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  1. Hey all, I know that it is a bit early, but would like to know if any of you plan on applying for Phd programs in communication/media for fall 2023. As the whole application process is quite overwhelming, it would be nice to connect and go through this together. If any of you have already been through this process, it would be helpful if you could share your experience and advice. :)) Cheers!
  2. Hey Everyone! incoming 2nd year MFA CW student here! I have decided to take the insane plunge and apply to PhD programs in Creative Writing! I wanted this forum to be a place for those of us who are beginning/ are in/ continuing the application process. 😸
  3. Hello everyone ! I am an international student, applying to PhD program in Biological and biomedical sciences in USA. I would like to ask about " Writing samples", what are they? I have a master degree thesis, is it suitable to post? Should I post" the introduction, aim of the work, materials and methods, results and discussion" parts? Should i include references or not? Also, can anyone provide me with "samples" of relevant "writing samples" ? Thanks a lot
  4. Hello! New here and would appreciate a feedback on my profile. Applying to: PhD in Business/Management (track in Organisational Behaviour) at private schools (Columbia, NYU, Yale, University of Miami, University of Chicago, McGill University, University of Toronto, Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University, Washington University in St. Louis) as an international student Undergraduate school: university in the top 300 in the world for economics (location: Southern Europe) Undergraduate GPA: when I try to convert my local GPA to a point 4.0 scale, it is underscored. Anyway it should be 3.26 and I graduated with a final grade of 108 out of 110. Undergraduate major: economics and business Study abroad experiences: one summer school in South Korea and then one semester always in South Korea Undergraduate thesis: yes and passed with a grade of 6 out of 6 Graduate school: top 5 university in South Korea and top 75 in the world Graduate GPA: 4.4 out of 4.5. 1 B+ (in my last semester), 2 As, 11 A+ Graduate major: international business Graduate thesis: yes Research experience: I have written two thesis and currently I am writing a paper with a Professor at my graduate institution related to what I want to research during my PhD. Obviously the goal is to publish this before I send the applications and send it as a work example. Research methods courses: yes. Statistics (27 out of 30), Econometrics (28 out of 30) and Qualitative Research Methods (A) Scholarships: got a scholarship during my undergrad for the entire duration of my studies + another scholarship (always given by my university) to study abroad. During my master degree, I have also gotten a scholarship for two years. Work experience: before I started university, I did an internship at a local accounting firm for around one month. During my undergrad, I also did a 2-months internship in Malaysia. Currently, I am working in South Korea as a Business Development Manager for a Korean SME (will have one year and half experience once I apply to schools) GRE: not taken yet but I expected an overall score between 320 and 325 TOEFL: need to take it. I took it three years ago and got 115 Language skills: Italian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Korean (high intermediate), German (advance beginner), French (beginner) Strength of SOP: haven’t wrote it yet but I guess my entire academic career and work experiences have been very “international” and I wanna focus on the international side of OB. Plus my ultimate goal in life is to be a Professor and I think my background is quite rare for an European/Italian. Strength of LOR: I will ask to 1) a professor I studied with during my exchange program in South Korea that has written me a really good (and touching for me) LOR before 2) my advisor at my graduate institution with whom I am writing a research paper now 3) another professor that knows me well from my graduate school Others: 1) worked for one year in my local AIESEC (largest student organisation in the world) 2) was student assistant twice during my undergraduate 3) volunteered for a Korean NGO that helps North Korean defectors to settle down in Korea for around 4 months 4) was vice-president of the student council and a student-led society at my graduate school
