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  1. It just started up last year and there are four courses listed (intro to language science, phonetics, hearing science, and anatomy and physiology of speech). The coordinator says to hope to open up all the classes within the next year as long as demands are met. You can take whichever courses you need as long as they are available They are 8-week long online courses. SDSU's graduate program (not to be confused with the essentials) is known to be #1 in California and #24 in the nation. It doesn't require application, but it doesn't guarantee acceptance into their graduate program. I'm not quite sure if I should do the essentials program or just apply for postbacc program. My GPA isn't the highest, so this seems like a good option, but I don't know when all the classes will be available... and I don't know if all the classes that will become available will fulfill the prerequisites and/or qualifications for other graduate programs. I have at least three possible choices: 1. Keep applying to Post-baccs. 2. Take courses through SDSU SLP Essentials and hope they'll offer all the courses. If they do, eventually apply for graduate school. 3. Take courses through SDSU SLP Essentials and continue to apply for postbaccs. (In this situation, will the classes I already took be taken off of the list that I need to take in the postbacc?) Please let me know what opinions you have on my situation. If you have any suggestions, or if you would like to share your own experiences, I'd be happy to read them. Thanks! Click here for information on the SDSU SLP Essentials Program
  2. I was hoping for a little advice!! I am a senior psychology major and getting ready to apply for graduate school. I am tied between industrial organizational (I/O) psychology and counseling psychology. For a few years now my plan was counseling. I have a big passion for mental health. Recently, industrial organizational psychology sparked my interest. The idea of helping companies with employee productivity, job satisfaction and overall health seemed interesting. It seemed like it would be similar to counseling but in a workforce setting. So I started looking more into programs for I/O than counseling. However I also am finding that a lot of the jobs for I/O psychology involve more management/business skills than psychology. I'm seeing that the tasks of I/O psychologists involve a lot of programming and research. Also, I do not have business experience and I'm afraid that may hurt me in applying for I/O graduate school. I have had experience as a crisis counselor and mental health board member so I feel my skills and experience may be better for applying for counseling graduate school. What really grabbed my attention for I/O psychology was the expected job growth and bigger average salaries. After researching more, counseling psychology's job growth is about the same. And the salaries aren't much less. So I feel like my obvious answer would be to go back towards counseling but I'm still unsure about my decision and wanted to ask for any feedback or advice that anyone may have. Thanks! --
  3. I'm a junior (pure) mathematics and physics double major and I have decided to pursue a masters degree in computer science upon graduation. One of the professors at CMU exposed me to Python during high school, and he basically planted the seed. Taking a course in computational physics last year reinvigorated my love for the computer science and programming, so here I am now! My general question is: what can I do to best set myself up when I start applying to schools next year? Here's some background (just so you know what credentials I have as of right now): 3.91 GPA I've been doing research in particle physics for about a year. Trying very hard to publish before I graduate. I will be doing an undergraduate thesis in physics based on this research My advisor (full professor, had him for two of my courses) thinks very highly of me and will write me a solid letter of recommendation 2 academic awards for physics 2 research fellowships I will be able to complete a computer science minor (and then some) before I graduate. What should I be doing to make my application more attractive? Projects? More coursework? Will my physics research be seen as favorable, or should work a computer science internship instead? Would it be bad if I got my letters of recommendation from math/physics professors and not computer science professors? These questions immediately come to mind, but there are many, many more questions to consider. Any advice at all would be helpful!
  4. Hey guys! My application is a disaster. I have extended my undergrad 2 years and i am not graduated at the time. And my GPA is below 2.0 If i could get high score in GRE and good LOR SOP, can i get into top grad schools? Or should i stay one year and graduate, raise my GPA as high as possible and apply? Or should i try Problem is that i have an financial difficulty and i couldn't afford to waste money on application fee GRE, TOEFL fee and application procedure expenditures, scholarship fees etc., if i can't get accepted
  5. SLP advising help

