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  1. Hi everyone, I was wondering what master programs in AI or ML, especially in europe, but not exclusively, manage to place students in US phD programs, or in very good industry internships, provided one does well enough. Just according to your experience, of course. I already know about the most prestigious ones, life UCL, Oxford, EPFL, ETH, Cambridge. Can you think of some that are perhaps also less slightly selective? Like I said, I prioritize europe, but somewhere else can be fine, too.
  2. Hello all! I'm interested in applying for an MS in Biostatistics (Fall 2021) but am having trouble finding admissions data so I was wondering what you all thought about my application profile and how much of a chance I stood at the schools I'm interested in. Here's my profile: Undergrad Institution: The College of William and Mary Undergrad Major: B.S. Self-designed major called Epidemiology & Biostatistics GPA: 3.80 Relevant Courses: Math: Calc I and II, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Prob. and Stat. for Scientist, Statistical Data Analysis Biology: 2 Semesters of intro bio, Biostatistics, and Quantitative Biology CompSci: Programming for Data Science Health Science: Foundations of Epidemiology, Public Health, Human Physiology, and Microbes in Human Disease GRE General: V/Q/A: 157/160/4 Programs Applying: Biostatistics MS at.. Emory, George Washington, Georgetown, Columbia, Brown, and Yale Research Experience: 4 years in undergraduate psychology research lab Teaching Experience: TA for Foundations of Epidemiology (1 semester), TA for Intro to Biostatistics (1 semester), and Library tutor for Calc I and II (2 semesters) Public Health Experience: 90h internship at my local health department, 70h volunteering at my local free clinic, and 30h shadowing surgeons (not sure if this is relevant enough to put on my applications) Leadership Experience (not sure if this is relevant either): Co-Fundraising Chair, Vice President, and President of my college choir in successive years Thanks! Please let me know what you think! Also, I'd love to hear any advice you have on applying in general!
  3. Hi everybody! I am trying to figure out which of these options is better, and I was wondering if you had any opinions on this as I am really unsure. 1) Masters in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden 2) Masters in Neuroscience at GSN-LMU Munich in Germany Ultimately, the goal is to do a PhD in neuroscience, maybe at one of these institutions or maybe in the US/UK. Both programs would allow me to complete research projects with their faculty, and in both places, there seems to be fascinating neuro research being done. I am particularly interested in translational neuroscience, would any of these programs be better suited for this? And would you say one is more known than the other? Thank you!
  4. I'll be a senior in the fall finishing my BA in Government at Cornell. I ultimately want to teach and do a bit of research on the side; my ultimate career goal is to pursue a Ph.D. and end up at a teaching college, probably in the US. I'm also interested in working in public service, preferably the federal government. Since I don't feel ready to apply for a Ph.D. quite yet, and many have advised me to take a few years to do something else before doctoral study, I'm trying to think about what I should apply for in the next year. The job market seems as though it well be very unkind to a graduating social science major, so I am applying to fellowships in addition to some master's degree programs. Unfortunately I spent much of my undergraduate career figuring myself out - changing majors, taking classes I ended up disliking, being generally "late to the game", so I feel like I haven't really honed my interests much. Much of the coursework I took relates to American politics, and while I do enjoy learning about American politics, I am becoming increasingly interested in European affairs and French/Francophone studies. My hope would be that if/while I do my Ph.D., I can incorporate some French fieldwork as part of my dissertation. I was able to study abroad this semester in the UK and thoroughly enjoyed being abroad. My primary academic interests are in comparative politics and political methodology (specifically I enjoy studying elections and voter behavior as well as political culture). I am beginning to research and choose schools to submit applications for this fall, and I am soliciting any advice from graduates or current students in these programs. My main criteria include: the ability to continue language study (many US programs lack this), study abroad (similar issue), offer merit aid and/or partial tuition scholarships, and have faculty whose research interests align with mine (either as a potential connection at a future doctoral program and/or someone who can advise me on doctoral applications in