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  1. I am applying for my MFA in creative writing. my grades are great and i've been told I have a strong and impressive portfolio but gaining entrance to a creative writing MFA program is very difficult, competitive, relative, and highly selective so I am not a shoo-in anywhere. For one of my graduate applications I submitted the application but put off submitting the fee and then my application status said my fee was waived but there was no explanation. is this normal? does it mean anything? another school I applied to sent me a hand written letter saying they are "thrilled" I submitted my application. Is this normal? does it mean anything? thanks
  2. Can someone help me out to critique my SoP. It is very urgent Symmetry breaking in quantum mechanics is an important concept used to characterize the phases of matter. Crystals break translational symmetry, magnets breaking time-reversal and rotational symmetry, and superconductors breaking gauge symmetry are all different states of matter. The symmetry of crystal structure leads to various electronic Bloch states in a material on which the entire band theory of non-interacting fermions is established. Going through the recent advances in the band theory, I was intrigued by a different phase of material characterized by the topology of band structure without breaking any symmetry, having dissipation less spin-polarized conducting edge states protected from disorder by time-reversal symmetry. Experimental study of these novel phases of matter with an emphasis on the possible applications in spintronics and quantum computing is my motivation to pursue a Ph.D. at the Department of X at UCSB. Topological insulators are insulating in bulk and have a conducting state at the edge with opposite spin electrons traveling in opposite directions (spin momentum locking). A recent proposal by Samarth et al. combining the topological insulator phase with magnetic ordering has given a unique way to generate spin currents for spintronic applications. Another ambitious proposal relies on solving the decoherence problem of qubits, which is a major source of error in a quantum computer. Topologically protected non-trivial states in proximity to superconductors give rise to emergent anyons (Majorana quasiparticles) with non-abelian braiding statistics when exchanged among each other. Fermions or Bosons do not carry any information when exchanged and are abelian but these quasiparticles carry the information of braid with a phase term in their wavefunction. As proposed by Kitaev et al. If researchers could create several of these anyons next to each other and shuffle them around, their quantum states would remember how they had been rearranged and thus encode information. As a part of my study, I would like to develop the materials which can host these Majorana modes with the robustness against the environment provided by topology. TMDCs with their 1T’ phase and more recently discovered T’’ phase in WTe2, MoS2 can be a possible host to these quasiparticle excitations. These theoretical proposals require careful material design and innovative methodologies for their observation and analysis. According to me, prediction, fabrication, observation, and potential applications are four important steps for the life cycle of any new concept in physics and topological insulators are currently in their infancy, with theories significantly advancing at a rapid pace while leaving experimentalists behind. I would like to shorten this gap between theory and experiments through my Ph.D. thesis. Most of my research experience as an undergraduate was carried out in the chemical and structural analysis lab of Prof. Bratindranath Mukherjee, trying to develop an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction in fuel cell applications. In my sophomore year, I was involved in an exploratory project trying to synthesize nanocomposite of Au and MoS2 for photo electrocatalytic applications. Shi et al. have already demonstrated this proposal of utilizing metallic nanoparticles to inject hot electrons to semiconductors upon irradiation with photons. Mie scattering theory applied to gold nanoparticles by Jain et al. demonstrated a much higher intensity resonance peak of nanorods as compared to spheres or flowers in the required wavelength due to localized surface plasmon property. Combining both the effects we developed the nanocomposite of 1T phase of MoS2 formed by lithium intercalation of 2H MoS2 with Au nanorods, developed by the seed growth methods. Optimizing the aspect ratio of nanorods, we were able to enhance the turnover frequency, reduce the overpotential and increase the current density of the electrolysis reaction. As a sophomore with