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  1. I received a very positive email from my desired PI a few weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything since then. Does anyone have an official or unofficial offer?
  2. I’ve been accepted to the UCSD math PhD program. I’ve heard that UCSD has great math research going on, but I haven’t heard as much about the experience and career prospects of PhD students there. Can anyone shed some light on what the academic quality is like? I’ve also been accepted to UC Davis, UC Irvine, and the math master’s at the University of Bonn, Germany.
  3. Hello everyone! It is time for me to make very hard choices regarding where I got accepted. I need your opinion on this. The problem is not tuition nor money. Actually, after graduation, my hope is to go back to France and work as a diplomat for the Government or within International Organizations. All programs are very attractive to me, as well as locations. If you have any views / advice / know which one should I consider first / second, please share. Here are the universities (I added a few more): Master in International Affairs (GWU Elliott School) MA in International Relations (Johns Hopkins SAIS) Master in International Affairs (UCSD School of GPS) Master of Science in Foreign Service (Georgetown) MPP (UCLA) Master in International Relations (NYU) Thank you very much!
  4. I am having trouble deciding between the MPP program at UCSD or at University of Maryland. If anyone has any personal insight or suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
  5. Hey folks - I am researching programs for Fall 2022, and one of the management programs recommended is the Rady School at UCSD. After poking around the website, it feels like there are relatively few faculty in the Management division doing active research. Is that true, or am I just missing something? Any current management students that could comment? For what it's worth, I am interested in Micro-OB studies. Thanks!
  6. I recently finished the application season (Masters) and have the following acceptances: UCSD, Duke, Columbia, Boston University, Northwesterm These are amongst others (Yale, Berkeley, Cornell, Michigan, UCLA, etc.) however they were either one year or non-thesis programs, or the university's main focus was not BME so I have decided to throw those out. Again if you think that isn't a wise decision please let me know. I have also been waitlisted at Hopkins, and am looking to accept that should I get in. Anyone familiar with these schools that can help me out? I am looking very closely at UCSD, Duke, Columbia and Boston for the moment. Duke and UCSD due to their reputation for biomedical engineering and Columbia because of it's ivy-league ties (and its entrepreneurship bent). Boston is also attractive because Boston is quickly becoming a major hub of biomedical engineering, and is next to some very good schools (MIT, Harvard). My future goals are either to become an entrepreneur or join industry, however it is still important for me to complete a thesis during this masters degree. Thank you for your help!
  7. Hello, I have both the above admits for fall 2020 which I deferred to 2021. I know Berkeley ranks much higher(#3) in Mechanical Engineering than UCSD, but I couldn't find any ranking data related to Fung Institute specifically. How will you compare Berkeley's Fung institute to UCSD's Jacobs school? Also, I will be pursuing non thesis MS at UCSD as I dont want a research oriented career. M.Eng seems a better choice but the ranking of Fung institute compared to Jacobs School, the cost of the program and lack of on campus employment during M.Eng is making me think twice.
  8. Decisions are rolling out. Got a message from the GPS admissions office that my application has been "nominated for admission"! Now I'm just waiting for official communication after review by UC San Diego's Graduate Division. Anyone else got in?
  9. I am a Chinese student and got admitted by CS Sc.M. Brown and CS75 UCSD. UCSD ranks higher in CS and has better location in CA (although not that close to SV), while it admitted too many students which may cause intense competition. Brown has better education quality and good-looking statistics for finding jobs, while its CS ranking and location might be problematic. I want to find a job in tech companies in CA after graduation, and I wonder which one is the better choice. Any suggestion or idea would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. I have gotten an admit for spring in CMU and for Fall in UCSD in electrical engineering department. i want to specialise in signal and image processing for biomedical applications. considering the fact i wouldn't be able to intern in cmu and its way costlier, can someone tell me which is a better school for research and job opportunities?
  11. Hi all, Looking to talk to people who have been offered the Robertson Fellowship at any of the partner schools (UMD School of Public Policy, UCSD GPS, Tufts Fletcher, Texas A&M Bush School, Syracuse Maxwell School) and/or any current/former students who were Robertson Fellows. I was recently offered this fellowship at SU (!!) and I know the general details (an amazing package, obviously), but formal notification and getting connected with current Fellows have been delayed probably due to COVID-19 (understandably).
