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  1. Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has heard from or gotten an interview at Hunter College yet. I've heard from every other CUNY I applied to except them, so I'm a little worried. Please let me know if you have or haven't! Thank you:-)
  2. Hey guys, I have applied to Baruch, NYU Wagner and Northeastern Uni for an MPA (FALL 2019). Previously, I did apply to NYU for an MA in Global Affairs - specializing in International Law (which I got accepted) and St. John's Uni for an MA in Sociology (also accepted). However, I decided to reject both and reapply for an MPA for various reasons. I run an intl humanitarian org (started in 2016) and already manage 1.5 million budget and large team, won a couple of awards from local US officials and intl orgs, I worked in higher ed, and also law office as paralegal. I also spoke at UN sessions in NY and Switzerland on conflicts. Sat along with US officials on panels, etc. My BA was in Sociology, but with so much going on at the time, my GPA was overall a 3.2 but my major GPA was a 3.7. My recommendation letters are from top executives at a college, college adviser and also a colleague who is currently an editor for a program at Harvard. My last minute change did not allow me to take the GRE and I know that for Northeastern Uni they don't ask for it and Baruch, you can opt out with a 3.0+ but NYU WAgner was strongly recommended + a video essay which was done professionally (i submitted). What are the odds of getting in? Once the MPA is done, I am studying for the GRE so I can enter a PhD program in International Relations or Public Policy. Also the price tag for NYU Wagner is huge. IS it worth it if an applicant already has good connections to think-tanks, orgs, UN, etc? I am eventually planning to apply to PhD programs at NYU, Princeton, Columbia, Northwestern, etc.
  3. Hi! I just got into Villanova's psychology masters program for the fall. I am from NY and will either be completing my master degree in NY at Queens College or away at Villanova. This is a big decision for me as I have never previously gone away to school. I also didn't receive any stipend/finding as I applied too late. I know Villanova has a wonderful reputation as a university but does anyone know anything about their reputation in the psych world? I feel that having Villanova on my resume might help with my future applications to PHD/PsyD programs, but how recognized is Villanova's psych program? If I were to go, I would like to almost guarantee that I can get into a great clinical doctorate program since Villanova seems to have the research opportunities I need before applying. Any advice would be great!
  4. Anyone have info on Lehman? The placements and supervisors? I've applied to Lehman as a backup in case I don't get into Hunter. I must stay in NYC, and though I've been admitted to Fordham and NYU, they are so expensive (even with merit scholarships), that I'm leaning toward staying within public institutions, even if it means Lehman, which ranks low.
  5. Hello grad cafe! I've narrowed down my acceptance decisions to these 3 programs: CUNY Queens College, Hofstra University, and Molloy College. I really LOVED Molloy's clinic and how involved they are with their students. Their instrumentation emphasis is a major attraction for me since I would like to work in a medical setting and with swallowing disorders. I also know that Hofstra has affiliations with Northwell and Lenox hospitals on the island. I am overly ecstatic about my acceptance to QC, but I believe that they are more school-based than the other programs. I will be meeting with my advisors to talk this over with, but I was wondering if anyone here has any advice on any or all of these programs. Maybe there are others here who have similar concerns. As of now, my gut is telling me to go with QC-- the student outcomes are amazing, and the cohort is so small. I just want to know how many of those students find work in a hospital setting. I will be updating this thread with more information as the days go by. Good luck, everyone!!
  6. I have funded offers from those two programs. Could you please help me decide? CUNY Pros: rank (28th), stipend (28K/year for 5 years), location Cons: department and current students don't seem very supportive or friendly Albany Pros: attention and support from students and facluty Cons: rank (36th), stipend (17k/year for 4 years), location Although I originally wanted to go to CUNY, I don't know if I like the department culture there. Some people work outside and students have to teach their own classes at a CUNY college from second year. As far as I know, many don't get funding and work menial jobs. I felt cohort members don't really hang out together. I saw almost no collaboration between faculty members and students that resulted in publication at CUNY. On the other hand, everyone gets funding at Albany and there are ample opportunities to work on projects and publish papers with faculty. Students work as a TA/RA for two professors for 3 years. I feel like I have to be on my own and know what I'm doing at CUNY while Albany will hold my hands and show me what I'm supposed to do. I'm torn.
