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  1. Hi! I got accepted to the following programs (all one year) and I can't decide! 1. Master of Arts (MA), The Fletcher School, Tufts University 2. Master of International Public Policy (MIPP), SAIS, Johns Hopkins University 3. Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA), GPS, UCSD 4. MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy, LSE My interests are IR, strategy, and security. When I consider location, I think UCSD is attractive but Fletcher and SAIS network are strong! LSE also has a very good program. I don't have to worry about scholarships because my workplace is going to pay for them. I would appreciate if I could get some advice!
  2. I have been accepted into four schools thus far (Korbel, Pardee, Elliott, and SIS...but threw SIS out of the running), and need different perspectives on what I should be looking for in these masters programs. Assume money is not a major factor. Have yet to hear back from Fletcher, SAIS, SIPA, and SFS. So far I have been mapping out which classes I would be taking under the respective programs, and I am quite satisfied with each of the three. The things I am looking for in a program are: Jobs with security clearance in the area Dual concentration abilities Russian Language Boren Scholarship awardee history Curriculum is policy/ case oriented rather than theoretical Professors are practitioners in their field Successful placement rate into the Intelligence Community What else should I take into consideration? Does anyone have information to offer? I have spoken with students, alumni, and professors who all love their respective schools. Thanks in advance for all those who reply. Feel free to message me if necessary. -Frosty
  3. I have been accepted into four schools thus far (Korbel, Pardee, Elliott, and SIS...but threw SIS out of the running), and need different perspectives on what I should be looking for in these masters programs. Assume money is not a major factor. Have yet to hear back from Fletcher, SAIS, SIPA, and SFS. So far I have been mapping out which classes I would be taking under the respective programs, and I am quite satisfied with each of the three. The things I am looking for in a program are: Jobs with security clearance in the area Dual concentration abilities Russian Language Boren Scholarship awardee history Curriculum is policy/ case oriented rather than theoretical Professors are practitioners in their field Successful placement rate into the Intelligence Community What else should I take into consideration? Does anyone have information to offer? I have spoken with students, alumni, and professors who all love their respective schools. Thanks in advance for all those who reply. Feel free to message me if necessary. -Frosty
  4. IADS is the leading academic actor in international field of defense & strategic and security studies. The global profile of our academic staff and student backgrounds give us opportunities for highest quality. *** Postgraduate education in security studies programs of the International Academy of Defense & Security are designed with European standards for challenging needs of specialists in the field. *** Enrollment process to the IADS is highly competitive. Very skilled security specialists, social scientists and academics around the World apply to study the progressive programs of our academy. http://defensecurity.eu https://universityadvisor.net/?post_type=listing_type&p=6073
  5. I am filling out applications for master's degree programs at various universities and sort of had an epiphany with regard to the SOP/LOI.Currently, I am working on an application for a dual degree program as well as a master's degree program both of which follow the same admission procedure. My concern is, even though I have provided separate inputs (relevant to the subject matter) to the respective personal statements, a major chunk of the information provided in both the statements is somewhat similar. Since the admission committee will evaluate my application on the basis of preferences:- 1.Dual Degree Sciences Po (PSIA) - LSE Sciences Po (Masters in International Security) - London School of Economics (LSE) (Msc. International Relations) 2.Master International Security Sciences Po Is there a possibility that the overall substance of the application can/will be undermined and/or will this in any way diminish my chances of being accepted for either of the aforementioned programs?
  6. 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!
  7. I'm looking to enter a PhD program in Poli Sci, specifically IR for the 2018 cycle. I live in Texas and am aiming at UT's program as I have already spoken with them and toured the LBJ school. However, I am also being a prudent Poli Sci guy and hedging risk. As such, I was wondering what y'alls suggestions are for full-ride programs with strengths in East Asia and Security Studies? My background: I was a Philosophy and Spanish double major at Loyola New Orleans. I've had a few years of work experience in real estate and teaching English abroad (I lived in Taiwan for four years). I am fluent in Spanish and conversant and literate in Mandarin. My interests: International Relations, behavioral approaches to the Social Sciences, Maritime and Energy Economics, East Asian (specifically Chinese) Studies, the impacts of climate change within a security studies framework, Col John Boyd and the impact of technology on American strategic thinking, the 500 year Go game between Alfred Thayer Mahan and Harold Mackinder, and videos of cats getting brainfreeze (because we could build a freakin' religion around that eucharist) Thanks for any suggestions, Maijax
  8. I know decisions were only just released for the Security Studies MA but I haven't heard anything since the initial acceptance. Has anyone heard anything regarding funding or an accepted students day? I'm headed to Washington for SAIS and Elliot's open days tomorrow and Friday and I'd like to visit Georgetown's SFS on Thursday but it seems that they're having the MSFS open day then and I don't know if I'd have any luck meeting with anyone. Is anyone else weirded out by the lack of communication?
  9. Curious if anyone knows when SSP decisions will be out? I know they've come out around the 27/28th in years passed, but am also seeing suggestions of the 3rd Wednesday in March?
  10. Hey everybody, for some reason Ibelieve that the majority of users of this forum are applying to PP/PA programs. I'm just curious about this and wanted to conduct a survey I might have forgotten one or two categories; just tried to make it as generic as possible!
  11. Im going to apply for a PhD this December. Plan A is the security studies cluster at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton. I finished my masters in international security and terrorism from U. Nottingham, UK. I've done two internships since then (one at a think tank in New Delhi, and one at Nanyang Technological uni. (The S. Rajaratnam School of int'l studies more specifically) in Singapore). I also worked with the Guardian for a bit, and did some field research in Bhutan. I should have one (hopefully 2) publications in reasonably respectable journals by the time I apply (both papers are on Chinese military modernization). I also did some work on a couple of books on Islamist extremism. My GRE score is ~1350 (730 for math, 620 verbal). I speak a fair bit of Urdu, and fluent Hindi. My recommenders are fairly reputed counter-terrorism/security and Chinese military experts. Do you think I have a reasonable shot of getting in to a good school for security studies? Appreciate any input!
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