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  1. alfredandozzie

    Am I Being Too Ambitious?

    Hi, I'm just looking for some realistic advice. I graduated this May with a BA in Art History and Anthropology. My long term goals are to become a curator, preferably for a mid-range college museum or gallery. I am looking to apply to grad school for Fall 2020 admission. I am in the fairly early stages of exploring programs though I have a pretty good idea of what I want from a program. I am focused on modern to contemporary art (basically 1960s onward). I haven't nailed down my specific geographic focus between African and Western so I am open to programs with focuses on both regions. I am leaning towards Western art simply because I am a white woman and the African art field seems to be flooded with people like me and that gives me pause. Regardless, the programs that appeal most to me are top ten to top 20 programs, however, I think it's important that I stay realistic with my goals so I don't end up wasting a bunch of time and money on programs that I have no chance of getting into. Essentially, I went to a low-level state school (in the UNC system) and had a really crappy first year so I ended up with a 3.3 overall GPA. Luckily I didn't discover Art History until my second year so my Art History GPA is 3.85. But I haven't really done any research outside of class and I didn't graduate with any form of honors. I do have 2.5 years of experience in the museum field and I am hoping to work or intern in the field during the intermittent year before I enter school. The majority of my experience is within registration however and I have no curatorial experience as of now. I haven't taken the GRE yet but I expect I will do well as I a fairly good at standardized tests. I know I have at least two very strong recommendation letters and a third that should also be fairly strong. The programs that really appeal to me are Williams, Columbia, Bard, NYU, CUNY, Tufts, and the University of Bologna has a very interesting program taught half in English and in French. The idea of completing a terminal MA prior to a PHD appeals to me for the chance to bump myself up a bit. Basically, how ambitious can I be? Sorry for the long read, I really hope someone gets back to me. Thanks in advance!
  2. This is my 4th time applying to grad school. I have been wait listed or denied everywhere I have applied for the last 4 years. For 3 of the 4 years I have worked and tried to do something in the field of speech pathology or close to it. I was a teachers aide for one year and the last 2 years I have worked in Florida at a middle school under a provisional license as a SLP maintaining a caseload of 70 students, writing IEP's, completing evaluations, working with AAC, etc. I had all the roles and responsibilities of a Masters Level SLP, but I was under the provisional license. I've had strong letters of recommendation written for me, I'd like to think my statement of purpose was strong as I had it edited by tons and tons of SLP's in the school district I am working in currently. In undergrad I was involved in CSD groups, had a job through the university mentoring incoming CSD freshman. My cumulative GPA was a 3.2, my GRE was verbal- 145, qualitative- 145, writing- 4. I am so frustrated being denied over and over again. When do you throw in the towel and say this just isn't meant for me? Although, it is also your biggest passion.
  3. Macy

    Psy.D vs. Masters

    Hello! I am a senior psychology student at Texas A&M. After graduation, I want to work in a clinical setting where I can work one on one with patients in talk therapy. Perhaps in marriage and family - more along the lines of counseling psychology. I am stuck between pursuing a Psy.D or a Master’s degree. As I’m not sure which is the better fit. Let me know what you guys think
  4. DAM

    2019 MPH CANADA

    Hello, As Public Health applications will be opening soon (depending on when you're applying to of course) and being the thread for last year was already released months before this, I jumped the gun and thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of Public Health applications would be helpful. I also find it helpful to know who's applying where I'm excited to start this journey and I'm hoping we all see acceptance letters/emails in under a year! Schools/programs I plan to apply to: UBC MPH UBC MSc in PPH (already have my eye on a supervisor though) SFU MPH U of Manitoba MScPH
  5. Hello Everyone, I have obtained my bachelor's degree (BSc) in Business Information Systems from a UK University. Now I want to apply for a Masters in Computer Science for Top Schools in the US and Canada. The problem is that I did not study math during my bachelor's degree. I have a GRE score of (V-157, Q-165) and 2 years of experience in Software Engineering and a GPA of 3.6. I want to know my chances of admission to top schools for MS in CS. Can you give me some advice and tell me approximate chances of admission?
  6. Kratzjj

