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Frosty_McGee

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About Frosty_McGee

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  • Location
    Los Angeles
  • Interests
    Accepted: Pardee, SIS, Korbel, ESIA
    Pending: Fletcher, SIPA, SAIS, SFS
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Security Studies

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  1. Frosty_McGee

    Please Advise! SAIS vs. SSP

    I don't think anyone deciding between these two programs can go wrong. Ultimately it comes down to whether or not the program offers classes that can build your skillset for your career goal. I have chosen SAIS, but my decision was easy since I was not admitted into SSP. Check out what user 16381776 said in this thread:
  2. All applications were for security studies, or the equivalent

    Accepted: Korbel, ESIA, SIS, SAIS

    Rejected: Fletcher, SIPA, SFS

    Attending: SAIS

  3. Frosty_McGee

    Help finding Security Studies Programs

    I completely agree. I am choosing not to attend GW for a few reasons, and the new curriculum is one of them.
  4. Frosty_McGee

    Please Advise! SAIS vs. SSP

    What was the end result of this thread? This will be a topic for a few of us by the end of this week.
  5. Frosty_McGee

    Korbel v Pardee v ESIA for Security Studies

    I know Korbel uses Rosetta Stone for their languages, and there is no language requirement. They also have some quant too. What sort of Quant are you looking into? Quantitative Analysis, Stats, Econ, Calculus?
  6. Frosty_McGee

    Korbel v Pardee v ESIA for Security Studies

    No, its actually just a Masters. The Pardee school I am talking about is Boston University's Pardee School. I wasn't aware that the RAND Corp offered schooling... What do you make of Korbel?
  7. Frosty_McGee

    Korbel v Pardee v ESIA for Security Studies

    No military/IC experience. I was medically denied. Interested in Russia and Terrorism. No clearance.
  8. Frosty_McGee

    M.A. Government and M.A. Global Security Studies at JHU

    Important: what is in your background that can validate your claims?
  9. Frosty_McGee

    M.A. Government and M.A. Global Security Studies at JHU

    That last paragraph...hurts but feels good at the same time. I feel like I can choose anywhere I want now as long as I apply via websites. Also, I am a current contractor in Aerospace...can confirm it is inferior to being an employee. Higher hourly pay as a contractor, but almost no benefits. No overtime.
  10. Frosty_McGee

    JHU SAIS 2018

    Got accepted for the MA in DC for Strategic Studies. Pretty torn between schools though. Anyone have tidbits of info or resources for insight on SAIS?
  11. Frosty_McGee

    Korbel School of International Studies

    Why Korbel>ESIA, other than fellowship or financial reasons? I am in that debacle myself.
  12. I have been accepted into four schools thus far (Korbel, Pardee, Elliott, and SIS...but threw SIS out of the running), and need different perspectives on what I should be looking for in these masters programs. Assume money is not a major factor. Have yet to hear back from Fletcher, SAIS, SIPA, and SFS. So far I have been mapping out which classes I would be taking under the respective programs, and I am quite satisfied with each of the three. The things I am looking for in a program are: Jobs with security clearance in the area Dual concentration abilities Russian Language Boren Scholarship awardee history Curriculum is policy/ case oriented rather than theoretical Professors are practitioners in their field Successful placement rate into the Intelligence Community What else should I take into consideration? Does anyone have information to offer? I have spoken with students, alumni, and professors who all love their respective schools. Thanks in advance for all those who reply. Feel free to message me if necessary. -Frosty
  13. I have been accepted into four schools thus far (Korbel, Pardee, Elliott, and SIS...but threw SIS out of the running), and need different perspectives on what I should be looking for in these masters programs. Assume money is not a major factor. Have yet to hear back from Fletcher, SAIS, SIPA, and SFS. So far I have been mapping out which classes I would be taking under the respective programs, and I am quite satisfied with each of the three. The things I am looking for in a program are: Jobs with security clearance in the area Dual concentration abilities Russian Language Boren Scholarship awardee history Curriculum is policy/ case oriented rather than theoretical Professors are practitioners in their field Successful placement rate into the Intelligence Community What else should I take into consideration? Does anyone have information to offer? I have spoken with students, alumni, and professors who all love their respective schools. Thanks in advance for all those who reply. Feel free to message me if necessary. -Frosty
  14. Frosty_McGee

    Korbel School of International Studies

    Got accepted International Security! No email, but saw randomly in the application portal. Where else did you all apply? I applied to SIS, ESIA, SIPA, SAIS, Fletcher, and SFS all for security studies.
  15. Frosty_McGee

    My IR Grad school horror story

    what makes you think SIPA?
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