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  1. Master's programs in clinical psych tend to be research-oriented and focused on preparing students for doctoral training. Is anyone aware of master's programs that are applied/terminal programs that allow you to become licensed as a professional counsellor or psychological associate? I know of one, which I am currently enrolled in but am curious to see whether there any similar programs out there. Sidebar: I know that a master's in clinical mental health counselling is the alternative to clinical psychology programs for those who aren't interested in research; however, I'm focused on clinical psych programs that give you both the option of terminating or advancing to a phD.
  2. Hi all: First time poster here. I want to ask about how much the GRE Quant section actually matters for admissions to HDS. All aspects of my application are extremely competitive however, there is one setback: my Quant score. While my Verbal scores and AWA are well above averages, my Quant is at a dismal 20%. Could this be a deal breaker for me? Might I be weeded out of the competition before my application ever reaches someone's desk? Thanks for your feedback.
  3. Cross Posting from the Engineering subforum so more people may see. " Hello Everyone, I'm new here and of course the first post I make has to be about "How competitive am I as an applicant?" My basic problem is that I don't know what range of schools I should even be looking at. I am looking into Materials engineering programs and related research at places like UC San Diego, Ohio State, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Penn State etc. I have heard from my fatigue analysis prof that they have very good programs and he has personally worked with several professors from those schools. Or if I should focus on schools further down on rankings with less diverse research going on such as University of Colorado Boulder. I'm not sure 100% what I want to research to be honest. I'm generally interested in Materials engineering and improving materials manufacturing and processing for better designs. Research on fatigue in composites is interesting currently. I suppose i'm more excited about research that directly relates to design decisions and methods, but I guess everyone would say that about their own research. I'm graduating this spring with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from George Mason University. Current GPA: (3.27/4.0), That will certainly be better over the next two semesters, but not when applications are sent out in December. GRE: 159V 162Q 4.5W LORs: Professor who does fatigue research at University of Maryland, taught two of my materials related tech electives. Is helping me with this search, I participate a lot in his classes as they are the most interesting ones i've taken. Great guy. Professor who has been by advisor all throughout undergrad. Have been in his Thermo 2 and heat transfer classes. We've talked a lot through the years. Former Boss from Williams Notaro if 3 LoRs are needed. I was well liked at that job, did good work and made sure I knew what I was doing and asked questions before making mistakes (if possible). Engineering Work Experience: If you count FIRST Robotics at all, I did that for 4 years in high school. Was one of a small team of primary designers for the robots and the main person putting that design into CAD iterating on it. Two years at a Home Care Robotics Startup (INF Robotics). Was in charge of designing all mechanical systems for the prototype, and fabricating many of them. The Beta models were outsourced for manufacturing under my coordination. There were many advantages to working here, but the issue of having no mentor was a large one. I could mostly go off of what I previously had done or research into the field. I wanted to stop doing robotics for a while, and not wanting to work for a startup, and got my next job. 7 Months at a 12 person MEP consulting firm doing many large and many smaller projects. Williams Notaro worked on a few larger scale projects like the new Navy Federal Credit Union and Boat USA's new building. Each of these projects I helped with drafting in AutoCAD as well as checking everything was okay from a technical standpoint while drafting. While I wasn't a PE of any sorts, the team made sure to educate me, and I read up on my own about how all of these systems worked. So it was my job not just to draft markups or existing conditions, but also understand what everything represents and if it makes sense. It certainly wasn't the most cutting edge technology, but the methodology behind it was very interesting and I learned a lot by reading up on why all of these systems are designed how they are. There was a lot that I didn't know that I didn't know, it was a great time. Research Experience: Senior Design this year is in progress. Design of a UAV protection cage of minimal weight and minimum aerodynamic detriment. Will be using a lot of FEA and CFD in design and testing to validate. Undergrad Research Assistant this semester. The work is generally on developing models to describe the deformation and "failure" of Lithium Ion Batteries under various conditions. This current line of research is on modeling the deformation specifically of the Anode/Cathode polymer separator. The current work I am doing is related to image processing from a SEM and seeing if I can track deformation of certain voids as they grow. Still very early in the process If anyone can give me some clue of where to look, I'd appreciate it greatly. Thanks so much. Glad I discovered this forum. There is plenty of great information here on living in different cities and the whole process of graduate school. -Joe"
