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  1. Waiting on decisions and figured I'd use the time to gather more info. Can you help me evaluate the pros & cons of each program as they pertain to my interests? Applied: USC-Price MPA, UT Austin-LBJ MPAff (both DC and Austin programs), NYU-Wagner MPA, UW-Evans MPA, Brandeis-Heller MPP/Social Impact MBA dual degree, Georgetown-McCourt MPP I'm looking for programs with a strong foundation in: nonprofit management, public management, policy & data analysis, program evaluation, policy writing, fundraising, philanthropy. Strong connections to philanthropy and state/local govt in my cities of interest (see below) Experiential learning opportunities: fellowships/internships/research in philanthropy, nonprofit capacity-building, Professors who have social justice & anti-racist values, critiques of structural inequality & imperialism, etc Professional goals: philanthropy, nonprofit capacity-building, state/local government-level grantmaking, policy advocacy, or international development Supplementary interests: community-based participatory research, participatory policymaking, participatory grantmaking and budgeting, philanthropic/nonprofit policy, urban planning, land use, health equity, tax policy, China affairs Cities I'm interested in working in: LA, San Francisco, New York, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle (currently residing) About me: 3 years out of undergrad (3.0 GPA in political science at top public university) GRE: 152Q / 157 V / 4.5 AW Work experience --- temped 1 year in diversity recruiting at top STEM company; 2-3 years contracting in public administration at local City government involved in local community foundation, local politics, and grassroots community organizing Thanks for any insights you can provide!
  2. Hi there! I recently applied to PhD programs, mostly in Communication/Media. In the time between now and mid-February/March (when I believe I'm due to hear back from the schools), is it customary/expected for students to touch base with the graduate program? (For example, to inquire about interviews and confirm receipt of application materials, or even express continued interest in the program to professors, regardless of whether I've already touched base with professors prior to submitting my application.) I think the answer is no, but still wanted to check, since when I was applying for jobs, there was usually contact with the HR department between the time I submitted my app and heard back. But I know this process is different from applying for jobs. Thank you!
  3. I'm trying to decide between M.S. Biostatistics at Columbia and M.S. Applied Biostatistics at Boston U. The appealing thing about Boston U is that the program is only one year, as opposed to two at Columbia. Anyone familiar with the program at Boston U and if it would be better to tough it out for the extra year at Columbia for the benefit in the long run? Thanks!
  4. I just recently graduated this past spring with a degree in Film & Media Studies (with a focus on journalism). Because my major was an interdisciplinary program and because I went to a liberal arts university, I was able to take classes in different departments and connect patterns among various ideas. I took many Sociology classes, which I not only did well in, but also loved. However, over time I have realized that the Anthropology perspective is more suitable for me. Additionally, I have much extracurricular experience in the world of journalism, and I’ve found that long-form journalism has ethnographic elements. I hope to pursue graduate school in Anthropology (perhaps Sociocultural or Applied) as I feel it will give me the proper foundation in order to understand other cultures, and provide me with the skills to be a deeper critical thinker, better writer on culture, and more. I am also interested in potentially pursuing either a career in international reporting or user research, which I feel a Master’s in Anthro will help me succeed in (I'm not interested in a PhD program at this time). I hope to enroll in a grad program that is a combination of practice and theory, and I am interested in doing fieldwork. Do you have any advice for me? What programs should I look into?
  5. Master's programs in clinical psych tend to be research-oriented and focused on preparing students for doctoral training. Is anyone aware of master's programs that are applied/terminal programs that allow you to become licensed as a professional counsellor or psychological associate? I know of one, which I am currently enrolled in but am curious to see whether there any similar programs out there. Sidebar: I know that a master's in clinical mental health counselling is the alternative to clinical psychology programs for those who aren't interested in research; however, I'm focused on clinical psych programs that give you both the option of terminating or advancing to a phD.
  6. Hi everyone! I am new here so serious help will be greatly appreciated. I am graduating next year with my Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and I was wondering what is the next best step for me to do. I am determined to get into grad school but I've heard that, for applied math, you have the option to either take a master's or go directly to getting a PhD. My ultimate goal is to get a PhD but getting a master's was what I was expecting to get first. Either way, I just wanted to know what most of you suggest I take: master's or directly get into PhD program? Also, what is the best school that offers a great graduate programs on Applied Math? As of right now, I don't have a specific concentration so a general best school will be fine. Thank you in advance, everyone!!! Have a great day!
