them into a PhD proposal, but would the US really be okay with you just putting down your general interests? I had hoped to receive more information from my teachers, for instance, or from other students applying in my programme, but that's not really happening unfortunately.
  19. Head start on this year's apps -- Previous versions of this thread are here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Format below: Program Applied To (MPA, MPP, IR, etc.): Schools Applied To: Schools Admitted To: Schools Rejected From: Still Waiting: Undergraduate Institution: Undergraduate GPA: Undergraduate Major: GRE Quantitative/Verbal/AW Scores: Years Out of Undergrad (if applicable): Years of Work Experience: Describe Relevant Work Experience: Strength of SOP (be honest, describe the process, etc): Strength of LOR's (be honest,
  20. Yes exactly! I think I'm going to apply for their English programme now instead of literatures. But I'm so sorry!
  21. so, you mean you did not move to Indianapolis for grad school - right?
  22. Given those two options, Fuller easily wins, at least in my opinion (secular person with a PhD from Duke Religion), though it doesn't really have a strong reputation. Fuller is one of those schools that people from R1 departments recognize as acceptable, but not great. On the other hand, you may not care much about getting into an R1 doctoral program, in which case Fuller is probably good if not excellent. Having a PhD from one of the 'excellent' schools, I can say that it doesn't seem to matter much if your plan is academia. You already know the job market is horrid, but it's worth repeating:
  23. To fill in a gap from GSG's response: I would say YSE might be tough for two reasons. For one, their admits skew older/more experienced than other environmental programs. Second, and relatedly, those who go in with 1 or less year of work exp are almost universally extremely linear candidates who have had lots of internships/other experience in the field they're interested in. Your work experience doesn't seem to be related to energy/sustainability, so you would probably be at a disadvantage. But there's not much harm in applying if you have your heart set on YSE. from your list, I
  24. I applied with a 3.8 sgpa and 3.4 ccgpa. I didn't do very well in my first year courses (I even failed a course), but I still got in, so do not get discouraged by your first year courses because they don't matter here (with the exception of McGill who does value your cGPA). I had just under 900 hours of volunteer/work experience. I wouldn't dwell on other peoples stats too much though, as it can lead to a downward spiral of social comparison. Let me know if you have any curiosities about the UofT program Good luck everyone!
  25. Hey guys, I was wondering if it's permissible to combine the "Intellectual Merits" and "Broader Impact" section. Because I have seen examples where people wrote them conjointly. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this. Thank you!!
  26. Hi everyone! I just want to extend an invitation to anyone who has any questions about the MSW program at U of T - especially the application process. I am currently in my first year of the program after applying last year and am super happy in answering questions people may have.
  27. Apologies, I should have been more clear. The exact wording is "List only courses taken in your intended field of study and related areas." I'm applying for history of science, focusing on 20th century US. Should I list all history courses, courses pertaining to HoS, or courses pertaining to 20th century US?
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