  7. Any advice for emails telling the graduate admissions people and your POI that you're rejecting their offer? Based on funding, location, program ranking, and slightly off research fit, I'm going to reject and reapply after gaining more experience. Not really sure how to word the email.
  8. (Reposting in the psych forum for additional opinions) So I was accepted off the waitlist to the one Developmental Psych PhD program I got an interview at (CUNY Grad Center). The research interest isn't an exact match, but I could probably shape it enough to be okay with it and I would gain skills in tech that I need (eye tracking). My main issues are that the stipend is crap for living in NYC ($26k, though with savings I have I would be very able to supplement this) and that the classes are at the center in the middle of NYC and the lab is on Staten Island. The first thing anyone tells me when I mention this is the horrible commute (often 2 hours each way when the subway and ferry cooperate) and that there's no good place to live that's in the middle of those two locations. I also have a car and am terrified of figuring out how to have a car in the City. If the research was exactly my interest I would be more willing to look past these issues. I feel like if I took a year or two off and did more relevant research to my interests and gained experience in eye tracking and neuroimaging I could get into a better program with closer research interests. I don't really know CUNY's ranking/prestige, but I gather it's not fantastic (insight on this would be appreciated). One of my main hesitations is that I don't have a job currently that would allow me to get more experience in those technologies (though I do have a job and could continue to support myself after graduation this May) and I am hesitant to reject the offer without a research job in place. I did receive an email today about a possible post bac through the NIH, so that might be an option... I also don't want to be the jerk who keeps the program and the waitlist waiting until the April 15 deadline. But there's no guarantee I'll know about a job by then... I had an interview for a post bac fellowship that I LOVED the research for (and just found out I didn't get the position) and after seeing a program I love, I feel like I'd be settling for this PhD program. I don't want to get a year or two into it and realize I don't like the decision I made. Advice?
  9. So I was accepted off the waitlist to the one Developmental Psych PhD program I got an interview at (CUNY Grad Center). The research interest isn't an exact match, but I could probably shape it enough to be okay with it and I would gain skills in tech that I need (eye tracking). My main issues are that the stipend is crap for living in NYC ($26k) and that the classes are at the center in the middle of NYC and the lab is on Staten Island. The first thing anyone tells me when I mention this is the horrible commute (often 2 hours each way when the subway and ferry cooperate) and that there's no good place to live that's in the middle of those two locations. I also have a car and am terrified of figuring out how to have a car in the City. If the research was exactly my interest I would be more willing to look past these issues. I feel like if I took a year or two off and did more relevant research to my interests and gained experience in eye tracking and neuroimaging I could get into a better program with closer research interests. One of my main hesitations is that I don't have a job currently that would allow me to get more experience in those technologies (though I do have a job and could continue to support myself after graduation this May) and I am hesitant to reject the offer without a research job in place. I also don't want to be the jerk who keeps the program and the waitlist waiting until the April 15 deadline. But there's no guarantee I'll know about a job by then... I had an interview for a post bac fellowship that I LOVED the research for (and just found out I didn't get the position) and after seeing a program I love, I feel like I'd be settling for this PhD program. I don't want to get a year or two into it and realize I don't like the decision I made. Advice?
  10. What do people think about attending the Graduate Center, CUNY for an English PhD? What is the culture like? Job placements? Any knowledge about the quality of the program would be appreciated. Hearsay or actual firsthand experience are welcome.