    Hi all- just wanted to share a new website I started- http://slpgradschool.com/ (or just enter slpgradschool.com) to help undergraduate speech pathology and audiology students improve their chances of getting into graduate school. The site has tutorials- videos too- on all aspects of getting into grad school. I've been in the field for 12 years and have served on two different university admission committees so have a pretty good sense of what schools are looking for. On the site, I give you lots of strategic ways to improve your chances of getting in and even explain the parts of the process. For example, its the start of the fall semester-- if you are a senior, you should have asked the 3 or 4 people you've identified to write your letters of rec already. Check it out!
  6. Hello guys, I am new to this forum. I want to apply to U.S. Universities for Fall 2018. I have written the first draft of my SOP. I would be really grateful if you could go review my SOP. I am attaching it here. I know everyone is really busy so I thank you in advance for taking time of your busy schedule to read this. Sayani. SPACE SCIENCE SOP.doc
  7. Hi everyone, I recently received an email by NYU SCPS encouraging me to apply for their MS in Global Affairs. The thing is that I got 90 on my TOEFL exam, and my GPA is currently at 3.60. They say that I can take their English Language Assessment exam. I thankfully have a CV full of experiences, including a Study Abroad experience and founding a Student Association at my University. I would like to know if anyone thinks those things count for the admission officers. Also, I would like to know about anyone who has already applied in the past to tell me their admission process experience. Thank you!
  8. Hi, I am thinking about applying to an Australian graduate program of Actuarial Science (or Actuarial Practice or similar). My GPA is 3 out of 4 in the American system (A, B, C, D, F, etc), how does this score correspond to the Australian system? Here are a few programs I am thinking about, with their entry requirements normally at around 5 out of 7 or 65% in the Australian system: http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7420XMACTP http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-actuarial-practice https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/degrees-courses/postgraduate/masters/actuarial-studies#Entry-requirements https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2018/actuarial-studies-b6014#entry-requirements-2 Do you think my GPA can fulfill this overall requirement? Also, my GPA in the first two years was very very high, but in the last two years, it dropped quite a lot, for a variety of reasons combined. What should/can I do now, since I only have one semester left? Best and thank you all in advance, GPRW
  9. Currently, I'm a Junior at Texas A&M-Commerce, and will be applying for graduate school in December 2018. I'm a psychology major with an overall GPA of 3.9 and a major GPA of 4.0, with experience in independent study, research, and data analysis. I expect to graduate summa cum laude and receive good letters of recommendation from the professors with whom I've conducted research. However, I doubt that I will be able to achieve a high or even average score on the GRE. On all of the practice tests I've taken so far, I've done well in the verbal and written areas (156-160 on the verbal, and 5.0 on the written), but I've performed poorly on all the quantitative sections, receiving scores that ranged from 120-110. I know that with time and practice, I can improve my quantitative scores, but I am still unsure about my chances of getting into UT Southwestern's Clinical Psychology PhD program. Do any of you think that I could have a chance of getting an interview, or do you think I have better chances applying elsewhere?
  10. Hi everyone. I've been looking around this forum for awhile as I've been researching Ph.D. programs in political science, and I have a few questions regarding admissions. First, let me give you some background information on myself. I attend a decently ranked regional liberal arts college in the Northeast, and I have a 3.8 GPA. I'm majoring in history (3.93 GPA) and minoring in political science (4.0 GPA). I have not taken the GREs yet. I have, however, taken a practice test without studying to see where I need the most improvement, scoring a 152 V / 153 Q. I understand these scores are not great as I am not a strong standardized test taker. After a few months of preparation, I hope to score between 157 and 160 on both sections. I have zero publication experience and minimal research experience. I've presented research at two regional conferences and recently applied to present poli sci research at a third this November. Also, I've written a 40-page thesis paper (although it was a history paper). As for work experience, I've interned for political nonprofits and legislative offices and done archival work. I've heard that work experience doesn't matter much to admissions committees, though. I plan to apply to programs with exceptionally strong political behavior programs this fall. That being said, I have a few questions. 1. I'm worried about my GRE scores. Even though I haven't taken the official test yet, I can't see my score being above 315/320. I know various admissions websites claimed to look at the application as a whole, but I'm nervous that my application will be immediately scrapped. How influential are GRE scores in the overall decision? 2. What are some strong political behavior programs? As of right now, my list of schools include Duke, Columbia, UC San Diego, OSU, UC Davis, Minnesota, Northwestern, UVA, UFL, and UC Irvine. 3. While my current undergraduate institution is a decently ranked regional liberal arts college, I'm worried that it won't be prestigious enough to get into any of the schools listed above. Is this justified? 4. Because I go to a liberal arts college, it's difficult to find open research assistant positions. Is my minimal research and publication experience a large issue? 5. Like I said, I've heard that work experience doesn't count for much when applying to Ph.D. programs. Is this assumption correct? If my GRE scores exceed my expectations, I think I could be considered a strong candidate. Regardless, I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
  11. Does anyone know of SLP graduate programs that require an interview during the application process? It can be in person/phone/video chat. I only know of a few so far.
  12. Just wondering what the process is like to get licensed in a state that is different from the state you're attending graduate school in? Is this a difficult and pricey process? Also, can you do your CFY in a state that you did not attend grad school in?
  13. Hi all, I posted this is a different forum but wanted to share here. I've been working on a spreadsheet of where mod/con curators or directors got their education. This helped me as I have been deciding where to apply/where to attend. I looked mostly at museums I'm interested in working. Fascinating that for modern/contemporary at least, less that 20% have doctoral degrees. In order of most frequent: NYU, Courtauld, Columbia, Bard, Hunter, and Williams. Another consideration is how many students these programs have per year... Hope this helps someone else! It could be made into a google sheet if people want to contribute to it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii0568y5n50yysg/Modern%2FContemporary Curators (3).xlsx?dl=0
  14. Boston University MPH 2017

