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  1. Hi! I am new to this site and just created an account, so apologies if I am doing this wrong or posting in the wrong area! I am a rising senior and I am pretty certain that I want to do a masters program in PR and corporate communications wanted to ask if anyone with experience in or knowledge of these programs would be willing to share some insight into your graduate school admissions process. I am looking to apply for the Fall 2018 or Fall 2019 start dates and would love to go to NYU, but am still discovering all of the other top programs (any recommendations or insights into programs would be much appreciated, too!). I'm at the very beginning of the admissions process--I haven't begun preparing for the GRE or anything yet and am still trying to figure out the lay of the land for these programs--and I wanted to know if there was any advice you would pass down to someone in my position. -Did you use a test prep service for the GRE? -What was your GRE score and how important was the GRE in your admissions? -Were there any other forums or websites you found valuable as resources when you were doing the applications? Just trying to figure out how to get started. Any help or insight you can give me is appreciated!
  2. Hey! So I'm trying to decide between Boston University and Drexel University for a MPH. I am looking for opinions on the epidemiology programs in particular. I'm pretty sure I will be heading that route. Also, I will be focusing on the LGBT+ community. So if there are any current students that can attest to the quality of education, opportunities for community involvement and real work experience, job outlook, LGBT-friendliness, networking, general satisfaction with the areas.. umm etc. Any and all opinions are welcome : ]
  3. Hi! USC M.S. in wireless healthcare technology, and BU just general EE. Couldn't find a lot of information for the wireless healthcare specialization, seems interesting. is it easy to switch track once at USC? Also interested in their Multimedia & creative technology track. I want to learn more signal processing & machine learning and combine with a little biomedical stuff. Also, I don't really know Boston or LA. Which would be better place for finding jobs after? two years is pretty short. Boston feels like has more tech jobs? Idk lol Thanks!
  4. Simmons vs. Boston and USC

    Having many shared sleepless nights about which is best. One provides many clinical courses, while the other provides more field work. I am in Southern California and it pays to go with big names like USC, and or locally with the Cal States. I am single mom and will be doing online program. Any advise about the programs. I noticed people asking the same question but not posting back. I wish this site had more support from students experiences with the programs they selected.
  5. Greetings, I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me understand what might be the differences between art history MA programs of Boston University, NYU (IFA), Tufts, and Columbia. I was accepted to all of them except for Columbia, which I am still waiting on. My primary concern is with the strengths of the programs and I would like to focus on Western pre-modern art and architecture. My first inclinations are towards Columbia and IFA due to program description, location and school notoriety (which I admit is superficial). Tufts and BU are clearly considered to be very good schools but at the end of the day we're comparing specific programs and the chances of securing employment afterwards, either in these cities or abroad. It just seems like New York based schools will have an inherent advantage but that could be a misguided perception. I could very well not be accepted to Columbia and then the choice would be between IFA, BU, and Tufts. Part of me wants to stay in Boston because my rent would be covered, it's a more relaxed environment, and maybe would be less competitive.However, New York is a wonderful city to study art history with more resources and I am familiar with the city because I earned my BA from Hunter College. I like the idea of a smaller school like Tufts but I am afraid it will not be recognized for art history as well as the other schools might be, especially the NY ones. Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
  6. Hello, I would like this to be a forum for you as an applicant, current student, or alumni of any Boston speech-language pathology programs to post your insight, experience, knowledge or advice comparing the schools. I know I am not the only one who applied to more than one school in the Boston area so I would like help on choosing which one to attend! (I have been accepted to MGH and Northeastern) but this can be for all 4 programs! Some questions include.. Why did you choose X program What kind of training / orientation is there prior to beginning clinic? How are clients paired with students? Do we decide on clinical placement site? Surviving without car? How are classes/workload? challenging but possible? Work life balance? Can you still enjoy boston? Describe typical day?? Do you feel comfortable with supervisors? Asking for help? Classmate interaction?
  7. What are the general reputations of BU and Northeastern for a PhD in theoretical computer science? Is one significantly better than the other? I like them both so its a tough decision... and funding is nearly identical
  8. Asking for Admission Extension

    Hi everyone! I was accepted last week into BU's MTS program at the School of Theology. I am beyond excited and know this school is a great fit for me - however, like every other student applying for grad programs, I applied to HDS as well. According to GC and Google info, they don't release their admissions until March 15-16, which is a week after my acceptance deadline for BU. I asked my current professor if I should accept the offer - he suggested i accept BU and later reject if I get into HDS, but I feel that asking for an extension would be better since I would still possibly want to take classes at BU through the institute. How would I ask for an extension without sounding like it's not my top pick? I would be very happy at BU so it is a top pick for me, but I don't want to put all my eggs in a basket before I hear back from HDS. I want to make sure I make the best pick financially and long term. Thanks!
  9. Just was accepted into both programs. From Colorado and interested in Epidemiology. Wondering if a big name program will make a big difference for jobs even though it comes with a higher price tag. Also, wondering if I would get the same education from Colorado even though its a newer program. Any advice is appreciated! Cheers.
  10. So this round of applications has been widely unsuccessful for me.I received 5/7 outright rejections. Was unofficially wait-listed (i think) at UC Davis, but rejected after the first week of April. My final hope is BU's MCBB program at which I am waitlisted. Even after the April 15th, according to admissions I am still on the waitlist and a decision has not been made on my application. They say they expect to make a decision in a week or two, but that's what they always seem to say and the drag is just becoming quite draining emotionally. I have already been making other plans, applying for RA jobs and contacting potential supervisors in Australia. (I'm an international student with a degree from the University of Sydney) However its quite difficult to make concrete plans until I know the final decision on my application. I would just like to know how long they can actually drag this out? Is there some sort of final date by which Universities need to finalize everything?
  11. Hi everyone, I’m hoping you all could give me some advice. I’m deciding between two unfunded MA programs for English, BU and UIC. (I know how financially irresponsible this is, for all you in that camp.) BU is a 1 year program, and UIC is a 2 year program. They actually run about the same in tuition costs. BU has offered me a $5,000 scholarship, but compared to the total cost of tuition, it is a drop in the bucket. Does anyone have some sort of formula to weigh pros and cons of schools? I attended BU’s open house, and I really love the feel of the campus, and I think I would be happy there – but the cost of living in Boston is higher than Chicago. Also, Chicago is closer to my home – I could take a train home easily if I needed to. Right now, my gut is telling me BU, but the other part of me is saying UIC, (less distance, less expensive, I’m familiar with the city.) Thank you for any advice you can give.
  12. BU Counseling Psych

