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  1. Hi all, I'm looking up programs in the UK that touch on gender, and so far I have stumbled upon these three that look intriguing: 1) Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology MA @ Lancaster University: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-courses/gender-and-womens-studies-and-sociology-ma/ 2) MSc Applied Gender Studies Masters Degree @ University of Strathclyde: https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/appliedgenderstudies/ 3) MLitt, MSc Gender Studies (Applied) @ University of Stirling: https://www.stir.ac.uk/courses/pg-taught/communications-media-culture/gender-studies/ Don't ask me why I'm not planning to apply for higher-tiered schools (I only have a GPA of 3.2 in journalism, though I do have 10 years of advocacy experience in women's rights). Thoughts on my school options? How good are these schools - what are their strengths and weaknesses.
  2. I started my PhD at the University of Toronto last year in a social science related field. However, I figured out that my research does not match much with the faculty members here. But maybe I could still successfully complete my degree here in a collaborative way as I have found some professors in other departments willing to partially supervise me. However, in the meantime, I applied to Oxford and received a fully funded offer where I have a far better match for my research topic. Besides, the research group is also quant focused methodology-wise. But the difficulty now is that some people are suggesting me not to move to Oxford because of just name. Their point is that it will be difficult to get into academia with a UK degree. I would really appreciate if anybody could share their thoughts on this. I am so indecisive now. Thank you in advance.
  3. I am looking to start this thread giving insight on which American universities that offer a PhD program in Sociology "guarantee" full funding and the degrees of this concept of full funding through the firsthand experience of current PhD students. I encourage to you, whether applicant, student or PhD holder in Sociology to add your thoughts, experiences and feedback on this issue. I believe this can be beneficial to all of us because I may even venture to conspire that there may be correlation with the college's policy and/or the situation of each Sociology of department.
  4. Hey everyone! Just wanted to start this nerve-wracking thread! The first interview for the HSS @ U Penn came in today! Post results here, should you feel inclined, and this can be general discussion on Acceptances/Rejections/interviews as well. Good luck to everyone & may the odds be always in our favor!
  5. dakotadakota

    PhD or Harvard MA?

    Hey everyone, Looking for some advice. I was offered full funding from a PhD program that usually hovers in the high teens-low twenties in the US News rankings. I was also offered tuition remission (though no stipend) by the master of theological studies program at Harvard Divinity School. I'm interested in studying the sociology of religion and feel that a theology masters at Harvard may help me get into a top 5 or 10 soc PhD program (I was rejected by every top 10 PhD program to which I applied). i have a BA from a mediocre state school so i feel a masters from Harvard may help if i were to apply for those programs in 2 years. At the same time, I understand that route of action would just add on debt and I'm not sure if it actually would help my chances. Any advice would be appreciated
  6. Anyone want to share which recruitment weekends they'll be attending and/or what to expect? I'm headed to University of Kentucky's in Lexington next weekend and Bowling Green State University's in March. Already accepted to BGSU, and interviewed with UK but no official acceptance yet.
  7. elyselm

    Recruitment Weekend Etiquette

    Is it rude or uncommon to not go to a recruitment weekend (after being accepted)? I am not sure that I can make it to a few because of date conflicts but do not want to be the only one who misses it or have it come off as me being ungrateful for the invitation. Also, I thought I saw a thread on here somewhere with recruitment weekend dates for sociology programs but can't seem to find it now. Can anyone help me get to that?
  8. I am anxiously waiting to hear back from the schools I have applied to for my PhD in Sociology. While looking over the 'results' section of this site, I saw that others have already heard back from a couple of the schools I am waiting to hear from (UCSB, UT Austin, and Rice). I checked my statuses online, and my applications are definitely still in review. I don't want to assume anything but am feeling like that means these schools are waiting to send out their rejection letters...does anyone know what is going on with this?
  9. Based on what my undergraduate professor told me, I thought that all applications for sociology graduate programs were reviewed at the same time and did not have rolling admissions but now it seems everyone is finding out from their schools at different times...is there a benefit to applying earlier?
  10. Esenabla

