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I finished my BA last spring and I am applying for graduate programs for the fall of 2020. I am interested in studying metaphysics and logic. I am a big fan of David Lewis. The analysis of possibility, ontology, formal systems, and the metaphysics of science are each contenders for my chief philosophical interest. I do not know which programs I should be applying for. I plan on applying to a couple of terminal MA programs for general philosophy. I would like also to pursue MA/PhD programs and those programs with a strong faculty for metaphysics. Most of the programs I would like to apply to, given their faculties best suit my interests, are quite nice. That's a problem for me. My credentials are a mixed bag. GPA BA -3.27 GRE 168/165/5.5 I seriously doubt the letters will be that strong. I had no issues in my courses but I withdrew for an extended period of time as per my financial disposition. While away from school, all my best candidate letter writers either passed on or moved out of the discipline. The rest just haven't instructed a course with me in too many years. I am confident in the quality of my writing sample. I plan on applying to the following schools: Syracuse Norther Illinois Houston NYU Tufts Rutgers Southern California I am under the impression I should apply to more schools. I don't know which ones though. I have already done considerable research (mostly by reading phil articles in journals) to find good matches at say Syracuse (Dowell, Heller) or Tufts (Denby). Now, I am running short on ideas. Also, I don't even know how practical or strong my list really is. Am I applying to too strong of programs? Should I give up on PhD programs? Does anyone have any input otherwise? Any is appreciated. Thank you.
Hello guys, Im a biology student and i´ve always been convicted that I wanted to work with animal, and when I entered university I became fascinated with this kind of underrated class of animals. I started to work at the uni's herpetology lab and I'm very glad on making that decision. It was all roses and flowers, then I had to start thinking about the infamous completion of course work. My advisor told me he would help me on whatever I wanted to write about, on fieldwork, sampling and everything. At first I liked the freedom he gave me, but when i came to think of it, I'd have prefered that he had chosen for me. I really dont know wich way should I go. I live in a country with the huggest anurans biodiversity in the world,Brazil ( meu Brasa) making my decision even harder. To summer up,I have no idea what i want to study, anfiibian, reptiles, reprodution, communities. So, Has anyone here been through it? Advices, ideas, and if you are facing the same problem, please, show yourself (first topic btw..)
Hey guys, I am a new grad student and today i went to talk to my adviser and i was crashed hard by what he said. We will talking about possible topics of my interest and he ask me questions like what is your independent and dependent variables, types of research. I couldnt answer because i have not touch any of those courses yet. So he was surprise that i have no background. Am i the only on thinking i was this bad ? or was he just pushing me hard ? Also is there anyone that can help me with my purpose statement ? i have ideas but it just dont look right when i put them together . ( and figuring what is DV and IV) Really appreciate it
Hi everyone. I am in my 2nd class in my graduate program (MS Legal Studies/Criminal Justice), and I am required to complete a large paper. I HAVE NO IDEAS, the Criminal Justice spectrum is just too large for me to choose. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can narrow down my options? About me: I'm a 25 year old female, a corrections officer at state prison (male inmates only), I am in the National Guard, and I am interested in basically everything, which makes choosing a topic difficult. Thanks!