    CSULA vs SFSU MA Philosophy

    I was recently accepted to both philosophy programs. I am having a hard time deciding on which program would be best for me in the long run. My main interest is philosophy of mind (consciousness, explanatory gap, phenomenal character of experiences, nature of self, mind-body problem, panpsychism, etc) Which school is better!? I’m mostly curious about faculty and how they interact with students. 
  7. Hi. I have two degrees in engineering - my Masters was in Petroleum from 3 years ago. After the downturn of the oil and gas industry and also a desire to pursue a career that is less hazardous to the environment - and after many years of loving literature - I have decided to pursue my Masters in English Literature. How do I approach this in my statement of purpose? I love research and I have wanted to study literature since I was in school but did not due to various fears. I also found out about postcolonial literature a few years back and this is what I want to focus on. Note: This decision was made after proper deliberation.
  8. Hi all, I'm deciding between Columbia's Masters of Science in Business Analytics and University of Michigan's Masters of Science in Data Science program. Since they are in different industries, I'm very conflicted. I got waitlisted from NYU and UW Data Science, got accepted to Cornell's MPS in Applied Statistics (Data Science), ORIE at Cornell Tech, and Georgetown Analytics. Still waiting from Brown, PENN, LSE Data Science. Economics major and Statistics minor at a top 3 liberal arts college, with some cs background. I think my end goal is working as a data scientist at a consulting/finance firm, but I'm open to other data science roles. Not interested in PhD. I was leaning towards Michigan because of technical complexity, so I'll have a wide variety of career options, but everyone's telling me to choose Columbia because of its name value, resources, and geographical advantage (i.e. recruiting and networking). I have a week to decide - any advice/input would be appreciated!!! Thank you!
  9. I finally settled in what I want to do after my undergrad degree which is a masters in counselling. After numerous hours of research trying to find a silver lining in this dire situation of mine, I finally accepted the fact that my inadequate GPA (3.2) and lack of research lab experience is not competitive enough to join this race. What I do have is 400 hours of experience working with people living with disabilities (physical, cognitive, and psychiatric) and another 400 hours to be completed this coming school year (my 5th year in psychology). Alongside completing the additional 400 hours this coming september-april, I will also be completing required courses to finish my program. Basically, I want to retake some courses that I didn't do so well in, take other courses to bump my GPA, and gain more research experience. My 5th year is already swamped with things I need to do, therefore I will need a sixth year to accomplish the abovementioned. In conjunction with the shame of needing a sixth year, I am worried whether needing six years to complete my undegrad will have any effects on my chances of getting into masters in counselling in Canada? Any tips or insight will help this stressed avocado. (Additional info if necessary: After my degree, I'm hoping to apply to MA (ED) counselling psychology in University of Ottawa, but beggars can't be choosers)
  10. I was recently accepted to both philosophy programs. I am having a hard time deciding on which program would be best for me in the long run. My main interest is philosophy of mind (consciousness, explanatory gap, phenomenal character of experiences, nature of self, mind body problem, panpsychism, etc) Which school is better!? I’m also curious about faculty and how they interact with students.
  11. Hi! I've sent the documents to TUM by a courier company knowing that they would arrive faster. However I was contacted today that there has been some delays and my documents will reach TUM's admissions office on Monday. The deadline is today and there is no way I can get now on a plane and submit the documents in person. Has anybody been in this situation? Am I completely screwed and have to apply the nest period for the summer semester?
  12. history45678

