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  1. Hi! So last February of 2019 I was waitlisted to Marymount University's forensic and legal psychology master's program! I was told I was in the top third out of 40-50 people. I have been told by one person that had applied to this program that the year previous to that she was waitlisted and that for 2019 she got admitted. Do you think the chances would be that good for me as well? I am definitely re applying this year and I just hope the same outcome goes for me, where I was waitlisted last year and then admitted this year. For this particular program, they say they get around 200 applicants and accept about 95 students. Thoughts? Thank you guys!
  2. Hello all! I hope everyone has had a good application season for those who applied this year. I'll be applying for MPP programs this fall (to enroll in 2021). I'm mostly planning to apply to California programs (pretty much all of them - all the UCs plus USC and a few others). I studied Chemical Engineering, so I have a rigorous quantitative background, but I haven't taken any economics (other than a non-AP high school class). Is it worth the tuition to take an online microeconomics class before applying? It's one of the only things I've noticed is listed as a prereq, but most schools don't actually say it's *required* for admission. In case it's at all relevant (probably it isn't) I do have some familiarity with Econ through work experience, as I work with lots of economists. I also have a high quant GRE score. I'm very grateful in advance for any thoughts you all have! Thanks!
  3. Hello all looking for fellow people who are applying for musicology graduate programs. Just wondering how everyone's interviews and acceptances or going. The last thread I found on this subject was a few years ago. I've applied to 6 programs and have received 2 interviews. Waiting for the rest. If you would like to talk about programs or have advise, I would love to hear it!
  4. Hi All! So I am a online master's student at Arizona State University for my MS in psychology. I would love to move on to get my phD or psyD, however, I have ZERO research experience under my belt. I know that in order to even be considered for such a program, I need to obtain research experience for a year or two. The issue I have at hand is I also work full-time. I work a solid 8-5, M-F. The good news is that there's a university right across the street from my job, I'm just wary of any professors willing to take on a volunteer master student from another university with such limited availability. Also quitting my job is not a choice. I have way too many expenses I pay for living in San Diego, California. If anyone has any tips or suggestions and has gone through a similar situation as myself, please let me know. Thanks!
  5. 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
  6. Hi I have a master's degree in computer science from a while ago. Been working for the past decade or so. I am interested in studying psychology out of interest and to switch careers. I believe that I can do master's degree to get some subject matter foundation before applying for PhD (I already have the basic prerequisites for master's covered such as introduction to psychology, intro stats). I'm looking for universities in New York City area that have a master's program which can be a stepping stone to get into a good University for PhD later. I am concerned that NYU is hard to get in given my background (no research or psych related experience). How about teacher's college? Does it have good faculty/research/reputation? Also, considering master's in CUNY but I am not sure how much of a stepping stone it is in terms of quality of education and research experience and reputation when it comes to admission for PhD in a good Uni later on. Any advice/direction is much appreciated!
  7. Hello Everyone, I didn't find a form for CSULB School counseling so i decided to start one. For those who have applied to the program and feel comfortable sharing your stats, please do! Good luck everyone! GPA: 3.15 Internships/Extra Curricular activities: BBBS Org: Mentor | Fullerton College: Higher Education advocate | Orange County Community Housing Corporation: Academic Advisor | Human Services Student Association: Membership Chair I don't have the best GPA and know how competitive it is to get into the program at Cal State Long Beach but i am hoping that my internship and SOP helps me land an interview. Throughout my time in college, i have worked 40+ hrs a week, gone to school FT, and have managed to take on a couple internships. Currently, my application has been sent to the department and is under review. Once again, GOOOOOOOD LUCK!
  8. I’m applying for a masters degree at UConn in mechanical engineering (not a top tier school). I have a 3.6 GPA and a B.S. degree from Rutgers and I’ve had a couple internships at well known companies and I have a full time job at Pratt & Whitney. I do however have 3 Ws on my transcript (non major related dropped for health and financial reasons) and I have 2 C+‘s and 2 C’s. However half these are in non major courses. Will these hurt my chances assuming my GRE is solid and letters of rec are as well?