the course structure involving three-dimensional bravais lattices, two-dimensional materials were interesting to study. To further my quest and fulfill my excitement for the 2-dimensional material phases, I was granted an opportunity at the Defence Research and Development labs in Pune, India, under Dr. Balasubramanian to work on the rockstar and seminal 2-dimensional material, Graphene. With electronic structure characterized by Dirac cone-like linear dispersion of electrons, graphene shows excellent conductivity, flexibility, and tunability in the electronic structure. We developed a hydrogen storage solid-state material by the growth of Ni- based Metal-organic framework on graphene. Graphene provided excellent stability to the structure and a controllable adsorption and desorption cycle of hydrogen molecule by an applied external electric field. The results obtained are in the process of being published in an international journal with a good impact factor. Although the project was more experimental but during the two months, I began realizing that I was more interested in understanding the physics of the problem by the analysis of electronic structure and density of states. I met people performing theoretical calculations by DFT trying to understand adsorption, desorption energies on the material surface. With my significant base of undergraduate level quantum mechanics and a curious mind, I modeled a small system of our composite to understand the energies of adsorption and desorption states using VdW corrected DFT simulations. Back to Varanasi advancing my research in Mukherjee sir lab in chalcogenide materials, I took an independent project performing temporal study of different phases of Nickel selenide and reduced graphene oxide heterojunction by XRD and TEM performing parallel electrochemical measurements to analyze the most efficient and active phase for electrocatalysis. We presented the two parallel studies in the form of an oral presentation at the national conference on energy materials, one of them winning the best oral presentation award as well. Alongside working through the book on solid-state physics by Kittel as a junior, I got interested in understanding the electronic band structure, its tunability by material design perspective and how it can help us in achieving the desired properties and performance. I realized that the chemical synthesis route is not sufficient enough to get highly phase pure material and a defect-free lattice is required to probe and study the actual band structure and fundamental properties of materials. I wrote to Prof. Stefano Agnoli and Gaetano Granozzi at the University of Padova in Italy and got an opportunity to work on two-dimensional chalcogenide materials and understand their growth by molecular beam epitaxy. Hands-on experience with XPS, ARUPS and STM helped me in understanding the spin-orbit coupling, its influence on the electronic structure, the atomic structure of material and surface states. We observed the indirect to direct bandgap transition in the electronic structure on a reduction in the thickness of the layered structure to monolayer which and attributed it to the orbital hybridization effects in thicker layers. Concludingly, the effect of these properties on the HER activity was analyzed by performing the ex-situ electrochemistry and in-situ electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. Different from Ultra High Vacuum-STMs, our home-built EC-STM used tunneling through electrolytes to dynamically analyze the surface in the hydrogen evolution active region. As illustrated and demonstrated in the paper by Mitterreiter et al. we observed the additional noise in the EC-STM signal at the dopant site which is attributed to the local catalytic activity and thus concluded that Co sites are more active for HER. Contrary to the earlier proposed results we did not observe any activation of the basal plane upon doping with transition metals. The results were presented in the form of a poster at the Annual Technical Meeting organized by the Indian Institute of Metals. Being an undergraduate in metallurgy, I have had a strong knowledge in the understanding and observation of crystal structure and their importance for efficient material design. The freedom given by the parent university in the form of electives has allowed me to take several advanced courses in electronic properties of materials, quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics. Recognizing my interest in physics, I have been involved in several reading projects under physics faculty, Dr. Rajeev Singh and Prof. Sandip Chatterjee and self pedagoging myself to understand the complex ideas of topological condensed matter. Discussions with them outside classroom hours has