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  1. Hello! This is a forum for all of the applicants applying to clinical psychology MA/PhD programs in Canada to begin in Fall 2021 (applications will be due in Fall of 2020)! Hope this is useful for many and good luck to all :)!
  2. Hi all! I wanted to start a thread for prospective DrPH students applying before Dec 1 2020 for 2021 matriculation. I was browsing similar threads from previous application cycles and thought this would be helpful! I’m planning to apply to Johns Hopkins distance DrPH program. -MPH -East coast -I’ve worked in hospital epidemiology for 10 years, currently in a leadership role. Nice to meet you!
  3. Hey all! This is May, I went to the University of Chicago for undergrad. UChicago has a teacher education program called UTEP that’s been a lot more overt in its commitment to equity and anti-racist practices than most teacher education programs right now, I think. One of their alums also just published an op-ed about how her UTEP coach helped her stopped being the teacher she never swore she’d be — but ended up becoming once she was in the classroom. Does anyone else have experiences like this as a teacher? (She wrote: “It is a very different question to ask, ‘Does every student derserve patience and equity?’ when sitting with peers in a master’s program versus standing in front of a ten-year-old who has just rolled their eyes or a twelve-year-old who just cursed you out. I found myself resorting to poor practices—mirroring the teacher I had sworn against becoming instead of the one I envisioned being.”) She said her UTEP coach helped her a lot in getting back on track to being the teacher she always hoped to be, and actually advancing equity in the classroom. I know that UTEP briefly reopened its application window for fall 2020 enrollment until Aug. 1 because they explicitly want people who’ve been inspired by recent events to be able to make the change they want to see — they’re encouraging activists to become teachers. Anyone else view teaching as potential activism?
  4. I spent about 2 months to prepare my MA applications, including asking for letters and GRE prep. I got into a pretty nice program, but sometimes I wonder if spending longer/shorter will change my outcome. Interesting that this was shorter than undergrad application prep, which stretched to a 4 months gruelling process. Just curious: how long did you folks spend to apply to Masters/PhD programs, from research/reaching out to PI to submitting full application package?
  5. Hey all! I haven’t seen a thread like this that is specific to Canada so thought I’d start one. I’ve applied to York, McMaster and UofT for 2020 admission to an MA in polisci. I hope this is an okay number of apps, I know some do a lot more. I’ve also got a few questions if anybody would be able to answer! How are the programs/depts at these unis, how do they compare to each other? York entices me due to it’s supposed left-wing nature but UofT is obviously much more prestigious. I’m unsure as to the quality of the specific programs, I find it’s hard to find info on this type of thing. Also anyone know about the competitiveness of admissions for the programs? What determines admission (ex is a really good GPA in my final year + distinction enough to raise my chances?)
  6. Hello! Just saw the clinical/counseling thread and thought to start a forum for all applicants applying to social/personality psychologyPhD programs (app due in Fall 2020)! Working on my list of schools now, hopefully will post that by the end of May. I'm mostly interested in exploring subjective well-being and quality of life, with several approaches currently in mind - psychometrics - how to measure these traits accurately (including cross-lang, nation, culture) and efficiently self-regulation goal and meaning in life emotional regulation and stress-coping (a bit of mindfulness too!) cross-cultural effect I look forward to getting to know y'all, while learning more about these fields themselves as well as deciding which one to pursue (or maybe I dont need to make that decision yet?). Hope this is useful for y'all and good luck to everyone! :)
  7. Hello everyone! I am a recent admit to a neuroscience/biology PhD program and made a shareable google drive with resources to help people applying for graduate school. I wanted to include a compiled list of profiles of people who successfully got into a graduate program. I have primarily bio profiles and would like to get profiles from other fields. I think this could be very helpful especially to underrepresented students or people from non research intensive schools. If you would like to contribute or be shared the drive please PM me your gmail and I can send you a template/answer any question you have about it. Here is a link to the profiles as an example. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L76kOYyqDSCht45IG6kaw0dvutEj4bcz Here is a link to the drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pKybuYESJ4fgCYnEOMiD6GX1B4lKy9rM Cheers!
