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  1. Hello, I was admitted to EE MS/ Ph.D. program (Systems track, information theory, system control etc. ) of a good university. However, I would prefer to quit after finishing MS degree, and apply to MIT & Stanford's Ph.D. I talked to my professor, and my professor told me that it will be harder to get admitted with a master degree. Also, I was told that it is impossible to be admitted by MIT after finishing masters. I think it might be because MIT prefers to admitted students from undergrad so that they could cultivate students from the beginning to the end. However, I would still like to ask if my chance would be really small to get admitted with a master degree? Does it worth a try? Thank you so much for your time!
  2. Jhonny456&

    MIT TPP 2018

    Hi All, Haven't seen any thread dedicated to TPP 2018 yet. So if anybody has any news, please let me know. Regards,
  3. necessary credentials for admission in Harvard and MIT and also scholarship details for Indian Student
  4. JR90

    MIT IDM 2018

    Hi Anyone here whose applied to the 2018 IDM program?
  5. I'm curious what are the backgrounds of students in either MIT or Harvard's philosophy PhD programs? Are there any students with non-philosophy, creative, or interdisciplinary backgrounds? MIT is consistently ranked as a top Feminist Philosophy program, however I did not see many students working in that field on their website. Thoughts on the climates of both of these departments?
  6. CancerBiology

    PhD in Cancer Biology

    Hello everyone! I am new in this Forum so I don't exactly know how it works... But anyway, I am going to explain my situation and see if I can get any help (which I would really appreciate). I am planning to apply to my PhD this fall as an international student. I am from Europe and I did my bachelor there. It is my first time ever applying to an American university, so any advice would be helpful. - Bachelor/Masters in Pharmacy (I put Masters because it takes 5 years, it is considered Bachelor+Master in Europe, and I have a paper that gives it the academic equivalence to Doctor of Pharmacy in the US, if that works). My GPA is 7.1/10. I know. Everyone is going to think that is really low, but in Europe and in pharmacy school, nobody has a GPA of 9/10, for example. So mine is pretty good at my university. I also have honors in my final thesis (cancer-related) and it is considered the best thesis of my promotion. - Research experience: one semester as an undergrad (around 25 h per week), 6 month as an exchange student in America (no classes, just research), currently doing research in one of the Top20 Universities in the U.S. (not an Ivy, but ranked better than most of them). By the time I apply my experience in this last university will be of 1 year but by the time I start my PhD it would be of 2 years. - Other experience: 1 year as a retail pharmacist, 6 month internship as a clinical pharmacist in a Hospital in Europe. - Publications: 3 posters (2 Top European conferences and 1 at the university that I am working in right now) but no PubMed publications... - Speaker at one conference. - Lots of volunteering in Heathcare. I also just got a 6-month fellowship (cancer-related) from a really prestigious foundation, only 27 people in the U.S got it and it was one per institution. TOEFL: I took it a while ago and I got a 104, the minimum required is 100 in most Ivys, maybe I will retake it if I have time. GRE: Haven't taken it yet but I am currently studying for it, I am planning to take it in one month. GRE Biology: is it worth taking it? I wanted to apply to Ivy leagues and high-ranked universities for my PhD in Cancer Biology, but I also want to be realistic and know honest opinions as if I stand any chance to get in. Thank you!
  7. raffle

