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  1. Hi everyone, I'm planning to reapply to IO Psychology PhD programs, not sure exactly when, but hopefully next year or in the next couple of years. Is there anyone here who was rejected the first time they applied, reapplied again, and then got accepted? If so, what did you do more of, or less of, or really focus the second time around? Did you apply the year right after or waited a couple of years? Did you get your Masters' degree first and then applied to PhD programs? I would love to get some advice and insight! Thanks in advance!
  2. Hello! I'm working to narrow down my target list of PhD programs (mix of social and developmental) with plans to apply this coming Fall. I've identified a number of professors at various schools (UK, UT Austin, UBC, Cornell, UCSC, UW Madison) conducting research in areas that align with my interests, however my true (long-term) passion is for teaching and I can't figure out how to evaluate programs' commitments to training in that area. I know all schools have some kind of teaching component, but I'd really love to end up at a program that is dedicated to teacher training excellence. I realize that research will always be a big part of any program, and that's totally fine, but I want to come out of my PhD ready to be an amazing teacher (either at Community College or small colleges, I don't need the high profile universities or research tenure positions). I would really love to hear any thoughts on this subject. I know I could just go after a Masters and technically get a teaching position, but it seems like it's so competitive now that even at the "lower" levels a PhD is needed, even if not technically required. Thanks in advance!!
  3. A good friend of mine is a writer and researcher in one of the art museums at Smithsonian. She's as well read and up to date about modern art history and critical theory as anyone I know (including my colleagues in the Art History Department at the university where I teach.) She has a substantial dossier of research and writing already, but in order to do more she needs to get her PhD. Her problem is that she's a bit of a generalist. Her job has meant that she's researched and written broadly about modern art. She also has a serious background in music and literature, and talks often and in great depth about areas where art, music, literature and theatre converge. Does anyone have any suggestions about programs or particular individuals to get in touch with who would want to work with someone with such a broad background? With the body of work she's already done, her problem probably won't be getting into a program - the issue is finding the right place. International programs would be an option. I know she speaks French, but I'm not sure at what level of proficiency.
  4. What are some good interdisciplinary PhD programs that will let you study English/Cultural Studies along with other disciplines such as history or political science? I did my undergrad AND master's in English/cultural studies, and while I'm still interested in literature and film, over the years I've been more and more drawn to the political and economic history behind these cultural texts. I want to find a PhD program that will let me work on cultural studies as well as other disciplines such as economics, history, geography or urban studies. People have suggested I look at American Studies programs as well as the History of Consciousness at Stanford, but does anyone here have any other suggestions for interdisciplinary PhD programs that would allow me to do this?
  5. Hey everyone I want to ask about RWTH Aachen university , I heard that it notorious for rejecting students from unknown places . that students must have connections in the university to get admitted . Is it true ? I feel like it is a lie from rejected students . I need someone to answer me please . thanks all
  6. For anyone that has been accepted or waitlisted to clinical psychology PhD programs, would you be willing to share your GRE scores? I am applying this fall for the Fall 2019 acceptance cycles and am eager to know how my GRE scores compare to those who have already been offered acceptance to programs. I have an excellent GPA (3.97) and 2 years of research experience, one project in which I was a principle investigator and that was presented in a national honors conference in Seattle, WA, thus I am just trying to get a better outlook on my chances of acceptance to my top programs. My top 6 choices are U of Houston, U of Texas- Austin, Texas A&M, Pacific University, Northern Illinois University, and Suffolk University. If anyone could share their experience or any information on these particular programs that would be much appreciated!
  7. Hi all! I'm interested in the 19th century American South, particularly the Border South/Upper South (i.e. Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, etc.) and I'm wondering if anybody has any recommendations for the best graduate programs in that field? I'd be especially interested to hear opinions on UVA, University of Kentucky, and Tennessee-Knoxville, but am open to any and all recommendations.
  8. Hello, This is my first time posting a thread on here, so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I am in need of some advice. I am currently a 4th year undergrad student at UChicago and have a 3.1 cumulative GPA (3.4 Psychology) I have not taken my GRE yet, but intend to do so next summer, to apply next Fall for graduate programs in clinical psychology. I have worked in Psychology labs for about 5 years now, but have no publications or presentations (hoping to have a couple done by the end of this academic year). I currently work with a prof as her only undergrad research assistant, so not a research lab per se. My primary research interest is suicide/self-injurious behaviors. My question is--where to go from here? I know I want to end up in a Clinical Psych Ph.D program, but that is certainly a long shot right now, mostly because of my low GPA. Is there anyone here who could possibly recommend any Clinical Psych MA programs with faculty with similar research interests? Absolutely any help would be deeply appreciated.
