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    2020 Fall
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    Villanova MS Psychology

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  1. I doubt the chances are particularly high. Just wait and see, I suppose.
  2. I just got notified that I'm on the waitlist for Wake Forest's MA program. I already committed to Villanova because I loved my visit, but now my emotions are rather skewed because Wake Forest was admittedly a top choice when I submitted my applications and I'm not sure whether to be hopeful.
  3. I've committed to Villanova's MS in Psych! I'm so thrilled; I visited on Monday and absolutely fell in love. If anyone else is headed there feel free to drop me a message!
  4. Congratulations on finding your perfect fit! Your excitement is inspiring
  5. School: Towson University Type of Program: Experimental Psychology MA Acceptance Date: 3/5/2020
  6. I got accepted to Villanova in late January and the email I received said that they'll be contacting us with info about graduate assistantships and funding sometime in mid-March. If anyone who attended Villanova is lurking around here, could you share any insight as to how generous the funding was? I'm also curious.
  7. School: Villanova University Type of Program: Master of Science in General/Experimental Psychology Acceptance Date and Notification: January 31, 2020; email (I know it's not a PhD but I'm still excited! I applied to Masters programs c:)
  8. Hey guys! I know this is an old(ish) thread, but I just wanted to update and say... I got my first acceptance today! I got into the MS in Psychology at Villanova University! I won't hear about Graduate Assistantships or financial aid until mid-March, but I think this is a good sign for me. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm not doomed. 🥰
  9. Hi everyone! I applied to master's programs because I went to a small liberal arts college and my professors said I was probably not prepared well enough for a PhD. All of the programs I applied to are research-based, with the intent to prepare one for a doctoral program. My goal is to obtain a PhD and teach at an undergraduate institution. I will likely end up studying social psych for a PhD, but the master's programs tend to be labelled either general or experimental. Because I applied to master's programs rather than PhD's, the deadlines are not until Feb/Mar, which is why my GRE test date is tomorrow. That being said: I'm currently freaking the heck out because I take the GRE tomorrow and I know I'm going to do awful. Just absolutely abysmal. For one, I have absolutely no skill when it comes to math! I've always been bad at it and in studying for this test I've had to re-teach myself basic math going all the way back to about second grade. That's how much I don't know math. The other problem is that I have horrible test anxiety and I know the GRE is designed to confuse and trick you. I've been studying diligently but still my estimated scores (according to my practice sessions on Magoosh) are 145-150 for Quantitative and 148-153 for Verbal. :( I know that this doesn't reflect my abilities as a student, though! The rest of my application is, in my own opinion, decent. I have a very good personal statement, 3 strong LOR's, a 3.9 overall GPA (with only one B in all my psych classes), 2 years experience as a TA for Statistics for the Social Sciences, an REU program from this summer, one research award from my school (at which I presented my paper), and 3 posters (two secondary data analysis and one experimental social psychology study of my own design), which were all presented on campus during research symposiums, with one poster presented at a regional conference as well. In addition to those factors, I'm also a member of the honors college, Psi Chi, Alpha Chi (honors society for top 10% of the class) and I'm president of Sigma Tau Delta (the English honorary society). I guess my question is... even if the rest of my application is decent, which I think it is, will my inevitably awful GRE score totally do me dirty on this one? I just want to get into a master's program so bad. A PhD has always been my dream and if I can't even get a master's then I feel like there's no hope for me. :(
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