  4. Unconventional Routes To Psy Ph.D.

    My goal is to ultimately get into a clinical psychology Ph.D. program, but unfortunately, as I enter into my final semester of undergrad at UT Austin, I'm a philosophy major with hardly any psychology classes under my belt. It's too late for me to even squeak out a minor in it. I understand that it'll be an uphill battle considering my choices thus far and just how competitive the discipline is, but I'm looking for some creative solutions from anybody willing to help.More info: I'll be graduating with an est. 3.28 GPA, and I'll likely be able to volunteer for some psych research this coming semester. Also, let's assume I'll secure some solid letters of recommendation.Here were a couple options I was considering: Aim for a masters degree in Anthropology (perhaps psychological anthropology?) or even a religious studies masters program (would this help at all?) or any other masters degree that would facilitate the transition between philosophy and psychology as well as hopefully making me a more appealing candidate for the psych Ph.D. program.Thanks for your time.
  5. Hey guys, I was offered a place at the University of Bath to do my masters in Microbiology. The only problem is that I can't really afford the cost of paying as an international student. I was looking online and mostly found scholarships for 3rd world country students. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any scholarships that US students can apply to. Thanks!
  6. PostGraduate decision

    I have graduated and done BA Politics bit now i am not sure what to study for my masters? If any one can please shed some light on which questions to ask myself before choosing a subject. I feel lost. Thank you.
  7. Fall 2017

    Hi all! Just thought I'd start this thread. Where all are you applying? How's the GRE coming along? SoP...? Writing samples? Let's commiserate. I'll start. B.A. (top-ranking public school on the East coast) and M.A. (well-ranked, medium sized public school on the West coast) in art history. GRE registered for end-July. Currently working on my SoPs. Writing sample in my area, but needs much work/editing to be a self contained 20-page essay, as is customary for most programs. Schools shortlisted: University of California, Berkeley, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, Columbia University, City University of New York's The Graduate Centre, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University. Area: Early Modern Europe Here's to another season of applications. May the odds be ever in your favour!
  8. Looking for inputs on my profile and whether it matches with the school list; I'm really lost as to how ambitious I should be... So basically, what are my chances at the schools I'm applying to? Specifically Northeastern. Undergrad Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham (Good Med School, below average engineering)Major(s): Mechanical EngineeringMinor(s): NAGPA in Major: Not sure but slightly above overall GPAOverall GPA: 3.52Position in Class: I'd estimate top 20% of classType of Student: Hispanic/Middle Eastern Male, CitizenGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 162 (81%)V: 154 (65%)W: 4.0 (60%)B: NAResearch Experience: Conference paper in Mechanical Engineering, Started Bio-printing project with Materials Engineering Lab in August (won't have paper by application deadline, but will get some lab experience). Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 3 Dean's List, 1 President's ListPertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 1 year in a lower-level engineering class, 2 manufacturing engineering internships, *Should I include these in my resume: Co-owner of a restaurant, Youth group leader Applying to Where: Northeastern University - Bioengineering - Biomedical Devices Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Biomedical Engineering - Tissue Mechanics and Mechanobiology Tufts University - Bioengineering - Biomechanical Devices Dartmouth University - Engineering Sciences - Biomedical Devices University of Connecticutt - Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics University of Alabama at Birmingham - Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Devices Stevens Institute of Technology - Biomedical Engineering - Bioinstrumentation I'm thinking of adding one more 'safe' school, what's y'alls opinion on that? Comments: My first-choice school is by far Northeastern. Can anyone tell me if I'm a good candidate for the M.S. Bioengineering Program over there?
  9. MPH Canada 2018

    Hello Friends, As this academic year is coming to a close, and MPH applications will be opening in just 6ish (months depending on where you're applying to of course!), I thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of MPH 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 (still need to start looking for a supervisor, how soon is too soon?) SFU MPH
  10. Profile Eval Masters / PhD

    I have a BE(Hons) Computer Science and MSc(Hons) Economics dual degree from BITS Pilani, India. CGPA: 9.11/10 GRE: Quant: 170, Verbal:169, AWA: 4 I have excellent grades in Economics. However, my MSc coursework was not very rigorous and certainly not researched oriented. I have attended summer school at LSE. I have a done an internship at the Reserve Bank of India (the Indian central bank). However, I do not have any published work. I want to pursue research in Economics. Since my economics coursework was not rigorous, I was advised by one of my teachers to do a masters which is research oriented and rigorous. I have the following questions: 1. Should I go for an MS/MA/MSc from a reputed university before going for PhD or should I directly go for a 5 year PhD program which includes two years of coursework? 2. If I go for a Masters before going for a PhD do I still have to do a 5 year PhD program at US universities? 3. Is my AWA score too low?
