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  1. rette96

    Fordham online MSW

    I recently applied to Fordham's online MSW program for the May term. I applied as an advanced standing student. I am a little nervous about being admitted to the program even tho my GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Has anyone applied to, been admitted or still waiting for a decision from Fordham's Online MSW program?
  2. Hi there! I am new to gradcafe so apologies if there are errors with this posting - I think I accidentally posted this as a reply to an existing thread originally. I'm applying to Clinical Psych PhD programs for the first time and am super nervous about realistically being admitted to the programs I am applying to (a total of six). Would love to hear thoughts or experiences from anyone who is currently or had previously applied to the following schools: Drexel University Temple University John Jay at CUNY Fordham University George Mason University Montclair State University Thanks in advance! Also I would love to do a SoP exchange for feedback/comments with anyone else applying to these schools (especially other applicants hoping to work with faculty studying forensic psychology, antisocial behavior, and disadvantaged populations.) Thank you!
  3. Hi, was wondering if anyone was applying to fordhams msw program for fall 2019, and if so, have any suggestions/tips for writing the personal statement! It states to talk about a social issue and they also note to use APA formatting to include any references/citations. Did anyone use any outside resources? Would that be necessary if this is a personal statement? I am having trouble starting this personal statement so any help/tips/suggestions are welcome! If anyone has applied and was accepted into Fordham already, any advice for the personal statements? Thanks!
  4. Hey all, Im an undergrad majoring in Economics and I am thinking of applying to IPED, but I'm not sure if I can get in because I don't have any experience in the peace corp or any other service job.. But I think I have a good background otherwise, president of my uni's economics club, I'm the economics department representative for our uni's student senate, presented economic research at many conferences and won awards for it, have completed 15 other economics research projects as well. I studied abroad in Japan for a year, model UN twice, worked as a student ambassador for my university's business program, and this summer I will be interning at my states department of revenue economics forecasting office, and some other stuff... but I'm not sure if that is good enough for IPED without work experience in development. Any insight into my situation would be much appreciated!
  5. So, the title pretty much sums it up. I got into the M.Eng. in Computer Science program at Cornell and was offered a scholarship for exactly half of the tuition cost. All in all, I'd graduate in a year with $38,000 in loans, including from my undergrad. Tonight I got into the M.S. in Data Analytics program at Fordham, and they're offering over $63,000 in a scholarship that covers full tuition, health insurance, and a $23,000 stipend. When I was originally applying to graduate programs, I intended on going into Data Science, but now that I got into the Comp Sci program, I'm heavily leaning toward going into software engineering (I've always wanted to, but thought I would've had to have majored in Computer Science as an undergrad). On the one hand I feel like Cornell is the obvious choice, but on the other hand I feel like the financial aid package at Fordham is the obvious choice. Any input? Thank you.
  6. Chebrutta

    Fordham, anyone?

    Hey all! I was accepted to Fordham... anyone heading there? I haven’t accepted yet; I’ve only received info on a merit scholarship, no actual aid package yet. Freaking out over the price tag just a bit...
  7. Hello, I was wondering if anyone is in the specialist degree programs for school psychology at Teachers College, Fordham, or St. Johns, or the PsyD program for school-community psychology at Hofstra? Would you be able to give me some information about the programs? Thank you!!
  8. Hi Wassup guys! Happy Friday or (or Happy Day)! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Its acceptance letter season and I am so glad the applying stage is over. Even more happy that I got accepted into the Fordham, Columbia, and Hunter/Bank Street Program Although I am very excited about the prospects of attending any of these programs, I am leaning towards Columbia. However, I have concerns about the costs and loans. Is there a way to leverage my financial aid packages to lower the costs? Or any other approaches to help me lower the costs and loans? Please let me know very excited to start my career with the lowest amount of loans possible
  9. I am interested in applying in Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I registered online in their system in order to be able to apply. However, at the start of the application, the option for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for 2018 seems to be missing. The option for the other schools (School of Business, School of Education, etc.) is visible. Is there anyone else having this kind of problem? Or am I just doing something wrong?
  10. Hey everyone! I've been scrolling through various forums on here for a couple weeks now, but this is my first post! I graduated a year ago from Northern Arizona University with my BSW and a minor in sociology. Attending grad school has been on my mind a lot over the past few months and I've finally decided to pursue an MSW in New York City through an advanced standing program in Fall 2018. I intend to apply to Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Hunter with Columbia being with current top choice. I'm flying to New York in August to attend prospective student events and see the various campuses. Needless to say, I'm staring to get very excited about the idea of starting my masters in NYC. So here is my question: does applying right when the application opens versus right before the priority deadline make much of a difference in terms of wait time for a decision? I've read lots of different forums on here about people applying at different times and it seems that most decisions come back in February or March. I presume that most applications open in the Fall (I got an email saying Columbia's opens in August) and I'm getting eager to get to work on my applications. I welcome any feedback about this question and the application process for these schools in general. Thanks!
  11. sandover

    Fordham University 2017

    I was wondering if anyone else here is entering the graduate school at Fordham (GSAS), or the IPED program specifically? It may be a little too early, but I am interested in connecting with others for advice on housing or potential roommates. Mostly interested in the Belmont area around the university, perhaps northern Manhattan.
  12. sandover

