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  1. I wanted to seek the community to ask about advice in applying to different PhD programs. - For Clinical and Counseling Psychology PhD: Do GRE's matter? Do connections matter? Also, if I go to a PhD program for clinical psychology in Canada and come back to the U.S., can I be a faculty and researcher at a institution in the U.S.? -I also wanted to apply to Human Development and Family Systems programs because my research interest matches well with that field. Can I still become a researcher and a faculty within a psychology department (since it is related)? Is it competitive to get into that program? Any information that you all can give me would be great! Also, would I be a great candidate for these programs? I currently am a M.A. student at a Clinical Psychology program, have a 4.0 graduate GPA (so far) and 3.7 undergraduate GPA, am a lab coordinator for a lab that focuses on sexual health, pain, romantic relationships in older adults, have 2 1/2 years of research experience before that, 6 poster presentation, and 4 manuscripts in preparation. I also am a graduate intern at a Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinic, and have had previous experience as a life coach at my alma mater's counseling center. Thank you!!
  2. The ACLS site says that notifications will be sent in late March. If anyone gets early news about first round cuts let us know. Otherwise, looking to share statuses with one another! Good luck!
  3. This has happened to me plus the few others of fellow test takers as well as a few of my friends that are in the same boat. The social sciences backgrounders are getting three Quant sections in the GRE. I guess this has to do with the selection that you make before starting the test where you enter your intended graduate field/subfield. Similarly, those from the engineering/sciences background are getting three verbal sections. Is it safe to assume the selection of intended program you make at the start of the test makes that section choice for you? It's not a big deal to tweak the algorithm to give three sections to those with opposing intended degree programs (3 quants for social sciences/humanities and 3 verbal for engineering, for example). Is it happening to others as well and is a systematic device by the ETS?
  4. Just a word of advice for fellow prospective grad students, specifically those from the non-math background and applying for social sciences degrees. GRE Quant is getting tougher by the day for the non-math background types. Quoting my own example, I had prepared using the Manhattan Prep online tests. I was scoring in the mid 150s. In the real test, I got 149. There were hardly any questions in the actual quant from the Manhattan Online testing tools. There were tons of twisted coordinate geometry questions (figuratively speaking), quadratic equations, frequency and variation and stuff. I didn't encounter any such questions in the five Manhattan tests that I give. I guess they don't update their question bank and are just ripping off paying customers. For my re-attempt, I would rather stick to all the free tests available plus other online and offline tools. All that talk about Manhattan tests actually tougher than the actual GRE is bull***. They might have been tougher four years ago and also representative of the actual test. Not anymore. And yes I know they're adaptive and all but I'm talking about the first section here, which was also non-representative of the actual test. PS All this advice, as mentioned earlier, is for those from the non-math background. Quant pros don't need to brag about their 160+ scores. I can counter by my 161/5.5 in V/AWA
  5. So I’ve identified my first choice school and am in contact with a potential supervisor (met in person over the summer and have been in email contact this fall). I am in a field where it is highly encouraged/necessary to contact potential supervisors before application. Since I’m very serious about this school, and there is another professor there with compatible enough research interests, should I email them too? Obviously the prof I’ve already spoken to is my first choice - but should I still email this other professor? If so, how do I do it without saying “Can you supervise me just in case So-and-so can’t?”?
  6. Dear all, My specialism is political thought and intellectual history. At top US institutions like Princeton and Harvard, would I have a greater chance of admission if I apply for PhD programs in history, or in political science? Which field is less competitive in top research universities? Thanks, Dem
  7. Has anyone been to/ know anything about the United Nations University in Tokyo? I have applied to the MSc in Sustainability 'UNU-IAS', but I'm finding it a tough time to find alumni to speak to. Surprisingly the university is rated at 1000+ in the world as a university (or not mentioned at all in all the major rankings) but 6th in the world as a think tank. Does that mean its teaching quality is high/ its a good idea to do a post-grad there? - Is it a good experience to study there? - Does it set you up for a global career? - Is the teaching staff well reputed? Any comments, opinions or speculations are welcome!
  8. What do you know about Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences? Is it a well recognized university?
  9. Submit your work to the international conference and gain important experience while bolstering your resume! Join your peers in beautiful Athens, Greece to discuss various topics in anthropology! The Anthropology Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 3rdAnnual International Conference on Anthropology, 12-15 June 2017, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Anthropology and related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair of a session or observer. Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 17 November 2016 to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER or Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Director, Social Sciences Research Division, ATINER & Professor, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks. For more information, visit www.atiner.gr/anthropology.