    I've been accepted to a multitude of schools, and right now am between Boston University, Harvard and Columbia. BU gave a generous package, and I am likely going to obtain a GA. I have not heard about funding from Harvard. For any current BU Counseling students out there-what are the best/worst parts of your program? Coming from a non-psych background, I don't have much support with choosing schools. I'm doing my emphasis in school counseling, and I love the research professors are doing and the positive psych/strengths emphasis. I'm just not sure what the job outlook is, and a little worried about the lack of emphasis on multicultural perspectives. Advice/comments? Thanks!
  13. Hello all-- I’m choosing between two counseling Master’s programs. One is accredited by CACREP (Boston University) and one is not (University of Miami). Both have offered generous funding, so now I’m trying to weigh the pros and cons of each. BU pros: CACREP accreditation makes it easier to transfer licensure between states later on CACREP accreditation makes it possible to work at the VA, something I’m potentially interested in doing The program is the only one of its kind within a medical school, so clinical opportunities and training are unique and appeal to my background in science. BU cons: Boston is a really expensive place to live Though I’m from the north, I really really hate winter. I’m a happier person in sun and warmth. Miami pros: I get along with the director of the program extremely well The program addresses multicultural aspects of counseling and there is an opportunity to do a certificate in Latino mental health (I am fluent in Spanish) The cultural aspects of Miami/Coral Gables are interesting to me The weather is nice and the campus is beautiful Miami cons: Lack of accreditation (I worry that I would have an awesome time there for 2 years and then regret not going to a CACREP accredited program) There is also a possibility to complete the certificate at UM separate from the Master’s degree program, ie: I could hypothetically attend BU and then complete the certificate in a summer. I’m afraid of making the wrong choice and regretting it later in my career. Any help or perspective would be appreciated!
  14. Hey everyone, I'm trying to decide between BU and Emerson. Is either a better program? Any distinguishing characteristics between these two schools? I know that Emerson is cheaper but in terms of differences between the actual programs.
  15. Boston University IREP

    Anyone hear back from them yet besides early admissions? I submitted my app January 20th.
  16. Got accepted into both programs for PhD and I'm having a hard time deciding between the two. Anyone has any comments, opinions? BU program is guaranteed funding for 5 years while Dartmouth is not. In terms of the biology program Dartmouth has a higher ranking and professors are very approachable. BU is in Boston and I love that city but Dartmouth is only about 2 hours away.
  17. Hello! I've received offers from NYU and Boston University, both programs are master in Piblic Relations. Meanwhile I am waiting for the IMC program of Northwestern U. As a graduate student majoring in foreign languages and without PR related working experience, I intent to gain some professional experience while studying. Personally I don't think Northwestern wants me because they usually require experience; and I am not confident enough to choose its IMC program because a lot of courses are about finance and statistics. Boston U is good, but when talking about internships and job opportunities as well as related industries in the city, isn't NYC a better place? I guess BU is more academic. As for NYU, I really want to go there but I worry a little about the name of the school to which the program belongs. School of continuing and professional studies... Will it cause some misunderstanding? Another concern is the quality of the program. Some say it is highly practice-based, which is exactly what I want; but others say that it accepts too many students so it becomes less valuable. Could you guys share share some experience and give me some advice? Thanks a lot!
  18. Hi guys. I was wondering if any of you is also putting up with the agony of not hearing anything from BU. I applied for Systems Engineering in December and ever since nothing interesting has happened. Interestingly, admission results for other engineering programs at BU (including EE to which the SE program belongs) were being posted since the beginning of February on the admission results section of the cafe. Yet, nobody has posted anything regarding SE. A few days ago I sent an email to an administrative member of staff in the department and asked her if the SE division has already sent out any results. I received the terse reply that "Decisions should be going out soon." So, that makes me thinking that I can keep hopes. But I am not even sure of that. A whole lot in my life depends on this admission result. I am an international here and in order to start my studies I need to ask for a change of visa status which has recently become a very time consuming process. Therefore, receiving a late result endangers my chance of acquiring the right status and losing offers and scholarships. And that's not all. My husband is going to graduate in the next few months and start a job. So, it is upon me to tell him the city in which he should look for positions. He doesn't have a lot of time and... It's a freaky predicament causing severe headaches. So, please please please keep let me know if you heard anything from Systems Engineering PhD at BU. This means a lot to me. Thanks.
  19. Boston University MCBB 2016 invites?

    Has anyone heard anything from BU's PhD program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry?