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Josh J.

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  1. Besides obviously Stanford, what are the best PhD programs in History and/or Social Studies Education? What are their strengths? Who are the big names you'd want to work with?
  2. I am interested in doing research on teaching and learning in higher ed...specifically focused on humanities and the social sciences.
  3. Thank you, Sandmaster. I see you are doing a PhD in C&I now. May I ask, are you planning on focusing on higher ed, or K-12?
  4. Hello all, So I hold two masters degrees (one in religion, one in history), and a decent amount of teaching experience in higher education. Being a good instructor has always been important to me, and I've unfortunately seen a lot of HORRIBLE teaching at the college and graduate school level. I am very interested in studying teaching and learning at the collegiate level. There are a million programs out there for studying teaching K-12 teaching, but, from what I've been able to find, hardly anything on teaching in higher education. What little I have found have been masters degrees fo
  5. Well, its official. After the last result I was waiting for, I am going to be studying Religion in War in U.S. History at the University of Tennessee!
  6. A prestigious fellowship is a big deal. I would recommend negotiating with school b. Yes, they offered you a great fellowship, but mention that powerhouse school A is offering you 5 years versus three. If they want you that badly, they should be able to offer you funding for a longer period of time. The school I'm accepting typically only offers 3-4 years of funding, but offered me 5 with a fellowship. If they had only offered me 3, it would have been a problem. But if they are offering you a fellowship, then they REALLY want you. And since you've got better funding offers, they will pro
  7. I went the route that xpathos suggested, and they quickly shot back that they used to do that alot more, but don't any longer. I still took the offer....and then i came back the next year with great grades, lots of research, conference presentations, etc., and asked for more, and they gave it to me...so, something to consider.
  8. Well, it looks like I'll be headed to the University of Tennessee to study American Religious History. Not necessarily a traditional place to study religion, but their history faculty is pretty strong in it.
  9. Having done the MTS at Vandy, I can say that most people who get accepted to the MA end up accepted into the PhD there.
  10. Got rejected by the University of Oregon tonight... I thought it was a great fit and my POI there said she was interested in my project... so I'm pretty disappointed.
  11. I graduated with the MTS last year, and am adjuncting this year, teaching environnental history and other courses where I can integrate US History and political theology. I'm living back in Oregon, though, so it would be nice to stay.
  12. It's March 1st. Hoping Oregon finally does something today.
  13. Thanks! I hope you get the funding that you need!
  14. Congrats to the Vanderbilt admit!
  15. Here is to hoping that the University of Oregon actually makes some notifications today. They are way late.
  16. Congrats! I almost applied to UO for their environmental/history of west program.
  17. Thanks! Are you going to Vandy? I was an MTS student in the Divinity school there. Great place!
  18. Well, I am in TOTAL shock at this moment... Tenneesee just emailed me to let me know that they've given me the Klein fellowship AND a chancellors fellowship!!!!!!! Full five year funding, when normally they only provide 3-4. Last year, I applied to seven programs and got zero admits.... I can't even believe it! I gotta calm down before I walk into a class of middle schoolers in half an hour to teach language arts!
  19. Any current University of Tennessee students lurking on the board?
  20. Well, I just logged into the University of Tennessee's application website to check my status, since they are taking quite a bit longer than they have in past years to notify. I've been admitted, which is awesome! However, I've had contact from either my POI or the DGS to let me know this, which seems pretty weird. Someone else also posted the same thing...
  21. Hey there, My work isn't military history, per se, but my masters focus and thesis was on religion and war, specifically World War I. I wrote about the war on the homefront, which included actions by military intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies. Peripherally, I am interested in the military history of the American Civil War, but again, homefront issues during the war often interest me more than the battles. I'll probably be switching my focus to environmental history for the PhD (I applied to four programs for environmental history, two on religion and war), but even the
  22. @knp No, they would not accept the MTS as a closely related field, even though my degree was in American Religious History. 35 out of my 52 hours for the degree were in history, and my thesis was in history....but they wouldn't accept it for fulfilling the MA requirement....very frustrating.
  23. It was the standard form letter from the DGS via email.
  24. Just got my rejection for the MA at the University of Washington. Considering I have a masters in another, related field, from a better school, but they require an MA in History to apply for the PhD (or make you apply to their MA), I'm fairly well annoyed.
  25. Congrats hl18. What's your field?
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