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  1. I have Bsc in Human Anatomy and would love to get masters in Bioinformatics. What are my chances? What do I need to know?
  2. I have Bsc in Human Anatomy. I am passionate about Bioinformatics and would love to get a masters. What are my chances? What do I need to know? Advice please?
  3. Hi Everyone! I have a few questions about McMaster's MSc e-Health program. I read a few things about the program itself and it seems that it's still a little disorganized. However, I was curious as to what the program is actually like and how are the grads of this program are doing now? Also, how are the interviews? How competitive is the program? Also, I know that it says you need a B+ in your final year of undergrad. In my final year, I took a few of my general education courses, would they still include that in calculating the GPA? or would it be the GPA of fourth year courses. I know that for the MPH program at McMaster, they specifically want a B+ in your third and fourth year courses. Also, what are the chances I'll get an interview/chance in this program if my grades from first two years are not as great as my last two years? I'm still debating between MPH and MSc in e-health. I currently have a BSc in Global Health specializing in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. MPH is a little similar to my undergraduate degree but I'm interested in digital health. (Also, looking into MDes in Digital Health at OCAD). I'm all over the place right now, as you can tell. ? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  4. Hello, Did anyone apply for MSc i Clinical Epidemiology in university of Alberta?
  5. Hey guys! I saw lots of MPH forums but not one specific for epidemiology. As far as I know UofT is the only Ontario epi program that's an MPH rather than MSc, so I thought I'd make us our own discussion. I'm a fourth year Biomedical Science undergrad from University of Guelph, applying for epi programs next year. I included the schools & statuses below. My stats are a 2 year GPA of about ~3.71, experience in academic epidemiology (undergraduate thesis in population medicine), work experience in public health epi (position was health data analyst), and good reference letters (coordinator of Guelph's MPH program and a medical officer of health). However, I haven't been published yet and haven't presented at any major conferences, which I'm worried about. Toronto's MPH (epi stream) is my top choice, but judging from last year's forums I'm not expecting to hear until late april or early may, which sucks Any other epi applicants in here?? I'm getting antsy waiting to hear back. Good luck everyone! Toronto MPH Epidemiology: Under Review Western MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics: had interview on Feb 29th, still waiting to hear back but I'm not optimistic (they wanted me to have OGS funding...) Ottawa MSc Epidemiology: Under Review Guelph MSc Epidemiology: my prof has agreed to work with me again
  6. I would like to provide some information regarding the reality of getting admitted to top 5 ranked Canadian graduate schools in the Computer Science Program. I work in the field and it appears to me that many applicants are not aware of some of the basic requirements to be admitted that are not overtly stated but definitely required. Unfortunately, I am unable to reveal my university or position as I wish to remain anonymous. Most of the time, you MUST have previous degree from a top school of your country, especially for students with a degree outside of Canada/USA/UK. This is extremely crucial for international students and unless you meet this requirement, it is extremely difficult to be admitted. For most countries, you will need to be in the top 5-10 universities in your country (excluding Canada/US/UK/India). For India, UK, and Canada you will generally need to be in the top 20 universities and for the US, top 50 may be considered, however, top 20 has a greater chance of being admitted. One of the first considerations of the reviewer is the school in which you graduated and how that school ranks in your country. To elaborate, having a degree from a top university is important because this is the only sure way to prove that you are performing well academically because the teaching standard and research caliber of top schools are widely recognized and can easily be compared top Canadian universities. It is impossible for each top Canadian university to understand the teaching, grading and research standard of hundreds of thousands of universities in the world, including many in a foreign language with public and private systems and most reviewers will not dig around for information regarding unknown institutions. For example, there are some universities that give a grade of 75% or above to only one in a few thousand students, whereas another university can have a graduating average of 3.7 GPA. With variations like these, unless you graduated from a top university in your country where the general grading trend and teaching quality is recognized by the Canadian school, your chances of admission are slim to none. Furthermore, the other reason a top university is important is that reviewers want to see reference letters from colleagues or faculty they know and value the opinions of. Since most top researchers in Computer Science meet in major conferences, presentations and events around the world, they are aware of each other’s work, reputation and standards when writing and reading reference letters. Most of these outstanding members of the academic community are also positioned in top schools coinciding with the reviewer’s search applications from top schools. The top Canadian graduate programs in Computer Science receive over 1000 and sometimes even over 2000 applications per year, with three reference letters per application this is an astronomical number of letters to read. Taking this number into account, while the content of reference letters matter, the respectability of the reference writer is arguably even more important. For example, a reviewer reading 100 applications a day would have to read 300 reference letters, 100 of them may indicate that the student is in the top 10% of their program. In the end, being top 10% may not mean anything because there are too many top 10%s and it does not indicate the quality of the student or education. Moreover, there have been examples where the same reference writer indicated that three different students from the same year and class were the number one student in their class. In cases like these, reviewers go back to looking at the top universities, since the caliber of education is known, and they may know the reference writers, therefore, ensuring the letter is reliable. If you believe that there are many exceptions to the rule, consider that the admission data from the previous year from one of the top Canadians schools: only TWO offers out of more than 100 offers made were outside of the guidelines above. Of course, an excellent statement, GPA, reference letters, GRE, and English proficiency are also required even from a top university. Moreover, other factors such as publications, conference experience, research projects and work experience, other achievements are also considered, however, if you do not meet the top university requirement, you will likely need astounding achievements in the other factors to even be considered for admission. The information provided refers to research Master’s and PhD programs in top Canadian universities and does not necessarily reflect industry targeted master’s programs in Computer Science. I am happy to answer any questions or clarify any points, feel free to contact me or respond to this post.
  7. Su123