  11. Hello everybody. I want to transfer from a school to CUNY neuroscience. Can you share your thoughts with me? What are my chances for getting accepted? Please see below. Just give you an idea on my background, I did my bachelors in Sports Sciences with the GPA of 3.54. I had one peer review publication 3 poster presentation in international conferences. For non-academic activities, I was involved in Special Olympics Organization for 4 years. Then, I came to the US and studied a year of Medical Assisting and then got accepted to Nutrition and Exercise Science master's degree at CUNY. I took 26 credit worth of prerequisite courses including biochem, organic chem, anatomy 1 and 2 physiology 1 and 2 etc. I collected the data for my thesis at Columbia University. We investigated the influence of task constraints on upper and lower body modifications in children with Cerebral Palsy. Also, I did my internship at Columbia at applied physiology lab. We investigated whether exercise can attenuate the side effects of antiretroviral therapy in people with HIV. I turned the study into an abstract presentation and presented at a conference. In addition, I was involved in another study at Columbia where we studied on people HIV again. Then I got accepted to PhD in Exercise Physiology and co-wrote a paper on exercise genomics and wrote another one as a first author. I have been involved in a major project where I do extensive heart rate variability analysis in firefighters. Further, I was involved in a meta-analysis on hypertension. EDUCATION BA: Sports Sciences (BA): 3.54 GPA MS: Nutrition and Exercise Sciences 3.77 GPA (research assistant) PhD Exercise Physiology: 3.83 GPA (research assistant) -- I want to transfer to Neuroscience CERTIFICATIONS Exercise Physiologist of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP-C) Healthcare Provider of American Heart Association PUBLICATIONS 3 peer review publications + 5 poster presentations + involved in 3 other studies but not had my name on the papers. GRE: 149/154, AW:3.5 SOCIAL EXPERIENCE Special Olympics Played professional soccer for 7 years.
  12. I am sincerely hoping someone can offer me insight on receiving and MPA-PNP from NYU Wagner vs MPA from CUNY Baruch. Originally, I was debating on attending Columbia for an MSW and Wagner for an MPA, but ultimately decided an MPA would be better to reach my career goals. I was generously offered a substantial scholarship from Columbia, first year full ride from Baruch, but no scholarship assistance from Wagner. When I attended Admitted Student Day at Wagner, I was blown away by the current and incoming students, faculty, and curriculum (specifically the Social Innovation and Impact Investment specialization). It seems like a good amount of the NYU Wagner grads are working in similar, if not the exact, positions I dream of, but is attending NYU Wagner worth the inevitable loans? I am not able to confidently make the same statement about Baruch, because they did not have a specific list of the jobs their graduate students obtained upon completion of their MPA's. Baruch lets their students tailor their curriculum once their core requirements are fulfilled, as opposed to specifically choosing a concentration, which is very appealing. However, there isn't much I would want to change about NYU's MPA-PNP Impact Investment specialization. I want to attend the school that will provide me with the best curriculum and network to achieve my end goals, and I genuinely am not sure if one school is better than the other in this aspect. They both seem like incredible programs, so I know I can't lose choosing one or the other, I just want to make the most informed decision possible. The financial burden of NYU Wagner's loans vs a free first year at Baruch weighs heavily on me. Does anyone have experience at either of these schools in regards to networking, job obtainment, or utilizing faculty networks? Will NYU loans be worth the burden because of the job opportunities their network opens up, or do both schools have equal networking/job opportunities? Is one school more heavily integrated in NYC's organizations more than the other? I would also love to hear any pros or cons you experienced during your time at Wagner or Baruch! Any input is greatly appreciated!!
  13. Hello, HI everyone I have a question in regards to the workload and I am in need of some advice. I recently graduated with a BA in psychology and will now be doing an MA in Mental Health Counseling at City College (CUNY). If there is someone attending this program or has attended, when do you register for classes? How responsive are the faculty ? and how is the program like? I'm also debating whether I should apply to a program that pays for half of my tuition but would require that I work 20 hours. Since this is my first time in a graduate program, I don't know what to expect. Any advice?
  14. I am in between two schools for masters in psychology, Hunter College and Teachers College Columbia. What is the overall reputation of these schools? Would Teachers College give me more of an advantage than Hunter? I have heard mixed reviews from current students from both schools which worries me. I feel outside NY, Hunter's name isn't as recognizable as Columbia. However, Hunter seems to offer more opportunities for research. Any advice helps! Thank you!
