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  1. May also want to look at MTS degrees. That’s a lot closer to an MA than a MDiv is. You can also look at University of California. I forget which campus exactly but they have a strong SA program. Also lots of resources on the West Coast
  2. Folks: As results for PhD apps come in, I can’t help but notice how many people are just automatically considered for MA programs. If this is the case, what’s the use in applying directly to MA programs if your goal is a PhD? In the worst case scenario, you get admitted into an MA program (what you’d expect), but you could even get into a PHD program as well. Is this correct?
  3. Hello lovely people and potential future classmates/colleagues! So we all applied to the best of the best programs, but did anyone apply to less popular programs which would still be a great backup option? I myself played it safe and did. On that backup list are Indiana University Bloomington, Rice, UC Santa Barbara, and University of Washington. (ALL MA programs). Let’s let each other know when we hear back. Best of luck to us future Scholars of Religion!
  4. Awesome! Congrats on Duke. That’s an early acceptance! Sorry about the funding on the other hand. Still have a lot of waiting left to do :-)
  5. Hi all, Starting this up for those of us who have applied for masters programs, which are not MDivs. Let’s let each other know when we hear back from schools (interviews included). also, if interested you can State your stats and just speak freely about anything Masters related. best of luck to us
  6. Hi All! Had a great time reading this thread. Wanted to pop in quickly and ask a quick question. Because so many schools caution their applicants by saying how limited their funding is, I wanted to know how many of you received funding as a result of merit or need-based financial aid. Did you fill out the FAFSA?
  7. @franz What kind of funding did you receive exactly, if you don't mind sharing? Was this funding "need-based" or merit? At any rate, congratulations.
  8. Also am wondering what funding is available from Columbia's Religion M.A.
  9. Well Harvard is my first choice actually.
  10. Hi All: Applying to M.A./M.T.S. programs at top divinity schools this year. Actually, there are only a few schools with my concentration, which is broadly in the field of Hindu ethics. I'll only be applying to a few schools, but my top choices are Harvard and Yale as they have specialists in my area. I have a 3.8 GPA from a small school on the West Coast, a very strong litany of experiences being chair of my school's multi-religious organization, speak four languages including ancient and modern languages relevant to my discipline, completed a U.S. Student Fulbright grant in India, a
  11. Hi all: After writing several official practice exams, ETS is predicting my scores to be at a solid 151 Quant 157 Verbal 5.5 AWA. From what I understand, MTS requirements are not as stringent as Ph.D. requirements, particularly when it comes to test scores. The rest of my application is very strong. Do I still have a chance of admission at Yale, Duke and Harvard, or do these scores more or less disqualify me? I really appreciate any feedback. Thanks all
  12. On the topic of HDS: does anyone know what average GRE scores look like? I'm wondering how a low Quant score (25%) might influence my application, the rest of which, is pretty exceptional. Thanks.
  13. What was the result for you folks? Did you hear anything else about the GRE predicament? I'm currently in that same boat right now...
  14. Hi all: First time poster here. I want to ask about how much the GRE Quant section actually matters for admissions to HDS. All aspects of my application are extremely competitive however, there is one setback: my Quant score. While my Verbal scores and AWA are well above averages, my Quant is at a dismal 20%. Could this be a deal breaker for me? Might I be weeded out of the competition before my application ever reaches someone's desk? Thanks for your feedback.
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