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Found 9 results

  1. Has anyone heard back from mechanical at UMN? The FAQ said it'll start rolling admissions from January end. A professor said that he'll recommend me to the admission committee, yet the silence is making me anxious to the point where I do nothing all day but keep checking email and portal.
  2. Hello all, So, I have a tough decision to make. I have struggled to find out what I want to do as a career then I came across SLP. I researched it and learned about it from my sister, who just passed her PRAXIS for SLP. I knew this would be something I would enjoy doing. I love the idea of it, it is very interesting to me, I love working with kids, and I would like to work in a hospital or school. However, I do not have a very good GPA and I am nervous about being screwed in life if I don't end up getting into a masters program for SLP even if I reapply and don't get in because I don't want to be reapplying for years and years. My GPA is 3.04 right now entering my spring semester as a junior, it is low due to me starting out in biology and figuring out that is not for me, I also didn't have good study habits and didn't try as hard as i could have. My first semester of this junior year I did get a 3.8 GPA and took a language development and communicative disorders class and got an A in that. My current university does not offer CSD major, so I am trying to decide if i should transfer to university of Minnesota Twin-cities and further pursue this or find something else like Athletic training which I am also considering as my other choice if I choose not to go the SLP route. Also, if I did transfer it would be 4 semesters of work to graduate with a Speech language hearing sciences degree which is the same as CSD. Is it possible for me to get into a program? I am a male by the way, so I don't know how much of an advantage that gives me in the selection process because I see there are few males in the profession. I have read posts like mine where people have gotten in with low GPA's with bolstering other things like GRE and experience but I am just nervous because I feel like that is only a couple people and that doesn't mean it would happen for me. Any help or suggestions would be great!
  3. I had initially decided to attend UMN starting Fall 2017 (MS Electrical Engineering). However, I received an admit from USC for the Spring 2018 term and I'm having a hard time choosing between the two. I realize that USC is more expensive than UMN and getting a TA/RA position may not be possible at USC. With those factors in mind, are there any significant advantages in choosing USC over UMN? My area of interest is Signal Processing.
  4. As with all gigantic life decisions, I am teetering back and forth on which school/program to attend and ultimately getting nowhere. That is why I have decided to reach out to the collective wisdom of you all on Grad Cafe to hopefully give me some insight on which program would be the best for me or at least verify that my concerns are valid. Unfortunately, outside of dealing with Russian Affairs, I have not fully committed to a specific concentration of Global Public Policy (ei Security Policy, Human Rights Policy, Global Governance, etc..). Also, after browsing a few other posts regarding decisions I have noticed that people simply say "School 1 or School 2." I am going to specifically state the schools' names in the hope that former or current students can possibly provide some insight. With that in mind here are my thoughts on the two programs. University of Pittsburgh - GSPIA Would be pursuing Masters in Public and International Affairs with a Major in Security and Intel Studies, a minor in Public Policy Research and Analysis, and a Graduate Certificate in Russian and Eastern European Studies Yes, they call their concentrations and sub-concentration majors and minors I am currently in talks to see if I can switch the major and minor, but one is in the MPIA program and the other is in the MPA program so I have received mixed answers Unique Positives $$$ - Received 75% tuition scholarship and a PA Resident Allows me to really hone my Russian area knowledge with an abundance of interdisciplinary Russian course. Also Pitt also has its own Summer Language Institute with intensive language classes and trips to Moscow Offers a semester in DC in which I would be able to intern and take classes at the prestigious Center for Strategic and International Studies with fellow GSPIA and Maxwell Students Concerns Fear that future job prospects may be lower because of the lack of qualitative themed courses (in comparison to UMN) Poor rankings in comparison ( I know I should not worry about this but its always there) University of Minnesota - The Humphrey School of Public Affairs Would be pursuing a MPP with a Global Policy concentration with a self made sub-concentration Unique Positives Heavy focus on breath of courses and bigger picture ideas. (Multiple stat, finance, and econ courses required) Seems to give students skills instead of strict knowledge which would be better of job prospects Has a very expansive alumni base which seems to almost run the Twin Cities which makes it possible to, for lack of a better term, "experiment" with policy ideas and initiatives USWNR 2016 rank #8 in Public Policy Concerns Only offers 4 Russian Language classes. No other area specific courses Appears better suited to for local and state government affairs (area I am in now and trying to get out of) $$$ - received decent scholarship, but comparatively it is more expensive. However, not unbearable (unlike other top schools which I ruled out) Dean which brought the international element to the program is stepping down in a few months I realize this probably an oversimplification, but I feel as though the decision comes down to specific knowledge v. broad skill set. Which is better? I have no idea that is why I am asking for your help. Anything you all can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  5. I have received admits from both Arizona State University and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Electrical Engineering. My area of interest is Signal Processing, and I am having some difficulty in deciding between the two. Any help in deciding between the two in terms of job opportunities, faculty etc. would be greatly appreciated!
  6. Hi all, I've been accepted to PhD in Biostat at Vanderbilt and I'm also on the waiting list of University of Minnesota. I like Vandy but it's a relatively new program. I know UMN has a great biostat program, but Minnesota is really cold and I'm not sure if I can stand it. Should I wait for UMN? Is there much difference if I choose Vandy instead of UMN? I really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
  7. Hello all! I was recently admitted to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Minnesota! I am very excited, but won't have a chance to visit the school before I respond to the decision. I was wondering if anyone on here has any information about the school, the city, or the program that they would be able to share. I know it is well rated, but I would love to hear some insight about what it is like to go here. How are the clinical placements and faculty? Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences with the program that they would be willing to share? Thank you and good luck to everyone!
  8. Hey I just got the official offer from umn. Is there anyone who might go for umn? I haven's seen much discussion on umn, quite curious the reason. Anyone have any info to share? My research topic would be MRI acquisition and reconstruction. I heard that MRI research at UMN is pretty well-known and great, is that true? I am an international student currently in California for an exchange year. I would love to have any any advice, information from you guys. Thanks!
  9. Hi All. Anyone know or have experience about the MPP program in Humphrey school (UMN - twin cities)? I can only find limited information in the forum. I searched for some rankings, this school shows fine rank. In addition, my friend who visited UMN told me it is a very good school. And most importantly, this school gives me best impression in application process because of their professional service and their staff's patience. I am really interested in this school even though I also got other admissions from GPPI, SIPA etc. Now I need some kind guys who can offer me any information about this program. Really appreciate your help! Alex
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