    Epi MSc

    Hi everyone, I thought I would start a new thread for epidemiology people. Has anyone heard back from schools they've applied to? I applied to western, mcmaster, waterloo and ottawa but haven't heard back from any of them...except for western but only that I am a priority applicant.
  8. Hello. I applied to joint master degree at IMBRSea (International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources) program this year + Erasmus Mundus scholarship. A few days ago I got a notification of academic acceptance e-mail from them. I was accepted into the program BUT not awarded the scholarship. However, they accept me into the self funding basis and awarded partial tuition fee waiver. I still got 12 days until the deadline of confirmation for whether I'll take the offer or not. Well, is there any possibility to secure a funding or grant for less than 2 weeks? To be honest I am VERY new to this and a bit skeptical Also, for the very least scenario, I was thinking about a loan. I've searched for Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan and my university is not listed on the scheme (I am enrolling into Ghent University, Belgium) and a bit confused of what to do. Is it worth it to continue? Is it better to let this go and apply to other universities? Any thoughts, opinion, critic, will be appreciated!
  9. I've read a lot of posts asking about a low GPA and getting into masters programs, but I thought I'd ask about my particular situation. I wasn't going to, but now I am at my wit's end. I thought I could recover my 3.1 GPA this semester because I got a 96 on the first exam in Multivariable Calculus, but then I got shit on by this past exam and will most likely be getting a B+ in the class. I'm a junior majoring in Mathematics-Statistics and minoring in Computer Science at the University of Connecticut. My relevant grades are as follows: * Calc 1 = A- * Calc 2 = A- * Multi = Pending (but hopefully B+/A-) * Linear algebra = B * Differential Equations = A- * Introduction to Programming Principles = B- (notoriously hard) * Data Structures = B * Discrete Systems (Discrete math in CS department) = B * Intro to Proofs (Basically repeat of Discrete Systems but way more writing) = Pending (Looking like A-) * Algorithms = Pending (Looking like B/B+) * Intro to Software Engineering = Pending (Looking like A-) * Computer Architecture = Pending (Looking like I'm taking these before I submit my applications. **Fall 2018** * Statistical Methods * Probability * Numerical Analysis * Mathematical Statistics 1 * Mathematical Modeling * Design of Experiments The reason for the low 3.1 GPA is that I transferred after my freshman year, and therefore had less time and classes to balance out my C- in Gen Chem 1 and C- in Gen Chem 2. I also have W's in Intro to Stats (yikes) , Theory of Computation, and Microeconomics. Grad school was never in my mind until recently so I never thought W's would matter, but now I hate myself for not sticking through it. I know my grades are a disaster, but I'd really like to continue my education and learn statistics in depth to become....get this.... a data scientist. I am going to apply to masters programs in statistics in early January so that I can have an extra semester to bring my GPA up. If I can get my GPA up to a 3.3-3.4, get excellent LORs from professors and kick ass on GRE (like 165+ in Q), do I have a good chance into getting into these schools: * University of Connecticut (#1 CHOICE) * Central Connecticut State University * Iowa State University * University of Maryland * UC San Diego * UC Davis
  10. David Ampudia

