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  1. I was interested in applying to St. John's next year, but I hear that the English PhD program is very new. Any thoughts?
  2. Good day, everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and having a wonderful Friday. I've been doing some digging and researching. I actually am planning to visit my professor at NYU next week to discuss my Fall 2022 application. I was just wondering if I could hear your thoughts. I was kind of a mess before, going back and forth between wanting a second MA and directly applying to the PhD. I even went so desperate as to think an online PhD would suffice. I'm going to work really hard and shoot for a fully-funded, reputable PhD program. My heart is kind of set on Rutgers University's P
  3. What a lovely list! This is such a valuable resource. I'll think it over, but I think you're right. Strengthening my app will definitely be more beneficial. Thanks so much for all your help!
  4. Thank you for your reply! I guess I was just worried. It threw me in for a loop. My professor thought it would be a good idea to get a second master's, but after doing a lot of research, I feel that it's going to be a waste of money. NYU already cost me so much. 😮
  5. Hello, everyone. I hope you're all doing well and staying safe. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. I think I'm just confusing myself, as I tend to worry a lot. I got my MA in Humanities and Social Sciences from NYU in 2014. For the last five years, I've been working as a high school English teacher. I've been feeling so guilty and sad that my MA wasn't in English. I took many classes irrelevant to my field of study, which is American Modernism. I wish I knew more literature. I wanted to broaden my scope of literature and possibly write a master's thesis tha
  6. Hi, everyone! Apologies for the delay. It's been a hectic few days! I am so grateful for your help. To be honest, I think I will put the PhD on the back burner for now. In the meantime, I will focus my attention on becoming a stronger educator. I actually am thinking of getting a certificate in helping students with learning disabilities. Thank you so much for being so kind and patient with me! I am truly in great appreciation.
  7. Hello, everyone. I feel a bit frazzled, and I was wondering if I could seek your advice once more. I have received such incredible feedback from the forum users here. It's just been so nice having other people to talk to that are in my shoes. I am a high school English teacher and adjunct professor. I do love my jobs, but I want to further my education. I actually got an acceptance letter to a university for a PhD in English. It was supposed to be partially funded, but I just received word this morning that I will actually be receiving no funding. They had to cut funding due to Covid
  8. Thank you so much for your response! That's so wonderful that you want to study Modernism as well! Hemingway is my main man! I guess I have to think more about it, but I know I would love to pursue a PhD program someday. I'm feeling a bit of pressure, too. My family thinks the distance-learning option would be best for me, but I don't think that Old Dominion University (in Virginia) is worth going into debt for. The degree doesn't seem to hold a lot of merit. Even my professor at NYU said it's a no-go. It's so complicated. I do have an offer of admission now to a university in the
  9. Thank you sooooo much, everyone! You’ve truly helped me so much. I’m so glad I found this forum! 😁
  10. You’re so right. To be honest, I truly didn’t know that the UK degree didn’t provide classes. I didn’t realize how different it is from a US degree. But I would actually love to take more classes and learn more content before diving into the dissertation. After thinking about this for a long while, I think I’m going to stick with a US PhD. I really want a PhD in English as it has been my dream since I was a baby. I always wanted to stand up there and talk about books! I am happy working as a high school teacher, but I would love the opportunity to potentially move up if I ever want to. I
  11. Thank you so much for your reply! Oh yes. When I was doing some research about the UK programs, they seemed so wonderful, but to be honest, I'm a bit worried. I want some more classes in English literature first before going on to write the dissertation. I can see that the UK's PhD programs require much more discipline. I think I need some guidance along the way. I was on the fence about getting a second MA. It just seems so costly. I feel like I'm ready for a PhD, but I also want the flexibility of a distance-program. My mentor at NYU mentioned that it might be worth it to get a graduat
  12. Thank you so much for your reply. I'd love to hear your thoughts. What are some pros and cons? I'm trying to make a spreadsheet for myself weighing the pros and cons.
  13. I forgot to mention something. For the UK PhD in English, it seems that there are no classes. You would just jump right into your dissertation project. I'm not sure if this is a good thing because I really do want to take classes to broaden my scope of literature, perhaps revising my dissertation proposal.
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