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  1. Kompetent

    HGSE 2022

    Hey I was typing as you submitted. I went to the same seminar! I think you got some wires crossed tho. They don’t do EdD anymore. They said they’d do 50 doctoral admits total. Roughly half between PhD and EdLd
    6 points
  2. Kompetent

    HGSE 2022

    @PhDhopeful2022 thanks for sharing. I think the financial strain came from uncertainty more than anything else. I mean with the stock market somehow chugging along, I have to believe that all their endowments are doing fine. Add to that the fact that in 2020 HGSE opened master’s admissions after the normal deadline for the 20-21 school year (to bring it more $$ since master’s students fund a big chunk of the school) + the addition of a permanently online master’s (which they expect will have 90 students)… and it just gets hard to believe that these schools are suffering much financial strain.
    6 points
  3. PhDhopeful2022

    HGSE 2022

    Hi everyone! I'm hoping to apply to the HGSE PhD program this year. I know they weren't accepting PhD applications last cycle due to COVID and budget cuts. Does anyone have insight into whether they are reducing the PhD cohort size (hopefully they will keep it the same size as previous years!!) - just trying to figure out if it's worth applying this year or to another program. I know this is already a very competitive doctoral program to get into and scared that budget cuts will lead to additional cuts in the acceptance rate.
    6 points
  4. SHPVEdTech-2022

    HGSE 2022

    Hi friends! Regarding HGSE's GRE Optional policy, I have a V164+Q162 in GRE but only a 4 in AW. In the case that I have a pretty decent GPA from undergrad, do y'all think I should still submit this GRE score? I am applying to the LDIT program btw. ANY tips/suggestions are welcome!
    6 points
  5. PhDhopeful2022

    HGSE 2022

    @Kompetent OH gotcha - I totally misinterpreted what they said!! That gives me a lot more hope. I know at the school I am currently working, they reduced the PhD admissions by abt 20% this year so glad to see that the HSGE PhD Program is still accepting quite a number of people!
    5 points
  6. PhDhopeful2022

    HGSE 2022

    @EverythingAHH I'm also applying for the CIS PhD program this year. I'm making a huge shift from the medical field (epidemiology and sexual reproductive health research) into education and super nervous about this. Spent the past 7 years learning about biostatistics and infectious diseases but realized my heart was way more in the community health education and teaching side of things from my work experience and schooling. But yes! Definitely feels like a lottery after looking at all the past people who got in and honestly, I'm especially worried that due to covid, they are reducing the a
    5 points
  7. EverythingAHH

    HGSE 2022

    Hey everyone. I hope you all are doing well with this year's app season. Anyone else out there applying for the CIS PhD program? Program: CIS PhD GRE Score: V170, Q163, AWA: 5.0 GPA: 3.8 undergrad / 3.9 master's LORs: probably ok-ish. Former boss, master's advisor, research advisor Work Experience: 7 years teaching with some leadership stuff thrown in. Undergrad Institution (Public, Private, Ivy, etc..): top US public undergrad, top US private master's Research Experience: 1 project, a few months long, no pubs What Other Schools Are You Applying
    5 points
  8. mrsflantastic

    HGSE 2022

    As of right now, it still looks like GRE is required for PhD applicants. And from no earlier than 9/1/16, to boot! I have a score from January 2016. Even if I wanted to retake the test at home (I've heard some negative things, especially for ADHD folks like me), I can't afford it because this pandemic ruined my finances. (I don't qualify for the fee waiver, and even if I did – it doesn't look like a full waiver? Just half?). Plus, standardized tests are garbage, especially for disabled folks like me. Between this and the application fees, it's just shocking at the ways in which these inst
    5 points
  9. They're not competitive. Those programs will take pretty much anyone, because they're cash cows meant to generate revenue for the department, not to prepare students to apply for the PhD. My advice: don't apply to unfunded MA programs, especially at schools that have highly ranked PhD students.
    5 points
  10. TabTurbo

    HGSE 2022

    I personally think that's pretty decent score and you should submit. To demonstrate your analytical writing ability, perhaps focus on having a polished PS which serves as both a statement of purpose but also a writing sample.
    5 points
  11. PhDPolicy2022

