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    Cesarean Section, Osteology, Female Pelvic Anatomy, Skeletal Biology, Obstetrics
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Physical Anthropology

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  1. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    @jamesaly Hey, quality over quantity for sure.
  2. I would retake it and really focus on quant.
  3. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    @Archaeodan awesome, hope you have a better go of it this round! It's my first round for PhD, but I'm not holding my breath. I emailed POIs, they responded, I sent more stuff to them, and radio silence (With the exception of one).....
  4. Does prestige matter?

    @cbsag123, what school did you go to?
  5. SOP and Thesis

    Thank you!
  6. SOP and Thesis

    If I refer to results from my thesis in my SOP, do I cite my thesis?
  7. How late is too late to email POIs?

    If you're going to send emails out, I would do it ASAP. We're nearing the end of the semester, so professors are going to be gearing up for finals, conferences (in some cases), and the holidays. Just don't be discouraged if it takes a while to hear back or you don't hear anything; they may be too busy and forget.
  8. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    @izmir Ohhh okay. Yeah, University of Texas should be fine. No need to add the "Austin"
  9. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    You want to write the whole name of the university, no abbreviations.
  10. Anybody Alive??

    Just wanted to say hi and check in. Still struggling to finish a good draft for my SOP... Anyone want to take a critical eye to it once it's done? How is everyone doing? Only 19 days until the Dec. 1st deadline!!
  11. Undergrad senior seeking grad school advise!!

    Did you by chance go to PFB? I would try to do a field school in the region you're interested in, if financially possible. You can't help the coursework that your department had, so I would focus on how that coursework prepared you to do further work in bioarch. Be specific on what you want to study in Andes/Peru, and how you are going to execute that research. It may be easier to get into a Maya focused program, but is that what you really want to do for the rest of your life? The PhD level requires that kind of commitment. You may be able to change what within the Maya you would like to study, but if you completely change what you want to do once in a program, then that program may not be able to offer the kind of training you would want. Don't worry so much about having a Maya focused background and focus more on how those experiences will help your dissertation level work. Field schools all share some basic techniques, and so they will be happy to see that you at least have some field training. It sounds like you don't have a specific focus, so you may want to also look at M.A. programs, which still have funding. My M.A. offered complete tuition remission and assistantships.
  12. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    @lylark, I don't mind looking it over! I'm working on mine right now, but once it's finished (hopefully this week), I could use some critical eyes.
  13. How long did it take to hear back from POIs?

    What I did is introduce myself and where I am at (e.g. I just graduated with my M.A. from *insert school*). Then I talked about the research I am interested in doing. Make sure to be detailed, but brief. Last, I talked about why I am e-mailing them (your interests in x, y, and z seem to align with the research I am interested in pursuing) and then asked questions (e.g. what type of research and students are you seeking to add to your program).
  14. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    Thanks for all the insight! There’s one school that hasn’t responded, but it’s also in Canada, so they may have a difference policy. I’m still going to apply because my research is literally a perfect match with the POI there.