  11. University of Melbourne vs ANU?

    Hello everyone! I am - an Indian Chartered Accountant - 3 years of internship and 8 months of professional work experience - 78 % in Bachelor of Commerce I am confused between Masters of Management at University of Melbourne or at ANU which starts in February 2018. I have read a few other posts about Uni Mel vs ANU and still cannot make a decision clearly. I am aware of the reputation, rankings, location factors, etc. And as of now I am more inclined towards University of Melbourne mainly because of the city itself and the location of the university. Also, since I am a Chartered Accountant in India, I also intend to become a member of the Australian CPA Community. What are other factors which I should consider? Also, how are job opportunities for Masters + CPA at Canberra and Melbourne? Would be really glad if someone helped. Thanks & Warm Regards, GS
  12. Hi everyone First post. I am senior EE undergrad student specialized in photonics, currently in the process of looking for graduate programs (mainly masters programs) to apply to next year. I recently came across the MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT scholarship and am very interested in pursuing a masters degree from the University of Tokyo. My problem is that I can't find much information about the structure of the EE masters program at U.Tokyo online, or at least not in English. I have read somewhere (one of the few scraps of info I've come across) that it is very research based, with almost no taught component (courses). Is this true? And does anyone have any information on the program (Tokyo EE masters) in general? Is anyone here currently enrolled in the University of Tokyo (in any grad or masters program)? Any info or useful links? Thanks
  13. Hi everyone, I'm a recent college graduate and am looking to apply to a master's program in Security Studies or something similar. I've been considering applying to Georgetown, Columbia, MIT, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington. Do any of you have insights into which of these schools is best for someone with an interest in international security? And perhaps what the average admitted GRE scores and GPAs are? Georgetown's statistics were readily available, but I am having trouble tracking down some of the statistics for the other programs, especially MIT. Any knowledge or insights would be great!
  14. Hi everyone! Does anyone have any advice about if it is good, bad, neutral, etc. to contact a faculty member of interest for a Masters program in Psychology? (Especially if that program offers guided study or a thesis?) Obviously there are many more MA applicants per year to a given program than PhD applicants, and I would understand if a faculty member would be annoyed at receiving inquiries from a Masters hopeful. In general, I would like to ask faculty I am interested in whether: they will be teaching the year(s) I plan to attend whether, in their opinion, I am a good fit for the program (given attached CV) whether they have any current or former students I could reach out to for more information Please let me know if you think this is overkill! I just don't want to waste an application on a program only to find out that I was never a "good fit"
  15. Hi all! I'm a newbie here at gradcafe, and I have to say it's been super helpful (and encouraging!). I would like some perspective from current and prior MA/PhD Counseling Psychology applicants on the strength of my qualifications for competitive MA programs in Counseling Psychology (with the hope of going on to a Counseling Psychology PhD.) If anyone has any input on how to strengthen my application, it would be extremely appreciated! Strengths/qualifications: Summa graduate of top 30 liberal arts college with 3.84 GPA (3.9 Psychology) Dual major in Psychology and Health Policy RA for two undergrad research labs, one in social psych and one in health psych for a total of 2 years research experience undergrad. 9 months clinical supervised experience in practicum undergrad. TA three semesters. Honors thesis in psychology (received high honors within department). Research coordinator for 1 year (in middle of 2 year agreement) at a major research hospital. Strong LORs from senior psychology profs as well as current PI Potential Weaknesses: Potentially poor quant scores on GRE - I haven't taken the test yet, but my SAT math was only average even though I scored 800 verbal. I'm guessing those results will be similar. No poster presentations or publications Somewhat older applicant - took gap year before college and would matriculate at 25 if accepted this cycle. Questions: Is it recommended to contact a POI even as a MA applicant? Would it be better to take a moonshot and apply for PhD directly despite lack of publications? Thank you so much if you have read this far!
