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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. Hey everyone! Anyone thinking of applying to MPH programs in Canada for 2021? Share what schools you are interested in, your stats + experiences! And we can discuss!!!
  3. Hi political scientists. I have been preparing my application for 2021 MA application at UBC. I was hoping some one may have some advice about what classes should I take and an evaluation for my profile. Here are my stats. Undergrad Institution: Known research university in Vancouver, Major Communication (current CGPA 3.85) Minor Political Science. Relevant courses: Pre cal (A-), Introductory Stat (A-), Communication quant research (A+), Communication qual reseach (A), Political Economy (A-) Political Science courses: Introduction (A), Introductory game theory (A+), Intro Pol quant in R (A+), 2 courses in Pol Intermidiate quant (A, A-), International Relation (A) GRE: not required Type of student: International female Applying to: UBC MA Pol Sci, SFU MA Pol Sci, U of Vic MA Pol Sci Research experience: only through coursework, can coworking with a PhD student in writting a paper. My profile is weak in many dimensions. Fortunately, I have 2 more semesters to improve. Unfortunately, I have no idea what committee is finding at applicant. Could you please advice; Could you please advice me on what additional classes I should take to improve my chance of getting into these programs? What should I do to improve my current weak profile And, generally, what makes a good candidate applicant for UBC MA? in term of GPA, courseworks, research experience Thank you for your help!! I appreciate any input, bashing, etc.
  4. Hi all, I'm starting a phd program in the US this fall and I am exploring FRQNT and NSERC doctoral scholarships opportunities for 2021-2022. My understanding is that you cannot hold both the awards. However, the FRQNT has an exception for students outside of Quebec whose tuition fees are greater or equal than the award itself but must not be covered by other organizations. My tuition fees are higher than the cost of this award but are usually waivered by my university as I hold a TA/RA position. However, I did some research online and from a few LinkedIn profiles it seems that some people were awarded both (although they could have declined it). This is rather unclear and I was wondering if anyone been in that situation and is able to give me some advice? Thanks.
  5. Hi all I've applied to graduate programs in Canada for Classical Archaeology and Classics with a focus in archaeology... My advisors have been a bit unclear and not up-to-date on what the best programs are, international reputations, and the reputations of academics in their departments. Does anyone have any insight into the classical arch programs at UBC, UofA, Mcmaster, and Brock? Where do they rank, which supervisors are highly recommended, if programs are well funded or not? Thank you!!! (i originally posted in decisions, decisions but i think this is more appropriate)
  6. Hello! I'm new to this forum but looking for some advice. For context, I am a Canadian graduate of a 4 year combined dual degree-diploma program which left me with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology and a Diploma in General Arts and Science (graduated with distinction). I specialized my studies by almost exclusively doing life sciences electives, like biochemistry and cell biology, neuroscience, human anatomy and physiology, etc. This gave me a few hundred hours of laboratory experience. I did a few Research Assistantships in my undergrad, one of which lead me to a publication. My original intent was to apply to medical school right after undergrad, but I have realized that becoming a Research Coordinator/Research Scientist or Principal Investigator is really what I would rather do as a career. With this in mind, I am hoping to apply to MSc. Medical Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, as well as the MSc. Neuroscience program and the MSc. Biomedical and Molecular Science at Queen's University in Kingston, ON. With a degree in Psychology, do I have a chance of even getting my foot in the door with these more traditionally "hard science" Master's degrees? I would be grateful for any advice you may have on Statements of Interest or other components of the application to bolster my chances of getting an offer of admission. Thanks, Hannah
  7. 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?)
  8. Hey everyone, I have been admitted into the Graduate school of public and international affairs at Uottawa, and the Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration at Carleton University. I am not exactly sure which school offers better job placement (heard carleton might be stronger with COOP), and also how reputation plays a factor. I personally am interested in International Affairs, but after hearing that Uottawa has a french requirement for one of its courses and that only the top 20% of the class gets a COOP placement, it has really made me rethink what is the best choice moving forward. I aspire to work for GAC or an NGO so i'm not sure if having an MPPA will help me or not! Any advice?
  9. Hi all, I wanted to make a thread for students applying to geography programs in Canada. I'm currently waiting to hear back on admission decisions and would love to hear where everyone has applied/what you're hoping for!
  10. I just wanted to create a space specifically for people that are applying or have been accepted to epidemiology programs so we can chat.
  11. 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!