    CEMFI vs GSE vs SSE

    Hi y'all! I wanted to get some insight about the programs I've so far been accepted in. As of this moment, I'm not entirely certain on the direction I'd like to take after graduate studies, but I'd definitely like to keep all options open. I've an undergrad in International Economics at UPF, +3 years of experience in macro research and I've been applying to European MSc programs (5 different applications). I'd like to focus my research on macro and monetary policy, though - as mentioned above - I'm not quite sure I would like to follow it up with a PhD program. So far, these are the schools that have accepted me: - Stockholm School of Economics: No fees due to EU passport, though not funding either. - GSE Barcelona: No funding. - CEMFI: Tuition waiver, no stipend. Waiting for replies from PSE and Zurich. Any thoughts, comments, tips, recommendations and general information you can share would be very welcome.
  11. spotty

    McGill or Queen's?

    For those of you who applied to epidemiology programs, what are your thoughts on these two schools? I am deciding between McGill and Queen's epidemiology. For McGill, global institutional reputation and the beautiful location are obvious reasons. I'm assuming its reputation also means better faculty and a more diverse class. For Queen's, the faculty/admin seem very supportive and I heard that its easier for Queen's students to publish. McGill touts its emphasis on quantitative skills helps its students more when looking for jobs but I see plenty of Queen's students getting employed as well. Anyone have any thoughts?
  12. Has anyone received offers from Canadian MSc programs in Biostatistics?
  13. Has anyone applied to the MSc Informatics programme at TUM for 2016 winter semester admission? A bit about myself: I am a prospective student to the mentioned program and I am currently doing my final year at UCL majoring in Computer Science.
  14. Good morning, Please has anyone being admitted to Master in Data engineering and analytics at TUM? What constitute a good essay, motivation letter, how your application is graded? I wish to apply for winter semester
  15. Hi, I am desperate for any comments or advice about double degree programs in LSE. I'm particularly interested in LSE/Fudan University Msc Global media and communications. I don't have a long work experience (only 1 year of intern experience in total), but will I still have the chance of getting accepted? Or should I gain more work experience by working at a related field for 2~3 years before applying? Any personal comments about the course would be appreciated. Thanks.
  16. EPC

    Math/stats?

    I am enrolled in an MSc program in the UK this fall but I'm starting to worry about the math/stats component. I plan to become a counselling psychologist and have a background in the arts - my brain simply does not do numbers. The MSc is simply a requirement for the counselling doctorate program I hope to get into. When I read research papers I'm a bit bowled over by the amount of numbers in those things. How number-intensive is psych research? And is it silly for me to be concerned about this or SHOULD I be worried?
  17. This is my first post here, so please go easy on me with the forum rules I applied to a lot of Computer science and engineering related programs in Canada, out of which UoAlberta's MSc in computing science with specialisation in Multimedia and McMaster's MEng in software engineering and virtual systems design programs were my first choices ( I'm interested in game development, graphics and HCI, so the programs seemed like a good fit ). I got accepted into the program at UoAlberta a while ago, but I'm still waiting for McMaster to give an admission verdict Since I'm an international student, it'll take me a few weeks to get a study permit and visa and all other relevant documentation done before the programs start, and since it's already almost June, I'm a bit worried about my chances to get into McMaster Personally, I wish to get into McMaster because the program seems to be a better fit than Alberta's program by just a little bit. So, can you guys advise me if I should keep waiting for McMaster to give its verdict, or should I just go with the UoAlberta program? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Auro

    job vs PhD after MSc

    After a long wait and lots of mails I got an admit at TU Delft (MSc Electrical - Microelectronics) without any scholarships. Since this is the only admit I have(till now and I feel the only one I will have), I am in a fix. It will cost me a fortune to study there, albeit lesser than what I was expecting at US. But as per my calculations it will take me atleast 3 years to repay the loans IF I get a (good) job after graduation. My original plan was to go for PhD right after the MSc. But PhD pays even lesser than a job. I am in a fix now. If I look for job to repay the loan my PhD (and chances of getting into) will become slimmer. If I get into a PhD it will take me atleast 5 years to repay the loan (even if my parents help me partially). Is it really worth all the pain? And I won't be able to enjoy until I have repaid every single penny. Is it really worth all the pain and misery?
  19. Kayodeobikoya