    HGSE 2022

    Hi everyone! New to this forum I am applying for PhD in Edu for Fall 2022 - wondering if anyone up for reviewing application / providing general feedback? Would love to have feedback from a current student if possible. Thanks and best of luck to all!
    4 points
  12. Hey! Sure, no problem. First time I applied my sGPA was about 3.55 (all rejections). Went up to 3.69 the second time (3 rejections, 1 waitlist). I got my sGPA up to 3.81 eventually (2 rejections, 1 waitlist, 1 offer). Not sure if it matters, but I was up to 355 hours of volunteering for the third application. I did include these in my apps and in my letter of intent but I'm not sure if they're still doing that this year. Hope that helps
    4 points
  13. AnnieRUok

    HGSE 2022

    Echoing what @PhDhopeful2022 and @Kompetent say about the info sessions in general. I can't speak for the Ph.D. ones, but the Ed.M. ones were very helpful to me last year, and they are doing them throughout this month now for the different areas. I'll be at the HDE session next week. Will anyone else be there too?
    4 points
  14. PhDhopeful2022

    HGSE 2022

    Hey all - sorry for posting so much but I attended the HGSE PhD Q&A session today and got a ton of clarity on the whole post-covid questions that I had initially posted and thought I would share. They are accepting 25 people this year for their PhD program and Ed.D program (that means a total of 25 people for admission into both their PhD and Ed.D programs so I'm guessing around 12-17 people will be admitted into their PhD program depending on how many people apply this year). They said they wouldn't necessarily try to split it half and half for the PhD and Ed.D program but wanted to distr
    4 points
  15. Maybe check out this place. https://fundedphilma.weebly.com/ Off the top of my head, these are some places that stand out to me. Miami University Ohio is a pretty good MA program for Continental philosophy. Though it looks like they do require the GRE. San Francisco State is also another one. They don't require the GRE. I think funding is a little less straightforward at SFSU, but it is definitely doable. At least from what I had heard. I know the MA program at Duquesne is perceived in continental circles as being a nice jumping pad. Their placement is somewhat decent. I had a coupl
    4 points
  16. Hello! Just came here to wish everyone good luck for the season. Also, if you're an international applicant with questions, do feel free to shoot me a message. Thanks!
    3 points
  17. Kompetent

    HGSE 2022

    @PhDPolicy2022Hey, I don't mind taking a look. I'm not a current student but I went to HGSE a few years ago.
    3 points
  18. Funding is on a scale. Even among the programs that are "fully funded", some offer tiny stipends and full tuition remission, others give majority tuition remission and hefty stipends. These are probably the underlying concerns: Don't go to any program that makes you foot the entire bill, unless you can do so without taking out student loans. Don't go to a program that won't give you TA/GA experience, but gives it to PhD students. Don't go to a program where, in order to survive, you must work another job in addition or take out over $2000 in student loans each semes
    3 points
  19. No experience with NYU or Columbia, but will weigh in to support Glasperlenspieler's use of "funded" to mean "no tuition, plus a decent stipend." The type of shifting of goalposts John2 is engaged in seems dangerous, except for someone independently wealthy...
    3 points
  20. I second this 😅 I had a 3.81 sGPA, and as you can see, McMaster was the only school to outright reject me 😂 I was so sad when I didnt even make the cut off for the interview, esp since they said only the top 150 applicants get interviews. I was like "WHAT, are there even 150 SLP spots in canada???" But fear not, I did end up getting accepted to two other SLP programs!
    3 points
  21. Hi everyone, good luck with applications! I'm in my first year of SLP at McMaster and just wanted to comment on the GPA cutoff. As scary as it looks, I was offered an interview and was ultimately accepted with a 3.86. You definitely don't need a 3.9, but I would suggest only applying if you have a 3.8 or higher for your wallet's sake (MMI cut off was around 3.83 last year). It is too bad they focus so heavily on grades, but there are other schools that weigh your experience more fairly, so don't be discouraged Best of luck with this exciting process!!
    3 points
  22. Hi all! I'm currently a first year student at UofT (in the middle of midterm season no less haha) and I found this forum very useful when I applied so I'm here to offer some help if anyone needs/wants it. For reference, I got into UofT on my third (!) try. I was waitlisted to Western twice, although I don't know what quadrant or if I would have been offered a spot last year if I didn't give up my waitlist position to accept UofT. Don't be shy if you have any questions. And just to make it easier, please reply to my posts to ask instead of via private message that way I don't ha
    3 points
  23. I considered the MA at at Stonybrook - no funding except work study, very expensive living situation, and placement seemed to be very restricted. Of all the "continental" M.A.s which also have a PhD, I'd say University of New Mexico would be best. Honestly, I think any terminal M.A. that's a good terminal M.A. overall is good for a student interested in continental, as so long as it isn't overtly hostile to continental. For what it's worth, I'm at an "analytic" program and I've taken courses on Kant, Foucault, and an independent study of Husserl, but I also have a much wider understandin
    3 points
  24. Take a look at Kent State. Full funding and good placement for SPEP.
    3 points
  25. I emailed Janet from Western and she said that the personal reference could be from an SLP but it had to be from a professional standpoint and not a student clinician standpoint. Personally, I think its best to get one from an SLP because it shows you were able to build a great and professional relationship in a clinical setting. Based on what Janet said, I would just make sure the SLP writing the letter knows to include a professional standpoint. It does kind of suck that she said "not a student clinician standpoint" because that is a large and detailed part of what SLPs could write about
    3 points
  26. this. The general rule of thumb is that you ought to be extremely cautious about any MA program that has a PhD program in that field. There are situations in which the MA at a school with a PhD is a solid, well-supported program, but that is not the norm. I mean, think about it - Are you going to get TAships at a place where you're competing with PhD students? Almost certainly not. One of the major reasons to attend a terminal M.A. program is to better set you up for PhD applications - you can broaden/deepen your understanding of the field, present at conferences, get some TAships, dip yo
    3 points
  27. Yes! The discord server is anonymous. We offer peer review but take measures to ensure members’ privacy. And there are a few PhD students on there that offer advice and answer questions, as well as repeat applicants who are more than willing to share what they’ve learned from previous cycles. The server has been a very positive environment where members can find resources, as well as get feedback and emotional support and encouragement from peers navigating the same space.
    3 points
  28. Hey There! I would say if you are coming from a small undergraduate institution like I was, it's a big campus with alot of people around. The program itself is pretty small, and all our classes are in one place: the English building! Everyone here is happy to help if you need anything. The location is rural with alot of resources in close-by downtown Durham. I can't speak to the poetry program, but the nonfiction program is very rigorous and awesome! I'll admit I cannot take a day off. There are a very interesting diverse group of writers here with different insights and strengths in
    3 points
  29. JadedVGC