refined my understanding of several concepts and improved my scientific temperament. A paper titled “A short course on topological materials” by Asboth et al. has helped me to understand the concept of Berry phase, Chern number and several proposed models (SSH model, Kane-Mele model, Zhang model) to develop a solid understanding of the theory. Together with my varied interdisciplinary experiences as an experimentalist with a good understanding of theory, I believe I would be able to contribute towards the high level of research carried out at UCSB. I have a solid understanding of the point group and space group symmetries important for topological state engineering in 2D and 3-dimensional materials. UCSB is my top choice because it is home to highly experienced and famed experimentalists working in topological insulators and spintronics. It provides me with world-class facilities and a highly stimulating and natural environment for research to flourish. Especially the work performed in the laboratory of Susanne Steemer is particularly interesting to me, as she is trying to design quantum materials and engineer the electronic states with the help of strain-induced effects and external electric field. A recent paper by Qian et al. demonstrated that strain engineering can help in the transition from a trivial topological state to a non-trivial state in the 1T’ phase of WTe2 important for switching characteristics for device applications. Utilization of STEM (scanning transmission electron microscope) in Susanne's lab can further help in the study of atomic-level defects (like antisite defects) which can deteriorate topological insulator properties. Chris Palmtrom’s lab, who is a pioneer in spintronics, at UCSB is equipped with world-class facilities for the growth of high-quality materials and heterostructure of low dimensional materials and semiconductors. A recent paper from the Palmstrom group on the realization of quantized Majorana conductance in InSb nanowires in proximity to Al has paved the way for quasiparticle braiding for the realization of TQC. Hence, UCSB, with its excellent facilities and faculties would be a perfect assortment of my previous experience and prospects as a researcher. Not only in academia, but I have also tried to incorporate my knowledge of materials to bring a change in the lives of people who are deprived of amenities like electricity. While participating in one of the Social Entrepreneurship events organized by the HULT International Business school, we presented our ideas for the utilization of piezoelectric sensors to harness energy from the motion and movement. We incorporated these piezoelectric in footwears, walking panels and analyzed the amount of energy we can generate by this simple modification. Although not highly efficient, these can be used as an alternative source of energy in highly deprived and hilly areas. During this project, I realized that materials can bring a change in the world and innovative ways to optimize their properties can bring a positive impact to the major pressing problems of society. My entire journey as an undergraduate, I have been guided by great lecturers and professors who have incorporated in me a love for the subject, always helping me in overcoming different obstacles with due guidance and mentoring. Following them, I want to remain in academia and transfer the wisdom and knowledge which I have gained from these amazing personalities for the growth of the next generation individuals. I enjoy the art of teaching myself and have been an active member of the physics and astronomy club of the college, where we try to teach and develop the interest of young undergraduates towards the subject and mentor them to pursue their interests. I have been organizing Saturday sessions for the past one year teaching young undergraduates the importance of studying economics and continuously writing for the business blog. I am a firm believer that knowledge grows with sharing and I have learned countless new things interacting with the students trying to develop in them a desire to understand nature. I believe that It is my duty to pass this information to the unknowing, which I am trying to achieve through articles and blogs and will continue to do by remaining in academia. I have been an active writer for our science magazine “Corona” where I have written articles breaking the myths about quantum mechanics, black holes and other areas which have been falsely represented by some popular science. In my free time, you would find me practicing music or playing a synthesizer. I have been trained in classical Indian music right from my childhood which grew as my most important hobby. Music gives me inspiration, energy and, most importantly happiness to others.
