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  1. I was assigned a TAship with a clash with one of the main courses I wanted to take next semester. Before this, I wasn't consulted or asked if the time suited me especially since it's early morning before 8 am class. Others have gotten better sections that start at more reasonable times and they also get to have courses where they only have to grade and not teach sections. I sent an email to the curriculum committee to ask for a section change for my TA and cc-ed my advisor with a sentence that ended like this: "In the future, I will appreciate if I am asked before assignment. This is a difficult time for most of us and flexibility will be appreciated." Is this too demanding from the perspective of a 3rd year international grad student living through a pandemic or acceptable? Thoughts? I really couldn't do the TA-ship
  2. Hello, I have been accepted at Texas State University and Texas Tech University for MBA program. I would like to now make a decision which MBA program has good standing globally and across the US. Texas Tech University for Professional MBA Once a Month Weekend Tier 1 School Texas State University for evening flex MBA (Twice a week Class) Tier 2 School
  3. Hi guys!! I know for those applying to a speech-language pathology graduate program, ASHA requires you to have the 4 pre-reqs, one of which is Stats. Would anyone know if it can be any Stats, for instance Stats for Psych, or it must be plain Stats. Thank you guys in advance!
  4. So I've just got an Admit for the SCMP Masters at UPenn. In this program the foundation courses are the same as that of the Data Science Courses and hence are very good. But the other 5 courses are on numeric computation which look very promising but on the Catalog it shows alot of prerequisites for each of these (specifically mechanical courses). Can any current grad provide a feedback on this course?
  5. Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences graduate program? I seem as though they are looking for candidacy to be accredited? I am not too sure. Any info will help! Thank you!
  6. Hi prospective Political Science Ph.D. students! We thought we’d create a post to share some information our (somewhat little-known) Ph.D. program. Feel free to ask questions and we’ll reply, or please feel free to email Dan de Kadt (Assistant Professor) or Courtenay Conrad (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies). We’d love to talk to you more about our program. The mission of the Ph.D. program in Political Science at UC Merced is to push forward the boundaries of the discipline and train graduate students to produce sophisticated modern empirical and theoretical research. The rigorous methodological graduate training that students receive at UC Merced places them at the leading edge of the social sciences. We use a unique approach to graduate training, focused on Political Institutions & Political Economy (PIPE) and Political Cognition & Behavior (CAB), guaranteeing that students will have a comprehensive and creative understanding of politics. A recent study of political science in the University of California system found that UC Merced's political science faculty have the highest average rate of research productivity in the entire UC system. Our faculty regularly publish their cutting-edge research in the very best journals and book presses in the discipline. You’ll also note that our faculty collaborate with graduate students, meaning that many of our graduate students are already well published when they enter the market. As a relatively new Ph.D. program we have had eight students complete our program to date. We have had great success in placing our students in jobs both inside and outside academia. Over just the last three market cycles (17/18 – 19/20), our graduates have been invited to interview by phone or on campus for 33 tenure-track academic positions at R1 and R2 research universities (19 interviews), at teaching universities (12), and at community colleges (2). Of our eight graduates, four accepted tenure-track academic jobs, two of them are working as social science analysts in private industry, and two are currently on the academic job market, both with tenure-track interviews lined up this fall. UC Merced is a campus committed to the success and support of our graduate students. Ninety-seven percent of Ph.D. students at UC Merced receive full financial support, which includes five years of tuition, a generous stipend, and health insurance. We also offer competitive graduate student grants to support research during the winter and summer breaks. Our city, which is 90 minutes from Yosemite, two hours from San Francisco, three hours from Lake Tahoe, and five hours from Los Angeles, has the lowest cost of living across the UC system. That means funding stretches further at UC Merced, allowing our students to focus on research and a timely completion of degree. More details about our program, faculty, and requirements can be found on our website: http://polisci.ucmerced.edu/. You can also learn more about our program by viewing this flier and informational video. Reply here or email us if you’d like to learn more.
  7. Hey! Prospective physics applicant. Looking to apply to MIT Converge this fall to visit MIT. Has anybody done the program? If so, how was it?
  8. 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!