  9. Hello, I'm trying to decide what doctoral degree I should pursue. Currently, I am finishing up a MS in Reading and Literacy (as a reading specialist), and I have discovered a great joy that I have for research. I would like to one day teach at the university level or perhaps open my own school. What would be the best Ph.d for me if I were to do one or the other? I know that I want to pursue a Ph.D over a Ed.d and my true passions lie with researching methods to improve Title 1 schools, evaluating instructional practices for marginalized youth (including court-adjudicated and minority students), or possibly researching developmental psychology. Is there a "best" program to choose in order to reach my goals of either teaching at a university or opening a school while still driving my passion for research in the above areas? Any thoughts? Thanks! Brittany
  10. As an undergraduate student entering my senior year, I have an unfortunate amount of questions regarding the application process for doctoral programs in English literature. Having written extensively on Joyce's Ulysses, I'm primarily interested in the relationship between narrative theory and postcolonial studies, with an emphasis on 20th century modernism. So, then, does anyone know of some top tier doctoral programs known for research in postcolonialism, narratology, and/or modernism? I'm also interested in American postmodern literature—e.g. Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace—but haven't come into contact with many reputable programs renown for that mode of contemporary scholarship, so guidance there would certainly help, too. On a semi-unrelated note, I'm also curious if those of you who have been accepted to top tier (or second-tier) programs 1) applied in the fall prior to graduation, 2) applied in the fall following graduation, 3) applied during an MA program, or 4) applied following the completion of an MA program. Any response to these questions and concerns would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
  11. How common is it for PhD applicants to have publications on their CV already? Are publications important to get into a top-ten program? Does it vary by field? Is age or experience relevant? I mean, would a committee be more likely to expect someone older or someone who has a master's degree already to have publications? I'd be grateful for any personal experiences, anecdotes, or insights! Thanks.
  12. Hi everyone, I was hoping to get some advice from those of you who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a Literature PhD program with an MA about how you traversed through the application process during your Masters. This year I applied to 2 PhD programs and 5 MA programs, and my top choice for the MA has already accepted me. Though I really would like to go into these PhD programs, I'm not too confident about getting accepted to those programs due to average but not astronomically magnificent GRE scores. If do I get rejected from these programs I do plan to work on my MA and then apply to a PhD program. So here are my questions for you MA students who are now PhD candidates: 1. When did you start preparing for the GRE Literature Subject Score? Did you study with a friend or professor? 2. If you needed to retake the GRE to make your scores competitive, did you prep during the summer? 3. How did you manage to work on your applications (i.e. writing samples and SOP) during a busy schedule? Or did you submit your applications after finishing your MA? 4. Is it okay to ask a professor you work closely with to look at your writing samples, maybe even do a mock interview? Thanks for your advice!
  13. Hi all, After thinking about many other career options, I am currently considering doing a PhD in German. I don't know much about them, though, so I need your advice! A bit about me: I have taken a number of intensive German courses in college, passed a proficiency exam, and travelled to Germany twice. However, I am really rusty with the lang. right now because it's been a year since I've taking a German language course. How important is your German knowledge when being considered for admission? I am currently double majoring in Psychology and Creative Writing, with a minor in German. If I decide to pursue German I will major in that as well, and do an honors thesis for it. I am primarily interested in obtaining a German PhD because it is a great way for me to combine my interest in German literature/art history with my love for psychoanalytic theory. Would you all agree? I am intimidated because I don't have very much previous knowledge about German lit, etc other than some stuff I learned in classes. I can say I am very in love with Kafka and Hesse, and know their work well, but am somewhat unfamiliar with other writers. Is that baaad? I go to U Michigan and it looks like most ppl here get into really top PhD programs for German, and that getting into a German program is not too difficult in general due to lack of competition. Is that true? I mean, I was originally planning on applying for psych phD programs - it's notwhere near as competitive as that? Also, with my interests in mind, what are some good schools for me? THANK YOU!!!!!!!
  14. How many PhD programs is everyone applying to? How many have you been told to apply to?
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