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  1. I submitted the Princeton University form late by 5 minutes. Now it's not showing me checklist on applyweb. Is it an automatic rejection then :/ are you guys able to see the checklist on applyweb portal?
  2. Hello all, I have applied to UBC, UofT, UAlberta, UOttawa, Queen's, Mcmaster for MS in CS programs. I am hoping to get admits from UBC and/or UofT. Here is my profile. I have no publications. Strong academics (8.65) from a good college from Gujarat,India. IELTS 8.0 bands. No GRE. 3 internship stints and 2 technical training stints. (2 of the internships were on Java and Cloud/ML) Strong leadership skills and extra-curricular activities as well. I have formed a strong SOP mentioning my clear vision and broad interests in the field of AI, ML , DL and CLoud computing , along with a few professors and their research groups. Any one admitted from UBC of UofT MscAC program if available to comment on my chances , Please do So! Also, I have heard that UBC and UofT conduct interviews before giving acceptance offers. What is asked in those interviews? If anyone experienced is available, please throw some light on the matter and please rate my chances if possible. Thankyou. Sagar Parikh Resume.pdf
  3. Hi! I’m new in this forum so I hope this is the right section where to post this. Well, to put it “short”, I have a BA in Modern languages (taken in Italy) with a “minor” in art history and would like to pursue my studies in this field, going on to a MA and possibly even a PhD (I don’t know why but it really fascinates me to do any kind of research and maybe even to teach it). The problem is that during my bachelor I only took monographic courses which gave me no general view on art history: I took a 1850-1950 art history module, one about Caravaggio, another one on Flemish art (1350-1650), one on six 20th Century Italian artists and a general module on Aesthetics. Plus, I wrote my dissertation on August Strindberg and his role as a painter. In terms of credits, I would be perfectly admissible for a MA in Europe; yet, as I said before, I don’t have an overview on art history and haven’t done those readings an art history student would do during a bachelor. I feel so ignorant for this. So my final simple question is: given my background, what kind of readings should I do? Do you have any particular books/textbooks I should/must read? I have already started to read “A world history of art” by Hugh Honour, but I’m sure it won’t suffice Thanks a lot for those who will try to help me!
  4. For those who are planning to obtain a master in this field, but are not planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the future, what are your plans for it? I am just curious. Thank you
  5. Hello, I am apply for mostly phD programs in statistics for fall 2018, and I would love to hear your thoughts on my profile. Undergraduate Institution: Top 40 USnews, public school; no statistics department, but math department is top 20 major: statistics GPA:3.732 in general, major GPA is 3.76 Ethnicity: International Asian Male (what I have heard is that my actual competition will be the applicants from my country, as opposed to applicants that went to undergraduate schools in the US ) GRE: 161 verbal, 166 quant, 4.5 writing Math GRE: did not take it TOEFL: I know this is not required since my undergraduate school is in the US, and I took my TOEFL in 2013, but still, just in case. 112 Programs Applying: phD in statistics, phD in biostatistics, ms in statistics Noticeable Courses Taken: all A's in freshman calculus series (4 courses, including multivariate), A's in linear algebra ( 2 courses, one elementary, the other applied upper division), 2 A-'s in real analysis (took two courses in a supposedly rigorous 3-course series), A in complex analysis, A- in a project-based big-data statistics course, A+ in computational statistic, A and B in a two-course mathematical statistic series, ABA in a 3-course probability/stochastic series, B+ in time series, A in numerical analysis, A in a project-based math programming course, A in financial mathematics. P(pass) in a graduate-level applied statistics course. Recommendation letters: one from the professor I took computational statistic with, also doing a reading course with him this quarter; one from a professor I took multiple statistics courses with; and one from the professor I took numerical analysis and math programming with. There first two professors are quite well-known in the statistics industry, although I doubt that their recommendations would be strong because of the usual high standards they set. The third professor is less well-known and his letter should be better than a generic letter. Research experience: had a big group project in which I build regression models on a Kaggle data-set, on which I developed most of the theory and did all of the coding; a walk-through research on a R-package on isotonic regression, had a 5-page long research report Professional experience: no experience in the industry so far, but I am looking into some data