    How to prepare for an interview

    Hey, Was just wondering if anyone could offer any advice as to what kind of questions an applicant can expect if offered an interview. Haven't been offered one yet, but figured it would be best to prepare sooner rather than later. Not entirely sure how to go about it, tho.
  11. Is there a list out there of all or most of the fully-funded sociology masters programs? I am open to anywhere in the world, not just North America. Regarding Canada, I am aware that Canadian Masters generally are fully funded, but I still could use a list of all of them. Failing that, my research interests are in social movements, anarchist and disability movements to be specific, so any program or advisor recommendations in that topic would be helpful.
  12. Hello there! *gives a little wave* Anyone considering their masters or doctorate in Childhood Studies from Rutgers U.? After doing a lot of secondary research online and biting my nails anxiously, I have come to the conclusion that the program shall be the ideal for me. Ergo, want to start a thread for other aspirants as well. Hardly found much forum-wise on the net. Please feel free to contribute. We can take off with the following : 1. Undergrad/Post-grad Institute - 2. Major - 3. GPA - 4. Experience - 5. Aspirations behind pursuing this particular course - Best, A
  13. Hi ? This is my first time posting on here. I have gotten a lot of useful information from here in the past so I figured I would give it a shot! I am currently finishing my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and will be graduating in December of this year. I had a lot of family issues when I was completing my Associate's degree at my community college, and this severely affected my GPA. It was far too low to apply to a Bachelor's program in Speech Pathology to start off. I decided to major in Sociology for my Bachelor's because it is a field that I am very passionate about and was easier to get into because I was part of the CAP program at my community college. I have gotten an A in every single course I have taken for my undergrad, besides 1 B, and have been able to raise my GPA tremendously. However, considering how competitive the very few programs are in California, I worry that I have slim chances in being accepted into grad school. My cummulative GPA is only a 3.1, and this will be the highest it can go, as I have calculated. My GPA at my cal-state University is a 3.9 and I am hoping that this will help me somewhat when being considered for grad schools. I'd like to stay in California and this is very important for me because I basically only have my sister for family and my 2 nephews who mean the world to me. That being said, I plan on applying to Master's programs for SLP at Cal state Fullerton, University of Redlands, Loma Linda, Cal state Long-Beach, and Cal baptist. Because my Bachelor's degree is in Sociology and not Speech Pathology, I understand that it will take me longer than others to complete my Master's degree. I want to weigh my options in getting into programs in California and also see which programs I will have a chance in getting accepted to, and also enjoy in the sense of being able to be satisfactorily prepared for the career. Do any of you have an undergrad degree in a different field and are currently in grad school for SLP or are soon applying? Any information/guidance would be greatly appreciated! As of now, Redlands University sounds appealing due to what I have heard about there faculty/program and also considering that the program would only take me about 2 1/2 years as opposed to at least 3. Loma Linda University is another school that I am very interested in because I have heard great things about the program and also their medical facility. The only issue is how expensive these 2 programs will cost. I am a waitress and live on my own so I will have to take out loans to pay for school, and I get worried thinking about being in so much debt. Sorry for the long post! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! ?
  14. First of all, apologies if I'm in the wrong forum! If I am, please direct me to the correct one. I'm a Sociology major at a small state school. My goal is to get my PhD in Sociology, and some of the schools I've looked at are Duke, Harvard, UPenn, UC Berkeley, Columbia, Emory, and Rutgers. I haven't taken the GRE yet (I'm only in my second year of undergrad), but my SAT score was a 1430/1600, my GPA is a 3.98 (this includes both lower division courses and a handful of upper division courses), and I'm in the Honors program at my school. While my test scores and grades will likely be very good when I complete my Bachelor's, I'm worried that my school isn't "prestigious" enough for the grad schools I mentioned. Like I said, I go to a small, public state university that doesn't even rank of the US News National Universities list (instead, it ranks mid-tier on the Regional Universities list). While I did gain admissions into a top tier public university, I chose to go to this school because it is smaller and offered me enough financial aid to completely fund my schooling AND pay for my living expenses. Also, while I'm an undergrad, I plan on conducting my own research outside of my research methods classes, completing a senior thesis/Honors thesis, and joining the Honors program at the American Sociological Association. Further, I already have a positive relationship with some professors, so I should have some great LORs. So, I guess my question is, should I care about the prestige of my undergraduate school? Are there other things (besides what I've mentioned) that I should be doing as a undergrad to be a competitive candidate for grad school? Should I consider transferring to a higher-tier school? Some additional info on my research interests (if it's relevant): I want to study gender/sexualities, power, social interactions, and social class. For my qualitative methods course, I will be researching how trans/nonbinary students navigate dorm life. For a future research project, I would like to investigate how wealthy donors of charities view the underprivileged people they serve. I can't say for sure now what my preferred methodology would be, but I think I'm leaning toward qualitative and mixed methods. Thank you for an insights and help!
  15. I'm applying to phd programs in sociology. Some schools ask you if you'd like them to transfer your application to other departments that they find relevant to your application. Do I check this option? Seems like a good fallback option, but also might demonstrate lack of clarity.
  16. I am currently selecting the schools I want to apply to (based on whether its fully-funded and available area of interest) for the Fall 2019 year. With deadlines approaching I know I need to narrow it down and a get a move on, but it seems like the schools I am looking into are too competitive for me to stand a chance: Uni of Virginia, Uni of Maryland, Uni of North Carolina, Princeton, Stanford, UConn., Northwestern. I am looking for suggestions for other, perhaps more mid-tier fully-funded schools I can take a look at. My interests are stratification, inequality, geo-political cultural differences. Background: Graduated with 3.8 GPA, with a B.A. Sociology, B.A. Communication/Journalism, Anthro minor, EIC of the uni newspaper, completed two research projects (1 with a grad course and presented at a conference), currently working with a prof on a research to be presented at ASA round table. Right now I am serving a year in AmeriCorps VISTA. Do not yet have my GRE scores. Any suggestions/info on programs, feedback, advice is appreciated. Thank you!
  17. I used to be a Research Intern and I'm not sure if that's worth putting on a CV for a PhD application. Thoughts? Also, are the job titles "Research Intern" and "Research Assistant" interchangeable or would that be too much of a stretch?
  18. Hi, I'm interested in applying for a PhD in Fall 2019. Choosing schools in the US is particularly hard because I am conflicted between Sociology and Geography programs. I hold a Masters in Development Studies from a premier institute in India and have close to 2 years of work experience in the public policy & academic research sectors. My expectations are as follows: 1. Emphasis on qualitative research/ room for qual research 2. My specific interest is in urban studies, so would prefer a research cluster on cities/urban spaces. Interests: Urban studies - Qualitative Transportation, Identities, Spatiality, Heritage ; Comparative Research; International Development; South Asia; Public Policy Expectations from Programmes: Program: Interdisciplinary, Allowing students to choose courses across departments, emphasis/known for applied approach Resources: Ongoing projects with vibrant research space, Access to funding, Encouraging collaborations, Good enough brand to ensure employment on completion of programme, preferably located in an urban area to aid fieldwork.  Look forward to suggestions from you guys about which department might be a better fit and potential school options too!
  19. I used to be a Research Intern and I'm not sure if that's worth putting on a CV for a PhD application. Thoughts? Also, are the job titles "Research Intern" and "Research Assistant" interchangeable or would that be too much of a stretch?
  20. letsseewhathappens

