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  1. Boolakanaka

    Scotland postgraduate advice (theological history)

    Although not on your list, have you given thought to a PhD at Yale Law—where you could also apply at Yale Divinity. The upside, is that it’s fully funded (last I looked, it a full tuition waiver and a stipend at around 50k a year) and you can basically chart your own course for much of the program, taking additional courses within much of Yale’s graduate programs. Further, it has a seamless integration at T14 law schools for a legal teaching fellowship and finally, it will take you a much shorter time to complete the PhD this route. On the flip side, it’s very competitive to gain admission as they take less than a dozen students a year.
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    Applying to Law Schools with a Non-Traditional Transcript?

    @jarnayavaIf you obtain a LSAT score in the mid 160s you will not have a problem of being admitted at a host of schools, ranked in the 40-65 range. I would not worry about not having a traditional grades transcript—law schools deal with a variety of different circumstances and have alternative evaluation processes for these type of situations. (FYI, I served on admissions committees at three different law schools, both public and private).
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    Do I have a chance at a highly ranked Ph.D program?

    Many of the tippy top programs have an average quant score of 160 plus, so if that is your goal, all of the previous should be taken seriously...
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    Harvard Divinity School MTS or Straight to PhD

    Others can weigh-in, Harvard’s PhD acceptance rate is very competitive-think in the 5 % range. The Mdiv, less so, so approximately, in the 40-45 % range, which I personally think a tad high.....
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    MTS Harvard Divinity School

    @benmaterials Hmmmn, albeit anecdotal, and just my own personal experience, accepted accepted at HDS, with an undergraduate gpa of about 2.6, subsequently also a JD and LLM, but it is possible....
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    PhD programs for emerging technologies

    You may also want to look at Yale SOM, where they have done seminal work on emotional intelligence juxtaposed against organizations and management. Fair warning, getting into their PhD programs are extremely competitive.
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    PhD and scholarship prospects

    Specific to Yale, I can assure you a GRE score of under 160 would make you a very aberrational admission.
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    Do I stand chance? (switching fields & nervous)

    The two programs that immediately come to mind are Columbia and U of Chicago, but this is not my area and more versed folks could provide better counsel....
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    Liberty University PhD

    @LongTimeStudent Alas, challenging compared to what? From my perspective the first level of comparison is relative to the top ranked public policy programs. Merely purview the curriculum and faculty from from a sample of the top programs and any fair minded and objective person, especially one involved in the academy and scholarship, would say there is vast gulf between Liberty and the top programs....see:https://gspp.berkeley.edu/programs/doctoral-program-phd and https://sanford.duke.edu/academics/phd and http://fordschool.umich.edu/phd Never mind placement, research and endowment figures....
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    I failed my thesis.

    Life is not all support and adulation. Moreover, we are all required to take a very thorough, non-nostalgic and blunt inventory on the things we think support us on our path. Sometimes, those items/activities become obsolete and no longer serve their original purpose. That said, when folks congratulated and supported you in the past, it was accepted without reservation and there was no question as to how much they actually knew you, or whether they operated from a place of objectivity—it was merely happily accepted. My point being, is that it is all of our responsibility, to be at times, economical on what we share on this site, and further, to exercise a modicum of reservation, caution and editorial self-esteem, in receiving both good and negative responses; that is to say, no what matter where they are on the spectrum, they all should be taken with a grain of salt.
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    Northwestern vs NYU vs USC? Summer/Fall 2015

    I’m not sure you should expect a response from a post over four years old....
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    PhD Advice for next year?

    I have to say I was taken back by this rather sweeping generalization and conflation that because one works there is somehow a space to rationalize that less than stellar grades are not just OK, but somehow a curated outcome. Further, this assertion that folks who do have money or support are the ones that are leading the pack academically —that borders on a pithy trope—but moreover just not accurate, Excuse me if I come off a tad tart or terse on this topic, but I’m a old school cat, well past the prime of life, (mid 50s) and for every degree I received, and there are many (BA, JD, LLM, MA) I always worked—there was just no way about going at it, than having to study and work at the same time. The struggle is real, but not uncommon or particularly rare just to you young fella...
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    PhD Advice for next year?

    @wilsonrgI suggest you look at the breath and content of many many of his past posts, it’s both extensive and highly comprehensive and accurate on the topic of the study of theology/religion. As well, look at the institutions at which he matriculated—equally impressive—in total, all of it speaks for itself. But, please do what you think is appropriate it with the information.
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    PhD Advice for next year?

    @wilsonrg With all due respect, xypathos is not only very respected on the board, but moreover and to the more germane point, his response provided answers that were spot on and lucid. Perhaps it was not in the tone or inflection you desired, they were nonetheless entirely accurate. A tad bit of advice and counsel, the academy is a long arduous road, filled with much more disappointment than success, and if this blunt but totally on point assessment already rankles you, perhaps you need to rethink your attitude as you go down this incredibly long path....
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    Applications 2019

    @psstein With all due respect, I don’t know any Penn law graduates who are not just employed, but gainfully employed. Recent employment statistics to Penn Law, prove me out—https://www.law.upenn.edu/careers/employment-statistics.php in short, it’s not just a T14 law school, but it’s typical and historically within the top 6 or 7 law schools in the nation. I would go as far to say, that Penn graduates not just have job prospects, but multiple lucrative ones.....

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