  8. Hello everyone! I am a recent admit to a neuroscience/biology PhD program and made a shareable google drive with resources to help people applying for graduate school. I wanted to include a compiled list of profiles of people who successfully got into a graduate program. I have primarily bio profiles and would like to get profiles from other fields. I think this could be very helpful especially to underrepresented students or people from non research intensive schools. If you would like to contribute or be shared the drive please PM me your gmail and I can send you a template/answer any question you have about it. Here is a link to the profiles as an example. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L76kOYyqDSCht45IG6kaw0dvutEj4bcz Here is a link to the drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pKybuYESJ4fgCYnEOMiD6GX1B4lKy9rM Cheers!
  9. Hello everyone! I am a recent admit to a neuroscience/biology PhD program and made a shareable google drive with resources to help people applying for graduate school. I wanted to include a compiled list of profiles of people who successfully got into a graduate program. I have primarily bio profiles and would like to get profiles from other fields. I think this could be very helpful especially to underrepresented students or people from non research intensive schools. If you would like to contribute or be shared the drive please PM me your gmail and I can send you a template/answer any question you have about it. Here is a link to the profiles as an example. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L76kOYyqDSCht45IG6kaw0dvutEj4bcz Here is a link to the drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pKybuYESJ4fgCYnEOMiD6GX1B4lKy9rM Cheers!
  10. Hello everyone! I am a recent admit to a neuroscience/biology PhD program and made a shareable google drive with resources to help people applying for graduate school. I wanted to include a compiled list of profiles of people who successfully got into a graduate program. I think this could be very helpful especially to underrepresented students or people from non research intensive schools. If you would like to contribute or be shared the drive please PM me your gmail and I can send you a template/answer any question you have about it. Here is a link to the profiles as an example. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L76kOYyqDSCht45IG6kaw0dvutEj4bcz Here is a link to the drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pKybuYESJ4fgCYnEOMiD6GX1B4lKy9rM Cheers!
  11. I know similar questions have been asked, but I wanted to get some advice on my situation. I did my first 60/120 credits at a local college to save some money on tuition. After, I transferred to a top university in my state to complete the last 60 hours of my bachelors. It looks like I will be finishing my degree in Summer '21 and I would like to apply to start my masters in Fall '21. This means I would only have Spring '20, Summer '20, and Fall '20 of major classes at my current institution before I apply for masters programs at the end of this year. How would this look on applications, having only 1 year of major classes and still 2 semesters of undergrad to complete? I also was planning on completing an undergrad thesis in the last 2 semesters, so that wouldn't be done for my application. I could really use some advice on what to do. I don't want to wait a year from Summer '21- Fall '22 to start a masters program, but I also dont want my lack of experience at my institution/in my major to have a negative effect on my applications.
  12. Hi all! I've been stuck home because of a health-related issue, so (in addition to watching a lot of Brooklyn Nine-Nine) I scraped the tables from the Grad Cafe political science results page since its beginning in 2006 and here are a few things I thought I'd share! I'm trying to set up a GitHub page to make the scraping code and data accessible if you guys want to play with it. Disclaimers: I only used data that matches "political science" and "PhD". So 1) these things don't apply to Master's degree applicants, and 2) the data is "biased against" (includes less posts from) Harvard, Princeton, NYU, etc. because they use other degree names (Government, Politics, etc.). I only kept US schools that are in the top 100 based on the current USNWR, because cleaning the data would have taken me too much time otherwise. This is not an assessment of the quality of any school! I know that things change fast, so the data from early years might not mean much. This is not meant to give any lesson, I just thought it might be interesting to some people. 🙂 Data is from this morning in Europe (Feb 22nd, 2020). First: the average grades since 2006 (for the GRE, it only includes years with the new system): Average reported GPA: 3.75 Average Verbal GRE: 163.4 Average Quant GRE: 160.9 Average Writing GRE: 3.8 Second: the distribution of the posts between A/I/U and decisions: Third: the distribution of the post between schools. I don't have enough space left so I'll upload these pictures in a comment. Any thoughts based on this? I can also look at other metrics if you guys think it'd be interesting! (Next thing planned is visualising the dates at which decisions are received). PS 1: thanks again for all the support and positivity on this forum! 🙂 PS 2: there probably are a some coding mistakes, so once again I'm not pretending this gives any lesson!
