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  1. Hey everyone, I am an international student and I have received 2 offers from UCLA and Minnesota for my masters in Biostatistics program. I would like to know which is better program for Biostatistics. My priorities right now are job prospects and good teaching faculties. I will be taking out a loan to fund my masters program so I will need to secure a decent paying job after I complete my program. I researched a lot and found out that Minnesota is a better and cheaper program in comparison to UCLA but UCLA has a major location advantage which might improve my chances for a job/internship. I am completely confused and would really appreciate your insights. Moreover, I understand that most of the masters students do not receive any teaching/research assistantships in their 1st year but do a significant amount of masters students secure any form of assistantship in their final year of the program [This would help me fund my masters program]?
  2. Hi! I have received admissions to a few MS in Biostat programs, and I narrowed down to UNC and Duke. I am an international student and hope to find a job in the bioindustry in the US after graduation, and I currently have almost no intention of pursuing a PhD in Biostat. In college, I majored in biomed and took an interdisciplinary program on Biostat, which covered the math prerequisites and also Intro to Stat, Intermediate Stat, and some programming courses in R and SAS. The pros and cons of the 2 programs for me are as follows: UNC Pro - Better program reputation - Solid training - Leaves the door open for PhD opportunities - Chapel Hill is a safer area Con - Courses are very rigorous, not sure if a non-stats background like me can handle - Funding is limited so RA positions are competitive, some people end up as volunteers - Most students continue to a PhD degree so not much assistance in finding a job - Unsure of employment rate for non-PhD pursuing people Duke (w/ 2.5k scholarship) Pro - Better school reputation - Many faculties to do paid RA for master's project - Career coaching sessions, heard that employment rate for non-PhD pursuing was nearly 100% - More alumni connection in the industry Con - Unsure of course quality - The discrimination incident What concerns me most about UNC is the course load, I'm afraid I can handle it. Surely, going to Duke would cause less academic pressure, but I still hope to learn useful things to prepare me well for my future career. I wonder whether the program reputation will affect landing a job significantly? Please give me some advice, I'm currently torn between the two, and Duke wants us to reply earlier. I appreciate any reply!
  3. Hello everyone! I've been doing as much research as possible about applying to the master's programs for medical illustration and I came across this thread. I see that there's been a thread regarding this topic every year so I figure I'll add to it as well. Is anyone else in the process of applying that would like to share their experience as well? I love hearing about others that go through the same process as me because I don't know any that do currently. It would be nice to share ideas and experiences :). I sent my application to Hopkins, UIC, and Augusta. I heard back from Hopkins but nothing from the other two schools and I'm hoping for the best. The waiting period stress me out. Also, if anyone has gotten through the process and would like to give me some interview tips or what to show for your sketchbook I would greatly appreciate it!
  4. Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has gotten into Baylor's Masters Online SLP Program and how competitive is it. I just did an informational webinar for prospective students. I live in Dallas, TX so I know that the tuition will not be too much but still expensive. I currently go to Texas Woman's University majoring in Health Studies. I was going for Occupational Therapy but I have more of a love for Speech-Language Pathology. Also, could you provide your stats? I'm trying to see if I have a change. Thanks!
  5. Hi everyone! I know that there are people that have already hear back from SJSU's SLP Master's program, but for us that haven't... Does anyone know what's going on? Are they still sending out acceptances or is their cohort already full? If you have any information, please share
  6. Hello everyone, I am looking to apply to graduate school for this upcoming fall (2019). I would really like to find an M.A anthropology program with available funding. My academic interests coalesce around such topics as ethnohistory, ethnography, identity, cultural exchange, experience, and visual anthropology. The intersection between anthropology, critical history, and the dynamic human experience of the individual is central to my worldview and shapes what I envision for myself in terms of future study and research. I also have strong tilt towards South Asia, as I have completed numerous research programs in northern India. I also speak intermediate Hindi. Given these thoughts, I was wondering if people had any Master's programs in mind that they would like to recommend. I'm not opposed to hearing Ph.D program recommendations either, but it is the funded M.A programs I am having trouble finding. I am also open to considering non-anthropology programs that deal closely with the subjects I mentioned above. Thanks! Austin
  7. Hello everyone, Good day. please is it a must to sit for the Graduate record Examination( GRE) in securing an admission with a college in America for a Masters Program? Thanks.