  5. I am a soil scientist with MD in Ecology who moved to Canada. Now I want to apply to PhD in AgroEcology. As an undergraduate I did internship in environmental department of BP, did Masters degree (GPA 92) and published a thesis in Local journals, have 2 years of experience as a GIS specialist in one of the State Committee in my country, 6 years of experience at the University as a lecturer and had research experience in Agrochemistry Institute in my country. However, after moving to Canada l decided to go masters degree in environmental sciences and applied to UofG and UofT. Now l feel lost and l changed my mind that l could apply to PhD. In fact, l sent emails to professors, one said he doesnt work with internationally trained students, the others said they dont have available place for the next year. The reason why I applied to MEnvS is to get Canadian education before the PhD, get to know professors and labs. Then l think l could have done these by volunteering in one of the labs. Do you think that volunteering in a lab is a good idea for someone who has experience? Is there a chance that someone professors dont know can be accepted as a volunteer to work at the lab? Should l directly contact professors with regard to voluntering. Or should l just keep emailing professors for PhD program . Unfortunately, l have geolimits l cant apply to all universities all over Canada(
  6. Hi all, I'm currently working, but have decided to apply for a PhD program this Fall in statistics. I'm quite anxious about the chance of being admitted, since I have virtually no research experience. Below are my background. Undergrad: UIUC Major: Actuarial Science GPA: 3.98/4.0 Master: Columbia Major: Statistics GPA: 3.67/4.0 GRE: 330 Research: Some grad-level course projects, a small undergrad-level educational research, currently doing an econometric research to improve my weak research experience. Work experience: Currently working as an actuary in a top leading insurance company. Recommendation letters: One from actuarial math professor in UIUC, one from statistics professor in Columbia, another is from the econometric research advisor(instructor tile, but a Harvard and UChicago alumni) Course taken: Most math and stat courses and machine learning courses that should be prerequisite for applying for a stat PhD, but haven't taken real analysis yet. Others: Nearly passed all associate level actuarial exams Pros: Relatively good math skills, have a master's degree, (some work experience?) Cons: No concrete research experience, no publication, no hardcore math courses such as real analysis, low graduate school GPA Schools I plan to apply are as follows, 15 in total, I'm not sure whether I'll be rejected by all of them due to lack of concrete research experience. Actuarial Science PhD: Waterloo, Wisconsin-Madison, UIUC Statistics PhD: UCLA, UMichigan, UCSB, UCD, PennState, 7 undecided (Probably from USnews top 50~150 list) Also, is it common for being considered and admitted for MS instead(when the committee believe a student need take more prerequisites) when applying for PhD? Any advice will be precious for me. Thanks a lot!
  7. I'll be completing my Masters in Public Policy by next spring, and am thinking about programs to pursue after that (I applied to a joint degree in sociology and social policy this past cycle and was waitlisted/ultimately rejected). I will likely apply to the sociology program again, but am wondering if having a PhD in social policy, on top of the MPP, is a good option to consider. For background - I'm looking to a career in academic, as a professor, focusing on research surrounding education policy reform. I've enjoyed taking a sociological angle at studying this work thus far (I'm published and continue to do research in this space outside of my full-time job/school). However, I recognize that I could approach grad school in various ways in order to get to this goal - one of which may be considering a social policy PhD. My question is, would this be redundant after the MPP? The university I'm currently at (Brandeis) has a very strong social policy program; however, there's overlap in my MPP courses and PhD courses (maybe 5 of those I've taken so far are also doctoral core or elective classes). A second question - what types of other PhD programs should I consider applying to? For example, I'm now wondering if an Ed.D or PhD in education could be good options. I'd love any suggestions or insight into this, thanks so much in advance!
  8. Hello! I have a 4.0 in finance from Iowa State University. I did a research project (15 page paper) on real estate finance for my honors project, so also graduated in the honors program. I've held two full time 8 month internships in real estate finance, and corporate accounting. I also started a real estate club at ISU, was state president of a business organization, and was highly involved in investment groups and other activities. i have been working as a broker for the past year. I'm sure I could put a positive spin on that somehow. I got a 167 verbal, and a 168 quant score on my GRE. I also got a 6 on the AWA portion. I'd love to go to either Stern or Booth for a PhD in finance, but I am concerned about applying. I have no research experience where I was working for faculty. My letters of recommendation are alright, but not from professors I have actually worked with. I'll be applying for the fall 2017 term either way. Do you think it would be best to get my masters in finance at ISU first, just to get some research experience and better letters? Or do you think I should apply straight to Stern and Booth? What else do I need to get into these competitive programs? Even with my grades and such, am I competitive?