  9. Situation: My doubts about graduate school have resurfaced and become more potent. While I am in my third year at a top ten university, I no longer think my department is right for me given my change in interests and disposition towards theory. The department is largely tilted towards early modern Europe while I am interested in near contemporary Europe. I accepted admission because it was the best offer and because I identified three faculty who worked on contemporary Europe. When I began coursework, I realized one of them had no interest in graduate students--I had very much wanted to do a field with them. Too bad, I told myself. Another had accepted to co-advise me, but, on the first day, told me he wasn’t my advisor. Ok...The third is my advisor. We get along fairly well and he's a cool person. My advisor is a brilliant historian of the time period I’m interested in studying, but his interests have shifted increasingly towards postmodernism. While I was initially enamored with postmodern thought, I no longer have any interests in postmodernism as a subject or as theory—the realization was gradual, but it’s clear as day now. My interest has shifted towards the history of a libearlism as a political philosophy and a political project in the same time and space. My advisor is not a foremost expert on the subject. Given the abysmal job market, it doesn’t seem rational to remain at a program that doesn’t provide me with the intellectual environment to produce the best research I could even if resources like funding are casually thrown around. I was foolishly ignorant when first applying to graduate school. With a bolstered resume (MA, languages, grants) and knowledge of what I’m actually doing as a historian, I could get into a better program that can better train me, advise me, and prepare me for the type of research and questions that interest me. This might include doing a JD PhD in order to have the legal wherewithal to address my questions. Although it would mean having to restart from scratch, I would know exactly what I would be getting myself into. I would thus be better positioned to finish a new program in five years, meaning I’d have spent nine years total combined in graduate school (since I wouldn't be able to apply until next year). The number seems high but the returns would be greater I think. I'll also have the peace of mind that I did everything within my abilities--no regrets. I am considering emailing a professor with whom I would love to work to get their opinion on my work and avenues of exploration. Perhaps this might lead to a better chance to get into said program. Competition is obviously tight at the top three, but an ardent advocate on the inside would be helpful. I’ve also considered contacting my undergraduate advisor and anonymously emailing department representatives at other universities to ask them their opinions regarding PhDs that transfer. Concerns: 1) I"m concerned about burning bridges with my advisor and maybe other professors even though I feel justified. 2) I would need letters of recommendation. I presume two professors with whom I did fields would grant me those, but I am not sure I should trust a letter from my advisor. 3) I'm not sure how graduate committees weigh a student who has dropped their program after four years, though my department recently took one on. 4) The top dogs know each other and the paranoiac in me wonders if my embittered advisor who spent years teaching me would hurt my chances. 5) Obviously, there's no guarantee I get into a better program. I would say that I received two unofficial phone interviews with Princeton the first time around that did not lead to an official interview. I'm not surprised: I told the professor I was uncertain about my subject and bluntly told them that it might not be in his time period. Again, I had no idea what I was doing the first time around. However, they seemed interested in my potential as an undergraduate. I feel awful that my department spent over 150k dollars funding me so far and that I would most likely need a fourth year (50k) of funding while I semi-secretly begin to apply elsewhere.
  10. Hi! I am looking into a few more mfa programs including some online. Does anyone know of National University mfa program in creative writing? I got in and don’t know yet. I am still waiting on Roosevelt University and 2 programs at Emerson College one online and one on campus. I would love to know if anyone has info on these programs! Is National University a good one? Thanks!!
  11. Hi everyone, I got into really good journalism programs, and I've narrowed it down to Syracuse and Columbia. I received a highly competitive newspaper fellowship at Syracuse which includes a full tuition scholarship, $1400 monthly living stipend, health insurance, up to $1,500 to cover moving expenses to move there, $800 for travel to conferences, and up to $1,000 for books/other academic expenses. Meanwhile, at Columbia, I only got $10,000 for their 10-month MS in Journalism program. Columbia is my dream school, and I never expected to get into an ivy. However, I do not want to take out any loans, and I've been advised by all my professors and mentors that I should not be paying for graduate school. After they found out I got into Columbia, a couple have told me that I can negotiate my offer with them if I want to. Do you all think it's worth negotiating? I personally think that Columbia would not match Syracuse's offer, especially since I went through such a long interview process with other finalists to get the fellowship. I just wanted to know what you all think so I don't feel crazy. Thanks!
  12. Do PsyD programs typically have white coat ceremonies? Do you guys believe that psychologists should wear their white coat if practicing in primary care?
  13. First, I'm grateful for many peoples' genuine effort to support one another through this forum. I have been encouraged to know that I am not alone in this process. I feel absolutely honored to having received a couple of offers (which was totally not expected.) I am in a place where I need to make some important and difficult decisions here. I'd greatly appreciate your responses. Especially, I'd appreciate it if you could also share how certain/uncertain you are with the information, so that I can weigh on your information accordingly. Thanks again. Reputation of the program: I know that having a super star PI would definitely give me UPs for my future in all I do. But what about the reputation of the program itself? How is the reputation of the program perceived after graduation when getting jobs in medical/academic settings? Aside from obvious names such as Harvard/Yale/UCLA, I'm wondering how others are perceived. I'm thinking about the schools that may be listed 60-70 in US NEWS clinical psych rank. (The methodology that was used in this ranking system is obviously not the most scientific but it seems like it gives a general ranking of the program in the US) R1, R2, R3: I'm curious to hear about peoples' perspectives (especially the ones who have been in the field after grad school) on R1,R2,R3 system of the school. In my brief research, this system meant more back in the days. Would R1 recognition give one more advantage in either academic or medical settings? Clinical vs. Scientist-Pracitioner: I am planning on pursuing research/clinical work (and also teach on the side) in medical school or children's hospitals affiliated with universities upon graduation. I'm aware that a lot has to do with my own productivity during the program. But I wondered if attending Clinical Science modality program (rather than Scientist-Pracitioner model) would give me more advantage. Academy of Psychological Clinical Science: Lastly, GENERALLY, among clinical science programs, would the the ones that are part of Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, be more prestigious than the ones who are not part of the program? Thank you for your time and your support!