the future and how I can incorporate my interests into my career). The programs I am currently considering match some or all of these criteria: Sciences Po: MA in European Affairs Oxford: MSc in Politics Research Oxford: MPhil in Comparative Politics Cambridge: MPhil in Politics in International Studies University of Chicago: MA in Social Sciences Duke University: MA in Political Science NYU: MA in European and Mediterranean Studies NYU: MA in French Studies UVA: MA in European Studies It feels like I have a million questions. Some of the most burning ones are: What are the relative benefits of doing a MA in a lesser-known or more niche field (i.e., European or French studies vs. Political Science or Comparative Politics)? Does this set me apart and/or benefit me at all in the Ph.D. application process down the road? Is it worth applying to programs that I *know* will not allow me to study language or study abroad, since these experiences are really important to me? How are the French and British degrees perceived to employers and doctoral programs in the US? If you were an American student who went to one of these programs in Europe, what was it like adjusting to student life abroad? If I don't have a lot of international affairs and comparative politics coursework from my undergraduate career, is that a major detriment to my masters application (let's say for all programs except the Duke and UChicago ones)? I recognize that all of these programs are highly competitive. How do they compare with each other? If you have suggestions for other programs to look at, please feel free to say! If you are a current student or alum from any of these programs and are willing to share more with me about your experience, career path, etc. - please reply or reach out! I would love the chance to speak further and more specifically with you!
  5. I have not seen a lot of people talking about Duke Sanford MPP on here. So decided to create this. It would be great if people would comment on the fact that not many people are interested in MPP at Duke even when it is one of the best courses out there. Also it would be great if someone could comment on whether it poses a problem for policy students at Duke to study in a small town and whether that hinders their internship or job prospects in big cities which universities like Georgetown have it a little easy. Not heard good reviews about Georgetown hence it is important for me to know about Duke.
  6. Hello Everyone, I didn't find a form for CSULB School counseling so i decided to start one. For those who have applied to the program and feel comfortable sharing your stats, please do! Good luck everyone! GPA: 3.15 Internships/Extra Curricular activities: BBBS Org: Mentor | Fullerton College: Higher Education advocate | Orange County Community Housing Corporation: Academic Advisor | Human Services Student Association: Membership Chair I don't have the best GPA and know how competitive it is to get into the program at Cal State Long Beach but i am hoping that my internship and SOP helps me land an interview. Throughout my time in college, i have worked 40+ hrs a week, gone to school FT, and have managed to take on a couple internships. Currently, my application has been sent to the department and is under review. Once again, GOOOOOOOD LUCK!
  7. HI there! I wanted to start this forum regarding Museum Studies graduate program applicants for fall 2020! I searched and couldn't find ANY forums about museum studies/museology programs or topics. Why not start here? What schools and programs did you apply for? What are some of your top schools? Has anyone heard back from the schools they were hoping for? I personally applied to the Museum and Field Studies at UC-Boulder, and then I applied to the Public History w/ Museum Specialization at Colorado State.
  8. I am applying to the MSW program at U of Toronto this year or the September 2021 intake. In particular the 2 year program as I do not have a BSW. The admission requirements state that you need a minimum B+ in your final year, however transcripts are to be sent in by November. I contacted the department and it seems that the admissions will be based last year's grades. Last year I had a health crisis in my fourth year and had to drop some courses. I got to A's, but also a C and a D+. I did well before that year. Anyways, I am doing a fifth year with full course load. I am worried about my possibility for acceptance. I think I can do very well this year in terms of grades, but they will not get to see those grades. If you have any experience with poor grades in your previous year, but stellar grades in final year let me know. Iff you have experience with the admissions committee basing your admission off of your final year grades let me know. I would also like to know in general what stats people had if they were admitted or rejected to the U of Toronto MSW program from grades to experience.