    Fordham IPED 2017

    Hello everyone! I wanted to start a thread to see if there are any other applicants who applied to, or have heard back from, Fordham's IPED program. I know it is one of the smaller programs, but it also provides many funding opportunities and has some unique partnerships and career trajectories.
  13. peter8920

    Fall 2017 Fordham

    I received an acceptance from Fordham yesterday but still waiting for Columbia. Is there anyone who got into Fordham?
  14. I completed my undergraduate program at Fordham University in Spring 2016. I am currently living and working in Cairo, and consequently, I am having trouble attaining my undergrad transcript in time for the Science Po application deadline on January 9th. Since it is incredibly difficult to receive mail from the United States in Egypt, my university is mailing a physical copy of my transcript from New York City to my family's home in California. My family will then scan the transcript and email it to me. The whole process will likely not be complete until after the deadline. I have contacted Science Po about this issue, but I have yet to receive a response. Does anyone have any insight into Science Po's policies and practices or advice regarding this issue? I am terrified that my application will not be considered due to circumstances that are largely beyond my control. Thanks! Jacqueline
  15. 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).
  16. MSW_Hopeful85

    Help!! Stat Check

    Hi, I will be applying to MSW programs fairly soon and would like to know the stats of people that have gotten into top ranked MSW programs (Columbia, NYU, Fordham, etc). Not only what you applied with but what criteria actually got you accepted into the program (EC, gpa, work, volunteer work, LOR). I'm trying to better understand the things that I need to do in order to increase my chances of acceptance. Thank you all for your help! Interests: Clinical SW (mental health). NYU. Advanced Standing. Military Concentration. VA Placements.
  17. Hi all! I'm deciding among a few acceptances for a PhD in School Psychology. My interests are in diversity/cross-cultural issues in school psychology. I hope to begin my career working in public high schools, but may eventually pursue private practice or research. I am deciding between Fordham, University of Maryland, University of Rhode Island, and University of Connecticut. Does anyone know anything (good/bad) about these programs? Research fit is great for all of them. Thank you!
  18. Grad Decision 2016

    Fordham IPED 2016

    Hello everyone, I just received an e-mail from Fordham stating I was accepted into the IPED program 2016-2017! Woohoo! This is one of my top choices, and I visited the department this past August and really like the program. I am an RPCV and so had applied for the Coverdell Fellowship. However, I was just notified that I am being offered an Arrupe Fellowship. I'm ecstatic that I am being offered funding, but at the same time I'm a bit confused by the offer. Part of the conditions of applying for the Arrupe is that you explicitly express your desire to work for a non-profit and for Catholic Relief Services upon graduation (as well as a couple other technical things as part of the application process). Not only did I not do any of the things required for the application for the Arrupe, I explicitly expressed interest in mutually exclusive fellowships. Additionally, the conditions of the fellowship require me to take courses outside of my expressed field of interest. My question is, what does this mean exactly? Were the other fellowships that I applied for filled by more qualified applicants and this was simply offered to me as the next best fit? Could there possibly be any chance that it was a mix up and someone else out there applied for the Arrupe and got something else? Does anyone have any advice for how I should ask Fordham about this? Anyone want to trade fellowships?
  19. Does anyone know what funding is like at Fordham English after the first two years as a PhD student?
  20. Hello! I was just admitted into Fordham and NYU's MSW programs this week, and Fordham requires a decision within two weeks, NYU within four weeks. Hunter is my top choice and won't give me a decision until mid to late March, but it's basically the only one I can afford. However, I need to go somewhere. I'm terrified of losing one of my current acceptances by waiting to hear from Hunter, and potentially not even getting in there and not being able to go to any school, but Hunter is also the only one that won't put me into serious debt. Do you know of any ways to work around this kind of situation where the schools need a decision so damn soon or ave any advice? I presume I can't accept one as a safety net and still be admitted to Hunter, although that would be ideal. If I put down a deposit for one school can another (Hunter) still admit me? Can I out down deposits to both NYU and Fordham? Thank you!
  21. Hello! I was just admitted into Fordham and NYU's MSW programs this week, and Fordham requires a decision within two weeks, NYU within four weeks. Hunter is my top choice and won't give me a decision until mid to late March, but it's basically the only one I can afford. However, I need to go somewhere. I'm terrified of losing one of my current acceptances by waiting to hear from Hunter, and potentially not even getting in there and not being able to go to any school, but Hunter is also the only one that won't put me into serious debt. Do you know of any ways to work around this kind of situation where the schools need a decision so damn soon or ave any advice? I presume I can't accept one as a safety net and still be admitted to Hunter, although that would be ideal. If I put down a deposit for one school can another (Hunter) still admit me? Can I out down deposits to both NYU and Fordham? Thank you!
  22. Kill me now? How long does it take? This rolling admissions thing is brutal. Anybody got a clue how long this panic attack that grad schools are forcing me to go through will last? (What I really mean is whats the typical wait time to hear from these schools?) Also, if anyone who has been accepted, also applied, and/or went to these schools what your stats were like? GPA, extra-curicular, work experience, etc. I'm going bat shit here.

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