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    Power, inequality, race, political economy, postcolonial theory, gender & feminist theory, identity, narrative, migration.
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    2017 Fall
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  1. Fall 2017 Applicants

    I've heard that MAs give you a leg up for PhD apps, but I'm very hesitant to take an MA-only offer for 2 reasons: 1. The money is backwards -- PhDs are funded (+$), whereas for an MA I would at best get a scholarship (-$ or $0). 2. Risk -- There's always the chance that I leave my current job, move across the country for 2 years, get an MA, but then don't get into the PhD programs I want. In which case I would be, frankly, screwed. Aren't these pretty strong reasons not to get a standalone MA?
  2. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Hey guys, What's the protocol for asking for feedback on applications? I was rejected from the PhD programs at my top choices, but several of them offered me admission into their MA programs, which is encouraging (though I won't be accepting any MA offers.) Obviously I want to improve my PhD application for the next time around -- what's the best way to get feedback from those departments?
  3. Fall 2017 Applicants

    I haven't heard anything from them either. I see acceptances going out as late as March in past years so I think it's possible to still be admitted off the waitlist. That said, I'm not holding my breath.
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    This just happened to me -- rejected form PhD but admitted to MAPSS with a 2/3 scholarship. Can you guys point me to good threads or other sources to help with this decision? If I can take a diverse range of classes for a year and then get placed into a PhD program as basically a 2nd year student, that could be great. But I doubt it's that simple. My gut feeling is to decline and wait for admission into the PD programs I want, whether I get accepted somewhere this cycle or have to wait until next cycle.
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    I think if they had great funding available for you, they would be forthcoming about it. If they evade your questions, I would assume the funding situation isn't great. Just my $0.02
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    Yeah I agree. All seemed standard to me.
  7. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Someone on the results page said that erroneous Berkeley rejections have been sent out. Anyone want to claim this and elaborate? Sounds too good to be true.
  8. Fall 2017 Applicants

    No idea. I see acceptances coming in as late as April in past years. I'm out here like
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  10. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Congrats! And nice username
  11. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Haven't heard anything. From the results page, looks like they usually start sending decisions in the last days of February and continue through March and April. I guess we have a long road of waiting ahead of us!
  12. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Oh I see now. Thanks. This is gonna be addictive!
  13. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but where do you guys see information about interviews being offered to other people? I went to the online application manager but only see confirmation that my recommendations and test scores were received.
  14. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Haven't heard a peep from any of my schools... ... but congrats to those who got interviews!
  15. Fall 2017 Applicants

    @unitstructures I had similar technical issues with the video interview and emailed the department. They responded: "No need to submit the video. The video is an existing feature of the Online CollegeNET Application system and not a requirement for the NU Anthropology application." So I think we're in the clear! Breathe easy.