analysis internships after I graduate. Misc: I TA'ed a elementary statistics course for two quarters, and I also have TA'ed some calculus courses; the TA reviews were all quite good. I am graduating in the start of my 4th year as an undergraduate. It is unusual, but I am not too sure how this will things. If I do get into a masters program, I really hope to get enough funding and TA-ship to at least reduce my tuition: I just really want to be financially independent and not have my parents pay tuition anymore. Schools and programs I am applying to: OSU, UIUC, Florida State, UC Davis, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Purdue Pittsburg University, Rutgers UConn UC Irvine Texas A&M Texas Austin Northwestern Rice UCLA North Carolina Chapel Hill I am applying to phD in statistics to all of those schools above, phD in biostatistics if available, masters in statistics/biostatistics if enough funding is provided. The way I list these schools is the by how much I fit, Northwestern, Rice,UCLA, NC Chapel Hill are reaches; UIUC, OSU, Texas A&M, Texas Austin, Florida State, NC State, Iowa State are hopefully matches; and the rest are naively considered safeties for now. Concerns: I have had some B's in statistic courses; no GRE math score; research is not stellar; no professional experience; no strong recommendation letters. Please let me know your thoughts: what other schools should I apply to? what phD programs do I have a decent chance at ? what masters programs should I apply to, given that I really want some funding ? Thank you so much for your time and thoughts.
  6. Hello everyone, I am applicant from India wanting to apply for Masters program in Data Science/Data Analytics/Computational Chemical Engineering. My humble request is to review my profile and suggest me some universities I should target for applying to the Masters programs. Also, if someone could suggest any chances of obtaining a funded masters opportunity at some universities, it would be awesome ! Thanks in advance ! Profile: - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) with GPA of 9.3/10 - Major in Chemical Engineering with Minor in Computer Science and Engineering - 2 years and 3 months work experience as a Data Scientist and Analyst at a BigData Analytics startup - GRE Score : 320 (153 Verbal, 167 Quant, 5.0 in AWA ) out of 340 - TOEFL iBT Score : 116 out of 120
  7. I'm a current Senior at a small liberal arts school and I want to earn my Master's in Secondary English Education in NY. The problem is that every program I look at includes a looong list of prerequisite "General Educational Core" courses in which I'm supposed to have credits before I apply. Here's an example from Hofstra:Artistic Expression/Humanities (3 s.h.)Communication (3 s.h.)Information Retrieval or placement exam (0-3 s.h.)Concepts in History/Social Science (3 s.h.)Language other than English (3 s.h.)Scientific Processes (3 s.h.)Mathematical Processes (3 s.h.)Literature, Analysis and Written Expression (6 s.h.)The problem is that my college doesn't have core requirements and so I don't have any credits in over half of these areas! All the other NY schools I've looked at, including CUNY and SUNY, have similar lists. I have a 4.0 and can get excellent recommendations, but will I have any chance if I don't meet these prerequisites? I was already planning to take a gap year and, if need be, take community college courses to make up the credits I need, but looking at this list I'm not even sure if I can take all of these courses in a year! Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  8. I'm a current Senior at a small liberal arts school and I want to earn my Master's in Secondary English Education in NY. The problem is that every program I look at includes a looong list of prerequisite "General Educational Core" courses in which I'm supposed to have credits before I apply. Here's an example from Hofstra:Artistic Expression/Humanities (3 s.h.)Communication (3 s.h.)Information Retrieval or placement exam (0-3 s.h.)Concepts in History/Social Science (3 s.h.)Language other than English (3 s.h.)Scientific Processes (3 s.h.)Mathematical Processes (3 s.h.)Literature, Analysis and Written Expression (6 s.h.)The problem is that my college doesn't have core requirements and so I don't have any credits in over half of these areas! All the other NY schools I've looked at, including CUNY and SUNY, have similar lists. I have a 4.0 and can get excellent recommendations, but will I have any chance if I don't meet these prerequisites? I was already planning to take a gap year and, if need be, take community college courses to make up the credits I need, but looking at this list I'm not even sure if I can take all of these courses in a year! Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  9. References

    Has anyone applied to Ryerson's masters of professional communications program? If so does anyone know what type of references they are expecting? Are they expecting references from a tenured prof or a professional that has taught your courses or a contract worker? Thanks!
