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  1. is it worth it?

    So I want to apply to grad school for speech path this upcoming year. My main concern is my horrible mark that I got in Phonetics - C+. It is my lowest mark and I know that a lot of schools look at prereqs in which case Phonetics is typically one. I have a B+ average and hoping to get more A's this year to at least bring up my GPA. I am also a French minor (fluent in French) and wanted to apply to either Université d'Ottawa, Université du Québec, Université de Laval and Université de Montréal. Anyone who has applied to these schools or attended them? Or any advice at all in terms of getting in? Thanks!
  2. Fall 2018 Canadian Application Prep

    Thought I might get this thread started for those prepping to apply in the fall.
  3. I'm in the process of compiling a list of schools to apply to for in a few months to start in fall 2018. I am interested more in the information science side of things and would hope to pursue a career in user experience, information architecture, hci etc with a research focus. I am interested if anyone has applied or gone to mlis programs, especially in Canada with a similar background. So far I'm looking at U of T (for sure gonna apply) UBC (interested but not sure it would fit my focus) Do any of the of mlis programs in Canada fit this description?
  4. Hi everyone, I want to ask if anyone knows about any universities in Canada or USA who will accept directly into masters in psychology for students who don't have undergraduate degree in psychology. Without doing any additional courses. Any help would be much appreciated.
  5. MPH Canada 2018

    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
  6. Hey everyone! I was hoping to see if we could get together a list of statistics for admissions for Canadian MPH programs! I found UofT's: Applications: Domestic - 792, International - 102 Offers: Domestic - 221, International - 7 Registration: Domestic - 103, International - 4 Link to document: https://issuu.com/dlsph/docs/2015-16_annual_report_final_spreads?e=25479276/36812031 DLSPH's 2015-2016 Annual Report NOTE: If you found the stats online, provide a link for it please If it's through word of mouth, alumni, etc, feel free to indicate
  7. I'm sorry if this question has already been asked before since it seems like a common question but I couldn't find a post on it. I am planning on applying to graduate school soon. Most of the programs I'm planning on applying to require 2-3 academic references, which I have BUT I plan to apply to multiple schools that I think I have a chance of being competitive in (10-15 schools at least). The problem I'm running into is that if I'm applying to this many schools I don't want to be harassing my past professors for 15+ references, as I'm sure they have better things to do than write 15+ difference references for me. I was wondering if anyone had a solution or could recommend anything to get around this problem as I don't want my references to start writing poorer references towards the end due to fatigue from writing all those references. I'm applying in Canada to various different provinces and planning on applying to programs in the field of Psychology.
  8. M.Sc. vs M.A.?