  15. Just got accepted into Hunter and Teachers College for MA in psychology! In your opinion what program is better? I have my bachelors in psych but little research experience, hence the desire for a masters. My overall goal is to be a clinical psychologist focusing on neuropsych. Both schools are great but I've heard mixed reviews about both programs. Anything helps thank you!!
  16. How is CUNY's MPH program?
  17. I just called the CUNY Hunter SLP & Audiology Department to ask what their timeline is for sending out remaining results since the April 15 deadline is rapidly approaching. She told me they are done with interviews, don't accept without interviews and they don't do a waitlist. If those that are accepted don't accept, they just don't fill those seats. No idea if this is true for the other CUNYs, though I did a quick check of the results page from past years and I don't see any waitlist notifications posted for either of the two I applied to (Hunter and Brooklyn). Someone on here recently said that CUNY Brooklyn does interviews in April so there may still be hope for anyone waiting on them. Just thought this might be helpful for anyone waiting to hear from a CUNY before they accept another offer! Good luck to everyone!
  18. My end goal is to teach at a top 40 university. Trying to weigh the pros/cons of attending: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - I've had more contact with the faculty (plus one of my recommenders insists it's a better fit) - better funding package (with graduate assistantship + nominated for an award = possibly more funding) - higher ranked (#20 vs. #28 according to the USWNR) --> can anyone speak to the validity of this claim? - houses an Immigration History Research Center and the Minnesota Population Center (two programs related to my research on financialization + immigration) - 94% teaching placement rate (2002-2016) CUNY - potential for more robust networking (faculty, NYC/East Coast lecture circuit) *flip side: expensive living costs - the Immigration Working Group, Sociology Colloquium Series are draws for me - 72% teaching placement rate (2005-09), although their site says the "placement record has markedly improved in the last few years, and we expect that this trend will continue." http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Sociology/Job-Placements Anyone have thoughts they would like to share or is facing a similar decision? I will be visiting both within the next 3 weeks.
  19. Does anyone know if CUNY Hunter is conducting interviews this year? I know they did last year but didn't in 2015. I've seen some interview requests on the results page for CUNY Queens and CUNY Brooklyn but nothing for Hunter yet (though I noticed no one posted on the results page for Hunter interviews last year either so...). I called the general grad admissions office and they weren't sure and directed me to the SLP department. Have called the department number twice and no one answers.
  20. My end goal is to teach at a top 40 university. Trying to weigh the pros/cons of attending: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - I've had more contact with the faculty (plus one of my recommenders insists it's a better fit) - better funding package (with graduate assistantship + nominated for an award = possibly more funding) - higher ranked (#20 vs. #28 according to the USWNR) --> can anyone speak to the validity of this claim? - houses an Immigration History Research Center and the Minnesota Population Center (two programs related to my research on financialization + immigration) - 94% teaching placement rate (2002-2016) CUNY - potential for more robust networking (faculty, NYC/East Coast lecture circuit) *flip side: expensive living costs - the Immigration Working Group, Sociology Colloquium Series are draws for me - 72% teaching placement rate (2005-09), although their site says the "placement record has markedly improved in the last few years, and we expect that this trend will continue." http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Sociology/Job-Placements Anyone have thoughts they would like to share or is facing a similar decision? I will be visiting both within the next 3 weeks.
  21. Apologies if this is the wrong subforum for my question. So, as the title says, I was accepted to the City University of NY PhD program in chemistry, for the 2016 fall semester. They do things a bit different from most other schools because there are 7 campuses all over NYC that offer graduate courses and research labs, so during the first year (3 courses plus 3 lab rotations) I could be in any of those 7 campuses, but once I decide on a PI I would spend most of my time at one campus. Anyway, just wondering if anybody on here is a current or former chemistry PhD student at CUNY. How is the research environment and overall culture, the students, the professors, etc? Would it be possible to hold a side job or part-time job while doing this or is it super intense and time-consuming? I ask because the stipend would be about half of what I'm making at my job right now (I live/work in Suffolk county in Long Island NY) and NYC metro area is stupidly expensive. I'm not an extravagant person but I have to weigh all the pros and cons of this, including financial. For what it's worth I went to the open house last week and everyone seemed like genuinely good people, though it was just a handful of the faculty members there. I was even surprised that one of the professors there remembered my application and personal statement.
