KLamb8

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About KLamb8

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  • Birthday 01/06/1991

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    Female
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    MA/MSC Psychology

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  1. In the U.S at least, you'd have to be open to applying to Masters programs because of your lack of research experience & cumulative gpa. However, usually there is no funding for Masters programs, only for PhDs so I would advise against it (depending on your financial situation). If you were able to get really good GRE scores, this would definitely help your chances of getting accepted into a PhD. There's also the option of a clinical PsyD doctorate, which are way less competitive but aren't typically funded & very expensive overall.
  2. Anyone applying to FU Berlin?

    @Matthew3957 Sry I didn't see your reply, that's great, congrats! Yeah, FU (& Berlin,city wise) is my top choice but I'm still waiting to hear back. So I will really be scrambling if I manage to get in. So you're gonna try to do everything in advance of arrival? I'm planning on getting to Germany about a month before classes actually start so that I have time to apply for a residence permit, enroll, & look for an apartment. It would take way too long to do all of that from the U.S having to go through the embassy.
  3. What counts as research/work/volunteer experience?

    From my experience, it was extremely hard to find any paid research job with my Bachelors degree, even the low paying PT ones. I was applying at Universities mainly and I understand that a lot of people with Masters degrees apply for those same jobs that only require a Bachelors. I was a research assistant during my undergrad, so it's probably easiest to stay in touch with your department and try to volunteer by emailing professors or phd students who have current research projects. I moved out of state after I graduated so this wasn't an option for me, but I definitely think being an alumni would help.
  4. Think the GRE is useless? Think again.

    Yeah but how do we know how students would perform that didn't do so well, if they are never accepted based on their scores? My issue with it is that the people who perform well tend to be more advantaged financially i.e. it's difficult to study for the GRE when you are working to get your way through school. Standardized tests also tend to have arbitrary scoring of intelligence and frankly, I think they are a bs way to profit off of grad applicants.
  5. Thanks so much for the info (:
  6. Anyone applying to FU Berlin?

    Yeah, well let me know when you hear back & I'll do the same! Did you apply anywhere else?
  7. Anyone applying to FU Berlin?

    No not yet, they said results would be in a few weeks. I believe the program website said early August so sounds about right. This was the most competitive program I applied for & the interview was only 10 minutes so I don't really know what to expect.
  8. Anyone applying to FU Berlin?

    Have you heard back yet? I have a Skype interview tommorow for the FU program I applied for..Other then that, I got 1 rejection, 1 acceptance, and I'm supposed to be doing a subject test for Humboldt Berlin soon.
  9. Does anyone have any experience or know of the process of obtaining a residence permit in Germany for study purposes? I'm planning on starting a masters program in Germany this fall, & I've received conflicting information about the proof of funds requirement. I'm unable to apply early through the U.S embassy because I won't have the money that's required saved up until a month or two prior, so I will have to wait to apply once in Germany , at the KVR. I emailed both the U.S embassy and the KVR and the embassy said I must have either a blocked bank account or scholorship to prove the funds. The KVR said a bank statement or confirmation from your parents, that they will support you will suffice. Also, if anyone knows of any alternative funding options (besides loans) please let me know. I've applied for the Deutschlandstipendium but it's competitive, so not a guarantee. I'd rather not have to continue working 70 hour weeks all summer long Thanks!
  10. The best website to research German graduate programs is DAAD.de. Most of the programs start in October for winter semester with the application deadlines in May. I just finished applying to a few Masters programs and it really wasn't difficult. Just make sure you read the instructions carefully, because there are different procedures for international students, mainly submitting additional hardcopy docs and certified transcripts/diploma. I was initially considering the U.K as well, but it would be way too expensive with both non-EU tuition & visa costs. The application process seemed pretty similair though.
  11. Hi! I just wanted to recommend a website for sending application fees abroad that worked for me. I used OFX online to pay my application fees for 2 schools in Germany that use UniAssist for foreign applicants. The company exchanges currency from your bank account and pays the recipient directly & you most likely avoid paying any costly exchange fees or other taxes. The process takes about 4-7 days & for me it was completely free. Hope this helps someone.
  12. M.Sc. vs M.A.?

    If you're wanting a career in research, then a MS is usually a better option. An MA is more theoretical focused, & an MS is focused more on practical empirical research methods. An MS will most likely contain an original thesis, while an MA might have an alternative option of a research paper, where you don't actually conduct your own experiment. If your goal is to only teach or practice clinical psychology, then an MA might be preferred. It's also helpful to read the program websites for more information on the type of study path offered. Usually there's a section that covers the career paths students tend to take after completing the program.
  13. Has anyone else applied to LMU's M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences program? I was one of the first people to interview and was told to be patient for the results, but this waiting is driving me CRAZY I'm trying to prepare for the worst while remaining optimistic .. Applied 4 Interviewed 2/4 Accepted 0/4 Waitlisted 0/4 Rejected 0/4 GPA 3.556 cumulative
  14. It probably would depend on your professors. I would send them an email or ask them what they expect from you when you start your program.