    I was admitted to the Boston University Master of Public Health program! Just out of curiosity, are any of you still uncertain about the concentration you've chosen? Do you think you might change your concentration after completing some course work? I'm just wondering if anybody else is in the same situation as I am. Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  15. It would be good to have a page dedicated to all the students of UMich. Hope we can all gather together here!
  16. Interview for potential job.

    I received an interview offer to become a Resident Director. I scheduled a phone interview and because I asked too late my interview is not this week, rather next week. However, I obtained the confirmation for the time and date...however I am expected to head over to the school for the interview. However, I don't have a car to make the 6 hour drive for the interview. I thought I stated a phone interview in my previous email and I suggested the time since I'm off from work on that day. Moreover, it gave me time before I picked up my cousins from school... I am going to call her directly. But how do I tell her this? I don't want the committee to think I'm lazy and stuff. I have commitments to make and cannot afford to head out on a short notice.
  17. Hello, I'm interested in the one year Master of Science in Public Policy program at NYU's Wagner School. It seems like a pretty unique program to me, and I'm having trouble finding any information about acceptance rates or thoughts on past applicants. etc. Does anyone have any thoughts about this program or is anyone else applying/does anyone know any admissions statistics? Thank you! - M
  18. NYU MPH vs. BU MPH

    I got into NYU and BU's MPH programs, but I'm having a hard time deciding which school to go to. I'm thinking of pursuing community health, though I may want to switch concentrations once I take the core classes. Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
  19. Does anyone have any additional information on the Manhattan campus for Adelphi? I know the classes are on Sundays. What are the professors like and how is the clinical experience? From what I understand, clinic would be done at Garden City. Any other additional information would be great. Also, how are externships? How many classes are taken in a semester? etc
  20. How is student life at the Boston University School of Public Health? Do people feel that they are constantly stressed? How is the workload? Do people feel that they have free time to pursue extracurricular activities?
  21. title. anyone have any experience or advice on what to talk about that is out of the ordinary? I have a general gist of what I am going to talk about it. But thought it would be worth the ask.
  22. Offer rescind possible ?

    Hi there ! This is my first post. So I am an international student who has been accepted into mathematics department at UCLA. In my application, for the last semester at my insti, I gave my grade point average as 9.5/10. I was taking two courses and was hoping that I would get a 10 and a 9, making the average 9.5. But unfortunately the grades in both the courses slipped up to a 9 and a 8 , making the average 8.5/10. I haven't informed them of this, and I was hoping that it wouldn't matter. I am going to get my visa next week, and I am really paranoid that my admission may get rescinded. What do you guys think ? Please be gentle
  23. Uncertain about MPH degree

    Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  24. Hi, all. I'm coming to you all in hopes of getting a few words of advice. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Sociology, minoring in Psychology. I'm 24 and it's time for me to make some serious decisions about graduate school. My "dream job" changed a few times over the course of the five years it took me to graduate but each of those jobs were in the same ball park. To make a long story short, those dreams of putting my degree to use as a Case Manger have sort of slipped into the past for one reason or another. Now, a degree in Sociology is almost useless without a lot of experience interning, job shadowing, etc.. Rather than going back to school to work toward a Master's degree in a related field I am considering switching routes and pursuing a career in Journalism. Has anyone switched from the social sciences to journalism? Have you had success? Would anyone recommend making this change?
  25. Cal State MSW programs

    I would like to invite anyone who has attended or is currently in a Cal State MSW program to please share your thoughts and experience on the program. As an applicant, I felt there wasn't enough information out there to make a decision on which schools would be a good fit for me. Some examples of questions I haven't found many answers to: What kind of social work interests you? Did/do you enjoy your overall program experience? What was faculty/staff like? What was the internship process and experience like? Is self-care emphasized in the program? Did/do you feel prepared going into the field? Thanks for sharing!