Excited to be on this journey with you all. Been watching this forum for while. I applied a few years ago to HGSE, but unfortunately was not accepted. Hopefully the news will be better this time around. 🙂
Program/Concentration: SSPGRE Score: V: 158, Q: 156, AW: 4.0 (just got the scores back from taking the test in mid-Nov)GPA: Undergrad: 3.2, Grad: ~3.5 (from two master's degrees and a few other classes here and there)Work Experience: Several years working research (some in biomedical, some in education). One year as an editorial assistant on a journal. Currently working as a data analyst at a university. Undergrad/Grad Institution (Public, Private, Ivy, etc..): Undergrad: Public, Grad: 1 Private, 1 Public Research Experience: Several years of research in various areas. About15 or so presentations at various regional/national conferences over the years. A handful of publications (mix of both peer-reviewed journal articles and book/monograph chapters, though only one of these as the first author). Currently working on a couple of independent research projects with my current data analyst work that should wrap up by this summer. LoR/SoP: 2 from former faculty members (both from grad school), one from former colleague that I have worked with, done research with, and presented with multiple times at conferences. What Other Schools Are You Applying To: It is HGSE or bust for me.
I looked over the different programs at HGSE, and while what I want to study and work on could kinda fit in with a couple of the programs they have, I think the Specialized Studies Program is ideal for me to dive in what I really want to explore. Such an amazing opportunity!
Best of luck to us all as we tackle this journey together!