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  1. Hey Everyone, So After applying to 10 programs, interviewing with 3, and being rejected by all, I am at a crossroads with my academic career. I am thriving to pursue a PH.D in counseling psychology or clinical psychology and I wanted some insight on what other applicants who were or are in my shoes will be doing for the upcoming year until the next application cycle starts. Personally, I am looking into a route in mental health counseling. Despite having a clinical psychology research degree, I was accepted to Fordham's master's program with SCHOLARSHIP & Assistantship. In addition, the academic advisor I was given is the same faculty member I applied to work with in the PH.D program. I am thinking that going for a year to install new pieces to my resume might be the boost I need to get accepted into a PH.D program. Any insight or criticism is greatly appreciated.
  2. Hello everyone, It is midnight and I can not rest until I have some feedback that may shine some light on my chances for getting into a graduate program Fall 2020. I would greatly like to know of others with low or average GPA to share their experience. I will be graduating this May. I hope to raise my GPA with this semesters coursework and gain more experience during my gap year. I reside in California and will most likely be applying to graduate programs in the state. Here are my current specs. Overall GPA: 3.42 GPA in last 2 years: 3.68 Psyc GPA: 3.48 2 years working as a Behavior Instructor, one of which as a Registered Behavior Technician 1 year of research 1 year as a TA I will also be attending WPA this year where I'll be presenting a poster presentation as a co-author for a study on impostor phenomena as well as a presentation with Philip Zimbardo on his Heroic Imagination Project and possible integration to CSU's,. The psychology department chair at my university has asked me to help her present addition research of hers on the impostor phenomena as well. Again, any feedback will help!
  3. fbuggey93

    PhD in Higher Ed/Student Affairs

    Hey friends, I’m graduating in May and have settled on going for a PhD (in the future). Does anyone have tips for pursuing a PhD in higher ed that are helpful? Or, any helpful tips for pursuing a PhD in education in general. (Work experience is a requirement I’m aware of). thanks!
  4. Hi guys(girls), I am applying for the Fall 2019 IEOR Ph.D. program. Is there anyone else also applied to IEOR Ph.D. If you are, you can share your story here. Also, you can ask some questions that you concern about the application, result, programs etc. About me, I have applied MIT(ORC S.M.) Columbia Berkeley Northwestern Umich VT TAM Stanford(MSE) Princeton(ORFE) Gatech. I have got an offer from VT and interviewed Umich and TAM. Since I haven't heard anything from NWU, Berkeley, and Columbia, I think the possibility for me to get admitted is very small (sad story Anyway, good luck with your applications. And thank in advance for your sharing.
  5. Adriamycin

    Yale BBS vs Hopkins BCMB

    I'm looking to do research in cell biology, and trying to decide between my top two choices. Just looking for input on institutional prestige in the medical/biomedical fields - my sense is that Yale overall has greater name value but for medicine and related fields, Hopkins does a bit better. Any advice would be welcome!
  6. wannabeschoolpsych

    Fall 2019 School Psychology Applicants

    Hi everyone! I decided to create a thread for the peeps applying for school psychology programs for Fall 2019! What schools are you applying to? Are you going for an EdS or PhD program? How did you pick your programs? In general, how is the whole process going for you all? I hope I can get people to add on to this because it would be nice to have people to relate to haha. I am personally applying for PhD programs. My finalized list (so far) includes: Northern Arizona University, University of Memphis, University of Washington, and University of Virginia. I am excited to hear about everyone else!
  7. commgirl1038