  8. Greetings Linguists, I'm trying to decide between a few master's programs and I need your help. The programs are: BU: master's in Linguistics http://ling.bu.edu/grad/degrees/ling-ma UChicago:MAPH https://maph.uchicago.edu/ Edinburgh: (taught) MSc Linguistics http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/17-18/dpt/ptmsclingu1f.htm MA programs in Spain Other European and Canadian programs will probably not admit me because of my lack of background in linguistics (more about that here ) I'm hoping to apply to PhD programs after my MA studies. I'm not exactly sure about my interests right now and I'm looking to get exposure to different sub-fields. I do find phonetics interesting though. So, does anyone here have experience with any of the above programs or know what the graduates from the above programs end up doing? Also, about the Edinburgh one, how are the British (taught) masters programs different from the American ones? Which is more likely to give me a (bigger) boost when applying to PhD program in the future? The Edinburgh one looks like students might be taking 9 courses per semester on average (not to mention if you choose to take fewer courses during the second semester in order to work on the thesis), which sounds like a lot. Is it doable? *The programs are all one-year programs. I know one-year programs are not ideal in terms of application to PhD programs, but I don't have enough funding for 2+year programs. Any more last minute programs to apply to? All comments welcome. Thank you
  9. Hi, I was accepted to UT HSC Knoxville SLP Masters Program. I was wondering if anyone could give me insight on their program and/or Knoxville in general. So excited!
  10. Hello all, So, I have a tough decision to make. I have struggled to find out what I want to do as a career then I came across SLP. I researched it and learned about it from my sister, who just passed her PRAXIS for SLP. I knew this would be something I would enjoy doing. I love the idea of it, it is very interesting to me, I love working with kids, and I would like to work in a hospital or school. However, I do not have a very good GPA and I am nervous about being screwed in life if I don't end up getting into a masters program for SLP even if I reapply and don't get in because I don't want to be reapplying for years and years. My GPA is 3.04 right now entering my spring semester as a junior, it is low due to me starting out in biology and figuring out that is not for me, I also didn't have good study habits and didn't try as hard as i could have. My first semester of this junior year I did get a 3.8 GPA and took a language development and communicative disorders class and got an A in that. My current university does not offer CSD major, so I am trying to decide if i should transfer to university of Minnesota Twin-cities and further pursue this or find something else like Athletic training which I am also considering as my other choice if I choose not to go the SLP route. Also, if I did transfer it would be 4 semesters of work to graduate with a Speech language hearing sciences degree which is the same as CSD. Is it possible for me to get into a program? I am a male by the way, so I don't know how much of an advantage that gives me in the selection process because I see there are few males in the profession. I have read posts like mine where people have gotten in with low GPA's with bolstering other things like GRE and experience but I am just nervous because I feel like that is only a couple people and that doesn't mean it would happen for me. Any help or suggestions would be great!
  11. For those who applied to schools in NY, when do we usually hear from the schools? About everyone I know who applied has heard something from a school (interviews, waitlists, rejections, etc) and I have yet to hear from any school about anything. I know NYU recently sent out their first batch of acceptances and someone I know just got rejected. Also, Adelphi has notified some people already. The wait is killing me! Does anyone know when the first wave of decisions are usually sent out and the second wave and so on? I'm feeling more anxious that I haven't heard from any of the 9 schools I applied to yet.