    HGSE 2022

    Hi everyone! I am looking to apply to HGSE once again this academic year. I was rejected last application cycle, and I instead chose another graduate program. This time around, I am applying to the Education Policy & Analysis program instead of the ELOE program. In addition, I intend to enroll on a part-time basis while working a full-time job in higher education in the greater Boston area. Currently, I am enrolled in the Higher & Postsecondary Education program at Columbia University Teachers College, and I expect to complete my coursework in May 2022. This means I will be applying to
    3 points
  30. dr. telkanuru

    2021 Applicants

    My personal statement is already kicking around the forum. This was my writing sample: https://www.academia.edu/12320500/A_Cistercian_Copy_of_Eadmers_Life_of_Anselm_BHL_0526_from_Northern_England_and_the_Canonization_of_Anselm_of_Canterbury_by_Thomas_Becket (Whoops, this is lit, the above is history - personal statement should still be fine)
    2 points
  31. I've talked to students currently in the program and have read their personal statements. For instance, their statements for both UofT and Western were identical except for the part where they talk about why they want to attend that particular school. So you should be fine
    2 points
  32. Hello everyone I just wanted to start a forum for everyone interested in applying for MSW programs for September 2022. The previous forums were quite helpful, and it would be nice to connect with others! thank you
    2 points
  33. One B is not going to derail your chances of getting into a clinical psych PhD. The main thing that they are really going to be looking at is your research productivity (posters, pubs, etc). As long as you meet the minimum GPA requirements, that's usually pretty low on the list.
    2 points
  34. PsyDuck90