    BU Emerging Media Studies

    How good is Boston University's PhD program in Emerging Media Studies? Any insight would be helpful! Thanks!
  8. I think I've narrowed my options down to two which I think would be the best fits for me. Both are top ten schools and have offered similar funding with no need to TA. Here's the pro's and con's of both for me: Purdue Pros: Multiple great PI possibilities, all have interesting research West Lafayette has a relatively cheap cost of living Purdue Cons: No one works in the field I was planning to pursue City is small and not close to much Michigan Pros: Great PI who works in field I was planning to pursue Nice city (Ann Arbor) Close to home Michigan Cons: The PI is much more active in another field of research rather than the one I'm interested in; however, he's indicated that he does care deeply about pursuing it, even though it is more of a side project. More expensive cost of living It would be great to hear opinions and advice, especially from people who have had experience at either school, or have had to make a similar tough choice. Thanks!!
  9. Hi, need some advice! I really don't know what to make of my situation right now. Should I be elated or just downright sad? Am I being too sceptical, or just playing it safe? I received an admit from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley for my PhD (Direct Entry) in Mechanical Engineering. I was given a potential research advisor for both universities and told to contact him regarding my research domain and funding. It was only upon discussing further with the profs did I realise that both the offers were without funding!! I mean, who does a PhD WITHOUT FUNDING!? That too, being an international student from India, there is no way anyone can even consider these offers! Graduate studies in itself, is way too expensive. Now, upon explaining to the department regarding the current condition, they told me to approach other professors who would have a position available. I'm doing that right now, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I have applied to Purdue, UIUC, UTexas Austin and UMichigan as well, but I still haven't received any information yet. If my plan goes all south, I will be stuck making one of these mentioned things- I either choose to pursue my PhD in one of the universities and decide to search for a potential advisor and funding en-route (Very, Very risky). Or, I request the university to convert my admit to an M.S program (unfunded) and think of a PhD later on (Not sure if possible in the first place). Any advice?
  10. Hi everyone, As of yesterday, I've heard back from most of the schools I applied to. It is exciting to have been accepted to these amazing schools. My undergraduate major is Statistics and really want to learn something in Ph.D. training. I am very confused about these three programs as they rank very close and all have profs I would like to work with. During my undergraduate, I have been exposed to research about high-dimensional data, network analysis, and statistical inference. My research field is not that clear but at this stage, I prefer high dimensional data and network analysis. I am not sure how well I could do so I am not sure I could go to academia or industry. But if I do well in academics, I prefer to being a professor. UC Davis Pros: 1. rank highest among the three programs 2. prestigious profs such as Hans-Georg Müller and J.L. Wang 3. it's California, although the corner Cons: 1. I could not find the placement of Ph.D. students so I'm not sure if they have a good way out 2. the research is too theoretical Rutgers Pros: 1. talked to one prof from Rutgers, got to know that the size of the program is relatively small (no more than ten Ph.D.) and the rank of it is significantly underestimated 2. it's New Jersey and close to NY Cons: 1. way out to academia is not very satisfying 2. I know it's naive but the overall ranking of Rutgers is relatively low Rice not very familiar with this program and can not find much information about it Pros: 1. Houston is a big city and the life there is more comfortable Cons: 1. research area is relatively narrow as there are only 12 faculty members I have confidence in finishing the Ph.D. training in either school. However, since my research area is not settled and I am not sure about academia or industry, I really need your advice, especially the details about the three programs and way out of them! Any advice or perspective is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
  11. Hi Everyone, With the 2019 application cycle ending, I wanted to get everyone's input on how interviews went with faculty, POI, and current Students. I interviewed 2 times this cycle and got some great insight. I am interested in hearing about successful interviews and how an applicant answered a specific challenging question or a question on research. In addition, I asked for feedback from the 2 programs and got some great critical feedback to improve my interview skills for the next cycle. I interviewed for: Denver University (PSYD)- This was the strangest interview by far. I was asked a lot of questions about my current enrollment, thoughts about art, and less about my experience, skills, and why I want to be in the program. Some example questions were: -What is a piece of art that impacted your life in the last five years? -Dead or alive, three people you would want to have dinner with? -Teach me something I do not know I felt unprepared for these type of abstract questions, especially coming from a clinical psychology research program. Texas Tech University (Ph.D- Counseling Psychology) this interview was very extensive. I spent a total of 4 hours with the POI interviewing with her and discussing research. In addition, I interviewed with 6 other faculty members. -ultimately, i felt I was close to getting into the program but the POI's feedback explained that I did not ask questions about the other faculties research interest. Please reply with your experiences.
  12. Thought I'd get this one started...
