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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Interests
    Intersection of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. Bioethics as it relates to mental health care. Study of eastern religions, mindfulness, and meditation as well as philosophy of religion. Practical Philosophy and exploration of philosophical counseling.
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Non-degree seeking student UWM MA Phil

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  1. @drivingthoughts If I understood your comment correctly, I will see if I can convert my resume into a CV format...and then in my reason statement, I have already took your suggestion to just say "while working in the healthcare industry...", if that was indeed your suggestion. Your other ideas are great ones, and I thank you for them as well! With a bit of hesitation, I'm going to share my new draft below, so here it is, after having taken in all of your comments, @KevDoh's in particular. A few years ago, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Bachelors of Arts
  2. @Concordia thank you, I'll check Dr. Brendel out... @janeaude That looks like a very helpful link, at first glance anyway, thank you! @drivingthoughts your feedback about telling a story was quite useful and I like the idea of making it more personal. @KevDoh Thank you for the congratulations -- it did seem a bit silly, but I appreciated it nonetheless-- and no one else had congratulated me yet, so that was great sentiment to receive! I also appreciate that you took the time to show me some ways to edit what I wrote and giving me some concrete feedback as to why I should consider do
  3. Thoughts on this new topic? I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this and give a thoughtful reply, even if it is brief!
  4. Hi there, My name is Marjorie and I'm applying to be a non-degree seeking student at UWM this fall for their MA in Philosophy so that I can explore whether or not I want to pursue this field of study, instead of continuing down the psychology/social work career path. I was hoping to possibly get some feedback on my reason statement, which is based off of the guidelines they provided. Any constructive criticism is welcome; I'm not looking for perfection here, just want to make a good impression. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and offer feedback. Having studied
  5. @KevDoh thank you for your comment. Honestly, I still have to figure out whether I prefer analytic or continental... So I'm glad you brought that point up, albeit a bit embarrassed to admit I don't yet know how to distinguish between the two branches. I'm checking out an article on philosophical gourmet about that now, in order to maybe learn a bit about the differences. (Link below for reference, if someone else comes across this thread and is in the same boat as me, trying to figure all this out after majoring in something other than phil during undergrad.) http://www.philosophica
  6. Found the list and some other good advice on this thread: Thought it was worth sharing, as others may stumble upon it here...
  7. On a thread I recently created, someone suggested I refer to the list of funded MA programs that I could find floating around on the forum somewhere... After a good bit of searching, I found it here, thank you @sidebysondheim! Also, I appreciated the straightforward advice given by @ianfaircloud. Cheers!
  8. Thank you, DerPhilosoph! I'll definitely keep that in mind...going to look for that list and also check out Georgia State's website
  9. Knp, be. , Concordia, and maxhgn, Thank you all for your responses, I found them all to be very useful. I also received some advice from a philosophy professor I had during my undergraduate studies. I luckily live in Milwaukee, so I decided to apply as a non-degree seeking student to UWM for Fall of this year so that I can audit a few masters level philosophy classes, to see if this is really what I want to dedicate myself to for a long period of time, as many of you mentioned: a masters isn't enough the competition for positions is fierce I have seen these sorts of
  10. Hi there, As a US citizen, with an undergrad in Psychology wanting to transition into the philosophy field, I have been considering distance-learning grad programs at: University of Edinburgh (Masters) http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=844 Birmingham University (Masters & PhD) http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/phil/philosophy.aspx My question regarding this is whether anyone knows whether or not these degrees would enable me to be hired as a professor here in the US, upon completion? My concer
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