  13. Hi there, I'm new to TheGradCafe and couldn't seem to find a forum about only California / online schools, so I thought I'd start one to get some insight on other people's experience. I applied to San Francisco, San Jose, CSUN (online) and UNR (online) and am waiting to hear back from all of them (although I have an interview scheduled with CSUN)! Is anyone applying or waiting for similar schools? Or know of the timeline by which we hear back from any? Naturally, I'm feeling anxious and eager to hear back, but I know it helps me to hear about other people being in the same boat. Congrats to everyone working hard, and I wish you all the best!
  14. Hey Everyone!, a newbie to this forum here! I am a prospective student who will be applying to the MS Computer Science Program at Georgia Tech. I have a unique doubt. I have already submitted a Ph.D. application (ML Ph.D. program) at Georgia Tech. But according to this link (https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/knowledgebase.php?article=7), a student is allowed to have two open applications per semester. So, my first question is that then it should not be a problem if I decide to apply to the MS CS Program, given that I have another submitted application already, right? Second, if I am allowed to apply to the MS CS Program, I have another doubt, the deadline for the Ph.D. Program was December 15th, and I will be submitting the MS application by February 1st. And since I am in the last year of my undergraduate studies, I now have the results of my Fall Semester with me as well, so the transcript I will be submitting with the MS CS Program will be the updated one and will be different from the transcript associated with my already submitted Ph.D. application, will this cause any issue in any regards? One Side note: the ML Ph.D. application was submitted to the Industrial Department while the MS in CS one will be forwarded to the School of Computer Science. I want to submit my updated transcript because I scored a perfect 10/10 GPA in my latest sem & so it increased my GPA by 0.08. Since it is a competitive program, I think this will give me an advantage. Since I am in a time crunch, sorry if I did not adhere to any of the rules of the forum, Hoping to hear a reply from you people in regards to both queries as soon as possible. I tried contacting Georgia Tech with this query but to no avail.
  15. Hi! So last February of 2019 I was waitlisted to Marymount University's forensic and legal psychology master's program! I was told I was in the top third out of 40-50 people. I have been told by one person that had applied to this program that the year previous to that she was waitlisted and that for 2019 she got admitted. Do you think the chances would be that good for me as well? I am definitely re applying this year and I just hope the same outcome goes for me, where I was waitlisted last year and then admitted this year. For this particular program, they say they get around 200 applicants and accept about 95 students. Thoughts? Thank you guys!