  7. Hi! I've been recently admitted to the University of Michigan applied masters in statistics program. I would like to know more about the reputation of the program. Are the classes hard/ is the program tough? Is the program worth the money? Do students who graduate from here have a better chance for a statistics PHD in the future? ( Since I know it is a program that focuses on sending students into the industry) Thank you!
  8. Hi there, I'm just trying to get an idea of what kind of graduate schools I have a chance at. I'd really appreciate any feed back. Undergraduate Institution: Penn State Main / Statistics Major, Math major, econ minor GPA: 3.33/4.0 really bad gpa freshman year but I brought it up. kind of went down last semester a little lol. Around 3.5 average for math and stat classes. Math Courses: Calc 1, 2 (A-), Calc 3 (C), Diff EQ (A), Combinatorics (A-), Into Discrete Math (B-), Into Real Analysis (A-), Intro Probability (A), Matrices (B+), Linear Programming (A), Numerical Computations (A) Stat Courses: Into to Statistical Inference (A), Stochastic Modeling (A), ANOVA (A-), Regression (A), Time Series (B), Non Parametric Stat (B), Survey Sampling (A), Intro to Sas (B+), Intermediate & advanced SAS (A-) Type of Student: Domestic asian female with white person name (so I guess I could put do not answer under ethnicity, not sure if it'll look better as a white or asian female) Research Experience: Did an REU where I learned Bayesian stat. Not very much actual research. So I got recommendation letter from one of the professors who is in charge of it. Currently doing research in the psych department where I'm doing data cleaning in R Letters of Recommendations: 1 probably decent from professor I did reserach with over the summer 2nd one probably decent from adviser who i've known for around 3 years. Got a B+ in her matrices class 3rd one from professor who I didn't do much research with. Got an A in his probability class but a B+ in his stochastic modeling class GRE: V: 155 i think 78% Q: 166 i think 90% W: 4.5 probably 80% Schools I'm planning on Applying to: Penn State Cornell Pittsburgh Iowa State Columbia Purdue I'm really trying to find a school that I can get out with a Masters in one year. If anyone else has any idea what schools I would have a chance at, please let me know. I think I have a pretty good chance at Penn State since that's my undergrad institution but I'd really like to know what my chances are at the other ones on the list, particularly Cornell.
  9. Hello, I am one of those who are joining the hype of data science and statistics. This year, I applied to several statistics, data science programs, and today, I received all notifications from the schools that I applied to. Here is the list of schools that I applied and the status of each application Duke Statistical Science Masters - accepted Carnegie Mellon Masters in Statistical Practice - accepted Columbia Masters in Data Science - accepted New York Masters in Data Science - rejected Columbia Quantitative Masters in Social Science - accepted New York Masters in Applied Social Science Research - accepted Penn State Masters in Applied Statistics - accepted So, I am having a big problem in making a decision on which school to attend this fall. Part of me says that I want to join the data science hype and attend columbia, but unlike NYU program (which I got rejected), Columbia seems to be less flexible with its curriculum and with limited scope of learning material. Besides the machine learning course, I cannot find much difference between Columbia's data science program and Carnegie's master's in statistical practice program. Duke has fantastic statistics program, but I am not a big fan of suburb locality. What are the merits to attending data science program compared to attending traditional statistics program? Will people with data science degree have significantly better employment options than people with statistics degree? QMSS also seems to be a neat program. I want to receive some feedback from fellow data scientists and statisticians!
  10. Could anyone tell me about Engineering sciences and mechanics dept of Pennsylvania state university ? I would like someone to review or post first hand experiences about the dept and the research work done there , the funding oppurtunities for fall 2012.
  11. I am compiling a spreadsheet with the intended purpose of assisting those who are applying to PhD programs in statistics and/or biostatistics. At the moment, I am working on listing the specialties of each program. This can be as general as Theoretical vs. Applied or something more specific such as Longitudinal Data Analysis. I am going to do my own research on which schools have which specialties, but I would like to hear from this forum as well. Of course, when the spreadsheet is completed, I would be more than happy to share it with the forum. Here are the schools I am interested in: Statistics Stanford Berkeley Harvard University of Chicago University of Washington Carnegie Mellon Duke NC State Texas A&M University of Pennsylvania University of Wisconsin University of Michigan University of Minnesota Iowa State University Pennsylvania State Columbia University Cornell Purdue UNC Ohio State UCLA University of Florida UC Davis University of Illinois - Urbana University of Iowa Biostatistics Harvard University of Washington Johns Hopkins UNC University of Michigan Berkeley University of Minnesota University of Wisconsin UCLA Columbia University Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
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