  12. Hello everyone! I am in the second semester of my first year of my Master's degree (MS in Exercise Physiology, graduating in May 2018). I got a bad concussion at the end of my first semester (November 2016). I'm still having really bad symptoms (dizziness, nausea, trouble concentration, problems spelling and typing, etc.) I am taking 9 hours (3 classes, full-time). I had a 4.0 my first semester. I am working with a concussion doctor. Two of my classes are pretty easy for me to keep up. In one class, all of our work is outside class (presentations worked on outside of class, our exams are essays we have a week to do, etc) and it is only once a week for 2.5 hours. My second class is a sports psychology class. Most of our grade is based on our psychology papers (done outside of class) and we have many assignments we do outside of class to prepare for class discussion. We have 2 exams, but they are mostly essay based and I am getting extended time if necessary (I have not taken the first exam yet). My third class.... I'm struggling. I know all of the information, but I am having so much trouble concentrating (due to migraines and nausea) and retaining information that I didn't do well on my first exam. I also was having trouble trying to understand the questions on the exam (confusion due to concussion). About 80% of our grades are exams in this class. I know the professor well (I had him twice in undergrad) so I... basically cried in his office about how frustrated and sick I am. He basically said that there is no shame in withdrawing and that I should not ruin my GPA because I was not able to keep up with the work. Thankfully, the second exam is not until before the withdrawal date. He is willing to let me take the exam by myself and give me extra time if necessary. If I don't do well enough to salvage my grade, I can withdrawal. I'm worried because I want to apply to PhD programs (Ohio State being my #1). I'm worried about how bad a W would look... I don't know if it would be better to finish out the class and take the grade I get.. I don't know. I'm just really anxious about having a W. Any advice would be appreciated!!
  13. My plan A is to get accepted into a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology, and become a licensed psychologist. If I only get accepted into Master's programs, I am wondering whether a Master's in Counseling Psychology versus a Master's in Clinical Psychology would be better? For reference, my undergraduate degree is in Special Education w/core hours in Psychology. I meet prerequisites, but I don't have research experience. I want to do as much research as possible, which is why a Clinical program may be ideal for me. My research interests are mainly in Health Psychology, chronic disease, and disability which seem to be well suited for clinical psychology. If I did a Master's in Clinical Psych I would go on to complete a doctoral program. Here are some of my pros and cons: Counseling Psychology MS: Can apply to doctoral program during second year, essentially transferring to doctoral (potentially.) Less likely to be a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA.) More likely to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.) Housed in larger universities. Shorter time to Ph.d Clinical Psychology MS: Research seems to be better suited for my interests. Faster time to completion. Can go on to complete doctoral study in a medical center. Clear path to be LPA. Clinical doctoral programs are notoriously difficult to get into/may time a lot of time and money. Will take longer to Ph.d I would love any input from people that have completed Master's programs, or are applying to them. TIA!
  14. Hello I am in need of some advice on what to do to get into an Occupational Therapy program. I am currently an undergraduate student and am graduating soon with a 2.75 GPA. I have taken all my pre req's for OT schools and finishing up some this coming semester. I don't have too many observation hours but am working on it. My question is, if I do not get into an OT program, which would it be better for me to do in order to have higher chances of getting in when I apply again: Option #1. Complete an OTA program, get an associated degree in OTA, and work in the OT field Option #2. Complete a masters program in one of the following (health sciences, public health, behavioral science). Aim so have a better GPA in my masters program and then re apply to OT schools. My only concern with option #1, is that and OTA program give you an associates degree, and I feel like that's taking one step back instead of taking one step forward,--like a masters program. However, I can also see that an OTA program does take you one step closer to the OT field. Would my GPA from the OTA program count and help me, in the decision of getting into an OT program?
  15. So the title says it all.... what sort of questions are important to ask? I have a list I've compiled of my own questions (maybe 15-20 in total), but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything and am wholly prepared for this event. What sorts of experiences have you had? Any essential questions?
  16. So it's April and it's time to get down to business. I've gotten over the grueling process of getting in, but now I'm having a hard time choosing a program between CSULA, CSUF and CSULB. I'm more interested in the more medical/neurology aspect of speech and I eventually want to complete my Ph.D. WHERE where, oh where??
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