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  1. Hello! Haven't seen any other threads about Canadian applicants for international affairs grad programs. I have applied to Balsillie (BSIA) PhD and am waiting to hear back!
  2. Financial generosity and aid is one of the most important factors that we consider when we apply and make our decisions. I am hoping to start a thread where we post about programs that give out generous funding. This thread will be resourceful to the future applicants who want to know about the schools and their aid policy. Let's compile it in this format - School and Program: Financial aid info: (for example, based on what you've heard about the program and what you've seen. info like only 1-2 people gets full ride, everyone gets minimum 15k, everyone gets full ride etc. of that sor
  3. Hi all, I've been accepted to the MSc in Global Affairs at the SPS in NYU. Super excited and happy when I got the offer. I love NY and living there has been a dream of mine so I'm very inclined to accept the offer. My goal is also to work in policy analysis and/or counter-terrorism/violent extremism in a think tank, NGO, international organization etc. But my concerns are: 1) the cost: I'll have to take a loan of $80k-100k to cover tuition, living expenses + everything. BIG deal. 2) I'd want to stay in the US to work. What would my chances be to find work in NY or anywhere in the US
  4. This thread is for anyone applying to the Munk School of Global Affairs program for Fall 2018.
  5. Trying to decide between1. LSE MSc International Political Economy (1 yr)2. Dual Degree with Sciences Po (International Economic Policy) and the University of Toronto (Global Affairs) (2yrs total)My background is in Investment Banking in Canada. Interested in moving towards a career at the OECD, World Bank, UN etc.Although LSE ranks higher than Sciences Po in most areas I'm concerned that I won't be as competitive without having an internship during my degree.Hoping for some help!Cheers
  6. Hi y'all. First time poster, but think it's time we have a 2018 international affairs decision thread. Me first- I work at the World Bank, and am leaning toward Fletcher's MIB or SAIS' MA. Want to work in economic development, though not necessarily for a large development organization again right after graduation. I'm trying to play the funding game- I know I'm fortunate to get anything from Fletcher or SAIS (and I'm getting ~$20K a year from both), but hope to increase that as I was fortunate enough to be accepted to every program I applied for. I would seriously consider other institut
  7. The title pretty much explains it. I wanted to open up a new post on the pros and cons and overall verdict of each school that is up to date. I believe the last time this was posted about was in 2015. Open to input from current applicants: Which are you choosing? and alumni: Did you love/hate your choice and why? Looking forward to this!
  8. Anyone here want to share some stats for global affairs/international relations? I am currently waiting on one more school : Yale (long shot school). I did my undergrad in the physical sciences, so I am literally swapping into a new field. Any advice! Thanks!
  9. I've applied for the MA in Global Affairs at Yale, and at the University of Notre Dame. The program at the University of Notre Dame is relatively new but, it seems promising. The wait is killing me. Anyone else who has applied to these or similar programs?
  10. I've applied for the MA in Global Affairs at Yale, and at the University of Notre Dame. The program at the University of Notre Dame is relatively new but, it seems promising. The wait is killing me. Anyone else who has applied to these or similar programs?
  11. I have 4 offers for MA in International Affairs, and I am leaning towards the NYU program(s), because NY! The schools I have been admitted to are as follows: Middelbury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, CA; NYU - GSAS International Relations; UW-Madison; and Penn State School of International Affairs. I am currently in the process of applying to NYU MS in Global Affairs too. Here's the deal, I am hoping to join in the Spring as I am currently enrolled in a program that is entirely focused on political science although it's supposed to be an International Affairs program.
  12. 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:
  13. Curiously, I want to know if anyone applied, stats, or heard from the Jackson Institute from Yale for Fall 2017. I thought someone would put a thread about it, but I haven't heard anything about it for this cycle, so that makes me cautious . Anyone else have a clue?
  14. Hi everybody I am applying to both Munk School of Global Affairs (U of T) and NPSIA (Carelton). I am also applying to GPSIA (U of Ottawa)...but i would say that it is my third option behind these two schools. I had a question regarding what criteria should I use to determine which program is a better overall program and why I may attend one over the other. I've already considered factors such as - My own research interest (Intelligence, Global Security) - Faculty Research (For me, Carelton wins this one) - Location - Concentrations/field designations - Tuition (20
  15. How selective is admissions for the Doctoral program in Global Affairs at UCSB? any application advice to have a better chance at acceptance? undergrad 3.3 from division 2 school, research experience, currently doing a masters degree
  16. Hi, I'm in the process of trying to figure out which MA programme I should apply to. I'm 22 years old and Danish with my undergrad in Media Studies from an unknown Danish university (but with an exchange semester in Australia, international work experience in an IFI and a good GPA). I'm aiming for an international career within the media business or communications. As far as I can tell, a journalism qualification is super sought after within these sectors. However, I'd also like to supplement my Media Studies background with some political, legal and economic knowledge to make me mor
  17. Hello all! Looking for some advice. I´m researching programs for an International Relations Masters Degree and I want a focus on Latin America. I majored in IR and LAS at Conn College and have been working as a history teacher at a bilingual high school since then in Peru (for five years now). When I do my research, of course all the top programs pop up but I´m worried because I didn´t stay in the academic field or IR field post undergraduate I am not a highly qualified candidate. Can anyone suggest some second or third tier International relations schools that have a focus on Latin Amer
  18. Here's the situation: I have applied to NYU SCPS for the Master of Science in Global Affairs program. The cost of this degree is astronomical. I did my bachelor's with relatively little debt, but I still owe some and have no source of financial support to attend graduate school (FAFSA is my only option). I am very passionate about the IR field and I feel that pursuing a degree is the best way for me to get a job I will really love. Unfortunately, as with many careers / programs in the field, the jobs we will end up with are quite likely going to have a salary that is much lower than the cos
  19. Hi, I have applied for the MSGA program at NYU for Fall of 2012. I was just emailed about a phone interview. I am curious if anyone else has applied for this program and what your application status is. Also, does anyone have advice on preparing for a phone interview? I found some threads for MSGA but they were for previous intakes.
  20. Hey Folks, I wanted to know what are the job profiles post MPA/MPP and MA in Global Affairs. Also, if the consulting firms recruit the candidates from these courses then how should one prepare for the job roles ? Moreover, I also wanted to have a comparison between US,Canadian and European MPP/Global affairs programs in terms of international mobility,salary increment post MPP/MPA and career growth in general. Thank you beforehand. Warm Regards Amit Ganguly
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