    MIT Media Lab Fall 2018

    Hi, everyone. I haven't seen a post regarding the MIT Media Lab application this year, so this topic is for all candidates to share. On 6th Jan, my online portfolio had 7 visitors from MIT (Google analytics), averagely staying on 10 minutes (from 1st Dec to present, 16 visitors totally). But I haven't received an interview invitation email yet. Based on the previous years' results, it seems that interview is essential, and I just saw a single post on the Results Panel "Accepted via phone after two rounds of interviews. Very excited!", then it means that someone already got an offer, right? I was in the Open House 2nd Oct, and the following information is what I have picked up: Conformable Decoders: Canan's group is a science-core one, and it would be more competitive with a materials background (I remember that David mentioned some transplant project with the BGH), so I didn't choose it since it is not a match for me. Responsive Environment: For now, all students are at PhD level and no Master students there, still, 0-2 places. Any additional information would be appreciated (but please do mention your fields of interest, it might be beneficial for others or further applicants). Best wishes for you all.
  8. Hello all, just wanted to ask how competitive are the summer research schools to get into, where once accepted they pay for your stay, and food. They also comprise of lectures and projects that people work on as groups. An example of these summer schools are the dynamic brain summer school at the Washington University, or the Cold spring harbor schools, or the center for brains, minds and machines summer schools. Thank you in advance
  9. I am trying to decide between a funded masters in mechanical engineering at MIT or a PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech (I received a fellowship). Any advice on which would be better for getting an industry job in robotics? I realize I could always do the master's at MIT and continue for my PhD later but I am worried about being successful at MIT based on how difficult it is. It might just be impostor syndrome but I am shocked I even got into MIT and would probably be at the bottom of the intelligence spectrum there.
  10. Hi GradChat, I will be starting at Harvard (graduate student) in the fall. I am a female in my mid-twenties and I'm seeking another female student to live with and "apartment search" with together. I'm meeting a realtor in 2 weeks in Boston and I will be searching around the Allston/Brighton/Brookline area, as I'm unfamiliar with the area and I currently live across the country. The search so far has been disheartening. I will be searching for a 2-bedroom apartment and looking to split the costs, as I will be commuting probably every day to campus. My priorities include a location where the commute is reasonable, affordability, of course safety, and a full/decent kitchen that will allow me to cut expenses by cooking at home. I don't smoke/drink. I'm quiet, clean and dependable. I'm willing to compromise and make things work, I'm straight forward and I'm looking for someone who is the same. If anyone is interested, kindly DM me, and we can talk about details over text/call/skype, etc.
  11. Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of deciding which grad school to attend and could really use some advice. I know I have some great options but each one seems to have its pros and cons. I was accepted into MIT and Duke's mechanical engineering PhD program and Georgia Tech's Robotics program. My interest is medical robotics and as of now I plan to go into industry after graduation. Listed are the pros and cons of each school. Georgia Tech: pros - I received a prestigious medical robotics 2 year fellowship. This fellowship would let me choose who I work with and I have already met, and like, some of my potential advisers. There is plenty of research I am interested in. I plan to go into industry eventually and the school has affiliations with some companies I would be interested in working for. I really like their Robotics program and I like the location and the people generally speaking. cons - Georgia Tech does not have the same prestige and name recognition as MIT. Also, if I were to change my mind and decide to stay in academia, I've been told it would be much harder to get a postdoc position. Duke: pros - Similar to Georgia Tech. I received a really nice 2 year fellowship. I know who my adviser would be and like him (based on the brief time I talked to him on visit weekend) and am very interested in the research. It is my ideal place to live and I really liked the other grad students I interacted with. Also, basketball (just kidding). cons - Duke is not known for robotics and there aren't as many options lab-wise if something were to not work out with my adviser. MIT: pros - The name carries a lot of weight. MIT guarantees funding. Because MIT makes you get your masters first, then PhD, if I am unhappy there, I could always leave with my masters. There is a lot of research I am interested in. It would set me up well for an industry position or an academia position. cons - It seems that most of the RA offers go out in the summer so I have no idea who I would be working with or what research I would be doing. Several grad students said there is a chance you end up having to work in an area you are not interested in, which is concerning. I really did not like the campus or the area and just did not have a good over-all feeling. This may be due to the fact that I was only able to visit for one day and was very rushed. Also Boston is very expensive. My professors say I would be crazy to not go to MIT but so many other people have told me that adviser is THE most important thing. If I turn down MIT, would I be throwing away an amazing opportunity for something not as good? Which factors should I put the most weight on? Any pros or cons that I am missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated especially since the deadline is fast approaching!
  12. laveritecestla

    MIT 2018

    I'll be starting at MIT in the fall in the HST program! What programs will other people be doing?
  13. mochamocha73

    MIT or Harvard?? Biology

    I realize this is the definition of good problems to have, but it's really stressing me out so any help is appreciated! I got admitted to two great programs, Harvard and MIT, and I love both of them for different reasons. I'm applying for a PhD in the general field of biology, specifically microbial ecology. Harvard's program is a direct admit into a lab, and the lab I applied to seems awesome. The PI and I seemed to get along, and he's really pulling for me to attend there. There's a lot of flexibility in terms of projects, but the PI seems to be very busy and other than his lab, there aren't a lot of other people in the department that do similar work, so if something were to happen I would kind of be out of luck. At MIT, the program is a rotation system, with heavier coursework requirements the first two years. There are a number of labs I'm interested in, but none where I felt the same kind of rapport as at Harvard (maybe because I only met like 2 of them for 30 minutes each). I like MIT as a school, but this program is a little more industry-oriented and while people have told me that grad school is different from undergrad, the rep of MIT concerns me a little. The research fit is great, though, and I might have more options. So what should I do?? Please help, I have been thinking about this issue for several months now, but I just received MIT's offer so now it's getting a lot more real!
  14. TorreAttack