  9. Hi peeps, Anybody else waiting on the decision for the Rand program next month? I'd be keen to chat to calm the nerves but also in case some of us are admitted (it's always nice feeling like you already know a few faces when starting a program) Cheers
  10. I saw that someone created the 2021 neuroscience admissions topic around this same time last year, so I figured it's never to early to start preparing for the 2022 cycle. Hope we can help each other throughout this process, and best of luck to everyone!
  11. Hello everyone! (This is an updated post from the previous year. I simply copy/pasted it because I did not find anything on computational biology programs for Fall2022) For citing purposes: https://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/125918-2021-computational-biologybioinformaticssystems-biology-phd-admissions/ I saw posts about computational biology/bioinformatics/systems biology programs for previous years but there is nothing posted for the 2022 cycle. I thought I'd be nice to get things started for this cycle - it was great read through previous posts for those interested in more computationally-inclined programs. It'd be nice to hear about everyone's thoughts on where they are applying to and to hear about news/updates/tips anyone has as well as we progress with applications. All the best and stay safe.
  12. Hi everyone, I have a PhD offer from University of Washington iSchool and an MS offer from University of British Columbia Computer Science department. I am having great trouble in deciding between these two offers. I am an HCI researcher and my future goal is to be an UX researcher / UX designer in the industry. UW is among the top 3 in HCI, so everyone is suggesting me to accept UW offer. Although I know that a PhD will be very good for the career I am envisioning, I am not sure if I want to pursue a PhD now. I am a bit hesitant to make a 6 year PhD commitment. The offer from UBC is from a very reputed senior professor, and an MS may give me option to do research as well as pursue jobs to decide finally if I want to do a PhD. But at the same time, I also realise that the offer from UW is too good to let go. Also, I have heard from alumnis in UBC that the job market in HCI in Canada is sort of bleak. So I am confused if letting go of the UW offer would be a good decision. Can anyone share any thoughts regarding deciding between this two? Also, can anyone share, if I reject UW and after 2/3 years I feel positive about PhD and decide to reapply, will my application be disregarded since I rejected an offer previously? I believe my profile will be much stronger with an MS. Thanks in advance!
  13. Hello. I am an international applicant from S. Korea. I got all rejections except one schools among 20 this cycle. After looking all the other applicants' experiences, I think I need a masters. (BA Iranian Studies, 3 yrs experiences in defense industry, zero research experiences) At this point, I only have three options. Which one will be the best choice for my Ph.D? I would like to explore my interest in the IR field, also make a good choice for my Ph.D. during Masters. 1. MSc Social Science Research Methods(Politics) 2. MSc International Security 3. MSc International Relations Please give me a piece of advice guys. Thank you in advance!
  14. Hey all! So I have been accepted to UCLA and UC Irvine's Spanish programs as a PhD student. I visited both programs last month, and was really impressed by UC Irvine, and slightly less impressed by UCLA. UC Irvine's faculty made a huge effort to get to know us and answer our concerns. The DGS spent the whole entire day with us, even driving us to the beach to ensure those of us who traveled far would still be able to touch the Pacific. We spent lots of time with current grad students who were SO friendly, giving us a tour around campus, showing us their grad housing apartments, and inviting us to a barbecue that they were having with both faculty and grad students. The vibe seems extremely collaborative, supportive and with a work-life balance all around. UCLA on the other hand, was more of a mixed bag people-wise. The DGS only spent an hour with us and read a prepared statement about the program. Some of the other faculty were really lovely to me, and I had a nice time chatting with current grad students as well. I met with two potential advisors and clicked with both, but later on heard that one of them is unreliable as an advisor. The real kicker for me was that UCLA paid a few grad students to go out to dinner with us, and they spent nearly the whole time chatting amongst themselves. I know this is just a first impression, but it makes sense to me that at a larger program more people are going to be focused on their own work and less on each other. So, all in all, I would say I am leaning toward Irvine. However, UCLA has offered me a significantly larger package. $31k my first year, and two years of fellowship funding (my first year of course and my fourth year, which would be huge at the time I begin dissertation work). They also have offered $6k in my first summer, and have lots of opportunity for summer TAships etc. UC Irvine was able to up their package slightly, offering $26k my first year and $3k in my first summer. They have fewer summer opportunities for TAships. Worth noting that apart from my first year the annual stipends between UCLA and UC Irvine are nearly identical. Additionally, when it comes to department fit in my research areas they are fairly close to even. I have four days left to decide, where do I pick?? Any advice appreciated.