  16. Hi everybody, A friend of mine is desperately seeking participants to fill out a very quick questionnaire for her MSc thesis. I'm sure many of you realise how difficult it is to find willing participants so I'd be forever grateful is you can spare 5 minutes to complete the survey! Here is the link to the questionnaire: The study is very interesting, aiming to uncover the importance of parental influence on alcohol addiction. Many thanks
  17. Hi guys, I'm from Pakistan and am interested in pursuing a graduate policy degree abroad. Can you guys share a list of universities which are known to either give significant amount of scholarship/aid or have inexpensive base tuition rates, specifically for international students? Include universities from all over the world, but please do mention universities in the US as well. Also, is HKS known for giving aid/scholarship for its MPP program? And if so, how much? Thanks!
  18. Taking suggestions

    I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I am stumped. I need suggestions on how to quit an agency job quickly yet with poise. I start my masters program this September, however, I am taking a little trip to Ireland before the start of the quarter. I guess what I am struggling with is do I tell the company the truth, that I will be starting grad school? Or make up an excuse? Or just resign without any notice since I am an at-will employee?
  19. I graduated with a BA in Psychology last December and am trying to find the right program to suit my intended career goals. My biggest interest is to do conduct research concerning mindfulness and meditation practices. I would love to be able to collect both brain data as well as human behavioral data to support the use of these methods with those with both clinical and non-clinical mental health needs. My interest is to show changes in the brain as well as daily behavior after I have worked with participants. I would like to be able to work with people to teach them mindfulness methods as well as meditation, breathing exercises, possibly yoga or qigong, myself either with individuals, couples, families, or groups. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs such as these have already been used in other studies. Teaching them these skills myself caters to my initial desire to be a counselor/therapist. My subsequent desire is to complete controlled experiments to show the changes in brain activity and structure possibly using EEG, MR, fMRI, basically what I am able to get my hands on. I would like to be able to pair this data with behavioral data collected from self-reports, peer-reports, surveys, or observation. Now, I am willing to settle/begin with doing research around types of neurocounseling methods, mindfulness is just my end game, hopefully. I want to be able to directly work in teaching these skills as well as gathering, cleaning, and analyzing the brain data collected. I am having a difficult time choosing a graduate program to fit my desires. Should my masters be counseling or clinical? Should I look for a cognitive, neuroscience, mental health, behavioral, or research program? Is it more important that the course work covers areas I'm looking into or should I be more concerned with finding a lab/professor to work with? Do I still need to become a licensed counselor/therapist to work with people on these skill sets and exercised or since it is for research are there different requirements? While my desire to do research is new, it is strong and I am willing to work hard to feed both my scientific and social curiosity, I just really want to make the right decisions about my education if I can help it. Thank you!
  20. I'm currently doing my Bachelor's (BTech. - Final year) in Biotechnology in Manipal Institute of Technology, India. I'm quite keen on applying for graduate programs later this year, colleges like UCB, UPenn, Columbia, UCSD, Cornell and also considering Yale, MIT, Stanford and the works. I will be giving my GRE exam shortly and also have completed a 2 month internships in a pharmaceutical company and a premier university (Indian Institute of Tech) in India. I will also be interning from January 2017 at the Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, Hyderabad), another renowned lab. I had previously briefly worked on a project in college to devise a diagnostic kit and am currently working on another (in collaboration with the Department of Virus Research, Manipal). I am hopeful of publishing a paper on the latter, sometime later this year. Being from India, I'm severely lost with regards to the requirements expected from top universities as mentioned above in terms of GRE scores, GPA requirements and lab experience & LoRs in general. Given my lab experience and a 8.5 CGPA (Indian standard) without publications, am I being realistic in considering these colleges for my master's? Would working in few more well-established labs and applying next year improve my chances?
  21. I am currently completing my master table for my IPA analysis and I am struggling to find quotes for my chosen subordinate themes for all of my subjects. I have attempted to try a deeper analysis but some of the transcripts are very different to each other. Does each subject for each theme have to have a page/line number within the table or can there be gaps if explained in the write up?
  22. Advice on getting GA position

    I am an incoming Master's student really trying to obtain a GA position to waive out-of-state tuition. Any suggestions on how to be proactive/persuasive? My degree is research-based, which may help. I have contacted individual departments and followed up on applied positions (with some promise.) Anything else I am missing?
