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  1. Everyone, thanks a lot for your inputs; I really appreciate your insight. In light of your remarks, I was thinking of another option-- would it be a good idea for me to just stay in college an extra semester and pick up a history major? (If I do this, I would have been in school for 9 instead of the usual 8 semesters.) Do you think it can enhance my PhD application such that I would not have to invest in a masters? I am considering this option because it is cheaper, requires lesser time, and moreover, allows me to take a more diverse range of classes than most 1 year master programs. What do you all think? Thank you
  2. @Warelin, thanks a lot. This was quite insightful. I think the more I talk to people, I do realize that a 2 year US program might work better for me. No harm in applying, I guess. Thanks!
  3. The most ideal scenario for me would the World History MA offered jointly by Columbia/LSE or the MAPH/MAPSS program by UChicago. However, I feel my profile (especially my GPA) is way too weak for that. Am I right in my conclusion? Do you know of any other good MA History/South Asia programs that I can consider?
  4. I have read some terrible reviews about this program. Is it true that most people end up finishing this 2 year degree in 3 years? I have also heard that the professors don't care about their students as much and there is little supervision or support, either from them or the admin staff. I do not speak any German; would that be a problem? Lastly, some reviews also gave me the impression that this program, in addition to attracting just a few motivated students, mostly attracts laid back kids. Is any of this true? Thank you
  5. I actually have not. I am not sure if my application is strong enough for me to even consider getting funding for an MA. Thus, I was just thinking of applying straight away to paid programs that are cheaper. Do you have thoughts on the strength of my application or my shortlisted progs? Thanks
  6. @ashiepoo72 @TMP @Tigla @WhaleshipEssex @OHSP you guys have any thoughts? Thank you
  7. Hi @Sigaba. Thank you for your response. Indeed, I have been trying to explore the different fields to really narrow down on my interest area. I think I certainly want to explore political science, especially political theory, but from the purview of historical context. As in, I want to explore the specific socio-historical conditions under which certain forms of political engagement developed in South Asia. However, I suspect this will be more of a concern when I apply for PhDs, and hopefully the masters program will be helpful in narrowing my focus. Do you have any advice about the strength of my application? I am particularly concerned about having chosen universities that might not accept me given my GPA. Thoughts?
  8. Hello everyone, I am considering applying to a history MA program in this round and would love your advice on a few things. For background: I am an undergrad at GWU in Washington, DC. I am pursuing a BS with double major in Economics and International Affairs (Asia Concentration). My current GPA in 3.6 and I can perhaps pull it to about 3.64 by the time in graduate in May 2019. I have not taken very many history courses during my college but have always been interested in modern history of South Asia. Thus, I (ultimately) want to pursue a PhD in History or Political Science or some interdisciplinary South Asia department. However, I realize that my application might suffer from my low GPA at the moment. Thus, I want to beef up my credentials with a MA degree. I do not want to spend too much money on a masters, thus I am only looking at MA programs outside North America. For now, I am thinking of the following: MA History, SOAS, University of London (1 year) MSc Modern South Asia, Oxford (1 year) MPhil Modern South Asia, Cambridge (1 year) MSc Contemporary India, Kings College London (1 year) MA Global History, Humbolt University zu Berlin (2 years) I am wondering if you guys can offer any advice on my short-listed schools. Am I aiming too high for my GPA? Are there other schools that I should consider? I feel like Oxbridge might be out of my reach for the moment given my scores. Is that true? If so, is there anything that I can do to make that look less bad? Also, I have heard very mixed reviews about Humbolt's history program. Anyone here who has been a part of that program and can offer some insights? As for my work background: I have a had a couple of good internships-- one at a strategic communications firm and a year-long gig at the World Bank. I have also worked as an RA for 2 Economics Professors. Currently, I am writing 2 senior thesis for my 2 majors. Thanks in advance everyone! Appreciate your help
  9. Hello everyone, I am considering applying to a history MA program in this round and would love your advice on a few things. For background: I am an undergrad at GWU in Washington, DC. I am pursuing a BS with double major in Economics and International Affairs (Asia Concentration). My current GPA in 3.6 and I can perhaps pull it to about 3.64 by the time in graduate in May 2019. I have not taken very many history courses during my college but have always been interested in modern history of South Asia. Thus, I (ultimately) want to pursue a PhD in History or Political Science or some interdisciplinary South Asia department. However, I realize that my application might suffer from my low GPA at the moment. Thus, I want to beef up my credentials with a MA degree. I do not want to spend too much money on a masters, thus I am only looking at MA programs outside North America. For now, I am thinking of the following: MA History, SOAS, University of London (1 year) MSc Modern South Asia, Oxford (1 year) MPhil Modern South Asia, Cambridge (1 year) MSc Contemporary India, Kings College London (1 year) MA Global History, Humbolt University zu Berlin (2 years) I am wondering if you guys can offer any advice on my short-listed schools. Am I aiming too high for my GPA? Are there other schools that I should consider? I feel like Oxbridge might be out of my reach for the moment given my scores. Is that true? If so, is there anything that I can do to make that look less bad? Also, I have heard very mixed reviews about Humbolt's history program. Anyone here who has been a part of that program and can offer some insights? Thanks in advance everyone! Appreciate your help
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