  15. I'll be completing my Masters in Public Policy by next spring, and am thinking about programs to pursue after that (I applied to a joint degree in sociology and social policy this past cycle and was waitlisted/ultimately rejected). I will likely apply to the sociology program again, but am wondering if having a PhD in social policy, on top of the MPP, is a good option to consider. For background - I'm looking to a career in academic, as a professor, focusing on research surrounding education policy reform. I've enjoyed taking a sociological angle at studying this work thus far (I'm published and continue to do research in this space outside of my full-time job/school). However, I recognize that I could approach grad school in various ways in order to get to this goal - one of which may be considering a social policy PhD. My question is, would this be redundant after the MPP? The university I'm currently at (Brandeis) has a very strong social policy program; however, there's overlap in my MPP courses and PhD courses (maybe 5 of those I've taken so far are also doctoral core or elective classes). A second question - what types of other PhD programs should I consider applying to? For example, I'm now wondering if an Ed.D or PhD in education could be good options. I'd love any suggestions or insight into this, thanks so much in advance!
  16. Hi everyone, I am pursuing a PhD in Sociology in Germany. I am planning to be a visiting student in the US for 1–3 months, possibly during the second or third year of my PhD. I would be eligible for a German scholarship, so I do not necessarily need funding. Do you have any suggestions on how to increase the chances of being accepted? I graduated with an MA in Sociology with a German grade of 1,1 (the equivalent GPA should be between 3,5 and 3,9). I have an interest in qualitative and mixed-methods sociology and worked as a RA on two research projects during my MA, conducting and analyzing biographical interviews. I have a pretty good grasp of statistics, but no quantitative research experience. I have just one non-peer-reviewed publication. I am currently trying to publish one or two peer-reviewed articles (possibly in English). My main interests are migration sociology, social structure analysis, and biographical/life course research. Do you know how difficult it is to get a position as a visiting student and how many applications should I probably send out? Apart from department fit, do you have an idea of which universities should I aim to? Would tier 1 universities be realistic? Any other suggestion would be much appreciated Thank you so much!
  17. Hola a tod@s! I noticed that there was not a forum for this year's Spanish applicants to discuss their experiences for the 2022 application cycle, so I decided to make one. A quick introduction to me; I am applying for PhDs literature side of things, focusing specifically on migration, transnational memory, trauma, and nationhood in contemporary Latin American literature. I am submitting applications to 8 programs in hopes that I will end up in the same region as my fiancé: UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Cornell, Brown, NYU, WASHU St. Louis, University of Boston, and the University of Michigan. Hopefully, this forum can serve as a place where Spanish PhD and master's hopefuls can support each other as we all go through this harrowing journey. From what I have heard, this year will be especially challenging given that funding is still limited and many of these programs did not accept new students last year. Many programs will be accepting fewer people (i.e, Cornell will only be accepting 3 students rather than 5-6), but have an extra influx of applicants that did not want to apply during the pandemic. With all of that said, I hope that I am not writing to the void and that there are others out there. If so, what are you applying for and where are you applying to?
  18. Pros of OSU: - More faculty working on AI and RL. aka more potential advisors who want to do research I want to do. Pros of Duke: - Prestige (not more highly ranked in AI, but no one would know that) Any thoughts?
