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    TheCappadocian reacted to Maccabeus in Ph.D. applications 2014-2015 chit chat   
    Those of us that were accepted this year: Can we take a moment to appreciate that we will never have to take the GRE again? Feels so good.
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    TheCappadocian got a reaction from seroteamavi in Ph.D. applications 2014-2015 chit chat   
    Thanks! That was me - very excited to be attending ND in the Fall! 
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    TheCappadocian reacted to theophany in Divinity School rankings?   
    Goodness, people. "As bad as other divinity schools, should still nonetheless be stayed clear of for student interested in academic pursuits"? Really? Go look at faculty listings at the top religious studies programs in the country. By far, the majority of them have their masters degrees from divinity schools (mostly HDS, YDS, and UChicago.) That same thing is reflected in the make-up of students in PhD programs at the so-called "top tier" schools. Terminal masters programs from RS departments are not held in higher regard in admissions committees' minds.
     
    Let's get real about what this is about: academic snobbery against people in ministerial formation. Yes, good numbers of future ministers are less concerned about long-scale academic pursuit, but that does not mean that they're any less capable of it than the academic track students are. In fact, MTS/MAR students (not to mention PhD students) regularly have their asses handed to them by MDivs. If you're planning on studying religion and you are looking down on people who practice said religions and are training to be ministers them, you might need to start checking some biases before you get too far along in scholarship. 
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    TheCappadocian reacted to AfricanScholar in Prospective Applicants FALL 2015 (Rice University)   
    So finally I am IN. I am celebrating today like my birthday and all my referees have been pouring in congratulatory messages into my mail. The journey was so long, so tough and so rough, but I am happy I finally saw light at the end of the tunnel. 
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    TheCappadocian reacted to Maccabeus in Ph.D. applications 2014-2015 chit chat   
    Don't worry. You're still accepted here. The Grad Cafe, where you're always admitted.
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    TheCappadocian got a reaction from Aubstopper in Ph.D. applications 2014-2015 chit chat   
    Is anyone here terribly optimistic...? Isn't graduate school simply an exercise in self-abasement?
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    TheCappadocian reacted to unræd in PhDs in New Testament, Early Christianity, Christianity and Judaism?   
    Another good place to check would be the forum for Religion applicants--I know there are some over there applying this year!
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    TheCappadocian got a reaction from smg in Ph.D. applications 2014-2015 chit chat   
    Is anyone here terribly optimistic...? Isn't graduate school simply an exercise in self-abasement?
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