  10. Grad degree aim: MS in Computer science in USAMy GRE scoresVerbal: 157 Quant: 164AWA: 5.0Undergraduation: B.Tech in Computer Science at PESIT, BangaloreUG CGPA: 9.83 (Topper 9.91)Field of interest: Algorithms, Networking, Cloud securityInternships: 1) UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Partitioned Linux Containers based on Principle of Least Privilege and Principle of Privilege Separation. Achieved size reduction of around 96% in nginx Docker image, 87% in python image and 60% in appcontainers/mediawiki 2) PES UNIVERSITY Predicted perpetrator of terrorist attack based on target type, weapon type. Executed C4.5 and Factor Analysis of Mixed Data algorithms to analyze accuracy and achieved highest accuracy rate of 85% consistently in Scalable Vector Machines 3) MICROSOFT MOBILE INNOVATION LAB Developed a statistical web-based model using R that displayed a Steam Graph to represent the rate of severity of diseases in rural areas of India • Obtained an accuracy of 87% consistently in the rate of prediction Conferences and presentations1) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR ADVANCES IN COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATICS Presented poster on “Terrorism Analytics: To predict the perpetrator of a terrorist attack” 2)GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN COMPUTING Presented poster on “Data Leakage detection using Cloud Computing” Achievements : • Recipient of Google Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Computing • Deloitte Cyber Threat Collegiate competition first runner-up • Microsoft Imagine Cup top 10 pitches • Smart India Hackathon Innovation Award • Rank 2 at ACM Intercollegiate Programming Competition 2015 Amritapuri Regionals Recommendations: 1 strong and 2 moderate.Please help me classify the following universities as safe, ambitious or moderate:1) University of Wisconsin Madison 2) Stanford University3) University of Southern California4) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign5) Georgia Institute of Technology 6) Carnegie Mellon University Any suggestions for universities are also welcome. Thanks a lot!!
  11. I urgently need feedback on my SoP draft for my application for a Master's in Computer Science. Anyone willing to help? I'll PM the SoP to you. Thanks in advance
  12. Hi, I double majored in Dance and English at UCLA. I am wanting to use my dance theory background in literature. I am particularly interested in how site-specific dance work can be used a lens for characters in literature who propel the narrative with their physicality and inhuman capabilities. Especially plot impact when characters are held in some kind of captivity. For example: Puck and Ariel in Shakespeare and Catherine and Bertha from the Bronté sisters. I realize I'm doing some major genre-hopping so I also wonder about programs that would be more open to that. I'm also particularly interested in MA programs in the UK, but would be open to anywhere that would be a great fit. Thanks!
  13. I'm applying to MS Computer Science programs this fall. Wanted some feedback on what I could consider safe and reach schools. My undergraduate degree was an unrelated field at a fairly small liberal arts school in Washington, but I've taken a lot of foundational CS coursework at my local community college (all my relevant course work has been an A and one B, but some C's from 5+ years ago that are completely outside my major at this school bring my overall GPA down). GRE Scores: GPA: My CS coursework will include Calculus 1-3, Java and C++ Programming, Discrete Math, Elementary Computer Organization and Architecture, and Data Structures and Algorithms with a a few other elective CS classes.I graduated with my BA in 2015 and have some research experience in Cognition and Learning Labs with rats and risk behavior research, but no publications. I also have a minor in Studio Art. Project-wise, I made a third person maze game for a mobile game class (group project), but don't have many other side projects. I'm involved in my community college's robotics club this year which will complete in NASA's Swarmathon in spring and I'm doing a Hackathon which I assume will give me something for a resume, but I don't have any work experience in the computer science realm and don't have any non-school related solo projects. I am a tutor this year in my school’s CS department. I have some vague interest in Human Computer Interaction fields (knowing that my art/psychology background connects), but I don't really feel like I am familiar with all of the options to rule any thing else out. I'm also vaguely interested in AI and Data Analytics if I'm a good fit, but I'm sure there are other interesting areas I could connect with. My current school list include Georgia Tech (reach?), University of Wisconsin Madison (reach?), and University of Colorado Boulder (?). I have a lot more schools I'm researching, but I would appreciate any suggestions for schools to look at more closely if I would stand a chance of getting in or could qualify it as "safe."