  9. I recently got accepted to a super rad master's program in archaeology in England (consistently ranked in the top 10 in the world [brag brag blah blah]). I was so happy and proud of myself and absolutely psyched to go until I started talking to my sister about it. For some context on all the confusion I'm about to express: I had probably one of the worst career centers for archaeology at my undergrad institution. There were literally no resources and nobody in the office knew anything about getting started in archaeology. On top of that, there were only two archaeology professors in the entire college, and they were massively overworked and therefore unable to sit down with any of us and talk about what we should expect from grad school. My sister is currently doing her PhD in evolutionary biology in the States, and we started talking about my program and possibly deferring to next year due to COVID-19. I understand that there are major differences in terms of resources and procedure between our fields, and major differences between British and American grad school structure, but she mentioned that she was paid to do both of her degrees-- they were fully funded (?terminology?). In contrast, I would be paying roughly $30,000 for my one-year degree. This is, I'm sure you would agree, a whole heck ton of money. I thought it was normal. Now I just feel like I'm being scammed by a system that I don't understand. Everybody I've talked to (fellow grads) from my college indicated that I would also be paying a lot of money in the US, but now I'm not sure. Are there programs at home that would be fully funded or where tuition would be covered by my contributions to the department? Is it usual or even possible to be paid for my masters degree in archaeology? What is your understanding of what is normal to pay or be paid for an archaeology masters degree? This seems like something that should be totally obvious, so I'm feeling unbelievably stupid right now and am considering pulling out of the program completely. Additional facts because I feel like it might come up: 1. I understand that the UK higher ed system is known for being predatory when it comes to international students who will pay higher fees. It's generally understood that they have lower admissions standards for us and I was fine with being one of those putzes as long as I was getting a really good education. 2. I wanted to go to the UK because I want to study British/insular pre- to early-medieval archaeology specifically, and I want to be able to work in the field during my program. It wasn't a frivolous travel-oriented choice and I genuinely thought being there would be the best move for my career.
  10. Dear all, (sorry for the long message, but seriously - I am STRESSING BIG TIME!) I need your guys help and expertise. As we all have been in these situations before, and I am yet again in it again. I got a slight luxury problem, I got accepted to two master's I have applied to. One it the IMBRsea program, which is a mobility program, which used to be part of the ERAMUS+ programmes. It is really cool, I have been placed in Italy, Algarve and Italy again for the three semesters. I will be studying fisheries and marine habitat restauration and conservation (which are my main interests). However, I also got accepted to the Masters Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. It is a really great masters, really well known around the world, it's got the name. Unfortunately, it is really aquaculture focused, but with the specialization of marine governance I could make it more my own. Especially with the internship and thesis topic, you can really focus on where you want to work in after you've completed the masters. I've got two great options, but I do not know which one to choose. The IMBRsea programme, is great, might be of less quality, however, I am not sure about that. But it is a mobility programme, which shows that people who have followed the program are able to adapt and work in different circumstances in no problem. On the other hand, I got an Aquaculture masters in Wageningen, the name of the university might result in a faster acceptance of a potential job after graduation. Two options, one programme (IMBRsea) you will get a broader education on different varying (chosen) topics over the course of 1,5 years. And the other (Wageningen) is a well structed applied masters where you will study in depth one year, do an internship for a semester and write your thesis. I just need your guys opinion and wise words. What are your experiences in the two programmes, or other mobility Masters programs? What is your advice to me on how to make a decision, cause I have got a week to decide as I will have to make my first enrolment payment for the IMBRsea programme.
  11. Does anyone know how the MS program at Yale is? I'm not sure how good the CS department at Yale is.
  12. Hi all, This month I got accepted to two master's degrees: MA in International Relations at Leiden University, with a Global Political Economy specialization, and MSc Development Studies at SOAS. I'm very happy as both interest me a lot, and are in great universities, but now I can't decide which one I should choose, and would like some help with it. At first, I was more inclined to choose SOAS, as I heard many good things about it from a friend of mine who did his Master's there. I did some research about SOAS and student life there, and I thought it would be a place where I'd really like to spend a year at. Today, however, speaking with another friend of mine, who attended UvA, he told me Leiden has a bigger name than SOAS, as it's one of the best in Europe. I also have a couple of friends who attended Leiden and enjoyed it, and one of them also confirmed me that Leiden looks great on your CV. Another factor that comes into play is money. While both of them have pretty expensive tuition fees, SOAS is slightly more expensive, and the living costs in London are also higher. The two cities, although completely different in size and probably with completely different vibes, seem great places to get to know new people and enjoy post-grad studies. With all that said, I would like to hear some opinions on this topic, whether any of you attended any of these schools, or know people who have. All help is welcome! Thanks :)
  13. Hi, has anyone heard anything back from the biotech MA program at Columbia? My application status online still says submitted. I emailed them over a month ago to provide some updated info, and at the same time, they mentioned that the lock-down would affect their admissions timeline. I can't find any evidence online of any results so far but I don't want to assume anything just based on that.