    Estonian Applicants

    Are there any students applying to schools in Estonia? Please share your experiences. I'm waiting on my original documents to be verified.
  20. Hello! I'm currently studying an Economics undergraduate program of 240 ECTS in Europe, with a strong quantitative background. I have passed 200 ECTS of those 240. I have realised this program is a waste of time (any other BSc in Economics comprises just 180 ECTS). I would like to give closure to my studies here and attend an Economics-related MSc. The question is: is it possible to access an MSc in Europe after passing more than 180 ECTS of the undergraduate course but without holding a diploma (as I wouldn't reach 240 ECTS)? Thanks
  21. Hello, I am a political science undergrad student at a comprehensive university in Ontario, Canada. I currently possess a cumulative GPA of 3.78/4.00 and a major GPA of 3.91/4.00. I recently (two days ago) finished my 3rd out of 4 years of university and will be applying in September/October of 2017 with the marks I have already attained. I have work experience as a teaching and grading IR assistant at my university (going to be 8 months), as a trade policy intern at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC (4 months), as a legal intern for a prestigious international law firm (1 month), and as a Corporate Affairs intern at a Fortune 500 company (4 months). In terms of university extracurriculars I am the President of my university's pre-law society. I also have three strong letters of recommendation from my professors who specialize in IR--they attended St. Andrews, UofT, and UCambridge respectively. My dream MSc program is The London School of Economics & Political Science MSc International Relations. As an aside, it is my goal to pursue a PhD and a career in academia after completing this program. I wanted to know (from individuals who have been accepted/rejected to this program or similar) what my chances are of being accepted? I am also applying to the MSc in Conflict Studies (second choice) so an estimate of my chances for that program would be most appreciated as well. Canadian LSE MSc Minimum GPA entry requirement: 3.3/4.0 (No GRE or GMAT required) 2017/2018 MSc International Relations acceptance rate: 11.14% (101/907) 2017/2018 MSc Conflict Studies acceptance rate: 17.14% (55/321)
  22. jenniferkp

    Research Supervisor

    Hi all, I'm applying to one research-based program this fall (the other two I'm planning on applying to are professional). Therefore, I need a supervisor. However, how early is too early to scope out a supervisor and contact them via email? I've been looking online and I am hoping that the person I'm looking to supervise me agrees to it, however, I'm not sure if its too soon? When did you or would you suggest contacting a prospective supervisor? Cheers!
  23. I am a third year student studying in a comprehensive university in Ontario, Canada. I currently possess a GPA of 10.7/12 (roughly 3.85 or 87%). I have experience working in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C, in a Fortune 500 Mutual Fund Company, and President of my school's Student Union Pre-Law Society. It has always been my dream to move to the U.K (I am a British passport holder) and continue my PhD there in the future. That being said, I wanted to know whether I am competitive for these Masters programs: 1. MA War Studies, Kings College London 2. MSc International Relations, University of Cambridge 3. MSc International Relations, The London School of Economics & Political Science Thank you for taking the time to reply! Thank you!
  24. Has anyone been to/ know anything about the United Nations University in Tokyo? I have applied to the MSc in Sustainability 'UNU-IAS', but I'm finding it a tough time to find alumni to speak to. Surprisingly the university is rated at 1000+ in the world as a university (or not mentioned at all in all the major rankings) but 6th in the world as a think tank. Does that mean its teaching quality is high/ its a good idea to do a post-grad there? - Is it a good experience to study there? - Does it set you up for a global career? - Is the teaching staff well reputed? Any comments, opinions or speculations are welcome!
  25. Hey everyone So i've gotten admits from University of Southern California (USC) and University of Wisconsin Madison (UWM) for electrical engineering. My primary focus would be on power electronics as I want to pursue my career in the electric vehicle industry. Which is a better university and why? Thanks in advance!
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