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  1. Oh yes, of course. Funding is really important to me. I actually just posted a new topic. I got an acceptance letter to another university, and I was wondering if I should take it and pursue the degree part-time.
  2. Hello, everyone. I got an acceptance yesterday for a PhD in English. I'm a bit nervous about something though. I am a high school English teacher, and I do love my job very much. Still, I've always wanted a PhD in English, as it has always been a personal goal of mine. Someday, I also hope to teach at the college-level. I have until April 15th to accept this offer of admission. It is partially funded, and when I talked about this with my school (where I work), they said they will pay for the rest of the tuition. I want to take it, but I'm scared because I want to pursue t
  3. Forgive me, I might have posted this before, but I cannot seem to find the thread. Has anyone ever heard of the program for a PhD in English at Old Dominion University in Virginia? It's a distance-learning program, which means that classes are online in the evening. Also, according to their website, you would have to attend two summer doctoral institutes in Virginia. It might seem terrible to say this, but it sounds like a nice idea, only because if you're working full-time, you can still pursue your dream of getting a doctorate. However, I'm not quite sure how this degree will be
  4. Hello, everyone. I'm a full-time high school English teacher, and although I love my job, I still want to pursue a PhD in English. I was just wondering if you could provide your feedback and thoughts on pursuing a PhD part-time? I have a master's degree in humanities from NYU, and I was on the fence about going back for a second MA. It seems really costly. Still, my ultimate goal is the PhD. I'm very interested in Temple University, which is in Philadelphia. It says on their website that the department does allow students to pursue the degree part-time, so long as the degree is comp
  5. Hello, everyone. I have decided to apply for a second MA in English. My first MA was in humanities and social sciences. I just had a quick question about the statement of purpose. For the prompt, it's asking to clarify your background in literature, as well as explain why you want to attend the program. Would it be wrong for my statement of purpose to include my interest in American Modernism? I was planning on writing about how I'm interested in American Modernism and would like to continue probing modernist texts while exploring other multiple theoretical avenues. Also, woul
  6. Thank you so much for your help. I think you're so right. I didn't establish good connections at NYU; I truly went there for the wrong reasons, thinking that the name alone would suffice. It just wasn't the right fit for me. I would love to do this master's program at Rutgers. It's a 1-year program for working English teachers. It will help me learn more content, but maybe it can also solidify my research interests and get me better letters. I will definitely think it over. Thank you so much for all your help!
  7. Hello, everyone. Back in 2012, I graduated with a BA in English. I then went on to pursue a Master of Arts degree, but it wasn't in English. It was in interdisciplinary humanities. I had this wonderful opportunity to study English literature at Rutgers Newark (New Jersey), but instead, I went to NYU. Looking back, I realize that I went there for the wrong reasons. I just wanted the name. I took several classes that were irrelevant to my field of study. I also did not develop close relationships with the professors. I was a commuter and it was just easy to chunk together the classes that f
  8. Is anyone applying to the Master's in English Education at Columbia University's Teachers College? I just made this decision recently to apply for a Master's in Education to enhance my teaching and better service my students. I'm feeling a bit nervous about applying to an Ivy League school, but it has the exact curriculum and program that I'm looking for. If it helps, I'm a licensed high school English teacher from New Jersey, but I have a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from NYU.
  9. Thank you so much, everyone! I am so grateful to you for the valuable feedback. I think I'm going to work hard during the summer to enhance my PhD application. ❤️
  10. Thank you so much for your response! It's truly so expensive. NYU already cost me an arm and a leg, so if I do go for a second master's, it would need to be funded. I guess I was just scaring myself. I took so many classes in graduate school that were irrelevant to what I want to study at the PhD level. For instance, at NYU, I did their Draper Program, where I took classes in women's studies, philosophy, and creative writing. I only took two classes in American Modernism, which is what I want to study. Those were the professors that wrote me the letter of recommendation for the PhD progra
  11. Hello, everyone. I hope this message finds you all well and that you're staying safe. I've been doing so much thinking, and my heart is still set on getting a PhD in English. I know I shouldn't be thinking about it, especially since I've been blessed with a high school teaching job and an adjunct teaching gig, but I want more. I want to go into academia and make an impact with my love for the written word. I have a Master's degree in Humanities from NYU, but I was toying with the idea of going back to graduate school for a second master's degree, one in English. A lot of people have
  12. Thank you for your reply! I did find some programs that offer a graduate certificate in English literature. I just worry because NYU cleaned out my pockets. Tuition was so expensive, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford another master’s degree. Do you think there could be a chance that I can get a funded one?
  13. Hello everyone, I have a Master of Arts in Humanities. My passion is English Literature, and to be honest, I should have gone to graduate school for English. I chose NYU because of its competitive name and the opportunity to study with top scholars. I did have a great graduate experience, but lately, I've been toying around with the idea of getting a second master's or perhaps taking some additional courses to enhance my understanding of English literature. I sometimes feel that getting a second MA is overkill, especially since I already have one. Would it be wiser to get a gr
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