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About DarlingNikki

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    2014 Fall
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    Criminal Justice PhD
  1. Official Decision Thread

    Congrats on decisions! Believe it or not, I'm waiting for a funding offer from one additional school. I've turned down two, but I'm really interested in this last one. We'll see what happens!
  2. Quick Turn-Around: Etiquette

    This is exactly what I was looking for, because I am in the same predicament. Thanks much
  3. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Thanks for the link! I didn't even think about checking stats on ADPCCJ (although I used them for research when starting applications). In all honesty, I agree with you 100%. I'm potentially uprooting my family to relocate to another state, so it is definitely true that cost of living in conjunction with funding will help drive my decision. We'll see where the wind blows after I receive some answers to these questions.
  4. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Great points. I'm waiting for some replies reagrding average time to degree. That will definitely have a great bearing on my decision. Honestly, I worked full time during my masters which, as you mentioned, weighed heavily on my ability to conduct research, publish, etc. So, I'm not planning to go into a doctoral program and experience the same woes. This sounds like a prime opportunity for someone that may have funding through their employment, or have some supplemental funding. Seven years seems more like a part time program, but I know it's different accros the board. My advisor worked his way through his PhD at the school, so his tuition was paid for by the university as an employee, not grad funding. So, while he went part time (took him 7 years), he never had to pay a dime. Lucky duck! The whole idea of having to apply for grants or find funding for yourself in your last years makes me weary!
  5. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Good day all! I see that a few of amongst the group have received some offers and are waiting to make decisions. I've got a question that I'm hoping someone can answer or at least provide some insight on. If you are entering a doctoral program having completed a masters, what would you consider a good funding offer as it relates to time? For instance, if you were accepted to University of ------ with full funding, what extent of time would you expect to receive funding for (i.e - 3 years, 4 years, etc)? I know this may differ amongst schools/programs, but it's something that helps (in my opinion) in determining if you'll accept their offer. Thoughts?
  6. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Awesome news! Congrats
  7. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Is that unconventional? I think that's awesome and I know quite a few individuals that have gone this route. Best of luck to you!
  8. Accepted Early, but how do I delay?

    I would actually encourage you to call them and gain some clarity. It's imperative if you want to make the best decision for yourself. Good luck!
  9. Fall 2014 PhD Programs

    Howdy all! Happy to see this thread active again. Congrats to all that have received acceptances so far! I am waiting to hear from a few schools as well. Can I ask what areas you all are hoping to research?
  10. Keep a Word, Drop a Word

    Light Bright
  11. Preparing for another round of applications is no easy thing. #Tired

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    2. AdilB990


      All the best, DarlingNikki! #LiveToFightAnotherDay. :D

    3. AdilB990


      @AndeanPat: You just reminded of the Adidas slogan from a few years back: Impossible is Nothing! Love it! :)

    4. Andean Pat

      Andean Pat

      @AdilBari: exactly. I got it from there ;) and I repeat it everytime someone says something is impossible, especially my students!!! :D

  12. Keep a Word, Drop a Word

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  13. Queer Criminology

    I'm not too familiar with that subset either. I'd love to learn a little more about the POI's you know of that already conduct research in this area. Good luck.
  14. Keep a Word, Drop a Word

    Back Bend
  15. Keep a Word, Drop a Word

    Mental Illness