    Just curious, but if Psychology is a science, why are the graduate degrees offered by some universities a Master of Arts and not a Master's of science? Does that mean a master's of Arts in psychology is less scientifically based or the courses in a master's of arts are not as statistically heavy? Is it better to do a master's of science in psychology? As isn't it better to do a degree where psychology can be more empirically supported?
  9. Hi all, I am currently a Registered Nurse working in Alberta, Canada. I am planning to apply for MPH for Fall 2017, with the intention of focusing in promotion and behavioural sciences. My area of interest is in child and adolescent mental health promotion. In particular, I am interested in promoting the development of emotional and social awareness, regulation and skills in children. I am also interested in nature based experiences in relation to mental health promotion. I would like to go into program development upon graduation, and potentially policy work as well. I was initially planning on a professional, practicum based program, however it has been suggested to me by some connections that I consider a thesis based MPH or Master of Health Sciences program instead. I am not currently intending to pursue a PhD, but am not against the idea either. Any opinions on the pros or cons around these options, and which would be most suited for my goals would be much appreciated! Currently I am considering UVic, UBC, U of A and Waterloo as my first choices for schools. Thanks
  10. Hi there, I have been in Canada for almost 6 years. It has been great experience that I got my master degree in Econ from top3, and have been working at a private company in a forecast and risk management role for over 3 years. Maybe it's true that there is a bottleneck after working 3-4 years. And here I am. I have been seriously thinking about if I should further my education in Finance, as my current role is more related to finance, even I do come from a Econ background. And I like research! My master is research based and I did get the chance to write a thesis and presented it in several conference in North America. Here comes my question. Should I apply for a finance master or phd, especially considering UofToronto and UBC are my targets... Honestly, I am not so confident about my background. I do not know if I am qualified to apply for a Finance Phd from a Econ background. That's why I also consider to apply for a master degree in finance (UofT-MFE, or UBC-MF). And a master degree allows me back to work after 1-2 years of study, if I do not think Finance phd is a good idea. But even for masters, I feel my chances are low, cos I know there are way more ambitious and younger students/professionals want to get into those master programs. Meanwhile, I also wonder if it's a waste of time to get my second master degree, instead of getting a phd directly. So guys, help!!! What is my chance to be accepted by a Finance master/phd program? And should I take a safer (not really) approach to get a second master degree first? Thank you so much!!! Here's my background: Canada PR International undergraduate in Econ - GPA: 3.8/4 Canada Top3 in Econ - GPA: 3.8/4 (with a thesis, can get reference letters from Econ professors I worked for) 3+yrs Canadian work experience in a finance related role (risk management - hedge for commodity risk) take GMAT in Oct (was 730 4+ years ago) take FRM I in Nov (should be fine)
  11. Hello everyone ! I applying for masters in Mechanical engineering in the field of thermal and renewable energy in Canada for Fall-2018, GPA: 8.01/10 IELTS: 8 (L8.5, R9.0, S8.0, W6.5) Current position: Research Assistant at a Thermal Science laboratory, Teaching assistant for two courses at a University Projects: 1) Numerical investigation of refrigerant adsorption on activated carbon 2) Senior year thesis project on space heating using solar energy, wrote a paper to an international journal, currently under review. 3) Research project on Combustion at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India 4) Synthesising and characterizing Iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia applications. Extracurricular activities: 1) Captain of SAE-Efficycle team 2) Captain of University Gokart team. 3) 1st Runner up at Technical poster presentation at an international Conference LORs: One from my current project professor and one from HOD of my University, expect both to be strong, additional recommenders include professor at IIT-Madras SOP: Well written, written according to each University directing specific professors and Departments. I wanted to know with this profile what colleges can I aim in Canada, will U of Toronto and Uof Waterloo be ambitious for this profile or do I stand a chance?
  12. Hello everyone ! I applying for masters in Mechanical engineering in the field of thermal and renewable energy in Canada for Fall-2018, GPA: 8.01/10 IELTS: 8 (L8.5, R9.0, S8.0, W6.5) Current position: Research Assistant at a Thermal Science laboratory, Teaching assistant for two courses at a University Projects: 1) Numerical investigation of refrigerant adsorption on activated carbon 2) Senior year thesis project on space heating using solar energy, wrote a paper to an international journal, currently under review. 3) Research project on Combustion at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India 4) Synthesising and characterizing Iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia applications. Extracurricular activities: 1) Captain of SAE-Efficycle team 2) Captain of University Gokart team. 3) 1st Runner up at Technical poster presentation at an international Conference LORs: One from my current project professor and one from HOD of my University, expect both to be strong, additional recommenders include professor at IIT-Madras SOP: Well written, written according to each University directing specific professors and Departments. I wanted to know with this profile what colleges can I aim in Canada, will U of Toronto and Uof Waterloo be ambitious for this profile or do I stand a chance?
  13. Hey everyone! I thought I'd start a thread for those applying to urban / regional / community planning masters programs for Fall 2017. We can share thoughts on programs, application stats, acceptance/rejection dates, funding, etc. I don't know too much about all the planning programs, but right now I'm thinking I'll apply to the programs at Queen's (SURP), UofT (MScPl), Waterloo (MA/MES), and Ryerson (MPl). Let me know your thoughts!
  14. I go to SFU in Canada and it's looking like my last semester's going to be a summer semester, ending in August 2018. The unfortunate thing is that most grad programs start in the Fall / early September. Anyone else been in the same situation? Is that too little time to finish up all the admin/paperwork I need to graduate from my undergrad so I can go to grad school right after (literally a couple weeks after I sit my finals probably)? Or is this impossible and should I just not bother and apply for the following year instead? I'm planning to apply for the MDEI program at Waterloo, btw.
  15. Admission Inquiry.

    I have a CGPA of 7.6/10 from an NIT and a TOEFL score of 95(min 22 in each section), along with some research experience, internship etc. So, do i have a chance of getting admit, for Fall 2018, in any of the Top 10 Univ. of Canada for masters(either in M.A.Sc or M.Eng) in Electrical and computer engineering ? (Considering the present competition) Also, can i apply without GRE and get an admit ? Many top univ. don't require GRE or states that, it is not compulsory.
  16. Switching to a CS masters in Canada

    Hello. I graduated from Stanford University after a MS in Chemical Engineering and failed to find a job. Reason - my major isn't the best when it comes to jobs. I have a good GPA (3.75/4.0) and did my undergraduation from a top univ in India (IIT-KGP) with a good GPA again (8.61/10.) I am considering switching to CS by the following route - doing assistantships with professors in various universities for a couple of years to get recos and then applying to Canada for an MS in CS. I have two questions. 1) Has anyone done something similar? I get the feeling that getting a prof to say yes to someone with no background is tough, but I see no other way to get my career in CS started. How difficult is it to get a research project with a prof in any decent Indian univ? I'm willing to go unpaid as well. 2) Do I stand a chance of getting into good univs? (Waterloo, UBC and the like). I don't want to go to an average university. Kindly help me out.
  17. Applying to Munk 2017 - also NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc

    Hi all, I thought I'd start a thread specifically for those of us applying to Munk and other Canadian international affairs programs for fall 2017. Topic name begins with Munk simply because that's my first choice lol Applications haven't opened yet but I figured, why not Here's last cycle's thread:
  18. MPA/MPP Applications, Fall 2017 (Canada)