  16. I am applying for my MFA in creative writing. my grades are great and i've been told I have a strong and impressive portfolio but gaining entrance to a creative writing MFA program is very difficult, competitive, relative, and highly selective so I am not a shoo-in anywhere. For one of my graduate applications I submitted the application but put off submitting the fee and then my application status said my fee was waived but there was no explanation. is this normal? does it mean anything? another school I applied to sent me a hand written letter saying they are "thrilled" I submitted my application. Is this normal? does it mean anything? thanks
  17. Can someone help me out to critique my SoP. It is very urgent Symmetry breaking in quantum mechanics is an important concept used to characterize the phases of matter. Crystals break translational symmetry, magnets breaking time-reversal and rotational symmetry, and superconductors breaking gauge symmetry are all different states of matter. The symmetry of crystal structure leads to various electronic Bloch states in a material on which the entire band theory of non-interacting fermions is established. Going through the recent advances in the band theory, I was intrigued by a different phase of material characterized by the topology of band structure without breaking any symmetry, having dissipation less spin-polarized conducting edge states protected from disorder by time-reversal symmetry. Experimental study of these novel phases of matter with an emphasis on the possible applications in spintronics and quantum computing is my motivation to pursue a Ph.D. at the Department of X at UCSB. Topological insulators are insulating in bulk and have a conducting state at the edge with opposite spin electrons traveling in opposite directions (spin momentum locking). A recent proposal by Samarth et al. combining the topological insulator phase with magnetic ordering has given a unique way to generate spin currents for spintronic applications. Another ambitious proposal relies on solving the decoherence problem of qubits, which is a major source of error in a quantum computer. Topologically protected non-trivial states in proximity to superconductors give rise to emergent anyons (Majorana quasiparticles) with non-abelian braiding statistics when exchanged among each other. Fermions or Bosons do not carry any information when exchanged and are abelian but these quasiparticles carry the information of braid with a phase term in their wavefunction. As proposed by Kitaev et al. If researchers could create several of these anyons next to each other and shuffle them around, their quantum states would remember how they had been rearranged and thus encode information. As a part of my study, I would like to develop the materials which can host these Majorana modes with the robustness against the environment provided by topology. TMDCs with their 1T’ phase and more recently discovered T’’ phase in WTe2, MoS2 can be a possible host to these quasiparticle excitations. These theoretical proposals require careful material design and innovative methodologies for their observation and analysis. According to me, prediction, fabrication, observation, and potential applications are four important steps for the life cycle of any new concept in physics and topological insulators are currently in their infancy, with theories significantly advancing at a rapid pace while leaving experimentalists behind. I would like to shorten this gap between theory and experiments through my Ph.D. thesis. Most of my research experience as an undergraduate was carried out in the chemical and structural analysis lab of Prof. Bratindranath Mukherjee, trying to develop an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction in fuel cell applications. In my sophomore year, I was involved in an exploratory project trying to synthesize nanocomposite of Au and MoS2 for photo electrocatalytic applications. Shi et al. have already demonstrated this proposal of utilizing metallic nanoparticles to inject hot electrons to semiconductors upon irradiation with photons. Mie scattering theory applied to gold nanoparticles by Jain et al. demonstrated a much higher intensity resonance peak of nanorods as compared to spheres or flowers in the required wavelength due to localized surface plasmon property. Combining both the effects we developed the nanocomposite of 1T phase of MoS2 formed by lithium intercalation of 2H MoS2 with Au nanorods, developed by the seed growth methods. Optimizing the aspect ratio of nanorods, we were able to enhance the turnover frequency, reduce the overpotential and increase the current density of the electrolysis reaction. As a sophomore with the course structure involving three-dimensional bravais lattices, two-dimensional materials were interesting to study. To further my quest and fulfill my excitement for the 2-dimensional material phases, I was granted an opportunity at the Defence Research and Development labs in Pune, India, under Dr. Balasubramanian to work on the rockstar and seminal 2-dimensional material, Graphene. With electronic structure characterized by Dirac cone-like linear dispersion of electrons, graphene shows excellent conductivity, flexibility, and tunability in the electronic structure. We developed a hydrogen storage solid-state material by the growth of Ni- based Metal-organic framework on graphene. Graphene provided excellent stability to the structure and a controllable adsorption and desorption cycle of hydrogen molecule by an applied external electric field. The results obtained are in the process of being published in an international journal with a good impact factor. Although the project was more experimental but during the two months, I began realizing that I