  3. Hi prospective Political Science Ph.D. students! We thought we’d create a post to share some information our (somewhat little-known) Ph.D. program. Feel free to ask questions and we’ll reply, or please feel free to email Dan de Kadt (Assistant Professor) or Courtenay Conrad (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies). We’d love to talk to you more about our program. The mission of the Ph.D. program in Political Science at UC Merced is to push forward the boundaries of the discipline and train graduate students to produce sophisticated modern empirical and theoretical research. The rigorous methodological graduate training that students receive at UC Merced places them at the leading edge of the social sciences. We use a unique approach to graduate training, focused on Political Institutions & Political Economy (PIPE) and Political Cognition & Behavior (CAB), guaranteeing that students will have a comprehensive and creative understanding of politics. A recent study of political science in the University of California system found that UC Merced's political science faculty have the highest average rate of research productivity in the entire UC system. Our faculty regularly publish their cutting-edge research in the very best journals and book presses in the discipline. You’ll also note that our faculty collaborate with graduate students, meaning that many of our graduate students are already well published when they enter the market. As a relatively new Ph.D. program we have had eight students complete our program to date. We have had great success in placing our students in jobs both inside and outside academia. Over just the last three market cycles (17/18 – 19/20), our graduates have been invited to interview by phone or on campus for 33 tenure-track academic positions at R1 and R2 research universities (19 interviews), at teaching universities (12), and at community colleges (2). Of our eight graduates, four accepted tenure-track academic jobs, two of them are working as social science analysts in private industry, and two are currently on the academic job market, both with tenure-track interviews lined up this fall. UC Merced is a campus committed to the success and support of our graduate students. Ninety-seven percent of Ph.D. students at UC Merced receive full financial support, which includes five years of tuition, a generous stipend, and health insurance. We also offer competitive graduate student grants to support research during the winter and summer breaks. Our city, which is 90 minutes from Yosemite, two hours from San Francisco, three hours from Lake Tahoe, and five hours from Los Angeles, has the lowest cost of living across the UC system. That means funding stretches further at UC Merced, allowing our students to focus on research and a timely completion of degree. More details about our program, faculty, and requirements can be found on our website: http://polisci.ucmerced.edu/. You can also learn more about our program by viewing this flier and informational video. Reply here or email us if you’d like to learn more.
  4. Hi! I am applying to the master's for general psychology at CUNY's Hunter and City College, but I am confused about the difference between the two programs? I've seen Hunter College mentioned often in my search, but City College seemed more obscure. As someone with little insider knowledge, it's hard for me to understand if there's a big difference in reputation, types of research, quality of education, admission rate, etc. I ultimately want to do a PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology, but I didn't didn't take any psychology courses in undergrad. Any advice would be appreciated! NOTE: above message is posted by a friend using my account!!!!!
  5. Hi! I am in the process of getting a Permanent Residence visa in Canada. It should happen within the next several months. I know for sure that I'll want to get into a Masters (in order to do a Phd afterwards). I do have already a (coursework) MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. I am eager to start applying before the PR visa process finishes, in order not to waste time (given that I would be actually applying for Fall 2020 and, by then, in all probability, I should already have my PR). Is that feasible? In other words: how long within the process of application for enrollment in a Master degree course as a domestic student in Canada is it necessary to hold the PR?
  6. Hey yall! good luck on your graduate applications. Major(s) Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology Which programs I am applying to: The University of Alabama; CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Florida State University, Ole Miss, ECU, Abilene Christian, Samford University. Where I am from: California, but attend The University of Alabama currently for undergrad GRE: 156 V, 154 Q, 4.7 W GPA: 4.0 major Biggest concern about my applications: GRE scores and the fact that California schools might be hesitant about accepting me having an undergraduate degree from Alabama yall feel free to fill this out yourselves and we can stress out together!
  7. Hello guys, I am going to apply for Phd in the USA and I am not sure in which I have a high chance and for which i am not good enough. I will be glad to hear your experiences and taughts. Undergrad Institution: Turkey, Bilkent University-one of the top 3 in chemistryMajor(s):ChemistryMinor(s):-GPA in Major: 4.0Overall GPA: 3.77Position in Class: 3GRE Scores (expecting):Q: 160-165V: 155-160W: 4-5S: should be high enoughResearch Experience: 1 year+summer research in Bilkent university in total synthesis of natural products, 1 summer research in RWTH Aachen-DWI Liebniz Institute (Through Max Planck Schools, Matter to Life undergrad research program) about a new drug delivery method using dendrimers and ultrasound. 9 months research on photocatalytic NOx abatement.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: All semesters high honour, 3 national chemistry olympiads medal (Gold,silver and bronze), Silver medal in International Chemistry Olympiads 2015, Compherensive Scholarship from Bilkent University(4 years), 4 year undergraduate scientist scholarship from Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutorships (2 times in TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) education camps for International Chemistry Olympiads Preparation.