  14. Hi guys, I haven't seen a topic for fall 2017 applicants for masters programs in business and i/o psych yet, so I thought I'd start one. Where is everyone applying? What are your credentials? What's the status on your application? These are the programs I'm applying to: - Master of Applied Positive Psychology - University of Pennsylvania - MA in IO Psychology - NYU - Masters in Computational Social Science - University of Chicago - MS in Marketing Science - Columbia - MS in Global Marketing Management - Boston University - MA in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation - Claremont Graduate University - MS in Human Resource Management and Development - NYU Regarding my credentials, I have a 3.96 GPA, lots of research experience, and 156V/158Q/5.5W on the GRE.
  15. I saw a similar question like this on this forum already and the responses encouraged the asker to be specific about their needs. I am happy to study in Europe or America (or somewhere else). My family resides in the Midwest of America. I want to use this degree in public policy work. I am fine with the degree title being combined with some other related focus that I’ve interest in. I am of Iranian desent, speak Farsi, Spanish and English. I want to learn about conflict and history in the Middle East as it pertains to the current conflicts Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey face, among other countries. I want to ultimately help inform the U.S. through public service work after obtaining this degree. Can you guys help me narrow my research down to a few schools that would be a good fit for me? Preferences: a school that provides funding. is in Europe or America. small classses. more papers than tests. thanks
  16. HGSE Masters to PhD

    I am applying to Harvard GSE's Ph.D. in Education. I have a bachelor's in history education and TESOL education from a low tier unversity and an online master's in curriculum and instruction. I am currently finishing up an Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) degree in Leadership and Cognitive Science which is 37 doctoral credits also from an online university. I am not super thrilled about my chances but know that the 37 doctoral credits will help me get my foot in the door. I am going to request that if I am not accepted, I want to be considered for an Ed.M. If I have an Ed.M from Harvard, will I have a better chance of getting into their PhD program after the 9 months? Obviously its not assured, but will I just be wasting 50-70k?
  17. Hi, I'm interested in pursuing a Communicatins degree for my masters. The only course that appeals to me is the one being offered by Ryerson. I'd like to study in Canada. Are there any other good colleges I should take a look at? I checked out McGill, Albera and British Columbia. Any leads will be helpful. Thank you!
  18. MS --> PhD

    Hello Everyone! This is my first post on GradCafe. Still not totally familiar with the platform but it seems very resourceful. I am currently working on a MS in Biology at a state school in CA. My thesis is focused on coronary artery disease. I intend to advance to the PhD level upon completion of my program. Not entirely certain what areas as of yet. I am leaning towards biomedical sciences or cell biology programs. I would like advice from those that have made the transition from the masters world to the PhD world. I suppose any person from any discipline can weigh in on this question. Do top-tier programs tend to not select students that already have a grad degree? Is it possible to finish sooner? Was there a significant lifestyle change? Anything else that you would like to add would be greatly appreciated!
