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  1. hannibal254

    2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications

    While what @LSiefferman says is true for most programs, my own experience with CUA's Semitics program a few years ago suggests that you could actually end up waiting quite a while. From what I understand, the department has to wait to hear how much funding they're authorized to give each year, and it's not at all consistent from year to year (this is specific to the Semitics dept.; apparently other departments at CUA operate differently). I was admitted to the MA program in late Jan or early Feb a few years back and finally reached out to the department in mid-March to ask about funding. They responded a few days later, telling me they'd just then gotten word on what they would be able to offer. If I were you, I'd just reach out to the department chair and ask gently if he has a sense for the timeline. He didn't seem to mind me asking. Congrats on your acceptance, and good luck! Funding at CUA is, as I'm sure you've heard, pretty hit-and-miss, but it's an awesome program.
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    I just got an acceptance this morning, actually—email from the DGS, details to follow. Not sure if they send all acceptances in one batch or not. Congratulations! I also had an interview with Princeton in early Jan. Do you know if all POIs inform admits before formal admission? I imagine timing, at least, may vary by subfield; as it's Friday, though, I imagine most subfields would have notified by now if results are to go out next week... Oh well!
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    PMing you some details!
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Thanks! I didn't have an interview, and I was notified by phone. Which field of study were you applying to?
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Oh, interesting! WRWC for me.
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Nope! Which concentration did you apply to?
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Thanks! And it was Princeton University.
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Yes, please! Distractions and commiserations are super welcome right now. I'm applying to programs in Early Christianity: Brown, UChicago, Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. So far, I've had an interview with Princeton and have been accepted to Stanford (yay!!). Haven't heard anything from anywhere else, though. Others??
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    PhD Applications Fall 2019 Season

    Hi all! Any thoughts on when we might start to hear about interviews at Yale? Past years' postings suggest it tends to be around this time?
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    Interdisciplinary Disadvantage for Religious Studies

    Hi all, I have sort of a related question: do students with MAs in Religious Studies stand much chance of being accepted to TT programs in something like History? I'll likely be applying to PhD programs this fall and am finding that the scholars who work on things most closely related to my interests are sort of split between Religious Studies and History; my CV, though, won't really contain any formal training in History. While we're at it, can someone maybe explain to me the practical differences between how one might study a given religious movement at a particular historical moment as a historian vs. how one might study the same thing as a scholar of religion? The idea of "methodological discipline" vs. "categorical discipline" mentioned above is really helpful in thinking about the two fields, but I'm still struggling to think through what that distinction would look like when it comes to research topics and approaches. Or does the difference lie more in what scholars are expected to know outside of their own specific specialties, rather than in how they approach those specialties? Sorry, that's a lot of questions all tied together. I've been doing too much macro-level thinking about what it means to study Religion and am finding myself more and more uncertain... Thanks!
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    Choices and Decisions

    Ah hah, I think I found her contact info on the website. I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
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    Choices and Decisions

    Finally broke down and made an account to follow up on this. How did you hear from CUA—via email? Or by logging into the Cardinal Station? I was accepted around the same time—but to a master's program—and have been waiting to hear. Do you have any idea if they tend to fund master's programs at all? Thanks for keeping us lurkers in mind and sharing.

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