  14. Hello all,I'm in a bit of a pickle right now when it comes to making a decision between which masters program I should go to. For the record, I think both of them are fantastic options.University of California - Irvine (UCI) - M.S. Biomedical Engineering (Thesis based) *Supervisor hasn't been assigned yet as I will complete lab rotations in my first year*orMcGill - M.S. Experimental Surgery (Non-thesis based)---------------I have a keen interest in biomedical engineering (tissue engineering) as I think it ties into medicine in a wonderful way and I like what UCI has to offer. However, McGill's exSurgery program offers an interesting curriculum and a lot of flexibility in terms of the classes you can select within and in other departments. As such, I would plan on getting involved in tissue engineering based research and courses offered in the bioengineering department as the exSurgery program is multi-disciplinary. Not to mention the course track for exSurgery is very enticing to me as it features classes with an interactive environment and observership opportunities.Cost wise, McGill will be far cheaper as I am a Canadian Citizen (30K Total for McGill vs. 100k total for UCI)*. This would also mean that I would need to worry about the process of getting an F-1 if I plan on attending UCI. However, UCI has options for financial aid that can be explored in the long run.For UCI, I would need to worry about the thesis during the 2nd year. That scares me a bit due to the unpredictability regarding the timeline.In the long run, I would prefer to stay in Canada to complete medical school and be (hopefully) a surgeon who participates in research projects. However, I am open to going to US MD as I am in the process on attaining a green card as a part of my family lives there. I just want to get into medical school in the end! However, UCI's program gives me a great plan B in case things don't work out regarding the medical school path (which I hope will not be the case).Not to mention the Corona-virus and its impact should be noted. As such, it makes me want to stay in Canada for the time being (Canada might be the better option).Before it gets mentioned, I'm choosing to partake in a masters as I am pursing something I am interested and passionate about before heading into medical school, and this is the perfect time to do it (IMO). --------------* The actual cost for UCI may be more around 80K compared to 100k (maximum estimates given). For McGill, the cost may be more around 20k in the end as well, but 30k is the maximum estimate given. Furthermore, UCI offers a lot of opportunities regarding financial aid and research assistant ship packages. That 80k can drop down to 50k (which will most likely be the case as a GSR position can be secured if you can find a professor). The same can be said about McGill and potential financial aid opportunities too. However, this is all hypothetical. Total cost refers to entire program duration. Edit: If I find a professor whose goals and interests align with mine during my program, can I switch to a thesis-based program pathway? This is referring to McGill's program.
  15. Hello all, So, I got into UChicago MAPSS. I applied to MAPSS in large part because am interested in switching fields from something more humanities-oriented to social psychology and thought the MAPSS program would be really a great way to transition fields before applying to social psychology PhD programs. I am fortunate enough to have received a scholarship which makes the program within the realm of affordable. Nevertheless, I'd need to take out a good amount of money in loans and spend all of my savings on living costs. Because of these costs, I'm a bit nervous about pursuing MAPSS as opposed to finding an RAship or research-oriented job. I'm especially nervous about taking on debt at a point in my life where conventional financial advice says it's critical for me to be saving. In my mind, the main advantage of turning down MAPSS to find an RAship/job would be that I won't be living with debt for the next x years of my life. The disadvantage of not doing MAPSS would be that my alternative plan of getting hired to a position relevant to social psychology research (ideally an RAship, but also adjacent jobs like survey research, decision sciences etc.) might not be realistic since I don't have immediate experience in that area of research. I have transferable skills, but there are plenty of candidates with those skills and direct experience. I'm also worried that some PhD committees might be suspicious of a prospective student who is lacking in demonstrated commitment to that field through a research degree. I figured I'd ask the lovely people of the internet for some advice on the matter. Excited to hear what y'all have to say
  16. I have recently gotten into this program for the Fall of 2020 and was wondering how it is for those who are part of it, or the BME program at the Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering? Are there research opps at any hospitals? I am currently in Baltimore and am wondering about the Philly/Drexel culture as well!