    Reapplicants

    It's not uncommon for people to go a few rounds and, if the research fit is good, it makes sense to reapply to the same faculty.
    2 points
  35. I would look up recently published journal articles within your area of interest and see where those researchers are working out of. However, keep in mind that there is usually quite a delay between when the research is done and then published. But you can then look at the faculty bios once you get the names.
    2 points
  36. Current UofT student here! I know how scary this process can be, so please DM me with any questions you may have.
    2 points
  37. The ORPAS application portal opens up on October 14th - just a few days away! I am im(patiently) waiting lol
    2 points
  38. If you're like me and have/had relatively little existing student debt / paid off debt and built a credit score in between undergrad and grad, the third bullet point might not be as damning. Key word being "might." There might be good M.A. programs that really are funded super well, but not most if you talk to students in attendance. There's an opportunity cost and financial cost to attending an M.A. program in philosophy - period. You can make that worth it whether or not you go onto a PhD program if you play your cards right (i.e., get some good internship-type experiences or what have you,
    2 points
  39. According to the MA Handbook on NYU's website (found here), "M.A. students normally receive a partial tuition scholarship towards the 32 units required for the M.A." The amount varies depending on student and year. That means M.A. students will still be on the hook for some tuition and ALL of living expenses in NYC. Sorry, but that does not qualify as "a very generous scholarship package." Spending tens of thousands of dollars to get a masters degree in philosophy is generally not advisable. I suspect NYU, probably does give out a few full tuition scholarships, in which case maybe you were one
    2 points
  40. You've gotten some good answers so far. You might want to check out the Psych Grad Wiki to get an idea about specific research matches and funding: http://psychgradsearch.wikidot.com/phd-2022
    2 points
  41. Yah, mine is a historical writing sample. However, I was wondering... Would you be able to adapt your previous writing sample? And make it more of a history one? I mean, you have the sources, you conduct 20 interviews. What are they about? Is there any historical aspects in it? Maybe intersections? I suppose (but then again, just a thought)you could select maybe three interviews that contains topics that dialogue between them, and write a new one. Describe what kind of Oral History methodology you are going to use...maybe you follow more of an Alessandro Portelli (that con
    2 points
  42. Well the short answer is yes. The long answer... it depends :) I'm assuming here that you just started your search. Most decent programs fund their students, with tuition remission and a (usually small) stipend. Programs should have this info available on their website or maybe you can find out more from the grad admin. I personally would not recommend even applying to programs that are not funded. What you need to do is identify which programs are a good match to you, your goals and your research interests. Since there are so many programs out there, it would be difficult for us to recom
    2 points
  43. Hey! So the ontario schools will be contacted via ORPAS (the online application platform) similar to McGill and Alberta. Also, references will fill out a form AND write a letter. Dont worry, once you put in your referee's info in ORPAS, they will send them exactly what they need to do!
    2 points
  44. I might suggest having a look at the grad student profiles of programs that interest you. That could help you figure out where else to apply. (Also, I second all the suggestions above.) The MA at stony brook is probably worth looking at, although I’m fairly certain they don’t have funding.
    2 points
  45. Aight. I think I've actually narrowed down my list this time, to 10 schools. Already starting on applications. Feel like my writing sample is all done, but still finishing up SOP and getting my recommenders in line. Let's fucking go.
    2 points
  46. Hi everyone! I'm a senior in college applying for a Fiction MFA! I've been stressing about this for the past couple years but I think I have my submission packet pretty close to where it needs to be. After a certain point I've accepted that my best is all that I can do, and there's no point worrying myself about it. So cool to hear from other folks who have already made it into MFAs; living the dream, lol! I'm applying to 24 different programs. I know it's a lot (the submission fees alone are gonna be like $1500 probably) but I'm lucky enough to be in a position where I'm living with my p
    2 points
  47. That's good! Glad to hear it is supportive and not just applicants. I am in PsyDuck's boat that I also can't add another thing to check, but will keep lurking on here to help as I can.
    2 points
  48. Hey everyone, I'm a first-year MPP student at Harris - more than glad to answer questions about my application experience/impressions of the program so far! Classes begin on the 27th... but the student body's already been attending the three-week Math and Coding Camp (meant to prepare students for the quant-heavy curriculum) since August 30th. I've been taking in-person classes five days a week this entire month and participating in many other events so I already feel fairly immersed in the program. As of now, I have nothing but positive things to say about Harris. Of course I'll have far
    2 points
  49. Hi! This will be my first time applying feeling both nervous and excited. Surprised at the fact that September is already here and apps will open up next month.
    2 points
  50. nanakimmy9

    HGSE 2022

    Hello, everyone! And thank you, @TabTurbo for starting this new thread! Is there anyone else applying for the PhD in education this year? Also, I wonder how the acceptance rate varies between the masters and the doctoral programs. I did my masters at HGSE in an earlier year, but it would be an absolute dream to be able to go back and study there again, even though I know there are far fewer openings for PhD. 😅
    2 points


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