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  1. Yale SOM and Jackson would fit the bill.
  2. Probably not, as to needing the degree. Just by way of example, two of the more prominent legal reporters for NPR and NYT, have no advanced journalism or even a journalism degree. See:https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak and https://www.npr.org/people/2101289/nina-totenberg
  3. Take look at Columbia as they take special consideration for veteran applicants...
  4. You have to check with each respective LLM program on their requirements ....
  5. Given that your desired programs have an inherent focus on quantitative skills, you best get your quant score in the 160 plus range and your verbal at least 150 plus....
  6. @Walker3 Given your career objectives, I would give serious consideration to doing a combo MBA/MPP at Yale SOM and Jackson. If it’s international consulting work you seek, well, Boston, Bain, McKinsey all have a considerable recruitment footprint on campus among a host of others...
  7. My counsel, is give it time. I’ve been in both grad (two degrees) and professional school (law) and the first couple of months are always a period of transition and acclimation—for all involved. Now, I will say, at an Ivy (where I ve been) there can be an initial pecking order especially for those with Ivyplus undergrad degrees, but that will soon enough fade away. Finally, it’s not undergrad and you should not have any expectations or comparisons to that social community. Folks are all feeling there way through a gamut of emotions that are tethered to the first real step of what could be potentially their life’s work, so some may not be apt to be friendly or social, or even be inclined to be even cordial—but sure enough you will find your people and crowd.
  8. @DecafDogIf you do decide on Ed Tech, I would consider schools that also have graduate programs in education—notably Harvard and Columbia. As much as I love Yale and Jackson, there are no supporting ed programs or degrees at Yale....something to consider.
  9. Depends on what level of program? If you are comparing the top level programs from PhD compared to say, top 5 law schools—fairly compatible on a statistical level. My experience is from the law side (served on several admission committees) and for schools like Yale and Stanford, well you are talking single digits and highly self-selective, i.e. if you don’t have mean scores and grades, do not bother applying. By way of specific example, I knew at YLS, in a single class, a former General, more than a few PhDs, a couple MDs, and a Pulitzer and an Emmy award winner.....
  10. @inthelabyrinth Not at Jackson, but formerly taught at SOM, and I can tell you a couple of things that are generally true of Yale all graduate professional programs: no one hurts for funding or resources, and recruitment is quite robust.
  11. Off the top of my head, you should be good at most of these schools.. By way of specific example, from the UC Davis website: The Quantitative portion of the exam is the most important and the committee is looking for a score in the 75 percentile or higher or about 158 plus.
  12. Lower 160s seem to be a norm for upper programs...see:https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/node/876 and https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/node/876
  13. @chrismooch91See-https://econ.ucsb.edu/~startz/A Guide for UCSB Undergraduates Considering a PhD in Economics.pdf
  14. Yup, CAL, 163, UCSB, 167, Harvard 169, Wisconsin, 167....Unless you can dramatically advance your quant score, you might want to concentrate on schools outside the top 25.
  15. Just look up the schools with corresponding score—simple google search.
  16. Grades (US equivalents) and GRE scores (Quant 166/167 plus)? The tippy top PhD finance schools in the US are uber competitive with typical acceptance rates in the 1-2% range, thus say out of 125 very qualified applicants they may take 2-4. Also, depending on what you trying accomplish, the verbiage of degree and department may differ, for instance, Finance at Harvard; doesn't formally offer a Ph.D. in "Finance." The closest you would get at Harvard is a Ph.D. in "Business Economics," which is a joint program between Harvard Business School and the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science.If you're set on a Ph.D. in Finance you ought to add to your list those schools such as U of Chicago and N.Y.U. which have an strong focus in that field.
  17. I work with one of the leading, if not the leading environmental economist in the US, Robert Mendelsohn at Yale. As someone else mentioned a Q score 165 and above would be the norm for the top tier programs, Prof. Mendelsohn obtained his PhD at Yale—given its relationship with the Yale School of Forestry (arguably the premier school of its kind), I would certainly consider Yale.
  18. With all due reference, my answer is to this direct question and request:We can rent for ~6 months and consider buying again then, but I wonder if it'd be the same set of problems. We were really hoping to buy this summer....Any advice or anecdotes welcome! To which, I offered a specific anecdote ....
  19. In short, if you got a partner in a full-time position, relative to the cost ratio of the house and income, you should be good. Even when my wife was doing a sub-fellowship for medicine, and previously made plus 350k annually, the bank did not consider her paid sub-fellowship, despite it paying close to 80k as being qualified for a permanent position and would not count it as income going towards a purchase for a house. Mainstream banks are fairly strict about this definition.
  20. Hmmm, have you considered a dual degree at Yale’s Jackson Institute and SOM?
  21. 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.
  22. @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).
  23. 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...
  24. 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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