  17. I can't seem to find much about people applying to data science and analytics masters programs so I thought I'd start one myself. I'm super frustrating with not being able to find information on when decisions will be sent out, so I'm hoping find out if anyone has heard from anywhere. I've applied to: Chicago's MA in Computational Social Science Chicago's Masters in Analytics Georgetown's Masters in Analytics (focus in data science) Northwestern's MS in Analytics LSE Applied Social Data Science and Data Science masters programs I just found out yesterday that I've been accepted to UVAs masters in Data Science. Has anyone heard back from any of these schools??? Just for reference... School: Hillsdale College Major: Psychology and Political Economy, minors in French and Mathematics GPA: 3.53 (4.0) psychology major 3.90 (4.0) GRE: 162 (81%) Q, 165 (96%), 4.5 AW Relevant Courses: Statistics for the Social Sciences, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Learning Other things: As far as programming I have experience with R and SPSS and have basic knowledge of HTML, C++, and SQL. I'm in the process of publishing psychology research as first author, have leadership experience in my sorority and two other campus organizations, have been my psychology department's statistics and SPSS tutor since sophomore year, am part of both the psychology and economics honoraries, and spent a month at Oxford this summer taking two courses.
  18. Hi, I hope everyone is doing well in these strange times. I found this site quite useful when I was applying to programs, so I thought I would ask everyone's advice now that I've heard back. I would appreciate feedback from people in education, but I'm open to any constructive feedback. I am an educator looking to get my Master's in Education so I can teach Secondary Social Studies, so I applied all around the country. I got accepted to Harvard, Stanford, Teacher's College, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin (I got rejected from UCLA). I honestly didn't think I would have so many options, so it's difficult for me to settle on one program -- each one has something unique I like about it. I want the program to have similar values as me and emphasize social justice / equity in education. But also the name/prestige does matter a little bit -- one of the reasons I am applying for a MA in education instead of just doing ARL is the hope that I will get a better salary / job options. Given my concerns, here is a breakdown of the schools I am considering to help give a sense of my thought process/priorities: Harvard: #1 Education School according to US News. The program has a new director that prioritizes social justice, so that puts me at ease a bit. Not a huge fan of Boston, but the summer semester has been moved onlin,e and it's only a year-long program so it's not a huge issue. The main draw here is the name and the opportunity to work with scholars like Howard Gardner, who developed Mutliple Intelligence Theory. Never been to the campus though and won't have the chance to visit. Stanford: #3 Education School according to US News. I like California (close to home and my partner), but Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places in world... I'm OK with staying on campus, and it's only a year as well, but I am a bit worried about the lack of diversity in the students I will be working with as part of my school placement (they even mentioned that this was increasingly a problem in the video information session). It's a well renowned program though, and I like being close to the Bay and other nature areas. They've already given me a $5000 fellowship too. Teacher's College (Columbia): #8 Education School according to US News. Columbia is my Alma Mater so it was a natural choice to apply here. The main advantage would be that I'm already familiar with the campus, the city, and have even met some of the professors during undergraduate. However, I'd also like to try something new; New York can be exhausting, and I'm not sure how confident I am moving there now with it being the center of the epidemic in the U.S. UC Berkeley: #20 Education School according to US News. I think I share the most values with the folks at Berkeley, I have friends there, and I love the city of Berkeley and the Bay. However, it's the lowest "ranked" program of all the ones that I got into, so I'm hesitant to commit fully yet. They also don't guarantee housing, so it'll be difficult to find housing in the Bay on my own, and worry about whether or not I'll need a car. UT Austin: #15 Education School according to US News. This was kind of a backup/safety for me, but I actually do love Austin and have family nearby. I went to their campus visit day, and liked their campus and faculty, but their program seemed like it might not have as many resources as some of the other schools. Austin's also expensive, and they don't really offer MA students housing, and apparently public transit is not great. Right now it's low on my list of likely choices. I tried to give a brief rundown about what excites/worries me about each option without keeping it too long. If y'all are interested, I can provide some more info. I know this is a pretty personal decision, but it would be helpful to get some unbiased advice as each program is throwing their propoganda at me. Any guidance would be apprecaited! Thanks!
