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  1. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Got my Georgetown results. Last of my PhD apps. 1 out 2 ain't bad in my opinion.
  2. Master’s Prestige

    Thanks! I'm starting to hear back from programs now, so I'll keep this in mind as I move forward. Hopefully I get some funding!
  3. 2018 Admissions, decisions, interviews, and the like

    In need of some help making a decision between an enrolling in a MA program or going to a PhD program to which I was accepted. I originally intended to do an MA, but I'm not sure if that's now the best route. The PhD is fully funded with some perks and is a really good fit, but I was hoping to maybe do an MA and reapply to "better schools". I'm thinking maybe I should just save the time and money and go to the PhD program. Feel free to PM, especially if you are in the MENA field.
  4. Writing Style Recommendations

    Don't forget fiction! There's a lot to be taken from fiction and applied to historical writing.
  5. Rutgers or re-apply

    How common is this? How do you think other programs view the person switching doctoral programs?
  6. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Don’t lose hope yet! Georgetown is just getting started. When I was admitted to Minnesota, I had already seen several people post on the admissions page. Furthermore, Georgetown does waitlists. I had an acquaintance get in off of the waitlist.
  7. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Some acceptances to Georgetown on the grad cafe admissions. If the lucky ones don't mind, what are your areas/time periods of study? It might help a few people out.
  8. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm not really too worried about what university/college setting I teach in, though I do have a geographical preference for Florida. Whether I teach at a community college or state doesn't concern me. I guess my concern is whether coming out of Minnesota will close the doors to these types of jobs.
  9. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Feeling a bit this way about Minnesota. It's an awesome fit, but I am worried about job prospects. They are very open about their employment prospects--64% of graduates since 2004 have found jobs as professors after the program. I don't know if that's good or bad.
  10. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Not my post.
  11. Fall 2018 Applicants

    All quiet on the western front. In the east, however, there is movement with Georgetown.
  12. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Somewhat related to history, somewhat not. Accepted into UT Austin's MES program, which has MENA history track. First MA program to get back!
  13. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I see why you are applying to Georgetown. John McNeil seems like a good person to work with for your interests. I study French colonial history, particularly in the Magrehb, 1830-1956. I like the theme of urban history. I’m excited about Georgetown because they have a really good Arabic program. I’ve checked in, and I’ve heard that we’ll be hearing soon.
  14. Good deal?

    Housing, transportation, and other factors are much cheaper, and I am currently making roughly the same amount in a much more expensive town. $2,000 for the summer is on top of what I am receiving in the stipend. This does not include other funding opportunities to which I can apply. Summer and conference is guranteed. I also have a savings and a partner making a good salary.
  15. Fall 2018 Applicants

    You are my PhD applications twin. What's your focus?