  8. Evening everyone! I'm a potential applicant for PhD programs next year if things don't work out this year. I'm also planning to pursue a dual-title phd in communication at one of the schools I applied to this year. Any places I can use to look for phd programs that specialize in health comm/intercultural comm/social networks? Thank you in advance!
  9. I'm doing my Masters at GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam. I'm soon going to start doing my thesis on Gravitational Waves (computational relativity) and I wanted to get a headstart on PhD applications. I'm open to options both in Europe and USA. What should my realistic target universities be? And do I have to write GRE/Subject GRE when applying to the US for a PhD program?
  10. Hello Friends, As this academic year is coming to a close, and MPH applications will be opening in just 6ish (months depending on where you're applying to of course!), I thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of MPH applications would be helpful. I also find it helpful to know who's applying where I'm excited to start this journey and I'm hoping we all see acceptance letters/emails in under a year! Schools/programs I plan to apply to: UBC MPH UBC MSc in PPH (still need to start looking for a supervisor, how soon is too soon?) SFU MPH
  11. Like many others have done, I'm a current first year grad student! Feel free to ask any questions from applying to grad school itself! We're all in this together and I remember how rough the application process was!
  12. Hey Everyone- I'm a long time PhD dreamer and finally decided it is time to actually apply for a program. I really do not have people in my life who have pursued this level of education and I feel pretty lost. For example, I'm looking at university website's and seeing that application deadlines are Dec/Jan mostly - I assume that means they will not be re-opening until next Dec/Jan (Dec 2019/ Jan 2020)? Or is it similar to undergrad programs where a application season opens again for a different semester start? I have my MSW from University of Michigan, 2015 .GPA 3.8, advanced standing, policy focus. I have worked since then in case management at a hospital, and currently in long term care at a continuing care retirement community. I am very analytical and love data - my (very loose) research interests are to make SW a more subjective field where possible to earn wider respect for the field. I'm also interested in organizational policy development. I enjoy teaching as well and have been part of some staff training in both of my post MSW jobs. I have reached out to a few professors from undergrad and my Masters program who are willing to write a reference. To them my strong writing skills are what have stood out. I know I should be trying to publish something, and I have little formal research experience other than what was completed for assignments in my Masters program statistics course. I have not taken the GRE yet, plan to take in the next few months. The head of my undergrad SW dept. suggested I look at Top 10 PhD programs because of the rank of my MSW school. I was also accepted to Columbia and UPenn MSW programs. Any advice from anyone out there??? Looking for honesty here
  13. I graduated in 2015 with my Bachelor's neuroscience. I've been doing social science research for think tanks since then, and I'd like to make a transition into a sociology PhD program. I have a good GPA (3.9) and GREs (166V, 167Q) and lots of sociological research experience. However, I don't have any letters of recommendation from sociologists (I work mostly with psychologists and economists) and didn't take any sociology courses in undergrad. I'm wondering if there are any full-time jobs I could work at (or maybe a Master's, but those are expensive) that would improve my chances of getting into a top-tier sociology PhD program for entry in Fall 2020 or Fall 2021. I know there are a lot of Research Assistant, Lab Manager, and even Predoctoral Fellow positions in psychology, economics, and other disciplines. But I haven't been able to find many for sociology per se. Any ideas?
  14. What are my chances of getting into a decent Biostats program based on my stats? Undergrad Institution: state school in california Major(s): biology w/ emphasis on zoology Minor(s): GPA: 2.5 Type of Student: Citizen, URM, female GRE General Test: Writing 6/Quant 166/Verbal 168 Programs Applying: MS/MPH Biostatistics...hopefully MS in biostats Research Experience: 2 years of research in Epidemiology lab Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 year research experience in Epidemiology/Biostats funded by NIH fellowship. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: President of Health club on campus, secretary of two other clubs, student senator, heavily involved on campus with advocacy groups as well as encouraging women and other people of color in the sciences. Letters of Recommendation: I have three-four strong letters of rec being written for me by post docs/professors that are mentors. I meet with them every so often and we talk about my career trajectory, my work, and the like.