was more interested in understanding the physics of the problem by the analysis of electronic structure and density of states. I met people performing theoretical calculations by DFT trying to understand adsorption, desorption energies on the material surface. With my significant base of undergraduate level quantum mechanics and a curious mind, I modeled a small system of our composite to understand the energies of adsorption and desorption states using VdW corrected DFT simulations. Back to Varanasi advancing my research in Mukherjee sir lab in chalcogenide materials, I took an independent project performing temporal study of different phases of Nickel selenide and reduced graphene oxide heterojunction by XRD and TEM performing parallel electrochemical measurements to analyze the most efficient and active phase for electrocatalysis. We presented the two parallel studies in the form of an oral presentation at the national conference on energy materials, one of them winning the best oral presentation award as well. Alongside working through the book on solid-state physics by Kittel as a junior, I got interested in understanding the electronic band structure, its tunability by material design perspective and how it can help us in achieving the desired properties and performance. I realized that the chemical synthesis route is not sufficient enough to get highly phase pure material and a defect-free lattice is required to probe and study the actual band structure and fundamental properties of materials. I wrote to Prof. Stefano Agnoli and Gaetano Granozzi at the University of Padova in Italy and got an opportunity to work on two-dimensional chalcogenide materials and understand their growth by molecular beam epitaxy. Hands-on experience with XPS, ARUPS and STM helped me in understanding the spin-orbit coupling, its influence on the electronic structure, the atomic structure of material and surface states. We observed the indirect to direct bandgap transition in the electronic structure on a reduction in the thickness of the layered structure to monolayer which and attributed it to the orbital hybridization effects in thicker layers. Concludingly, the effect of these properties on the HER activity was analyzed by performing the ex-situ electrochemistry and in-situ electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. Different from Ultra High Vacuum-STMs, our home-built EC-STM used tunneling through electrolytes to dynamically analyze the surface in the hydrogen evolution active region. As illustrated and demonstrated in the paper by Mitterreiter et al. we observed the additional noise in the EC-STM signal at the dopant site which is attributed to the local catalytic activity and thus concluded that Co sites are more active for HER. Contrary to the earlier proposed results we did not observe any activation of the basal plane upon doping with transition metals. The results were presented in the form of a poster at the Annual Technical Meeting organized by the Indian Institute of Metals. Being an undergraduate in metallurgy, I have had a strong knowledge in the understanding and observation of crystal structure and their importance for efficient material design. The freedom given by the parent university in the form of electives has allowed me to take several advanced courses in electronic properties of materials, quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics. Recognizing my interest in physics, I have been involved in several reading projects under physics faculty, Dr. Rajeev Singh and Prof. Sandip Chatterjee and self pedagoging myself to understand the complex ideas of topological condensed matter. Discussions with them outside classroom hours has refined my understanding of several concepts and improved my scientific temperament. A paper titled “A short course on topological materials” by Asboth et al. has helped me to understand the concept of Berry phase, Chern number and several proposed models (SSH model, Kane-Mele model, Zhang model) to develop a solid understanding of the theory. Together with my varied interdisciplinary experiences as an experimentalist with a good understanding of theory, I believe I would be able to contribute towards the high level of research carried out at UCSB. I have a solid understanding of the point group and space group symmetries important for topological state engineering in 2D and 3-dimensional materials. UCSB is my top choice because it is home to highly experienced and famed experimentalists working in topological insulators and spintronics. It provides me with world-class facilities and a highly stimulating and natural environment for research to flourish. Especially the work performed in the laboratory of Susanne Steemer is particularly interesting to me, as she is trying to design quantum materials and engineer the electronic states with the help of strain-induced effects and external electric field. A recent paper by Qian et al. demonstrated that strain engineering can help in the transition from a trivial topological state to a non-trivial state in the 1T’ phase of WTe2 important for switching characteristics for device applications. Utilization of STEM (scanning transmission electron microscope) in Susanne's lab can further help in the study of atomic-level defects (like antisite defects) which can deteriorate topological insulator properties. Chris Palmtrom’s lab, who is a pioneer in spintronics, at UCSB is equipped with world-class facilities for the growth of high-quality materials and heterostructure of low dimensional materials and semiconductors. A recent paper from the Palmstrom group on the realization of quantized Majorana conductance in InSb nanowires in proximity to Al has paved the way for quasiparticle braiding for the realization of