    History MA Programs

    I'm fairly new to grad cafe so sorry if I'm doing this wrong but I need some advice. I'm an aspiring history professor but I only have one language under my belt (French) and know that I definitely need to pick up Latin before applying to Ph.D. programs. I also have an average undergraduate background and would like to improve my chances of getting into a top 30 history Ph.D. program. That being said, I realize that some of the programs I'm applying to will be a reach. I'm looking into getting my MA in either history or medieval studies. I'll detail some of my academic background below Some of my research interests: Medieval and early modern Europe, Women/gender/sexuality (this is the most prominent), Historical theology/church history, historical perceptions of witchcraft and magic, history of literature and culture (specifically Arthurian studies, folklore, and fairytales), female monarchs GPA: 3.58 (with a strong upward trend and a 3.85 history GPA). Other: haven't taken the GRE yet, currently completing an undergraduate honors thesis relevant to what I want to study in graduate school, participated in a study abroad research program which excavated medieval ruins in Italy TLDR: I'm looking into history and medieval studies MA programs and would like feedback if anyone has knowledge about the reputation of these programs or can recommend others. History MAs: -Baylor University -University of Missouri (although the POI I'm looking into doesn't seem to be taking students at the moment) -University of New Mexico -Syracuse -Clemson -Colorado at Boulder -UNC Charlotte -Tufts -Claremont -U Chicago MAPSS (I've heard so many mixed reviews on this program) -St. Andrews (also looking into other UK programs but I'm not sure I can afford it) Medieval Studies: -U Conn -Fordham -Colombia -SMU -St. Andrews
  13. Hi! I am planning to apply masters program in Engineering this year. The question is I do not know which engineering area is interesting me. Now I am studying at 3rd year and majoring at B.Eng. in Construction and Civil Engineering. To be more detailed, my specialization will be translated into English as "Manufacturing of building materials, products and structures", so it is closely to Materials Science. Today I searched some universities in Canada and find that Civil Engineering is divided to another specialist as Transportation, Mining, Environmental, etc Engineering and this information made me confused. At high school and first course I was very interested in Chemistry, but then I was interested in Construction Materials, and now I do not know what to choose. If someone can help with that please, give me some advice. Thank you!
  14. 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!!
  15. I’m applying for an MA in English for spring entrance, and I have a question. The app says academic writing samples should be between 10 and 20 pages long. All my academic samples (lit analysis, not creative writing) are 8 pages at most. Should I submit two? Try and extend one? Or submit one as is and hope for the best? Any advice would be lovely!
  16. I applied to a number of MASC Electrical Engineering Graduate programs in Canada for the September Intakes and have been unfortunately rejected by all of them. I am applying to a few schools now for the MENG program for the January 2020 Intake and am considering re-applying to a couple of the schools that rejected me for this program as well. Would it make sense to re-apply to these schools for the MENG program or would it be a waste of time and money? I honestly thought my application was strong enough to warrant an acceptance into the MASC program but that was not the case. Would the MENG program be 'easier' to get into by any means? Thanks in advance for any advice that you can give me.
  17. Yanish

    ESCP vs ESADE ?

    Hi, my name is Yanish Patwari and I am from India. I have received the following offers: 1. ESADE - Msc Marketing Management 2. ESCP - Msc in Marketing & Creativity I am confused and need help to chose the right college. Background: I have completed a bachelor in commerce. Post which i have worked in a research and consultancy firm. Currently i am working in my family business and this is the place where i have gained majority of my experience in marketing. I have a strong academic background. My GMAT score stands at 710. Short term goal - Secure a job in a marketing role in an FMCG organization Long term goal - Start something of my own, either in India or Outside Please help
  18. Bella95