  19. Hello, stat forum members! I hope some of you would be kind enough to go through this post. Undergrad Institution: India. Not one of the IITs. Major(s): Bachelors in Pharmacy GPA: ~3.4 Type of Student: International Student GRE General Test: Q: 166 V: 166 W: (waiting for official scores) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A Research Experience: No relevant research experience, I think. 1) Worked one summer in the chemistry lab. No publications. 2) Conducted a study in which I set out to evaluate the influence of personality traits on patient adherence. Unpublished but had an oral presentation in college. Not sure if it counts. Courses: Calc 1, 2 (A+)(covered in a one-semester course), Applied Math and Pharmaceutical Statistics(diff eq, laplace transformations and biostatistics) (A-) Computer Science (A), Operations Research (A+), Marketing Research Methodology (B+) Letters of Recommendation: One from calc professor and one from my chemistry lab advisor. Work experience: Have interned at pharmaceutical companies (one month in a production plant, and 4 months in the supply chain department). Not sure how much weightage that holds (if any) Applying to: MS Biostatisics Programs MS (tentative): U Columbia (Reach) U Minnesota (Reach) UT Health Science Center BU (MA Biostatistics) (Reach) Pittsburgh Vanderbilt (#1 choice overall) George Washington University (Reach) Ohio State University UIC Oregon State (MPH Biostatistics) Concerns: 1. Unsure if I my coursework meets the pre-requisites. 2. No research experience. 3. Obscure undergrad institution, bachelors in an unrelated field. I am aware that my overall profile is quite weak. I have been studying stats/biostats on my own but obviously I have quite little to show for it on paper, and of course programs would be (rightfully) skeptical of someone who claims to have "self-studied" a subject. I would really appreciate if someone could honestly evaluate my chances of getting into the universities listed above. Should I aim at even lower ranked programs? Should I wait one year and try to beef up my application (by perhaps giving the subject test)? In what other way can I improve my application? Thanks!
  20. Hi everyone, I need some advice on what to do for the next year before I apply to Statistics MS programs. I am potentially interested in PhD Statistics or Machine Learning programs and thus I know that my MS program ranking could influence my future application. I also am wary of going to a sub top-10 program since I'm scared I might end up spending quite a lot of money on the program without substantially increasing my future chances at PhD programs. My main issue is that I have weak Math grades (~3.2), with some particularly weak grades in core courses like Linear Algebra (B-), Functional Analysis (C), and ODEs (C+) (11 math courses total). A B-B+ math student in my other courses would sum it up. I have taken a class through Harvard Extension covering some of this, particularly Linear Algebra, Real Analysis and Multivariable Calc, achieving an A. I just don't know if this will be sufficient to convince MS committees that I can do math. I have excellent grades in my Statistics coursework (~3.8) (10 courses) and a good, but not great, overall GPA (~3.7) from a Top 3 Public. I also graduated Phi Beta Kappa if that means anything. As far as everything else, I have near perfect GRE scores (167+ for each section, 5+ for AWA) as well as 3 strong letters from Statistics professors. Domestic male student. Questions: 1. Is there any benefit to continue taking extension courses to rectify past coursework performance? I'm planning to take a proof-based course in convex optimization in 3-4 months. I can't find any program that offers Functional Analysis or ODEs through extension and I'm working, so I'm not able to go back for undergrad classes, even if they would let me enroll. 2. Is taking, and doing well, on the Math GRE Subject test something to consider, even though Stats MS programs don't require it? 3. Are authorships in industry-oriented statistical publications worthwhile to pursue? My job might allow me to pursue publications with applied researchers in my company within the next year. Any advice that you can give me at this point to improve my chances for top programs (I'm aiming for Stanford, UWash, and UChicago) would be appreciated! Thanks!
  21. Masters in Clinical Psychology

    Hey, My name is Akshita and I am currently studying Applied Psychology in India, at undergrad level. I plan to pursue a masters degree in Clinical Psychology in either the US or Canada. I wanted to know: 1. whether clinical psychology has a functional masters degree or it is the Doctoral degree for it? 2. Is it possible to apply to the Doctoral degree straight after my undergrad or should I have work experience for atleast a year prior to it? 3. what is better, whether to go for doctoral after my undergrad or first do a masters and then the doctoral? 4. what is the difference between a phD and a doctoral degree? 5. does clinical psychology require a subject GRE test? I appreciate the help and guidance. Thanks!
