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    Time off Research for Peace Corps?

    Several schools have M.A. program scholarships for former Peace Corps volunteers (and I think Peace Corps has some funding opportunities too?), so at least for M.A.s, it's definitely a thing!
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    I failed my thesis.

    Good luck! Please let us know how it goes.
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    Soc MA programs

    Something tells me that MAPSS's 2017 Sociology WashU in St. Louis PhD placement wasn't correct. Just a guess. 😉
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    Soc MA programs

    UChicago MAPSS is known for getting a lot of people into PhD programs, if that's the goal. It's expensive (like most MAs) but they often offer scholarships for some amount off tuition. I think it's only one year, which also helps. Not sociology, but I know Wisconsin has a Gender Studies MA that might have some decent funding.
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    Qualitative Gender/Sexuality Sociology Programs

    I have similar interests, though adding in the law/criminology. I've found, as CozyD mentioned, that there are several Gender Studies/Feminist Studies PhD programs out there that might be better suited to these interests than many Sociology PhD programs (particularly if you have a qualitative focus). The ones that are well-known and have good funding include (but are not limited to) Emory, Stony Brook, U of Minnesota, Arizona State, UCSB, U of Arizona, Indiana, UCLA, UW (very different than their quant-focused Soc department), and Rutgers. There are tons more, actually, so you might want to use "gender studies" or "feminist studies" as search terms in the results page to get ideas. I'd look there first; there are few sociology departments I've found that are qualitative and have a large gender focus (though I suppose looking at Berkeley wouldn't hurt, Columbia has many students working on gender stuff that I know personally, and UT Austin has a "gender" specialization option when you apply even though it mixes qualitative/quant methods). Also, Wisconsin has a funded M.A. in Gender Studies that could be a great back-up, and I believe San Jose State offers some funding to M.A. students as well! I hope this helps — I'm applying next cycle so this is just what I've researched myself as an applicant.
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    Interviews/Acceptances/Rejections Fall 2019

    Some people on the site include summer funding and some don't. Some people have optional teaching on top of full fellowships. Some people are including health insurance or some tuition remission costs. Also make sure to check out the years, because funding varies based on year as well. Can't speak to any specific school, but that might account for some different numbers. (Of course, some people could just be making stuff up, but if I were going to troll people online one day, I'd probably pick a different website. )
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    Interviews/Acceptances/Rejections Fall 2019

    I ditto @bandanajack. As someone applying next year, it's frustrating to watch people screw up the results board for future applicants. I use that board to get a sense of how many are being admitted, stats for admits when people are able/willing to post them, etc. Take the conversation somewhere else, please. You're messing it up for future applicants and personally I think that's inconsiderate (which is ironic considering that everyone's fighting over who's the least considerate).
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    PSA- PhD stipends website to compare offers

    As a future applicant, I also want to beg all of you to please enter your data to the above website! It's really helpful to be able to see which schools are affordable.
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    Question about funding option

    Just from perusing several program websites, many programs don't offer fellowship years to most students they accept. However, when they do, they tend to be in the first year. It might be nice to have a couple years without teaching duties so you can focus on research, but I wouldn't go there over another school you like more based on that. Also check out which schools have grad student unions, because that can make a huge difference when it comes to working conditions.
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    Not heard back from schools-others have

    My answer is purely based on stalking this forums for a couple years and not personal experience: sometimes it means a rejection, sometimes it means a waitlist, and sometimes people get accepted late. Unclear why schools torture people like this, but really, it can mean a bunch of different things. I'd be lying if I didn't say it often means waitlist or rejection, but certainly not always. Fingers crossed for you!
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    Gender/Feminist Studies (Fall 2019)

    Excited for both of you! (Fingers crossed. I ended up having to take a medical leave so I'll be applying next year now, unfortunately.)
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    GRE Retake? + Recommendation Advice

    You can choose whether or not to send your scores! The schools will never know you took a second one unless you send it.
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    Know of any funded MA in Sociology?

    I haven't come across one that I can remember. Some are known to offer partial tuition scholarships in some cases (e.g. Chicago MAPSS), though often they don't come with a stipend. I think there are some funded MAs at non-top 25 schools. (For example, U of Memphis appears to offer funding.) There's a thread on this back from 2013, I think, that you can look at. In that thread, people also bring up international options.
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    Best GRE Resources for a busy teacher

    I would be mindful of the November test date depending on where you are applying, though. Some schools (at least, for Sociology, but I imagine it can overlap with other programs) say it takes 4-6 weeks for a test score to reach them from the time you to send them to ETS, so you're not giving yourself much wiggle room if you're applying this year and don't take the test before November.
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    Best GRE Resources for a busy teacher

    ETS books have questions that are closest to the actual test and are great resources for vocab words. (I only memorized 60ish words that came up several times in the ETS books, and that was plenty.) I haven't found other books as useful, personally, because other books may or may not align with the actual test. Also, taking the time to go through the math review section is very helpful in the Quant book from ETS — it will outline all possible types of questions for you with practice problems and solutions. Finally, the online Powerprep practice tests directly from ETS are great. You can get a couple for free and then a couple more for a bit more money, and those ones will include grading for the AW section. I found all four were pretty good at mirroring the actual test in difficulty and in scoring (even on the AW portion). Good luck!

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