    MIT accepted/waitlisted

    I'm very nervously waiting on MIT's waitlist, and I thought I would ask if there were any accepted or waitlisted students here that would be willing to share their plans. As MIT is my top choice, I will probably be waiting until April.
  15. Adnen Mezghani

    MIT Mechanical Engineering Masters

    So I still did not receive any news from the ME department. How bad is this? Does anyone have an idea about what to expect?
  16. VeryCheesey

    MIT TPP 2018

    Didn't see a thread for MIT TPP. Where are all the folks that applied here? Also, any reason why its popularity on this forum remains low?
  17. I am interested in a PhD computational science (developing methods to solve PDEs, specifically) and I want to know how the MIT CDO program compares to the ICES at UT Austin and ICME, Stanford. I have often seen that the MIT CDO/CSE program is not mentioned in discussions about computational science. Is it too small a program? Or not good enough, as, say the CSEM program offered by ICES, UT Austin? (I have a CDO admit from MIT and a PhD admit from ICES, UT Austin. I believe the result for ICME wil come out sometime in mid-March)
  18. Is it a no-brainer (MIT) or am I mistaken? What would you do?
  19. Hello everyone. I have been accepted to two really great physics schools for my Ph.D. - MIT and Princeton. However, the admission to MIT is through the EECS department’s applied physics route while Princeton is just traditional physics (I also applied to MIT’s physics program but have not heard back from them. Considering all the acceptances that were sent out on Friday, I will assume that I have been rejected). My area of focus at the current moment is experimental condensed matter (CME) and quantum computing (QC). In this respect, MIT is stronger, but I am anxious about how the decision might affect a career path in academia. Ultimately, I want to be a professor of physics somewhere. I do NOT want to be a professor of engineering (I don’t have anything against engineers, I just would prefer to teach pure physics topics over engineering topics). Consequently, I don’t want an applied physics degree if it is going to significantly hurt my chances of getting a great physics postdoc or teaching position in the future, even if the degree is from MIT. I should also mention that I’m not entirely set on CME/QC - I very much enjoy these topics and most of my experience is in these areas, but I also have interests elsewhere. In particular, atomic physics (AMO, both experimental and theoretical) as well as condensed matter theory (CMT) seem fascinating to me. It does not seem likely that, if I were to do applied physics at MIT, I would be able to study theory. I’m sure I could squeeze in experimental AMO though. On the other hand, Princeton excels in theory altogether. As a disclaimer, I do not yet know of all of the academic restrictions at MIT’s applied physics route. That is, I don’t know whether or not I would be allowed to take pure physics courses (e.g., E&M, quantum, QFT if I go into CMT, etc) as an EECS student. This probably doesn’t matter too much if I go into experiment, but I better have access to these classes if I decide to go into theory (assuming I can even work with theorists as an EECS student). Lastly, I don’t know anything about how happy Princeton’s graduate students are versus MIT’s graduate students are, but this is obviously a big factor into where I go (how will I be able to do great research if I’m miserable?) Thank you you in advance for helping me come to a decision!
  20. violet03

    IDM MIT 2017

    Hello! Has anyone applying to MIT IDM R1 heard something back already? Good luck to everybody!
  21. dontor

    Electrical 2018

    I couldn't find a forum about electrical engineering 2018 applications. Decisions are rolling in apparently. Someone posted they got rejected from Stanford and found out through the website. Could this be true? It's so early.
  22. Seeing some posts on the board about interviews and curious how many people have gotten a response from them in any capacity. I know they have two rounds with the interviews and usually go through about 10-15 people before narrowing down to somewhere around 5 people, so no doubt this program is stretch for most. It's my first pick due to the option of specifically studying National Security and Technology, and in particular for Jennifer Light, I'm way into cold war tech research. In any case, just sending up a flare to see what comes back. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. All best! MIT History Anthropology and Science Technology and Society Fall 2018
  23. minuto

    MIT EECS 2018

    Hi, Anyone applying to MIT EECS PhD programme this year? Does anybody know when they'll start considering applications? Results on the gradcafe main site vary in dates every year. I'd guess February? January if they invite you to an interview?
  24. Hey everyone, I recently got into MIT , Berkeley and Columbia for a chemistry PhD. I am interested in inorganic materials. I was wondering if anyone has advice on which one to choose? I would really appreciate if anyone shared their experience in one of these programs. Thanks!
  25. Hey everyone, I recently got into MIT , Berkeley and Columbia for a chemistry PhD. I am interested in inorganic materials. I was wondering if anyone has advice on which one to choose? I would really appreciate if anyone shared their experience in one of these programs. Thanks!
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