TQC. Hence, UCSB, with its excellent facilities and faculties would be a perfect assortment of my previous experience and prospects as a researcher. Not only in academia, but I have also tried to incorporate my knowledge of materials to bring a change in the lives of people who are deprived of amenities like electricity. While participating in one of the Social Entrepreneurship events organized by the HULT International Business school, we presented our ideas for the utilization of piezoelectric sensors to harness energy from the motion and movement. We incorporated these piezoelectric in footwears, walking panels and analyzed the amount of energy we can generate by this simple modification. Although not highly efficient, these can be used as an alternative source of energy in highly deprived and hilly areas. During this project, I realized that materials can bring a change in the world and innovative ways to optimize their properties can bring a positive impact to the major pressing problems of society. My entire journey as an undergraduate, I have been guided by great lecturers and professors who have incorporated in me a love for the subject, always helping me in overcoming different obstacles with due guidance and mentoring. Following them, I want to remain in academia and transfer the wisdom and knowledge which I have gained from these amazing personalities for the growth of the next generation individuals. I enjoy the art of teaching myself and have been an active member of the physics and astronomy club of the college, where we try to teach and develop the interest of young undergraduates towards the subject and mentor them to pursue their interests. I have been organizing Saturday sessions for the past one year teaching young undergraduates the importance of studying economics and continuously writing for the business blog. I am a firm believer that knowledge grows with sharing and I have learned countless new things interacting with the students trying to develop in them a desire to understand nature. I believe that It is my duty to pass this information to the unknowing, which I am trying to achieve through articles and blogs and will continue to do by remaining in academia. I have been an active writer for our science magazine “Corona” where I have written articles breaking the myths about quantum mechanics, black holes and other areas which have been falsely represented by some popular science. In my free time, you would find me practicing music or playing a synthesizer. I have been trained in classical Indian music right from my childhood which grew as my most important hobby. Music gives me inspiration, energy and, most importantly happiness to others.
  18. Hi prospective Political Science Ph.D. students! We thought we’d create a post to share some information our (somewhat little-known) Ph.D. program. Feel free to ask questions and we’ll reply, or please feel free to email Dan de Kadt (Assistant Professor) or Courtenay Conrad (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies). We’d love to talk to you more about our program. The mission of the Ph.D. program in Political Science at UC Merced is to push forward the boundaries of the discipline and train graduate students to produce sophisticated modern empirical and theoretical research. The rigorous methodological graduate training that students receive at UC Merced places them at the leading edge of the social sciences. We use a unique approach to graduate training, focused on Political Institutions & Political Economy (PIPE) and Political Cognition & Behavior (CAB), guaranteeing that students will have a comprehensive and creative understanding of politics. A recent study of political science in the University of California system found that UC Merced's political science faculty have the highest average rate of research productivity in the entire UC system. Our faculty regularly publish their cutting-edge research in the very best journals and book presses in the discipline. You’ll also note that our faculty collaborate with graduate students, meaning that many of our graduate students are already well published when they enter the market. As a relatively new Ph.D. program we have had eight students complete our program to date. We have had great success in placing our students in jobs both inside and outside academia. Over just the last three market cycles (17/18 – 19/20), our graduates have been invited to interview by phone or on campus for 33 tenure-track academic positions at R1 and R2 research universities (19 interviews), at teaching universities (12), and at community colleges (2). Of our eight graduates, four accepted tenure-track academic jobs, two of them are working as social science analysts in private industry, and two are currently on the academic job market, both with tenure-track interviews lined up this fall. UC Merced is a campus committed to the success and support of our graduate students. Ninety-seven percent of Ph.D. students at UC Merced receive full financial support, which includes five years of tuition, a generous stipend, and health insurance. We also offer competitive graduate student grants to support research during the winter and summer breaks. Our city, which is 90 minutes from Yosemite, two hours from San Francisco, three hours from Lake Tahoe, and five hours from Los Angeles, has the lowest cost of living across the UC system. That means funding stretches further at UC Merced, allowing our students to focus on research and a timely completion of degree. More details about our program, faculty, and requirements can be found on our website: http://polisci.ucmerced.edu/. You can also learn more about our program by viewing this flier and informational video. Reply here or email us if you’d like to learn more.
