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  1. Hello, There's been quite a few posts over the years regarding the pros and cons of UChicago's CIR program, but I have yet to come across anything that gives me a full picture overview of what the program has to offer (a lofty goal when scouring through various q&a platforms, but bear with me). Personally, it seems like a good fit for me; it's a precursor to a doctorate program that can better inform my previous education, coming from a reputable institution, and is a relatively short program, which, to me, means less loans to take out (or so I'd like to think anyway). I'd really
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    Hello all, I was accepted to the CIR program at Chicago (very excited and surprised) with 38k in funding. Yet this still means I need to shell out a lot of money for a masters. I plan to follow through with a phd program. I'm very interested in improving my language skills and doing a research assistantship. Are these goals feasible in a single year in such a rigorous program? Is 19,000 dollars in debt a deathtrap for a masters? Is this an normal amount of funding? I'm basically right out of undergraduate with a little research experience and time abroad (+bad quant GRE). I'm not willing
  3. Hi there! I'm looking at UChicago's public policy programs and I'm confused about the distinction between two of their options. They offer the MPP through the Harris school with a Global Conflict policy area or an MAIR through the Committee on International Relations with the option of applying for a dual MAPP degree through Harris. I'm interested in international policy and have been primarily looking at MPP programs before entering the workforce (likely in either the non-profit or public sector). My initial concerns with the two programs (and why I'm asking for a differentiation) is th
  4. Hey all, Just got accepted to both SAIS and CIR for a masters in IR. 1/3 funding at Chicago, nothing at SAIS. I'm willing to go pretty deep in debt for either, though. Too shocked that I got into either to think clearly about my choice right now, so I could use some input: I know that for policy focused programs, SAIS is near unbeatable. However, I think I'm more interested in research/academia for a career, and I want to know which program would set me up better if I choose to go for a Phd. I'm also interested in working for a FoPo think tank like the Atlantic Council or Brooki
  5. Hi all I am having difficulty deciding which schools to attend, and have yet to find any other info on CIR. Kindly share with me your thoughts! Got accepted to Chicago's CIR, Chicago's Harris and Cornell's CIPA program and still waiting to hear back from Columbia but likely to get rejected as saw many acceptances already. All programs are really good and in terms of funding, I got a decent amount each... I researched quite extensively on location, program, career development but would appreciate any second opinions! Thanks in advance!!
  6. I was accepted into SIPA, Tufts, SAIS, SIS, and CIR. ALL of the schools have offered generous funding. SIPA offered me the most by far: over $67k in funding for the 2 years plus an International Fellowship. SAIS offered full funding for the first semester in Bologna. I'll email to ask about 2nd year funding. Tufts gave me over $40k for 2 years, SIS & CIR gave me 1/2 off tuition waiver. Any of these options would require some debt, which is fine. I'm not risk averse. I'm just trying to find the best option. I am interested in terrorism and security studies; I alread
  7. Hi, so I just got admitted to UChicago's CIR program and I was wondering if anyone knows much about the program and whether or not it's worth it for someone considering applying to PhD programs. Also, is there any chance that they would reconsider my funding and provide more financial assistance?
  8. This is probably a long shot...But I was wondering if anyone here knows how easy/difficult it is to be accepted into the CIR program at UChicago, particularly for a Chicago undergrad trying to do the BA/MA joint degree. Personally, I haven't heard many people applying/attending the program, so any information or insight on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  9. Hi everyone, I was wondering if anybody had any information of UChicago's CIR program. I am looking for some basic statistics such as average GPA and GRE. From what I have read, they do a great job of placing students into professional positions. Any insight?
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