  9. I just got admitted to Saarland University for their Masters in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for the summer semester 2020, which shares some of its courses with CS. Has anybody else received an answer? Will you accept the offer? Have you applied to other schools? I am deciding on whether to start this summer semester or defer to winter and wait for answers of the other universities I applied to, since they mostly start in October.
  10. Hi, I'm applying for a Masters in International Relations at The Graduate Institute Geneva (IHEID) 2020-2022 and thought it would be worth starting a thread for others in the middle of the application process, as well. Any words of advice/encouragement/inspiration would be so welcome! Kayla
  11. Hi just wondering if anyone wants to give a generalized honest opinion, am I wasting my money applying to PhD programs in Media Studies when I only have my BA? I know you need to know a lot more about me and to read my writing to actually answer that with full confidence but I'm wondering if there is sort of a general rule that almost all PhD admits already have their Masters or have spent significant time working in the field. I'm sure a masters helps one's chances but is someone getting into media studies (rtf/cultural studies type) PhD programs without it an exception or just a slight minority? My professors have made it clear that it would be better were I accepted into PhD programs for money reasons, but even the ones who most intimately know my work haven't given a clear indication of if that's possible. Reading the websites of programs I'm interested many current students seem to have acquired their Masters from other schools or in other disciplines so I feel my chances dwindling. I have good numbers and some good writing but I've never published or officially presented.
  12. Hey folks, so I'm a Canadian B.Sc student at UBC graduating in May. Im looking to go into a masters (in Canada ideally) and I've already got a couple mentors in mind but for some reason I'm terrified of contacting them and don't even know where to start. I know it should be a pretty simple and straight-forward email, but I'm not too sure what to include. Was hoping you guys could give me some tips/pointers on what to email to prospective mentors. Also, what the hell is a writing sample? I'm honestly feeling very confused about the whole process so if y'all could give a man a hand it would be greatly appreciated!!!
  13. Have you guys received your official letter yet? Query for international students: Have you received your I-20?
  14. I am an undergraduate from B.E. Computer science. But I do not feel the field is what I want to do. I would love to work with books, i.e editing/writing. Is doing a MA in creative writing a good choice for that? If yes what universities should I opt for? I have chosen my dream schools to be Emerson, Oxford Brookes, New York University. Am I reaching too high? TOEFL - 107 GPA - 7.3/10 (10 point scale)
  15. Hi, I have research interests pertaining to both contemporary and older art history. Columbia has two great programs, but I also see that they only have about 4 contemporary/modern faculty. Any insights into if one program is more competitive than the other or any experience with in either of the programs?
  16. Hi! I am applying to the master's for general psychology at CUNY's Hunter and City College, but I am confused about the difference between the two programs? I've seen Hunter College mentioned often in my search, but City College seemed more obscure. As someone with little insider knowledge, it's hard for me to understand if there's a big difference in reputation, types of research, quality of education, admission rate, etc. I ultimately want to do a PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology, but I didn't didn't take any psychology courses in undergrad. Any advice would be appreciated! NOTE: above message is posted by a friend using my account!!!!!
  17. I am applying for a Masters in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from a non-traditional background. Afterward, I am targeting a PhD in Computational Neuroscience or interdisciplinary in AI, Neuroscience, and related fields. Big picture, I want to contribute to mental health at the intersection of Computer Science and Neuroscience (e.g., improved diagnostics methods, computational modeling of mental illnesses, new therapeutic targets). I am looking for advice on which of the below 2 paths makes the most sense in the long term. Stats at the bottom -- thanks in advance! Post bac before Masters (total of 3 years; 1 year post-bac, 2 years Masters) Tufts Straight into the Masters (2.5-3 years, assuming a semester or two for pre-reqs) UPenn (MCIT first), Harvard, NYU, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Boston University, Northeastern ----- Stats Undergrad from Top 30 school in US, majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience GPA: 3.04 (high upward trend with 3.65 GPA in latter half) Major/Sciences GPA: 3.67 332 GRE (166Q/166V/5.5AW) 3 years of management consulting consulting in healthcare/pharma 2 years of Psychology research (started in undergrad, continued post-graduation, no publication) Additional stats, if post bac: 1 year of relevant research Recommendation letters from professors in target area GPA boost, and demonstration of ability to perform in relevant coursework Pre-requisites met In addition to the above benefits from the post bac, making me more competitive for 'better' programs, I think it: allows me to maximize my time during Masters for research (not spent struggling thorough coursework, and to narrow down research interests for the next step). Any thoughts and advance appreciated. Thanks.