  19. Hi! I am applying to the master's for general psychology at CUNY's Hunter and City College, but I am confused about the difference between the two programs? I've seen Hunter College mentioned often in my search, but City College seemed more obscure. As someone with little insider knowledge, it's hard for me to understand if there's a big difference in reputation, types of research, quality of education, admission rate, etc. I ultimately want to do a PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology, but I didn't didn't take any psychology courses in undergrad. Any advice would be appreciated! NOTE: above message is posted by a friend using my account!!!!!
  20. Hi! I am in the process of getting a Permanent Residence visa in Canada. It should happen within the next several months. I know for sure that I'll want to get into a Masters (in order to do a Phd afterwards). I do have already a (coursework) MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. I am eager to start applying before the PR visa process finishes, in order not to waste time (given that I would be actually applying for Fall 2020 and, by then, in all probability, I should already have my PR). Is that feasible? In other words: how long within the process of application for enrollment in a Master degree course as a domestic student in Canada is it necessary to hold the PR?
  21. Hey yall! good luck on your graduate applications. Major(s) Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology Which programs I am applying to: The University of Alabama; CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Florida State University, Ole Miss, ECU, Abilene Christian, Samford University. Where I am from: California, but attend The University of Alabama currently for undergrad GRE: 156 V, 154 Q, 4.7 W GPA: 4.0 major Biggest concern about my applications: GRE scores and the fact that California schools might be hesitant about accepting me having an undergraduate degree from Alabama yall feel free to fill this out yourselves and we can stress out together!
  22. Hello guys, I am going to apply for Phd in the USA and I am not sure in which I have a high chance and for which i am not good enough. I will be glad to hear your experiences and taughts. Undergrad Institution: Turkey, Bilkent University-one of the top 3 in chemistryMajor(s):ChemistryMinor(s):-GPA in Major: 4.0Overall GPA: 3.77Position in Class: 3GRE Scores (expecting):Q: 160-165V: 155-160W: 4-5S: should be high enoughResearch Experience: 1 year+summer research in Bilkent university in total synthesis of natural products, 1 summer research in RWTH Aachen-DWI Liebniz Institute (Through Max Planck Schools, Matter to Life undergrad research program) about a new drug delivery method using dendrimers and ultrasound. 9 months research on photocatalytic NOx abatement.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: All semesters high honour, 3 national chemistry olympiads medal (Gold,silver and bronze), Silver medal in International Chemistry Olympiads 2015, Compherensive Scholarship from Bilkent University(4 years), 4 year undergraduate scientist scholarship from Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutorships (2 times in TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) education camps for International Chemistry Olympiads Preparation.
  23. Evening everyone! I'm a potential applicant for PhD programs next year if things don't work out this year. I'm also planning to pursue a dual-title phd in communication at one of the schools I applied to this year. Any places I can use to look for phd programs that specialize in health comm/intercultural comm/social networks? Thank you in advance!
  24. I'm doing my Masters at GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam. I'm soon going to start doing my thesis on Gravitational Waves (computational relativity) and I wanted to get a headstart on PhD applications. I'm open to options both in Europe and USA. What should my realistic target universities be? And do I have to write GRE/Subject GRE when applying to the US for a PhD program?
  25. Hello Friends, As this academic year is coming to a close, and MPH applications will be opening in just 6ish (months depending on where you're applying to of course!), I thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of MPH applications would be helpful. I also find it helpful to know who's applying where I'm excited to start this journey and I'm hoping we all see acceptance letters/emails in under a year! Schools/programs I plan to apply to: UBC MPH UBC MSc in PPH (still need to start looking for a supervisor, how soon is too soon?) SFU MPH
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