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  1. Hi everyone! I am 25 years old, I already hold a BA in communication from an italian uni, and a MSc in political sciences from the London School of Economics (LSE). I am currently working in international organizations such as the UN - it's now been almost 2 years. I would like to study again, most likely next year or in 2020, and I always wanted to go to a top tier US university - Harvard being the top choice. The fact is, my family cannot afford to pay me a Master at Harvard uni at the Kennedy School of Government or the GSAS, and as an international student I would never receive financial aid to totally cover the expenses of one of their Master programs. That being said, I still want to go to Harvard, and experience studying in a US university. So I casually found out about Harvard Extension School: a part of Harvard university, that offers special Master degrees (Master of Liberal Arts, AML) in a variety of disciplines, with the possibility to follow partly online an partly on campus, the possibility to take a maximum of 5 years to complete the program, and obviously reduced tuition fees. A Master at GSAS would cost me around 160.000 USD for two years, while a Master of Liberal Arts at Harvard Extension School would cost me a mere 55.000 USD. But admissions to the Harvard Extension School are way easier: you only have to pass a general reading and comprehension test, and then not let your GPA sink below 3.0 to complete the program. You spend half of the program on campus, you also have a final thesis to prepare, and graduate from Harvard during the May commencement ceremony. I am interested in the AML in International Relations (https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/international-relations-degree), and I already emailed Harvard Extension School for more information, but one thing that is not completely clear to me is: how valuable is such kind of degree for employers? I know many students blatantly lie and pretend they earned a Master of Arts from Harvard instead of a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard Extension School, and employers, especially in the USA, are annoyed by this kind of behaviour. Let me be clear: I am not doing the program to mislead people into believing I earned a Master of Arts from Harvard Kennedy School of Government or the GSAS. I would just like to experience Harvard and a top US university, pursuing a degree which is more affordable for me and my family, can be completed while working, and that can give me some new skills and knowledge (being a political science graduate, I never took courses in human rights law, public policy law, international development, which I would find in this AML program, really giving some meaningful contirbution to my professional growth). Has any of you ever pursued a Master of Liberal Arts at the Harvard Extension School? Or is there any of you that could provide more information and more advice on the topic? Thank you!
  2. Hello all, I'm new here, and also a youngin'! I just finished my freshman year and, yes, I am already worrying about grad school ?I am majoring in Psychology (doing the Clinical Track) and minoring in Cognitive Science..my end goal is a Clinical Psych PhD focusing on children and adolescents. There are so many things we are told *must* be accomplished during our undergraduate years in order to be a worthy applicant, or even have a chance, so I figured I would come straight to the people who know best! I have a TA position lined up for later this summer, and plan on doing honors in the major research junior year, finding an RA position, etc, etc, but any advice from the more seasoned would be extremely helpful! Thank you so much!
  3. Hi guys! I'm having a really hard time deciding between Purdue, GWU, and Penn State. If there are any graduate students who are in these programs or simply if you have any insight I would greatly appreciate it! Purdue and Penn State are ranked super well but I'm mainly worried about the surrounding areas being too rural and then GWU sounds great but is definitely the most expensive option. Please help me decide, thanks!!
  4. How does NYU's Master of Public Health program compare to that of BU's? Also, is New York a better city to study public health or Boston?
  5. How many Speech Language Pathology graduate school programs should I apply to? I was thinking 7 or 8...
  6. Hey all. Hoping that I found the right place to post this. I was just looking for some smart people to get a few pieces of advice from, for planning out graduate studies. I finish my undergraduate at the University of Waterloo in a year's time. I'm currently planning to work my way to a PhD, but am unsure of where and what path I should take. My background is in Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization. I find myself very interested in the field of machine learning, but feel it's important to also learn psychology and neuroscience. This is because of the many real life problems where the machine learning model involves a component of human interaction. I'll try to be specific: I have found the field of machine learning to be lacking in many of the problem spaces that are prevalent today, namely those where the underlying function that we are trying to learn is a product of the human mind (or even many human minds together). Here, it's important to take into account many behavioral factors in modelling the hypothesis space, and to keep it robust enough to allow for varieties of learning biases (there's no free lunch, etc, etc). Sadly, very little robustness is seen in most techniques, and the human component is generally viewed as more of a black box with algebraic or Bayesian learning biases. I feel it's important to consider techniques that allow for more application specific modelling of the human component. I want to pursue a program that can allow me to explore some of these concepts in greater depth. I am unsure of what programs offer such a perspective. This is where computational neuroscience may come into play. But, I am not entirely sure, since I am only familiar with the machine learning side of things. Ideally, I would be researching new approaches of modelling the human mind and applying those models towards specific real world problems, such as predicting user relevancy and preferences. These are problems that I find all around us, from Facebook, to News websites, to advertising, to our next-level media platforms (e.g. Netflix). These are problems that I know companies are asking, and machine learning literature has begun to answer (e.g. collaborative filtering). Somewhere down the road, I wish to be doing research in these areas, as well as teaching Computer Science and Machine Learning as a professor. I'd like to know what school and program might be the best to get me there. Hopefully that is enough rambling of where my mind is at. I'll just mention some of my credentials, to brag, and to let you know of my capabilities. My undergraduate is a 5 year bachelors co-op, double majoring in Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization. My cumulative average is 92% and my 3rd-4th year average is 95%. I have performed at an international level in Computer Science competitions, and have worked for 8 months for a startup in San Francisco as the lead machine learning developer. I should also be able to obtain a decent recommendation from at least one professor at Waterloo. However, I have no experience in Biology. I do have 3rd year experience in Psychology. Sorry if that post was a little long. Just eager and looking forward to any thoughts. Thanks.
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