  19. I haven't received any news from Rutgers yet and the application portal is stuck at the application submitted step. Has anyone heard anything from them? I really don't know what to do. Has anyone else applied to the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program at New Brunswick and maybe give me some advice?
  20. I applied Maryland, but. did not get acceptance or reject letters. I wonder what does that mean... Has anyone experienced the same thing as me? Thank you so much!
  21. So I got waitlisted at the start of March to my top choice Sociology PhD program, and went through the motions of following up to say thank you for letting me know/disappointed I didn't get accepted in the first wave but you're still my top choice/sent an updated resume because a piece I had under review when I applied was accepted for publication that same week. Talked to one of my rec writers who's a professor in that very department, he spoke to the admissions committee chair and didn't get much out of her but has been poking every couple of weeks. I intend to reach back out to them tomorrow, as a couple of weeks have passed since I last checked in, but I'm now wondering if it would be of any benefit to reach out to another person who wrote a rec letter for me - another professor in the soc department. If I did, what should I say? I figure something along the lines of 'thanks again for writing me a letter, I heard back and got waitlisted, can we meet to discuss the implications of this'? Or something else? What have people in similar situations done before? Thank you!
  22. Hello, I just spoke with the UC Davis admissions office lady on the phone (she was v nice). She said the papers are being forward to the department dean/director (sorry I don't remember the exact name of the position) - the person who makes the final review and decisions right now. We should be expecting to hear back if not by the end of this week, then next week. I know, sorry, this was not very helpful - as the end result is that we still need to wait... But hey! At least it's not like the office has completely forgotten our application already and are actually trying to make decisions :)) (note: she said the date on their site is a rough reference of what normal expectations are…it's taking a bit long then usual this year - I figured this can also be helpful post for future applicants to reference)
  23. Hey, everyone. So it’s looking like my second straight admission cycle shutout. I’m feeling pretty dejected because while my GRE scores aren’t amazing, I did work hard to improve my scores over the past year. I took a Kaplan course online for 2 months and was able to obtain a 160 verbal 145 quant and 6 on my writing sample. Again, not the best, but after prepping for a year and considering where I started I was feeling ok. Did my research and looked for professors with whom I shared research interests(Japanese comparative politics), obviously due to the niche nature of my field there aren’t a whole lot of options and those tend to be the higher ranked schools, sadly. I had one of my former professors from USC(applied and rejected) who works on the political science admissions board write me a letter of recommendation, got it all in early.. and still nothing. Obviously the most glaring thing I could improve would be my quant score, I really struggle with math, but I fought very hard to raise it from where it was initially. But part of me wonders with how competitive PhD spots are right now, is it even worth it. Just really lost rn. If anyone has been in a similar position or has any advice I’d appreciate it. This has been a lifelong goal of mine and it just looks bleak at the moment. Did my master’s in 2020 and it’s just been trying to get into PhD since then.. I’m only 24, but I still feel like life is passing me by. Edit: totally neglected to mention my background, was so upset I forgot. Have a M.A Linguistics from Glasgow Uni(3.6 GPA) did my master’s in international public policy and management at USC(3.5 GPA) who also rejected me today.
  24. 🥺 Hey To who's holding the offer, could you kindly let me know when you could decide on the offer (no rush, I just wanna know when)? Are u still waiting for other schools or something? If you got absolutely dominating offers, I would appreciate soooo much it if you could decline BU now. I'm on top of the WL, and I really really need the offer to go to Boston with my girlfriend. Thank you so much! Btw, is being top WL a good chance of getting an offer in the end? Does anybody have similar experiences before? 🙉
  25. Hey y'all, I'm applying to IEOR and related PhDs for Fall 2022. I've had a few interviews (Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Berkeley) but still waiting for most of my top choices. Trying to figure if people have started hearing back from MIT, Stanford, or Columbia? If you're applying to any of these or other similar programs, I'd love to hear your story. I'm sure now is a tricky time for most of us so hopefully this thread helps ease some of the anxiety!
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