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  1. Hi, friends. Anyone still waiting for a response from UIC? Haven't gotten a rejection but I haven't gotten an acceptance or waitlist either. I can see some posters who got a response. So confused. Anyone else in the same boat?
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    University of Chicago—MAPSS Review

    Hi ScottWes. Thank you very much for sharing about your experience and insights. As someone looking forward to receiving an acceptance into MAPSS, I have much to think about!
  3. purpleatheart1994

    Phd Research Agenda

    How specifically or generally should we talk about our research interests? I'm looking to apply to Sociology programs.
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    Fully funded PhD programs in Sociology

    Hi MME, thanks for starting this thread! Notre Dame, Michigan The Department of Sociology offers financial support in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and tuition scholarships. Most incoming students receive either a fellowship or assistantship which provides full tuition plus a stipend for living expenses for five years, contingent upon making satisfactory progress in the program. 19) Does the program admit students without funding?All students who are admitted to our program will be given a full tuition scholarship and a stipend to work as a Graduate Assistant in the department
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    Personal Statement in Sociology

    Thank you, high_hopes!
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    Anybody else applying to a PhD straight out of undergrad?

    Friends, I have a 3.5 undergrad CGPA (with a 3.6 for senior and junior year); went to a small school with a liberal arts program. I don't have research and work experience in my field of interest (sociology). What kinds of schools should I be applying to? Yale is #22 in Sociology. Is it worth a shot paying the application fee for it, or is it still a long shot?
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    Anybody else applying to a PhD straight out of undergrad?

    Same boat! Looking into sociology programs. FInding the process a bit daunting. Any tips gathered about the proposal writing process for external grants and what to do right on a personal statement would be highly appreciated.
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    Personal Statement in Sociology

    Hi, everyone! I want to apply for Sociology MA and PhD programs for Fall 2019. I came from a small university abroad, with 3.5/4 CGPA and decent GRE score. I've read that we should refer to sociological concepts in the personal statement. How specific should these be? I don't have a lot of relevant research experience and currently am working in an unrelated field (but can vouch for 'transferable skills'). Would schools be interested in offering funded PhD offers? Also, should I be applying for fellowships and grants also? When are deadlines usually? Before or after admissions? Any help would be much appreciated!
  9. purpleatheart1994

    Keough School of Global Affairs @ Notre Dame

    Hi, folks. How competitive are admissions to the MGA program at Keough? What kind of experience and GPAs are they looking for in candidates?
  10. purpleatheart1994

    Chicago CIR MA vs. Columbia PS MA

    Folks, I'm looking to apply for Fall 2019 at UChicago's CIR. Can students and alumni share the kinds of research interests they pursued at CIR? Is it beneficial to get in touch with professors before applying?
  11. purpleatheart1994

    The Best MA Program for Every Social Science Field

    Hi GoCardinals. Thank you for your excellent review on MAPSS. I got into MAPSS last year with a 50% funding offer. I declined because I didn't think it was worth that much money. I am very interested in applying to CIR and MAPSS this year and getting an improved funding offer. Any tips/tricks on how to strengthen apps for better funding?
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    50% at MAPSS Chicago

    Thanks for responding! I suppose its a good idea to wait a year. I'm having a hard time finding terminal masters programs that provide decent funding. I'm American but I studied abroad and don't know about grad school dynamics here. Back at my undergrad school, I was always told that American citizens don't get funding for their masters in the United States.
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    50% at MAPSS Chicago

    Hello friends. I recently got an acceptance from UChicago's MAPSS program. I was wondering if getting 50% funding is a big deal or if its very common to receive? If the award is not very competitive to receive, I'm thinking I should wait it out and try again next year for better funding. I just graduated from a foreign Bachelors in Social Sciences and have a 3.5/4 CGPA and decent GRE score. I've done two research assistant jobs but not directly in anthropology. Also, can anyone share there experience at MAPSS? I've received such mixed responses.

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