  12. Hello everyone, I got a offer from UCSD. It is a master program with medical specification of Bioengineering. (MS.Med) How is it different from the regular master program? Can I apply for transition to phD with this program? I knew that UCSD is really good at bioengineering, is it the same for such master program too? Since I have a really bad GPA and not-so-good LOR and PS, I am really worried that this is a program designed for moneybags... I would appreciate for any information and advice.
  13. I am an international student, applying to UCSD's BMS program, and I submitted the pre-application. Has anyone heard back yet? I know it's still early in October, but I can't help but worry.
  14. Hi there, I am reaching out to seek advice on two offers I have. I am an international student and had applied for mechanical engineering grad programs. My options are: 1. UCSD PhD admit (unfunded). 2. UW Seattle, MS (No funding). I'm bit inclined towards working in Industry post-grad. I am weighing my options between schools as follows: UCSD Pros: 1. Better located for jobs in Mechanical Engineering (not too sure about this) 2. Program is better ranked than UW (acc. US news, not much difference) 3. Might have better chances of getting funding though TA as it is a bigger school (from my little interation with students from the dept.) UW Pros: 1. The PhD offer at UCSD is unfunded and it's risky to commit to the program without proper idea about funding. (graduating with MS is an option but not sure how that'll reflect. Also would it seem odd if a PhD student is seeking TA/RA with prof other than assigned faculty?). On the other hand, UW offer is MS, so in the worst case I'll have to fund myself for max 4-6 quarters and I would prefer doing an MS and then decide about continuing with the PhD. 2. Having spent some time at UW for an internship during undergrad, I know it'll be much easier to fit in. I liked the campus and vibe around the Seattle in general. UCSD is totally new to me. 3. UCSD tuition and living might be a bit costlier than at UW. 4. From my interaction with a few students, UW has better flexibility of choosing electives from other departments like CS. (dont know how it is at UCSD) Thanks for patiently reading my post. Please reply what is better in your opinion. Would like to know there is anything else I should consider.
  15. Im am looking at IR and policy policy masters and looking to work as a government analyst, private sector (consulting or political risk) or at an NGO. I eventually want to earn a policy oriented or political science PHD 5 to 10 years down the road. I was accepted to Pittsburgh (GSPIA, MIPA security and intelligence), Denver (Korbel, MIS), and UCSD (GPS, MPP). My aid situation is as follows: DU-Korbel 30k (15k a year but still the most expensive) Pitt-GSPIA 28k (14k a year and the cheapest school and cheapest living costs) UCSD-GPS (no aid awarded but instate tuition for second year makes it cheaper than DU) I like all the programs, especially DU and Pitt, but I will know more when I visit UCSDs student day tomorrow. Trying to decide if the prestige of DU is worth the cost vs the east coast location of Pitt vs the dream location and quant heavy program of UCSD. I know I probably cant go wrong with any of these schools but I gotta decide by the 15th of April. I also have about a year of graduate research experience, a graduate certificate in National Security and Intelligence, and a paper publication and conference presentation under my belt. Any insight on the schools and the decision is welecome!!
  16. Hi there! I got MS CS admits from these 4 colleges. Want to decide which should I choose. I am planning to specialize in Computer Vision/Machine Learning. Would love to hear your suggestions. Thanks!
  17. My top offers (PhD) currently are Johns Hopkins CMM and UCSD BMS. I want to study cancer genomics/immunotherapy. Not a big fan of Baltimore but Hopkins is pretty elite. UCSD BMS is top 10ish as well but I don't think it has the same reputation. I think I want to pursue a career in academia and I have been told people really look at pedigrees. I am worried about living in Baltimore and SoCal might be better for my mental health, there's tons of institutes and pharma in the SD area as well. Any advice would be really appreciated ❤️ thank you!
