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  1. That didn't answer the question, but thanks anyway.
  2. I had a year between my undergrad and my grad year and I managed to get a job in my field during my gap year. It was part-time and low pay, but that was still a step up from an unpaid internship. I got in after being out of school for a year, and I think that if you use time during your gap year to pursue or keep up with relevant interests, there's really no harm in it. Also, with the letters of recommendation, some professors will still write them after a year if you were in contact with them a bit. I asked an art history professors I had to write me a letter of recommendation for the Fa
  3. I have not contacted Andrew Bell, no. But I have looked into UNLV and I am not impressed with its program(s). Additionally, many students I have talked to from the university have difficulty getting the courses they need to graduate in a timely manner, which didn't bode well, either. A list of requirements for the PhD program at the schools? Yes, I have. Language skills as in Ancient languages or the modern ones I need? I could always brush up on my French and/or Italian and/or learn German, but there is no way I can go about learning ancient languages in person here. The Latin cou
  4. ^So, basically, I eventually want to get a PhD in one of the programs in Classics which combine art history, archaeology, Classical languages, history, etc. So, Classical studies is what I'm aiming for, eventually. Where I want to study for my PhD? Or in general, because for the MA is I'm limited to options of things offered as distance/online programs. For my PhD, I will most likely end up back on the east coast, ideally at UPenn, but I have also considered NYU and a few other schools, but those are my top two. Working in a museum is the end goal. Having my MA in Museum Studies allows
  5. I'm having a bit of a dilemma with my pursuit of a second Master of Arts degree. Let me preface this by saying that while a second Master's degree may not seem like a good idea to some, since my first Master of Arts degree is in Museum Studies, the second degree would be complimentary to it in some way. My issue is that I need to attend my second Master of Arts degree as a distance learning/online program, as I do not have access to these programs at the local university and cannot afford to move at this moment and am working a full-time job now. Therefore, the dilemma I face is the following:
  6. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good online graduate program online in Art History (preferably with an emphasis on ancient history, but I know many MA programs give a broader range of course material). I know that Academy of Art University has an online degree in Art History, but since it's a for-profit school, I don't feel like it would be a respected way to pursue my goals. Aside from that, the only place I have found that has an online program for Art History is Lindenwood University, which I hadn't heard of until I went on a search for a school in the U.S. that had an online Art Histor
  7. So, aside from Coursera and other similar MOOCs, what is the best way to keep up/up to date/refresh Classics information if you have a decently sized gap between your undergraduate degree and when you pursue your MA? I am currently getting my Master of Arts in Museum Studies, so aside from MOOCs or the University of Georgia Post-Bacc (which I would like to do but can't afford at the moment), what can I do to show my potential as a graduate student and show that I have not left the Classics/Classical Studies behind while I studied museum work and worked in a museum that is more history based wi
  8. Hello, I am hunting around for a Master of Arts program in Classics / Classical Studies / Ancient History (preferably Classical Studies so I am getting both the language and culture courses in my MA), but my issue is that I would need to pursue the program online. I would prefer the school be based in the United States (non-profit, no for-profit schools) as I would need to get financial aid to attend, and there are little to no scholarships that I have found that would apply to a distance program learner, especially one that is for an American student attending a British school at a dista
  9. Wow, I haven't been on this forum in forever, so sorry for the response over a year later. I chose to do a distance program because I work in the museum industry in Las Vegas, but our local university only had Public History as an option and they do not have the best reputation (many students have had issues getting all the courses they need to graduate offered so they could graduate on time). I wanted to do a Museum Studies degree vs. Public History due to the fact that I wanted it to be a bit more versatile as I have worked with history, natural history, art, and anthropology/archaeolo
  10. Personally, I had just under a 2.7 when I graduated undergrad, but I think my experience in my field (museums) helped tremendously. My Statement of Purpose and my CV are what got me into the University of Oklahoma for a master's program. I was granted conditional admission and finished my first semester with a 4.0. Most schools, once they see the work you've put into your field, understand that life is hard on some people and other factors can cause low GPAs other than not actually studying. (I was homeless for two years of my undergrad) I think it also helped that I got a job in my
  11. I just got accepted into a distance Master's degree program in Museum Studies through University of Oklahoma Outreach. I'm a little confused about the loans I have received, though. Since it's a distance program, I figured the loans would only be for tuition and books/materials, but I have a lot factored in like Transportation and Living Expenses, even though it's a Distance program. Is this usual for distance programs or did something wonky happen?
  12. I got into Master's degree program for Museum Studies through the University of Oklahoma Outreach program (online.) They didn't require letters of recommendation or the GRE for their program; I got in on my strong CV and personal statement even though my GPA was a 2.69. I have to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 for my first 12 credits to continue as a graduate in good standing without being dismissed.
  13. Thanks, everyone! I will definitely take all of this into consideration and get in touch with those who might be able to help me with possibly removing the bad grades from the record. (My GPA went from a 2.22 to a 2.34, so yeah it helped; hopefully I'll keep at that if not better for the remaining semesters!) Oh, I never try to blame anything because I usually do overcome it, it was just an unfortunate situation where I was pretty much hit with every stressor simultaneously. I obviously have pulled my bum out of the fire when I made Dean's List; which I intend to do for the remaining time
  14. I know that there hasn't really been an update in this thread for about a month, but I wanted to come in and see how others think my resume/CV would help with my sub-3.0 uGPA. Extenuating Circumstances: I always had a strained relationship with my parents, and they kicked me out of the house when I was 19 because my "way of life" (I'm not straight) didn't agree with theirs (oh and I'm hella liberal and they're not, too) so off I went into the world all by my onesy. I've been on my own for the past six years, two of which I was not in school because I was living permanently in the dorms whe
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