  14. Hi everyone, So I applied to Ph.D programs in i/o this cycle, and I've somehow received admissions offers from some amazing programs, which is such an honor. However, how do I pick which one to attend?? Obviously it's important to look at the research and faculty, but beyond that, how much does everything else matter? Like prestige and ranking? What would be the difference between going to Michigan State or going to UCF? If I enjoy talking to the people every program, how do I really gauge 'fit'? If you are in a program now, what made you choose your school? If you are applying, what are you looking for? I feel like my research interests are pretty broad, so I don't have a "I HAVE to work with this faculty mentor" kind of desire. I do know I am leaning towards going into an applied career afterwards, though.
  15. I want to ask how should I best address this question in the application form? "In your view, what strengths will you bring to the program? "
  16. 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?
  17. Hello, Can people give me their opinions/ranking on any of the schools (Statistics PhD): UCLA, UF, Texas A&M I've been admitted into these schools, and I'm having hard time deciding... My opinion: UCLA -seems good for industry jobs (i.e. data science), since located in LA -course load seems heavy on machine learning (good) -expensive to live in though (apartment/food worries...) UF -course load seems to be more oriented toward traditional statistics (no machine learning courses) -I heard they're theoretical heavy (good) -located in my hometown (wouldn't have to worry about life stuff, i.e. cost of living, food, etc.) Texas A&M -I heard they're a very large department that does mostly applied stuff -I'm not that worried about the cult life thing Bio: -Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill, Graduating in May 2017 with Bachelors in Stats, Math -US Citizen -Hoping more for industry than academic job Thank you so much!
  18. Hey guys, I just received an acceptance to USC's MSW program for fall 2017 at their main campus (University Park). My concentration will be in children and family and I was wondering if anyone else on here will be attending as well, or has attended and can give me a little bit of info on the program!
  19. Hey all! I have not yet heard from UCI's visual studies program. I am not sure what to expect, I saw on the results page 2 people were accepted. This is my first time applying to phd programs so I am lost as to what the normal wait time is.
  20. It is late January and I still haven't got any emails about my status. I see that one person got an email and call on the 24th for an interview. How about anyone else?
  21. Hello all, I'm excited to have found this great resource, so I'm hoping to find someone that can help me out and give me some great suggestions. For the longest time, I was convinced that forensic anthropology was the route to go with the job market being okay and there being plenty of schools for the degree. After I visited some graduate schools, I decided to stick with my true interest: Osteoarchaeology! Now, I'm having a hard time finding schools that would give me what I need to continue on that path. The schools I visited were small and I was really happy about the close-knit feeling of the programs. I'm keeping the University of Indianapolis on my list for their Anthropology program, but I don't know if it will be exactly what I need for my future. Does anyone have suggestions as to which schools I should look into that focus heavily on osteology? My preference is for a small, but well funded program so that I can get the attention and focus I would like to experience. Thank you for all your help! Megan
  22. Should I bother applying to NYU, Icahn School of Medicine, University of Washington, and Yale Neuroscience Phd programs...My reasoning for not is that I could use time/resources on lower tier schools. I have an undergrad GPA of 3.59(small LAC), masters neuroscience(not ranked) 3.90, and 1 year of intense electrophys research GREs kind of bad on essay, 17%. 85% on math/verbal.
  23. Hello everyone I'm interested in a masters in art history with a focus on postwar American and European documentary photography. Ultimately I'd like to do museum curation. I'd like to stay in a medium-to-large US city. Ideally the school would provide funding. Could you please let me know which schools I should add to or remove from this list? NYU - IFA Bryn Mawr CUNY City College of NY University of Maryland-College Park UC Riverside Tufts University Boston University U of Arizona (Tucson) U of New Mexico SUNY Stony Brook Thanks very much!
  24. Hi, I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages are between doing a joint MS/phd program, getting an ms and phd separately, and going straight for a phd without getting an ms? If the field matters I'm thinking of studying biomedical engineering.
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