  13. I am looking to start this thread giving insight on which American universities that offer a PhD program in Sociology "guarantee" full funding and the degrees of this concept of full funding through the firsthand experience of current PhD students. I encourage to you, whether applicant, student or PhD holder in Sociology to add your thoughts, experiences and feedback on this issue. I believe this can be beneficial to all of us because I may even venture to conspire that there may be correlation with the college's policy and/or the situation of each Sociology of department.
  14. I've been admitted to CMU, Pitt, NUS, and EPFL, but now I'm going to focus more on CMU and EPFL. I finished my master's degree in materials science here at CMU, but I haven't contact any research advisor at CMU. EPFL admission committee has approved me to look for a suitable advisor with funding. Today an EPFL professor contact me and we had a great conversation. He is doing research in fuel cell field, which I am interested in. In CMU, I have completed most of my course credits which can be easily transferred to my PhD stage, so I can better focus on my research. In EPFL, the PhD program is a four-year one, and Lausanne is a French-speaking area, which means I have to learn some French more or less, but I really got fascinated by this country. The living expense is also an issue. It seems that the living cost in Switzerland is much higher than that in Pittsburgh. I don't really know if the PhD salary at EPFL could cover my daily expense (maybe have a trip in a year or two).
  15. I, like many others, will be starting my PhD in the fall with the intent to get a job in industry after completion of my PhD in either bioengineering or nanoengineering. However, whenever someone asks me what type of jobs there are in industry for a STEM PhD I'm usually not entirely sure how to answer. I have this idea in my head of managing the R&D department for an innovative company or something like that. But when it comes down to it, I really don't know what jobs are actually available and if my idea of what an industry job is is actually a thing. I was wondering what type of jobs are actually out there for us STEM PhDs to aim for. Do any of you have an idea of what they are? I want to be able to go on indeed or something and actually see what is out there right now. I feel as if my future is very uncertain and I can't say definitively what my options are after my PhD and that is starting to stress me out. Any input or advice about this whole topic in general is welcome. Thanks for your help everyone.
  16. Greetings, I have recently been accepted to an MS/PhD program at КАUST and am trying to decide if I should go there. The professor and the group's research look great to me, they moved there very recently from a top 20 uni (their motivation was that КАUST provides much better funding, they don't have to apply to any grants and have nearly unlimited travel funds, more time and freedom for research, etc.). Judging by the current PhD students and a discussion with the professor, I think there are great prospects to do some amazing research and publish in top conferences during my PhD with the group. The position would likely be my top choice ever, if it were in a more well-known western place. I am mainly concerned about my career opportunities in competitive places in the US/Europe after getting that PhD. I have seen some quite radical opinions that it is nearly impossible to get a good position in academia in the US with a PhD from a non-western institution (e.g. "Is obtaining a PhD from an Asian country really a career suicide?"). I am also not sure about prospects of getting research positions/internships in tech companies (e.g. machine learning teams in Google, FB, etc.), since it seems they already have lots of qualified candidates from the US and it may be a problem to get through HR screen in the first place. The professor surely has some connections that would be helpful, but it still seems like a huge risk to me. The offered scholarship is pretty good, but not extraordinary: similar yearly salary to what a PhD would get in the US + free housing/no taxes (cost of living is not much lower than in the US). I am OK with the location and its advantages/disadvantages, I'd say I am really excited to explore a place like that for some time (e.g. a year), but not super excited about spending next 4-5 years there (but that is a less important factor for me). I didn't apply to any other PhD programs this year. Getting a 3-year BS from a not so highly ranked uni in Europe (with great GPA though), with average recommendation letters, without substantial research experience, I intended to first get a masters and more research experience and try my chances at PhD applications later. At the moment, my other option is an MS program in a top Swiss uni. Although it is somewhat questionable what are my chances of getting a comparably good PhD after that Swiss program, since the MS program here is more oriented on taking courses and there is not much time for doing research, only in summer and in the MS thesis (but that is not my main question here). TL;DR: Should I do a PhD in a not widely known non-western institution, but in a great group with great funding? Should I be concerned about my career prospects in western countries, or is the institution's reputation nearly irrelevant compared to my research output? Should I rather aim to find a PhD in a well-known top place, if that is what matters for me? Thank you for your opinions.
  17. I started my PhD at the University of Toronto last year in a social science related field. However, I figured out that my research does not match much with the faculty members here. But maybe I could still successfully complete my degree here in a collaborative way as I have found some professors in other departments willing to partially supervise me. However, in the meantime, I applied to Oxford and received a fully funded offer where I have a far better match for my research topic. Besides, the research group is also quant focused methodology-wise. But the difficulty now is that some people are suggesting me not to move to Oxford because of just name. Their point is that it will be difficult to get into academia with a UK degree. I would really appreciate if anybody could share their thoughts on this. I am so indecisive now. Thank you in advance.
  18. CanadaEpi