  22. Fall 18 applicants OR/ISE/MSE

    Hi Everyone! Saw a very informative thread with some active discussion for Fall 17 (link above) so thought I should replicate it for Fall 18. Lets get to know each other better!
  23. Profile Evaluation MS in CS

    Grad degree aim: MS in Computer science in USAMy GRE scoresVerbal: 157 Quant: 164AWA: 5.0Undergraduation: B.Tech in Computer Science at PESIT, BangaloreUG CGPA: 9.83 (Topper 9.91)Field of interest: Algorithms, Networking, Cloud securityInternships: 1) UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Partitioned Linux Containers based on Principle of Least Privilege and Principle of Privilege Separation. Achieved size reduction of around 96% in nginx Docker image, 87% in python image and 60% in appcontainers/mediawiki 2) PES UNIVERSITY Predicted perpetrator of terrorist attack based on target type, weapon type. Executed C4.5 and Factor Analysis of Mixed Data algorithms to analyze accuracy and achieved highest accuracy rate of 85% consistently in Scalable Vector Machines 3) MICROSOFT MOBILE INNOVATION LAB Developed a statistical web-based model using R that displayed a Steam Graph to represent the rate of severity of diseases in rural areas of India • Obtained an accuracy of 87% consistently in the rate of prediction Conferences and presentations1) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR ADVANCES IN COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATICS Presented poster on “Terrorism Analytics: To predict the perpetrator of a terrorist attack” 2)GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN COMPUTING Presented poster on “Data Leakage detection using Cloud Computing” Achievements : • Recipient of Google Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Computing • Deloitte Cyber Threat Collegiate competition first runner-up • Microsoft Imagine Cup top 10 pitches • Smart India Hackathon Innovation Award • Rank 2 at ACM Intercollegiate Programming Competition 2015 Amritapuri Regionals Recommendations: 1 strong and 2 moderate.Please help me classify the following universities as safe, ambitious or moderate:1) University of Wisconsin Madison 2) University of Texas Austin3) University of Texas Arlington4) University of Southern California5) University of Massachusetts Amherst6) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign7) University of California Los Angeles8) Purdue University9) Georgia Institute of Technology 10) Carnegie Mellon UniversityAny suggestions for universities are also welcome. Thanks a lot!!
  24. I will be applying for Masters (and possibly some PhDs) in Statistics for Fall of 2018. I was hoping to hear how competitive my profile is at some of my target schools. Stanford (MS) is my dream school, so I'm most interested in feedback there. I'm concerned about whether to retake the GRE, since the average listed score at Stanford is a perfect score (97%). Undergrad Institution: Top 5 Public Ivy (Ranking: ~top 30-35 nationally overall, roughly top 20 in stats) Cum GPA: 3.89 Major: Statistics (3.84*), Psychology (4.0*), both B.S. *Only explicitly includes stats/psych department classes, respectively. Excludes math, astronomy, physics, & related classes that counted towards my majors, which would likely bump up my stat GPA a bit. Type of Student: Domestic White Male (DWM) from the south. GRE: 167 (93%) Quant, 164 (94%) Verbal Research/Work Experience: ~1.5 years as a statistician at a large research company. Have worked on surveys / projects with institutions such as the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and other government bureaus. Project topics include criminology and victimization, drug usage, and general health. I presented at a large statistical conference recently (published a proceedings paper). I did some very minor research during my undergraduate classes. Awards/Recognition: Phi Beta Kappa. Dean's List GPA (3.5+) every semester. Inducted into Phi Sigma Pi Honors fraternity. Nominated for junior statistician award by coworker (winner not announced yet). Applying to: Statistics/Biostatistics, Masters (maybe PhD) Dream: Stanford (M.S.) - Statistics Reach: University of Chicago (M.S.) - Statistics** Harvard (M.S.) - Biostatistics** UC-Berkeley (M.A.) - Statistics Match: University of North Carolina (M.S.) - Biostatistics** University of Michigan (M.S.) - Statistics** NC State (M.S.) - Statistics (also looking at Advanced Analytics/Data Science) **May consider PhD, depending on how competitive I am at program