  12. Hi all, I’m planning on quitting my job in physical oil trading to pursue a MA. I graduated 2 years ago from a Canadian university with a BA with a terrible GPA (3.1) and have worked exclusively in trading ever since. All my co-ops and summer internships were in this industry as well. Despite a successful run, I am now ready for a change. I’m wondering if my plan is realistic. I wasted time in my undergrad by taking applied economics courses primary focused on the energy industry. Some of them required term papers which I succeeded at. I did decent in intermediate microeconomics (A-), intermediate econometrics (A-), regulatory economics (A), but I struggled with mathematical econ (B-) and the more difficult math in IO. I am admittedly not ready for the math required in grad school. I am currently taking calc II online and applied to a one year post-baccalaureate program to prepare myself for applying to MA programs in Canada. I am planning on taking two advanced micro courses, econometrics, linear algebra, and another calculus course. Following the completion of the program I’m planning on applying to various Canadian schools. Is this plan realistic and do I have a chance? Thank you in advance.
  13. Hello GradCafe people! Seeking some clarity on the subject above. I'm an international student, and I'm looking to apply for an MA Economics in Canada. I'm aiming for UBC, Queen's, UWaterloo, SFU, and McMaster. Reaching out to see if anyone has been through it as an international student, and how your application was. I'm open to sharing my profile - I will add it later when more people discuss. Thank you. P.S: Stay safe during these troubling times!
  14. Just wanted to know if anyone has applied to any Canadian Public Health PhD programs for Fall 2020?
  15. Hi all I've applied to graduate programs in Canada for Classical Archaeology and Classics with a focus in archaeology... My advisors have been a bit unclear and not up-to-date on what the best programs are, international reputations, and the reputations of academics in their departments. Does anyone have any insight into the classical arch programs at UBC, UofA, Mcmaster, and Brock? Where do they rank, which supervisors are highly recommended, if programs are well funded or not? Thank you!!!
  16. Hi guys! I recently got admitted to UBC's master's program in political science (I also got accepted into U Toronto, but their faculty is much more IR focused, whereas I'm interested in comparative). I'm an American who specifically chose to do her master's outside of the U.S. However, I intend to complete my Phd in Political Science in an American institution (I'm especially interested in the UC system). I wanted to know if any of you had any knowledge of the quality of social science and politics research in UBC, as well as the Canadian system all around. I really like UBC's faculty (they've also offered me funding which is great) but I'm curious as to how this institution is perceived in the U.S. when it comes to applying for PhD programs. I know competitively speaking I might be at a disadvantage compared to graduates who complete their master's at U.S. institutions. Thank you!!
  17. Hi, I would like to know if there are any current grad students from UBC Vancouver here. I will be starting my PhD in linguistics at UBC in fall 20, and would love to get in touch with the current/upcoming students beforehand! Cheers! -Aaditya
  18. Let's share the pressure and stress during the long wait of admission decision 2020 MSW Canadian MSW
  19. Hey everyone just wanted to know if anyone has applied to any Canadian Public Health PhD programs for Fall 2020? I'm wondering if anyone has gotten an interview request yet or acceptance, etc.
  20. Hello guys, Has anyone applied to mcmaster msc ehealth 2020? We can discuss the updates here.
  21. I have completed BTech Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai India in 2014 with a cgpa of 8.86, Department first, university rank holder. Have an above average academic record and IELTS score 8. Worked as an IT professional for five years. Now married, looking for masters in canada in Health Informatics or Bioinformatics. From the official websites of the top 20 universities of Canada, I can see I meet the basic eligibility criteria. But, recently one of the consultants I spoke with, told me that I have higher chances of being rejected either in the application phase or in the Visa phase because I am trying to apply for a life science course but have a good work experience in IT. Is it true? If yes, what other courses should I be looking for? I can share more information if required.
  22. Is there anyone applying to U of C for Fall2020 admission intake. I'm applying for MA History, and I would like to know how they allocate funding (scholarships) and GA to International Students.
  23. Hello, As Public Health applications will be opening soon (depending on when you're applying to of course) and being the thread for last year was already released months before this, I jumped the gun and thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of Public Health 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 (already have my eye on a supervisor though) SFU MPH U of Manitoba MScPH
  24. Hey folks, so I'm a Canadian B.Sc student at UBC graduating in May. Im looking to go into a masters (in Canada ideally) and I've already got a couple mentors in mind but for some reason I'm terrified of contacting them and don't even know where to start. I know it should be a pretty simple and straight-forward email, but I'm not too sure what to include. Was hoping you guys could give me some tips/pointers on what to email to prospective mentors. Also, what the hell is a writing sample? I'm honestly feeling very confused about the whole process so if y'all could give a man a hand it would be greatly appreciated!!!
  25. 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?
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