    PhD Epidemiology 2019 Canada

    Starting this thread since I haven't seen one like it yet. Has anyone heard back from University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health PhD Epidemiology?
  19. Hi, In month of March and April, are any admissions deadline open for phd in economics from USA or Canada or Europe?
  20. dakotadakota

    PhD or Harvard MA?

    Hey everyone, Looking for some advice. I was offered full funding from a PhD program that usually hovers in the high teens-low twenties in the US News rankings. I was also offered tuition remission (though no stipend) by the master of theological studies program at Harvard Divinity School. I'm interested in studying the sociology of religion and feel that a theology masters at Harvard may help me get into a top 5 or 10 soc PhD program (I was rejected by every top 10 PhD program to which I applied). i have a BA from a mediocre state school so i feel a masters from Harvard may help if i were to apply for those programs in 2 years. At the same time, I understand that route of action would just add on debt and I'm not sure if it actually would help my chances. Any advice would be appreciated
  21. SPEDucator

    SPED PhD Apps Fall 2019

    Anyone else applying for a PhD in Special Education for Fall 2019? I've submitted 4 applications (Vanderbilt, Harvard, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Minnesota) and might do one more (George Mason) as that app isn't due until Jan 15th. I just heard back from the University of Minnesota, but am still waiting on any sign from the other institutions. Anyone else in the same boat?
  22. Hello. I got admitted by UCF for their CS PhD program starting in Fall 2019. The acceptance letter said the following: " If you are awarded a financial offer package (for degree-seeking students only), this information will be sent separately from this admission letter". It has been 1 month since I receive the acceptance letter and I still have not received any information about funding. I found that I am not the only one without that information on the Results Search section of thegradcafe. Does anyone have some information about it?
  23. Anyone on here applying to Tulane for Anthropology or Linguistics this year? I've applied to both Anthropology (cultural) and EEB for PhDs, and my partner applied for Anthropology (linguistic) and Linguistics. Tulane is our top choice, so I'm super nervous about getting in/getting funding! My GPA is okay (3.35 for unofficial transcript, probably gonna be 3.5 by final transcript - it's mostly my freshman year weighing me down), as are my GRE scores (QU: 150, QA: 160, W: 4.5), but I've got 2 major research projects, 2 internships, a small business (unrelated to the field of study), and even kinda-sorta a published paper under my belt! Plus my statement of purpose was good (I hope), and my LORs were amazing, or at least my professors thought highly of me... My POI showed significant interest (I think, he seemed to like my research ideas, interests, and what not, but just kept encouraging me to apply), as did my partner's, but I just don't know if I can make the cut! I just wanna know! It's hard enough hoping for your own spot, but I'm riding on my partner getting in too!!! Anyone else super stressed?
  24. My top offers (PhD) currently are Johns Hopkins CMM and UCSD BMS. I want to study cancer genomics/immunotherapy. Not a big fan of Baltimore but Hopkins is pretty elite. UCSD BMS is top 10ish as well but I don't think it has the same reputation. I think I want to pursue a career in academia and I have been told people really look at pedigrees. I am worried about living in Baltimore and SoCal might be better for my mental health, there's tons of institutes and pharma in the SD area as well. Any advice would be really appreciated ❤️ thank you!
  25. I've seen some posts on this forum about MA decisions (which are most certainly welcome here as well) but none for PhD and very little about the current year. Has anyone heard back yet?
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