  18. Hello! Could you please evaluate my profile? I'm going to apply for fall 2020 MS Biostatistics. I have MPH from Russian University with GPA 3.6 GRE(unofficial scores): Q:160 /V 157 (Should I retake it?) TOEFL 108 Math Background: At the moment of application I will have only Calculus 1,2 (A). I'm going to get Linear Algebra also Research background: I focused primarily in Epidemiology field (worked on spread of resistance bacteria and resistance genes). I have 4 publications, one of them in Genome Announcements journal. What do you think my chances of admission are? Thank you!
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    SOP help

    Hello! I am a student from abroad looking to apply for Art History and Curatorial Master's in the UK and in New York. All of them require a statement of purpose, which is something unusual where I come from, so I don't really know how to go about it, especially since I've been reading that it can be a make or break part of the application. I was wondering if there might be someone willing to share the SOP's that got you accepted into MA programs, just so that I can get the gist on what admission's officers are looking for. I have read a lot of mixed advice online, but I would like to get a real example of what makes a standout SOP. I guess people are concerned about distribution or copying, which I obviously won't do. I really just want to be as prepared as possible because I don't think I'll have the chance to apply to Master's another year if this year I don't get accepted. I'd be so grateful if anyone could help me out!
  20. 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!
  21. I have applied for Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering for Winter 2020 intake on July 7th. My undergrad % is 74% with IELTS score as 7. But my application status still shows 'Priliminary review required' Does this mean I must leave hopes on this Carleton University?
  22. Does anyone know the process for applying to European masters programs? Unfortunately lack of funding in the US has forced me to look for other options. From the websites of some institutions I've looked at it seems like unlike the US you don't reach out to professors before applying, you just apply like we did in undergrad? Thanks.
  23. Hi, I am planning to apply to MS in CS programs for Fall 2020 and was wondering if it is reasonable to aim for the following schools: Stanford, CMU, Princeton and Cornell (I will be applying to a wide range of schools but just wondering which top programs are within reach). Undergraduate Details: Majors: Mathematics, Computer Science (NYU) GPA: 3.75 (overall), 3.83 (Computer Science) Took a few graduate classes GRE: Q(169), V(158), W(4.5) Research: 2 Workshop papers at ICML and KDD Teaching: 1 year as a Math/CS tutor 1 Semester TA for an upper level CS elective Industry Experience (Software Engineering): 3 Internships during undergraduate summers 2 Years of work experience (by Fall 2020) as a SWE Misc. Side projects/blogs/publications in student journals Any thoughts/comments will be appreciated!
  24. Hi, I have started drafting my SOP, i'm facing a blocker on how to bridge my two years of work experience in an different field in my SOP. Should i not mention it or how can i cover the same in my SOP. I did my bachelors in Electrical engineering and sad part is that i'm working in TCS for the past two years now. Any help is appreciated.
  25. I'm planning on submitting applications for master's programs in statistics/bio-statistics this fall, and I'm not quite sure how to approach the statement of purpose. I have a relatively good idea of how it works for PhD programs (i.e. research experience, professors or labs to work with, etc.), but if my goal is not a PhD, how do I write this? Most terminal master's are not too research-heavy so I'm just not sure how I can approach this when statements of purpose tend to be mostly about research experience and research goals. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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