    MPP - SFU vs UoT

    Hi everyone! I got accepted to both SFU and UoT for the masters of public policy program. I’m having a hard time deciding between the programs. I think my quality of life will be better in Vancouver as my friends and family are here, but I know UoT is more prestigious and I’m not sure if this will help with my future goals. In the long term, I’d like to change the policy around mental health services in communities and in prisons. Any advice??
  19. Hello. I recently took the GRE and got a score that I thought was pretty good: 166Q / 164V / 4.5 AWA. I would like to aim for a top 10 program and I've heard that 166Q is too low for these programs and that 167/168 on GRE Quant should be the aim. Is this true? Does 1 or 2 points really make that much of a difference for operations research / management science master's programs? It seems a bit ridiculous to study another month or so just to bring up my score by 2 points, but I'm not sure whether this is actually what's required of applicants these days. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
  20. Undergrad Institution: Private liberal arts university in Texas Major(s): Biology GPA: 3.37 Type of Student: Domestic, URM, Female GRE General Test: Have not taken yet Programs Applying: Masters in Statistics or Biostatistics Research Experience: Led my own research study on vertebrate reproductive physiology, never published but data collected has been used on several published papers. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 3 grants awarded from three different academic societies, presented at 11 conferences (2 awards), published in an undergraduate research journal (JSOURCE). Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked in a hospital pathology lab for 3 years after graduation because I thought I wanted to be a physician (hated it) and am now working in accounting and business. Do some light analysis using Power BI and excel for company. Letters of Recommendation: Going to ask my former Statistics prof who is also the dean of department, my former research adviser and one of the pathologists I worked with at hospital. Math/Statistics Grades: Calculus (B) Stats (B+). Plan on taking remaining pre-reqs. Have already signed up for Calc II and intro to programming. Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Do a lot of volunteering. Am teaching my self to code leading up to applying. Concerns!- I am new to this field and want to know if I am a good candidate (since my GPA is not awesome) before I totally invest myself in taking all the remaining math prerequisites I need to apply. I have not idea where to find good applicant acceptance stats and have no idea what schools would be a good fit for me. Also, will taking the following courses be sufficient to apply (Calc II, Calc III, linear algebra and intro to programming)? I took a lot of chemistry and physics in college so I think I have a good math foundation. If I transition into working as a business analyst will this be helpful/ look good on application?
  21. Looks like most of the schools I applied to start sending out news mid-March but the wait is agonizing to say the least. I don't even know if I can be confident. This is my first time applying and I am straight out of undergrad. One can only hope.
  22. Ive secured an internship at the United Nations in NYC but the dates overlap with the fall semester. NYU has said they'll give me course credit for the internship, whereas Oxford says apply next year with no guarantee of admissions. What is a better program in the long run? I'm interested in applying for PhD's in America after I've completed the masters. Is oxford as prominent for US PhD's? Thanks!
  23. I can't seem to find much about people applying to data science and analytics masters programs so I thought I'd start one myself. I'm super frustrating with not being able to find information on when decisions will be sent out, so I'm hoping find out if anyone has heard from anywhere. I've applied to: Chicago's MA in Computational Social Science Chicago's Masters in Analytics Georgetown's Masters in Analytics (focus in data science) Northwestern's MS in Analytics LSE Applied Social Data Science and Data Science masters programs I just found out yesterday that I've been accepted to UVAs masters in Data Science. Has anyone heard back from any of these schools??? Just for reference... School: Hillsdale College Major: Psychology and Political Economy, minors in French and Mathematics GPA: 3.53 (4.0) psychology major 3.90 (4.0) GRE: 162 (81%) Q, 165 (96%), 4.5 AW Relevant Courses: Statistics for the Social Sciences, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Learning Other things: As far as programming I have experience with R and SPSS and have basic knowledge of HTML, C++, and SQL. I'm in the process of publishing psychology research as first author, have leadership experience in my sorority and two other campus organizations, have been my psychology department's statistics and SPSS tutor since sophomore year, am part of both the psychology and economics honoraries, and spent a month at Oxford this summer taking two courses.
  24. Trying to see if anyone has heard from St. Augustine! I had my interview two weeks ago and was told I should expect an update between 2-3 weeks from the admissions board via email. I thought that was a little odd due to the fact that the deadline is dec 15th. Wanted to see if anyone else is waiting to hear if they got in!
  25. Hey all! I didn't see many forums for the counseling and other related master's and I've been obsessively starting to check my email for interview invites so put yours below! School Name: Program: (MHC, MSW, MFT, etc.) Date invite received: Interview date: if you want
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