  19. Wish to start my masters degree in Creative Writing this Fall and have applied to these Universities: Oxford Brookes (conditional) Cardiff (unconditional) I would like to decide as soon as possible to be able to start sorting out all other things... Which of these Unis might provide with better writing degree...? Which Uni has better facilities...? Which city is better...? I have graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science and hope to become an editor. So I would like to know which university is a better scope for me, and being an international student how is it living there?
  20. Hey guys! Hope application season has been treating you well. I have narrowed down my choices for masters to the following two programs: 1. MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, Imperial College London. 2. MEng. Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. At the moment I am leaning towards Imperial, primarily because of its top 10 ranking and the fact that its an MSc. Im assuming that doing an MSc which has a research component keeps both possible routes- phd and industry open, as opposed to an MEng which is purely industry focused. Will appreciate any further advice on this. Note: I will be an international student at both places, so the cost is essentially the same. Will an Imperial degree have more prestige worldwide? Thank you for the help!
  21. I had mediocre to poor performance during my undergraduate career due to family/financial issues. As a result, my major GPA in mathematics was around a 2.5 (I do not have to exact number as it is not listed on my transcript) and my cumulative GPA was around a 2.8. Fortunately, my institution offers a certificate program (akin to something like non-degree studies) to essentially re-take graduate level versions of undergraduate courses, but I am wondering if that would be the best course of action as I am also considering the Math GRE subject since my performance was so poor. Is it totally unrealistic for me to entertain applying to any masters degree program (after this SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is over of course) if I undertake one or both of these options and do well? Thanks for any advice.
  22. Hey all, I just wanted to start a thread for any fellow MArch applicants waiting on decisions. I applied to UBC, Carleton and UofT for the three year program what about you guys? I know its still early for Canadian schools but anyone hear back yet?
  23. Hi All! So I am a online master's student at Arizona State University for my MS in psychology. I would love to move on to get my phD or psyD, however, I have ZERO research experience under my belt. I know that in order to even be considered for such a program, I need to obtain research experience for a year or two. The issue I have at hand is I also work full-time. I work a solid 8-5, M-F. The good news is that there's a university right across the street from my job, I'm just wary of any professors willing to take on a volunteer master student from another university with such limited availability. Also quitting my job is not a choice. I have way too many expenses I pay for living in San Diego, California. If anyone has any tips or suggestions and has gone through a similar situation as myself, please let me know. Thanks!
  24. I am international students from India with an undergrad in Eco. I also have close to 3 years of experience in statistical and development research based domains. Had a good SOP (atleast I like to think so) and okay-ish LoRs. Had a 169 quant score in GRE. I need to decide between Yale IDE and Columbia MA Econ by April second week. Yale has a smaller class size, is cheaper and has a less mathematical course structure (by the looks of it). Columbia might give more opportunities by being in NY, and in general the Econ department seems highly reputed. In the future, I plan on pursuing a career in dev econ-consulting in a research capacity for international organisations or think tanks. Anyone with any thoughts on which one I should pick? Would highly appreciate it!
  25. My preferred area is ML/AI/CV. JHU has a very small and competitive batch size, although it is not the best ranking wise. It is not the best for CV, but guaranteed assistantships and opportunities for research. UMass has the best ranking and is the cheapest but it's got an insanely large batch size. I don't think most MS students have a shot at doing proper research as their PhD count is 150+ as well. Also not really looking forward to staying at a town compared to the two cities. NYU offers the best job prospects at startups, but is the most expensive. Moderate batch size. Can you guys suggest what is the best pick?
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