  23. Undergrad Institution: Stony Brook University (Large State School, has a good reputation for my majors) Major(s): Physics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Minor(s): GPA: 3.35 (AMS GPA is 3.6) bad grades mostly in sophomore year. Type of Student: International, Male, South Asian GRE General Test: Will be taking soon. Anticipating > 95% V scores but around 90% Q score. GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: How important is it that I take this? I don't really have time to study for another test on top of the GRE and my demanding final year schedule. Programs Applying: Masters in Statistics/Masters in Data Science Ideally I want to apply for Phd programs but given my crappy undergrad record, I've decided to apply for masters and see if I can get into the Phd programs later on. Research Experience: Essentially none. Did some linguistics research not related to statistics with a pretty famous guy but that was a while ago and no paper came out of it. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans List, Physics Honor Society. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Irrelevant on-campus job for 3 years and currently doing a data analyst internship at a very small marketing agency. Letters of Recommendation: The School is HUGE and all my classes are >100. Its very hard to get to know professors and this is likely the weakest aspect of my application. I will get recommendations from professors I've taken courses with and gotten As but that's about it. I don't even expect them to remember me or know who I am and I just don't see any way around this. I can try to cultivate some relationships till application time in December but I don't really know how to or how successful I will be. Courser Work: Math and Stat Courses: Survey of Probability and Stats (A), Probability Theory (A-), Combinatorics (A-), Data Analysis (A), Deterministic Models (A), Statistical Lab (Basically a course on R programming and SAS), Calculus 1,2,3,4(Taken in Sophomore year so grades are mostly Bs and a C in multivariate), Linear Algebra(A-). Probability and Statistics for Data Science (In Progress) Physics Courses that may be relevant: Quantum Mechanics (Some probability and lots of Linear Algebra)(B-), Statistical Mechanics (Lots of probability)(B-) Computer Science courses: Object Oriented Programming (A), Data Structures (A-), Analysis of Algorithms (In Progress), Probability and Statistics for Data Science (In Progress), Computational Geometry (combined course by Computer Science and Applied Math department also in progress). Online MOOCs: 4 course specialization in Python by Uni on Michigan (Coursera), 10 course Specialization on Data Science by JHU (Coursera), Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng (Coursera). Applying to Where: Iowa State - MS Statistics UW Madison - MS Data Science UC Davis - MS Statistics U Iowa - MS Statistics Rice - MS Statistics Rutgers - MS Data Science (Statistics track) UI Chicago - MS Statistics U of Colarado Denver - MS Statistics USC - MS Data Science UIUC - MS Statistics UT Austin - MS Statistics Georgia Tech - MS Statistics Northwestern - MS Analytics JHU - MS Statistics Some of these schools are obviously reach school and are not realistic but I'm extremely worried about my GPA and recommendation letters. If this doesn't work out for me, I essentially have nothing to turn to so there's a lot riding on this. My GPA is mostly bad cause of sophomore year courses which included important things like multivariate calculus and Physics courses which are either freaking hard at this school or just didn't jive with me. Math and Stats otherwise is pretty decent. How can I improve my application? Is there anything here I can leverage? How can I build enough rapport with a prof to get a good recommendation letter in 1 semester? Do you have any other advice or suggestions? Any other programs you think I should consider? Any other Specific courses I should take?
  24. I'll be graduating with a BA in Economics in 2018, but I'll try for a Master's in Statistics. How much of a detriment will the fact that my Bachelor's is in Economics rather than Math/App. Math/Statistics be, if at all? I have taken Introductory Stat, Econometric, and Applied Data Analysis courses along with math courses such as Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, etc. Further plan on taking Advanced Calc. and Real Analysis in upcoming Fall Semester. I also passed exam Probability of the Society of American actuaries in my first year, and did an internship in the Statistics and Information department of an international organization
  25. Hey everyone! I am a final year law student from India who will be applying for a Master's degree next year. I am interested in working in academia, and I hope to immediately become a PhD candidate after completing my Masters. I am interested in human rights, international law and international relations. I've been looking up various universities in Europe (because of living costs and fees being most accessible for me) and have found two interesting degrees: an LLM from the Geneva Academy in International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights, and the E.MA in Human Rights and Democratisation from EIUC Venice. The second program seems more tailored to my general interests, but I've found it hard to find reviews for these programs. I've got three questions: 1. Has anyone attended the European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from EIUC Venice? If so, please let me know your opinion of the program and how well it prepares you for academia. 2. On a broader note, is a one-year master's program conducive to immediate further study as a PhD candidate? 3. For the purposes of academia, is an LLM preferred to an MA?