  15. Hello Guys, So this is my First Post on these forums. Im a Graduate from Pakistan wanting to apply to Europe generally in fields of architecture. I graduated in 2017 with a CGPA of 2.84 and 2 years work experience. I wanted to know if anyone can help me specify scholarships which apply to me. I went on to the DAAD website but i could not find the exact scholarships that I will be able to apply to. Any help would be amazing. Cheers Guys!
  16. I know that the final deadline for accepting offers is 15th of April, but I was wondering if it is possible to receive admission/GRA offers after that date if a faculty members wants you to join their lab.
  17. Hello all! Just joined - glad to be here! I'm currently a junior and have been considering going to graduate school for quite some time but I'm not exactly sure what to do to prepare myself as fully as possible for the applications. I've been enjoying my time in college and doing lots of academic and nonacademic stuff not related to graduate school, but I'm kind of a mess when it comes to planning and working towards grad school. I'm an international student double majoring in computational biology and mathematics at an R1 university in the US and enjoying it immensely - and I want to continue in the intersection of the two fields (computational genomics, high-throughput tech analysis and design, network inference, systems biology). I've been in and out of research assistantships throughout college but never stuck to one that I feel strongly about (the one I'm working on right now has been going on for about 3 months). I also don't yet know any faculty close enough to ask for a recommendation letter. I was co-author on two papers from a past research assistantship not related to my field (materials engineering), and I have a sole-author manuscript up on arXiv. Current project may result in a pub (according to my research supervisor) but I'm not sure. My GPA is around average for my major (around 4.6-4.7 on a 5.0 scale), although I have been taking graduate courses and an above-average load in recent semesters. My goal is to finish undergrad with my current GPA but I am not quite sure if that's enough for what I'm aiming towards for graduate school (either continue at this university or another R1). My university also has a one-year Master's program that requires a 4.25 technical GPA that I'm confident I will reach, and I'm considering spending a year post-undergrad for that to do research and prepare better for grad school. No clue about the GREs yet. I have also been dealing with mental health issues since freshman year and diagnosed with ADD a year and a half ago. I am accommodated by the university but it shows on my work and grades. I mainly wanted to post just to get an idea of what should I be focusing on for the future. Maybe it's too early, I don't know; but I can't help but get nervous when my classmates are getting incredibly lucrative job offers and such. I wanted to be a professor in academia my whole life and I'm my best and most passionate self when doing research. Right now I'm kind of lost. I would be grateful for any advice! How do I connect with faculty and research supervisors for possible assistantships/projects? Is my GPA enough for R1 institutions? Will the Master's program benefit me in preparing for grad school? Should I take the GREs for a potential added plus for GRE-optional schools? Should I mention my mental health issues and disability to research supervisors/advisors and in grad school applications? I'll take any advice. Thank you so much in advance!
  18. Hello! I applied to medical illustration grad school programs that start in Fall of 2019. Does anyone have advice on how to prepare for a graduate school interview for these programs? I've never had a grad school interview in my life and what to know how to prepare myself. Also, any timeline ideas on when I might hear back from the other schools? I have an interview at Augusta, and I applied to Hopkins, Chicago, and Toronto. Thanks! -Jordan
  19. Hey everyone! I don't know why but I feel like the graphic design department of every college functions seperately, in regard to their applications and admissions roll-out, so thought of having a different topic about the same. Thoughts?