  18. Hello everyone! I got an admit for MS in EE into UCLA, UCSD and TAMU. I want to major in RFIC (if I do a PhD: would want something where I can find it's applications in the Medical domain) and am confused which school to choose. Right now I'm aiming for the terminal Masters program but didint want to shut the door on a PhD completely. I am hoping to petition and switch to a PhD program if I end up liking the lab, advisor, peer group and research work after I join the MS program. But for now these are some of the pros and cons I could find . UCLA Pros: Better ranked than all of the other three and thus a better name If I end with a Master's degree. Amazing professors in RF like Razavi, Abidi and a ton of other such folks Cons: Follows the quarter system which makes the coursework really hectic(?). Also nearly 2-2.5x more expensive than TAMU UCSD Pros: Again amazing research in RF, Qualcomm which is one of the biggest in RF has a whole research institute in the campus, and who doesn't Sandiego as a city, right? Cons: Very little to no scope of funding for MS students, Also follows the quarter system and is also nearly 2-2.5x more expensive than TAMU TAMU Pros: Really couldn't find a lot here, but from whatever I heard the coursework in Analog and RF is really good (?) Cons: Really cheap and also has the possibility of getting funding -might even graduate debt free (maybe an overstatement 😛)- From my rudimentary analysis it looks like the choice is between UCLA and UCSD only But any suggestions, inputs or comments will be of great help! Thanks
  19. I have gotten admission offers from both UCLA and UCSD for MS in ECE. UCLA is for Signals and Systems track, and UCSD is for Communication Theory. As evident from the MS specialisation, I am interested in Signals & Systems and Communication Theory. I feel course wise both schools are at par. I am interested in knowing how are the prospects of finding internships are jobs henceforth. If anyone had a similar choice to make, what and why did you choose one over another?
  20. So I am deciding between UCSD and Purdue for my graduate study (ECE). Here are some of my own analysis: UCSD Better internship/job opportunities Better location. In CA near Silicon Valley Sunshine beaches seals!!! Better overall reputation Purdue Better chance to receive funding Easier to transfer to PhD program (Slightly) better ranking in ECE Cheaper living expenses I'm positive to continue pursuing a PhD after MS study, so if just considering chance of admission to PhD program I'd vote for Purdue since I was told by UCSD admission office that chance of transfering to PhD program is rare. However, I visited SD in March and I LOVEEEE that city! I already spent four years in midwest and I'm not so much a fan of it. If I ended up finishing my MS and hopefully PhD in Purdue, that's gonna be six years, and I honestly don't know if I can handle another six-year cold and snowy weather. Neither promised me with funding but seems that chance of receiving funding is better in Purdue. Open to all ideas/comments/suggestions. --------------------------Some Add-ons---------------------- UCSD track: Robotics, Intelligence and Control Purdue track: Signal Processing UCSD has limitations on course registrations outside my track while Purdue does not.
  21. I got accepted to the master program of Latin American Studies of the universities mentioned the one of Uchicago is a one year program and gave 1/3 fee waiver. NYU with no funding at all, 1.5 years UCSD basically the same, 2 years Tulane, 2 years, full fellowship for the first year and possibly continues to the second year really not sure about which to go, they all seem to be good schools. I was not a native English speaker and am afraid that studying in Uchi may be too stressful. NYU is also good and seems to have better reputation than tulane, but too expensive. never been to NOLA, could be a fun and brand new place for my experience so if anyone can give suggestions and help me make a decision?
  22. Help needed with deciding between University of California San Diego (M.S. in Intelligent Systems Robotics and Control) and Johns Hopkins University (M.S. in Robotics). Points I wish to consider: 1. Quality of Education and research opportunities (Robotics field) 2. Financial Help (RA/TA) - Competitiveness and Compensation 3. Job opportunities 4. Location
  23. Hello everyone, I know these are both relatively new programs, but I was wondering if anyone had information on the MS in Business Analytics at UCSD and UCI. I just got accepted to both of these programs and am having a hard time deciding between the two. Both programs are super similar based on the information provided on the website, but I am leaning towards UCSD based on the location and reputation of the school in general. If anyone had some opinions on the programs, that would be great! edit: If there is no information on the specific program, some sort of information on graduate life at either school is also appreciated.
  24. I have an admit from ucsd(no funding) vs kth(tution scholarship). I'm really confused which one to choose. UCSD is more recognized and is near silicon valley, but kth will allow me to be debt free after studies. But wages in sweden are low. Can anyone give their suggestions/share their experiences at any of these?
  25. I am currently deciding between UCSD Nanoengineering PhD and Northeastern Bioengineering PhD and am having some difficulty deciding. Has anyone not liked anything about northeastern, or what turned you away. P.S. If you've got info on Nanoengineering and UCSD too please don't hold back. Everything helps
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