  10. Please help me collect data for my dissertation on the effect of personality factors on doctoral students' initiation of mentoring relationships with faculty members. To be eligible you must be at least 18, and a doctoral student in a social science program who has been enrolled for at least two semesters. The survey takes about 10 minutes and at the end you may enter a raffle to win one of five $20 Starbucks gift card. To participate, please click on the link below. Thank you so much for your help!https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3PmlgyaJe2KQ061
  11. Hello all, I am gong to be applying for my PhD in criminology for admission in Fall 2017, so I will be doing my apps this coming fall, 2016. I am finishing up my master's in a related field, so I will have both my bachelor's and master's completed at the time of admission. I am wondering about my GRE scores. I took it for my master's admissions, and it was good enough to get me into 8 out of the 9 programs I applied for- but I know PhD programs are different. Currently, I have my eyes set on about 6 different programs in criminology. My scores are (new format) Verbal: 157 Quant: 152 Writing: 5.5/6 I do have extensive research experience working in a research lab, as well as doing a quantitative thesis and another quantitative research proposal. My GPA is a 3.9 for my master's. Should I retake my GRE? Of course, I would prefer not to... but I will, if the scores do not seem good enough. Thanks in advance!
  12. Are my scores okay?

    Hello all, I am gong to be applying for my PhD in criminology for admission in Fall 2017, so I will be doing my apps this coming fall, 2016. I am finishing up my master's in a related field, so I will have both my bachelor's and master's completed at the time of admission. I am wondering about my GRE scores. I took it for my master's admissions, and it was good enough to get me into 8 out of the 9 programs I applied for- but I know PhD programs are different. Currently, I have my eyes set on about 6 different programs in criminology. My scores are (new format) Verbal: 157 Quant: 152 Writing: 5.5/6 I do have extensive research experience working in a research lab, as well as doing a quantitative thesis and another quantitative research proposal. My GPA is a 3.9 for my master's. Should I retake my GRE? Of course, I would prefer not to... but I will, if the scores do not seem good enough. Thanks in advance!
  13. switching out of PhD after huge mistake

    Hi all, I have a dilemma rolling around in my head and need some help sorting it out. I went to top tier schools for my BA and MA and decided on a little known program for my PhD. Neither my BA nor my MA were in my current field (anthropology), but someone here (my current PI whom I am a GA for) recruited me to work on his fantastic-sounding interdisciplinary NSF-funded project. He promised me the ability to participate in the research (i.e. conduct interviews myself), hire and direct my own undergrad assistants, have opportunities to publish with him and the postdocs on the project, and funding, through his grant, to present at conferences and travel for research. Two years later. None of what he put in his offer letter has happened. I am handed months' worth of busywork that my PI doesn't look at and he used funding earmarked for me on himself. I have had to apply for outside grants for conference and research travel--even when working on his project! He hired undergrads and treats me like them--even putting them in charge of projects instead of me. He raises his voice at me frequently and rants at me or sends me long, all caps, bright red emails for the smallest thing. He makes absurd demands about the direction of my dissertation research even though he is not on my committee--even demanding that I allow him to write a comp question. This GAship is a nightmare, to put it mildly. What's more, now that I have been in anthropology for two years, I realize just how bad my program is--and it's getting worse. The few well-known people in my subfield have retired or gotten offers elsewhere and are slowly being replaced with people from another subfield. My coursework has been pretty much all required intro courses and I don't feel that I have a good grip on the literature in my area of interest. Since it's a four year program, I feel that I am being rushed to finish without having the chance to develop myself as an anthropologist. I don't have a cohort with whom I can share ideas--I was the only person accepted my year. I love my committee--they are warm and supportive--but two of them have indicated that they are sorry I am here. I don't need you all to tell me that I was stupid and naive to believe my boss--GAships like what he had described don't exist, at least in anthropology. I didn't know that at the time. I also know that I was stupid to leave the Ivy League for a program with barely any ranking. I didn't quite understand the ranking of anthropology programs when I accepted the offer. I understand that I deserve what has happened to me. My question is, what next? The way I see it, my options are to write an MA thesis this summer instead of preparing for comps and get the heck out (maybe apply for another PhD program down the road?), apply for other programs without an MA in Anthropology this fall, or just suck it up and finish the second half of my degree at this fourth-rate program at an otherwise good university. Maybe I can transfer to a better program with researchers working on the same grant project I am on? I've made some good connections in other departments. What do you all think? Has anyone tried to switch PhD programs? Is there another option I can't see because I'm so deep in this hole? And let's be realistic, guys, nobody gets their PI fired, so don't suggest that.
  14. Hi everyone -- I am a U.S. prospective PhD student, but am applying for programs while working/living abroad. I visited 3 of the 4 social sciences programs over a year ago when I was just thinking about applying but it was a long time ago now. I've since been admitted to one and received emails from POIs at two other programs checking in to say my app has gone to committee and asking if I had any questions about the programs. So far, I've asked about funding, about job placements, I've taken a look at the current students and recent grad profiles to see where they've been and where they are going. But are there other questions I should be asking?? It's a long time to be at a program and I'm afraid I'm missing an important piece that I should be considering. I'm definitely hoping to visit but am waiting to see if I get into more than one program so I can take advantage of the visit to see multiple places at once.... For those already enrolled in PhD programs is there something you wish you had asked about going into the program?