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    gutrot13 got a reaction from Mr_Spock2018 in U Chicago CIR vs. Fletcher MALD (Any current/past CIR students?)   
    Hey all,
    Looking for some input on my situation. I'm currently a student at Fletcher and have found out that the program I am currently in was absolutely not what I was looking for, so I decided to fill out an application for U Chi's CIR after a professor had recommended it to me. He described it as an theory-rich, intellectual environment, which sounds perfect for me. I do intend on pursuing a PhD someday, although my primary concern with CIR is employment after graduation; will leaving Fletcher for CIR severely disadvantage me in this area? Ideally I'd like to be working in a think tank for a couple years before I go back for a PhD. The small classes sizes, preceptor program, and the age of most students appear to me as huge pluses, especially the intellectual rigor of the program. 
    I have a bunch of specific questions so if there is anyone on here who is a current CIR student or graduated from the program, I'd love to pick your brain. 
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    gutrot13 got a reaction from dikaion2016 in Help! SAIS vs. Georgetown vs. Fletcher   
    None of these programs are going to prepare you for a PhD program. I'm a current Fletcher MALD student and those here who do go onto pursue a PhD often stay at Fletcher - it seems as though the PhD program here is rather endogenized. Fletcher is also extremely career/"policy world" oriented. You would be better off either holding off and applying for PhDs next cycle or attending a one year MA program at a school like LSE or the University of Chicago. I've had discussions with former professors, one that pursued a PhD at Chicago, and they all recommended me to transfer if I wanted to pursue a PhD later on. 
    That's what I've learned thus far, good luck. 
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    gutrot13 got a reaction from Joseph B in Help! SAIS vs. Georgetown vs. Fletcher   
    None of these programs are going to prepare you for a PhD program. I'm a current Fletcher MALD student and those here who do go onto pursue a PhD often stay at Fletcher - it seems as though the PhD program here is rather endogenized. Fletcher is also extremely career/"policy world" oriented. You would be better off either holding off and applying for PhDs next cycle or attending a one year MA program at a school like LSE or the University of Chicago. I've had discussions with former professors, one that pursued a PhD at Chicago, and they all recommended me to transfer if I wanted to pursue a PhD later on. 
    That's what I've learned thus far, good luck. 
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