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  1. Hi! So I am still in search of reputed master programmes that prepare strong candidates for future Ph.D. application in the U.S. I want to specialize in clinical child psychology/ developmental neuropsychology. Thoughts? (I am quite desperate and open to new ideas, I appreciate any advice!) Many thanks!
  2. Hi guys! I recently got admitted to UBC's master's program in political science (I also got accepted into U Toronto, but their faculty is much more IR focused, whereas I'm interested in comparative). I'm an American who specifically chose to do her master's outside of the U.S. However, I intend to complete my Phd in Political Science in an American institution (I'm especially interested in the UC system). I wanted to know if any of you had any knowledge of the quality of social science and politics research in UBC, as well as the Canadian system all around. I really like UBC's faculty (they've also offered me funding which is great) but I'm curious as to how this institution is perceived in the U.S. when it comes to applying for PhD programs. I know competitively speaking I might be at a disadvantage compared to graduates who complete their master's at U.S. institutions. Thank you!!
  3. I have received admit offers from London School of Economics for their Global Masters in Management program and Rice University for their MBA (non-STEM) program. Rice is also offering me a substantial scholarship as a Forté fellow. I am confused regarding which program to choose considering the job scenario after graduation since I will have to pay off an education loan (USA will offer a 1-year OPT period, and UK will offer 2 years). Currently, I have a year of work experience as a digital marketer in India and aim to be in strategy/management consulting after graduation. Which program should I choose?
  4. I'm about to start my PhD in Clinical Psychology in NYC at Yeshiva University (Ferkauf health emphasis program) and I'm a little worried about finances. I haven't heard back from the school about funding yet, but I'm under the impression they don't usually provide much funding. Since I'm not eligible for FAFSA, I'm wondering about other available funding opportunities for international students studying in New York (i.e. bursaries, fellowships, scholarships, loans, grants, etc.). I've looked into a few scholarships, but most of the deadlines have already passed. I will apply to these in the upcoming years, but I would love to hear about what other students in my position have done to fund their studies. It would be particularly AMAZING if anyone from the Ferkauf health emphasis program could provide me with some insight about funding opportunities for international students in that program. Any advice would be greatly appreciated-- thanks in advance
  5. I'm in the process of compiling a list of schools to apply to for in a few months to start in fall 2018. I am interested more in the information science side of things and would hope to pursue a career in user experience, information architecture, hci etc with a research focus. I am interested if anyone has applied or gone to mlis programs, especially in Canada with a similar background. So far I'm looking at U of T (for sure gonna apply) UBC (interested but not sure it would fit my focus) Do any of the of mlis programs in Canada fit this description?
  6. Hi there! I saw there was a Canadian thread started but not a US one so here goes! Applying a little more broadly this round (last year was Clinical + Counseling psych, this year I'm doing Counseling Psych PhDs, MPH, MSW, and one combo MSW/PhD program), and I'd really appreciate some insight on my odds for MPH! The good: 3.986 GPA undergrad Honors College Membership contingent upon maintaining 3.2 all semesters; extra classes required for graduation Chancellor's Scholarship undergrad - contingent upon maintaining 3.5, full ride to (public) uni Dean's List at summa cum laude every semester enrolled Provost's Certificate -- for maintaining 3.9 GPA every semester enrolled Independent Honors Thesis 1 pub -- hoping to get another 2 out as first author before sending in apps (lofty goal, I know); on a couple of presentations Worked 20-40 hours a week between two research labs as an undergrad (one paid, one volunteer/one semester of credit) for two years, continue to volunteer in side lab 1 year of "full-time" research experience as lab manager (not like I was already doing full time hours between the two labs during undergrad but w/e...) 180 hour clinical internship working in a crisis stabilization unit + 8 months per diem work Gonna get three absolutely stellar letters of reccomendation The Meh: Went to public uni that's not always well-regarded (UMass Boston) I'm a baby by some people's standards (22) which my side-lab director mentioned was a huge turn-off for him because people fresh from undergrad don't know what they want to do with their lives and waste grant money if/when they drop out -- planning on addressing this directly because aside from changing my mind on BS vs BA I haven't at all wavered in what I've wanted to do with my life since senior year of high school - if nothing else I'm stubborn as hell and won't stop until I do what I came to do. Have a rare disability that manifested in middle school that wasn't treated properly until late HS (planning on highlighting this in my personal statement/statement of purpose because it's part of the reason why I'm so interested in adolescence & health psych). The Ugly: GRE scores... I did much worse this year than last (144 vs 142 Q, 158 vs 156 V, 4.5 vs 5.5A) but hit "send all scores" the day of. Likely the result of: a) extreme test anxiety because I know the GRE is really make-it-or-break-it for a lot of schools, I want to vomit every time I think of how much money I wasted on apps last year and how much I'll be paying for a non-terminal master's if I don't get into PhD this round; b ) My math skills outside of stats are absolutely abysmal because I had to literally teach myself math in high school (still managed to get nothing less than C's-- mostly A's and B's then) -- I'd miss months of school at a time and would get "home tutoring" from people who were just as lost as I was. Got a B+ in stats during undergrad -- because our prof gave everyone in the class the wrong directions for how to run SPSS so all of our labs were incorrect; half the class withdrew before the deadline and half of the remaining folks just stopped showing up; prof was an adjunct and was fired after that semester because of that class, but combined with the perception of "UMB's so easy you'd have to be really dumb to get less than an A" I can see why PIs would see this as a red flag combined with abysmal GRE scores. I'm applying to BU & Harvard... any thoughts on odds?
  7. Hello everyone, I am an undergraduate student in Turkey and I am going to apply to Political Science Ph.D programs for the 2017 cycle. My research areas are contemporary political theory, comparative neoliberalism(especially economic inequality), democratic theory, progressive era and new deal politics, pragmatist political theory(dewey, james). I have also been nominated as a Fulbright scholar. Which political theory programs should I apply to and how much does a fulbright scholarship improve chances of admission to top tier programs? My Toefl is 116(ibt), Gre is 165 Verbal, 164 Quant, 4.5 AW and 3.97 GPA. I have one conference paper and one journal publication. Thank you very much and good luck to everyone on their applications! Looking forward to your responses.
  8. Hello everyone! I am a journalist from India and have received acceptance letters from Emerson College in Boston and Villanova University, Pennsylvania. Expecting a few more responses. But, I want to choose from these two institutions. The course at Villanova is Masters in Communication and at Emerson it is Masters in Communication Management with a specialization in Political Communication. At Villanova, I can study the same subjects as Emerson. If anybody could help, I'll really appreciate it!
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