  22. Hi everyone, If you were rejected by the Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter College then please send us a message or email Ananemos1@gmail.com . Please specify your skin color and the year that you were rejected so that we can give you important information about the program. Thank you.
  23. I was wondering--how much does the reputation of the school matter when it comes to a degree in Mental Health Counseling? I applied to Baruch, Fordham, CCNY, and Brooklyn. So far I have been accepted to Baruch and Fordham and I have interviews at Brooklyn and CCNY (no idea how those will go yet...but I'm still in the running.) I like Baruch's department--I feel very much at home on that campus and really like the faculty. I also love the fact that the program is tiny and the people I know who've gone there have been very happy with their decisions in the past. Also, for the issues I'm most concerned with, there are two faculty members who would make excellent mentors. Overall, I just like the tight-knit, supportive, and organized nature of the program. It also helps that I can also pay for Baruch with no (or almost no) loans. Fordham, however, will require that I take out large loans even if I get a partial grad assistantship. I'm worried about paying the money back on a counselor's salary. The commitment to a grad assistantship will cut into time I would rather spend interning (I've contacted a potential practicum site that works with my population of interest and will start volunteering soon), teaching (I'm an adjunct now), or in a lab connected to something I care about (I would like to do research as a volunteer for a while). Also the program doesn't feel as warm and supportive as Baruch does and I think I want that at this particular point in my training because I'm expecting counseling training to be emotionally intense. I do like the faculty at Fordham too, though. The biggest worry I have with Baruch is I wonder if Fordham will help me get better internships than Baruch. Moreover, the research opportunities at Fordham seem great...but I can make them for myself at either Baruch or CCNY as long as I put in some extra effort (I'm affiliated with CCNY currently and think that I could possibly join a lab if I ask). I don't know. Is the debt worth it for Fordham? Are the internships worth it? Are there any advantages to Fordham over Baruch that I'm not thinking about at this point? I know this probably matters, but, career wise I'm torn between working at non-profits, private practice, and maybe a PhD later to go into academia (sounds scattered...I promise it's not we can save that rambling for another day).
  24. I'm currently an undergrad student (JUNIOR) and starting my process of applying to schools in New York and have a few questions: 1. I'm taking my GRE in June for the first time and can someone tell me how the score sending works - - When I receive the scores, will there be a set time of when I'm able to send the results by (like, do the scores disappear/expire after some time?) - Is it possible to send scores to school like how sending scores for SATs work - meaning, sending the best scores for each section if I take the GRE more than once? 2. I currently have a 3.55 cum.GPA and 3.68 GPA for the major so far with two major classes remaining. 3. I don't have any work experience - just volunteering to help take care of children/ undergraduate clinical observations. 4. I'm thinking about applying to CUNY Hunter but you need to have at least a B in all pre-req. classes and I only have one B- in one class- did anyone have this problem and still get in? - Can you tell me any of your experiences, whether accepted/rejected from schools in relation with your GPA, GRE, and resume/CV? I'm planning to apply to Queens College, Hofstra, Adelphi, LIU Post, St.Johns, Molloy and still deciding on other NY schools. Any suggestions, experiences, advice would be extremely helpful for this girl who is getting ready to swim in a pool of her tears. THANKS SO MUCH!
  25. Hey all! I'm super excited to say that I've been accepted to Columbia, CUNY, and Medill. However I am extremely less excited to say that I'm wracked with indecision on where to attend. To give a little background about myself, I'm currently finishing up my undergrad in Pennsylvania. While there, I wrote extensively for an alternative news site and interned for my area's local NPR affiliate. I've lived on the east coast my entire life. After j-school, I'm hoping to go into audio production with a public radio station or a podcast. I'd like to live in New York City. If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it! I am so torn between these three schools, so I'd love to hear any particular insights (especially given my ideal career path). Thanks, Internet!
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