    I suppose we all finished submitting our applications and wait for some news. Let's talk about our issues and developments of applications. I'm waiting for 2 universities (UVic and USask) and applied for MPA.
  19. Hi everyone! I just officially accepted my offer from the University of Ottawa in Information Studies a few minutes ago and I'm very excited I was wondering if anyone else on this website is also going to be a student in this program in the fall and would like to connect via Facebook group or something! Also, if any Ottawa residents have any recommendations for finding housing (other than checking kijiji and the student housing billboard), please post them here! Gotta find a place to live soon...
  20. This is my first post here, so please go easy on me with the forum rules I applied to a lot of Computer science and engineering related programs in Canada, out of which UoAlberta's MSc in computing science with specialisation in Multimedia and McMaster's MEng in software engineering and virtual systems design programs were my first choices ( I'm interested in game development, graphics and HCI, so the programs seemed like a good fit ). I got accepted into the program at UoAlberta a while ago, but I'm still waiting for McMaster to give an admission verdict Since I'm an international student, it'll take me a few weeks to get a study permit and visa and all other relevant documentation done before the programs start, and since it's already almost June, I'm a bit worried about my chances to get into McMaster Personally, I wish to get into McMaster because the program seems to be a better fit than Alberta's program by just a little bit. So, can you guys advise me if I should keep waiting for McMaster to give its verdict, or should I just go with the UoAlberta program? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  21. I got an offer from both, with a scholarship, in computational science (biology, specifically). I know that UCT has a slighly higher ranking and Cape Town is the city of my dreams, but I am just curious about the experiences of those who attend/previously attended either of these universities, so I can make an informed decision.
  22. Hi Guys! I don't know if this is the right place to put this thread in, but I couldn't find any similar thread anywhere. So here it goes! All the Masters/PhD in Computer Science people who applied in Canadian universities converge here! Share your heart out, how you're dealing with the stress of waiting it out (Canadian universities are super late in sending decisions). Last I heard, SFU and UWaterloo extended their deadlines to February 15 and February 28! Man this is gonna take even more time!!!
  23. [serious question] hey everyone, i'm new to this forum! :] so not really sure how this works , btw is this forum completely anonymous? I'm in Canada by the way- currently in undergrad psychology- i definitely wanna do grad school one day in one of my undergrad essays, i noticed there was a single sentence in the essay that was missing a citation, perhaps the TA didn't catch it at that time or overlooked it as being a minor issue (was being merciful to me?) I wrote a very general statement about a social psychology theory that most social psychologists know about, but I didn't cite that sentence: The TA already marked the assignment, the course is over, and I have a final grade already on my transcript. I do not have any academic offence labelled on my transcript. I didn't use a citation for that sentence, because I thought I didn't have to cite things for basic/fundamental theories known to most social psychologists just as most physicists wouldn't really cite E= MC2 by Einstein. also at the time i wrote the essay, i was suffering from severe mental health issues, and anxiety, and depression, and lots of things like that, i didn't have the mental resources to fully reflect upon whether or not that one sentence would be considered common knowledge (no citation would be necessary in this case) or would be considered as uncommon knowledge (citation would be necessary in this case) Because i felt so guilty about this, I contacted the TA and asked the TA about whether i should have cited such a sentence. The TA said I was not in trouble, but the TA did tell me that I would have to cite such a sentence in the future so does that i mean I technically did commit plagiarism, but the TA overlooked it as being a minor issue and thus, did not bother to escalate this issue any further to higher authorities and did not bother to convict me of an academic offence? my dream is to attain my master's and PHD one day, and let's hypothetically say that i do end up getting my PHD one day I'm just worried years down the road, they'll look back to what I had submitted for the course, and realize that this sentence did not have a citation ->because of this one missing citation in undergrad, would all 3 of my degrees- bachelor's, master's, and PHD- be revoked? or would only my bachelor's degree be revoked but i would get to keep my master's and PHD? I haven't slept in days, and this is seriously eating away at me... some much needed wise advice or comments please? 1) so did i technically commit plagiarism, but the TA overlooked it as being a minor issue and thus did not bother to escalate this issue by reporting it to higher-up authorities (ex. Dean) and did not bother to convict me of a plagiarism offence? what's going on? i don't know what to think of this anymore... 2) if I do get a PHD in the future, would all 3 of my degrees- bacehlor's, master's, and PHD be revoked, because of this one missing citation in my undergrad essay (during my bachelor's)? Or would only my bachelor's degree be revoked but I would get to keep my master's and PHD?
  24. Anyone here applied to the financial analytics stream of applied modeling and quantitative methods or big data at Trent university in Durham or Peterborough ?
  25. Hello fellow students, I just wanted to inquire if anyone has heard from Memorial University in regards to their Masters in Psychology application for Fall 2017 semester? More so, I was wondering how the acceptances/rejections work and if there is a waitlist? Will I receive an email acceptance/rejection or something in the mail? Just today my Application Status was changed from "Complete - Ready for Review" to "Decision Made" therefore, I emailed the Graduate Studies Office and waiting for reply. Though I still remain hopeful for an acceptance, it is pretty late to receive one. Compared to other programs, is this considered late to hear back? I really appreciate any feedback/opinions/questions/critique/insight/etc.! Thanks a lot in advance!