    Political Science or Sociology?

    Hi there! Apologies if this thread has been created elsewhere before as this is my first post and I can't find anything similar. My undergrad and master's degrees were both interdisciplinary (International Studies degrees) and I am now gearing up to apply to programs in a few months. I am having a hard time whether to apply to Sociology programs only, Political Science programs only, or both. And if I do apply to both, I assume it would weaken my application to apply to both programs in a single institution/university. Has anyone had experience with this? I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you!
  21. Esenabla

    CV Questions

    I'm editing my CV for sociology PhD applications and am unsure of two things. Perhaps there is no right answer, but I'd love to hear any advice. 1. Should I create a separate "Research Experience" section or is it alright if I simply put all positions (excluding irrelevant positions like part-time kitchen jobs, of course) under a "Work Experience" section? 2. I have been credited on publications before (e.g. "Research Assistant Esenabla assisted with this piece" written at the end of a report) but I have yet to author my own work. Would I create a "Publications" section for the works from which I have been credited? Or would it be best to simply put this under an "Experience" section? Thanks in advance!
  22. One of the profs writing my letter of rec recently asked me if he would simply receive a link from the school to which I apply in order to submit his letter. I'm not sure. Does anyone know how professors go about submitting the letter? Thanks in advance!
  23. Esenabla

    Submitting Transcripts

    Hey all, I have received a copy of my official transcripts from my undergraduate university. I am applying to 10 PhD programs. Could I simply scan a copy of my transcript 10 times and send the schools those or must I send each school an actual transcript in the post? Thanks in advance
  24. jriveracal

    Fall 2019 anyone?

    I'm new here so I apologize if there is a previous thread on this. Anyone else beginning to prepare for Fall 2019? I am narrowing down schools and making a spreadsheet on the requirements for each school and also beginning to self-study for the GRE. As of right now I am looking at Berkeley, Harvard, UCLA, Princeton, Brown, NYU, Columbia, U of Chicago, U of Michigan, Northwestern, Stanford, Yale, U Penn, UC Davis and UC San Diego. Anyone else?
  25. Greetings! I am an incoming second-year sociology PhD student. During Y1, I submitted a theoretical seminar paper for a full paper session at the ASA annual meeting (mostly just to practice writing abstracts) and, much to my surprise - it was accepted. The problem (aside from that it currently has no original research) is that the paper's arguments need a lot of fleshing out. I didn't have time to revise it by the deadline so, it is what it is. My question: how would one go about presenting such a paper? I know people generally present original research at conferences. I was thinking that I would primarily focus on one of several arguments and the direction I would *like* to take it. Any advice would be very much appreciated. I should note that I would eventually like to revise and publish this paper! Thanks in advance. Signed, a neophyte sociologist
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