  20. I thought I'd go ahead and start this up. Where are you all applying and in what field? I'm applying for PhD programs in NT, but have yet to finalize my list of schools. Currently, I'm considering applying to: Baylor, Emory, Duke, Duke Div, Notre Dame, PTS, Yale. I may add some schools before all is said and done. Faculty changes have made it harder to narrow down my list. It seems like many senior faculty decided to retire around the same time! I'm thinking of Yale (Attridge and Dale Martin), Emory (LTJ and Holladay), and ND (Moss left, so she didn't retire, but they now only have two NT profs).
  21. Hi everyone! I am looking to apply to a master's program next year. A potential problem that occurred to me is that I will have at least six different transcripts from different schools. I transferred once in undergrad, took community college courses at two different schools, and did a post-bacc. I am worried that this might show I was unable to commit to a program/school. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?
  22. I'm considering Luskin MPP and am wondering how strict they are with the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement? I am a sub3.0 gpa but scored 85th percentiles in verbal and quant on my GRE. I had a couple incidents in college but nonetheless graduated undergrad with BS in Econ (quant heavy) from a big R1 university. Would my sub 3.0 gpa really be the kicker keeping me out?
  23. Hello! I'm working to narrow down my target list of PhD programs (mix of social and developmental) with plans to apply this coming Fall. I've identified a number of professors at various schools (UK, UT Austin, UBC, Cornell, UCSC, UW Madison) conducting research in areas that align with my interests, however my true (long-term) passion is for teaching and I can't figure out how to evaluate programs' commitments to training in that area. I know all schools have some kind of teaching component, but I'd really love to end up at a program that is dedicated to teacher training excellence. I realize that research will always be a big part of any program, and that's totally fine, but I want to come out of my PhD ready to be an amazing teacher (either at Community College or small colleges, I don't need the high profile universities or research tenure positions). I would really love to hear any thoughts on this subject. I know I could just go after a Masters and technically get a teaching position, but it seems like it's so competitive now that even at the "lower" levels a PhD is needed, even if not technically required. Thanks in advance!!
  24. I turned in my applications for University of Wisconsin, Arizona State University, and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee! I'm debating on whether to turn my Simmons application in or not... This whole ordeal has been a lot of work and stress! Let me know if you are also applying or if you have any questions about the process, I can at least give you my side of things.
  25. Hi Everyone, I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster. I am about to complete my post-bacc program (I was an English major) through Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM). I am also working on applications for grad schools, and had some questions for you knowledgable folks about course equivalencies, as I am struggling with this. Sorry for the length of this post, I appreciate your reading it and any help you can provide! The CSUSM Post-Baccalaureate coursework is here, to avoid making this thread too long to read - https://www.csusm.edu/slp/programs/prep/coursedescriptions.html On CalApply, for CSULB, it says that at least 30 units in CSD are required to apply, but then provides a list of 18 classes through the department website with an equivalency chart, which amounts to significantly more than 30 units. It is accessible here - http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/speech-languagepathology/student-resources/documents/2018SLPMAProgramApplicationForm_000.pdf The chart says that the course equivalencies must be one to one, but several of the classes I have taken have covered materials that fulfill multiple of the items on the chart. Does anyone know if the chart has to be 100% completed with 18 equivalent classes, or does the 30 units rule apply, thus making the CSUSM post-bacc program sufficient for me to be able to apply to CSULB? If they need all 18 classes, does anyone have any suggestions of where I can take the missing classes a-la-carte without having to apply to a full, second program? Additionally, I am looking to apply to Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). Their program description lists 12 pre-req courses, but is a bit confusing - do I only need to satisfy 8 of the 12 listed classes only to be able to matriculate, and then I can get waivers in the school for any I haven't taken, or do all 12 have to be completed by the time school starts? CSUSM's post-bacc appears to be missing these 3 from Fullerton's list - 1. Aural Rehabilitation 2. Voice & Craniofacial Disorders 3. Fluency Disorders If these courses are needed before next fall, does anyone have any recommendations where I could take them a-la-carte? Thanks in advance, and thanks for reading this long post!
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