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  1. I have recently been admitted into the Materials PhD programme at UC Santa Barbara. Whilst I am aware that it has been highly ranked by several bodies, I would like a more educated opinion from people here. Is it really as good as they say it is? I am slightly worried as I am an international student. The reputation of UCSB isn't very significant outside of the US and I am hoping I am making the right decision to invest at least 5 years of my life there
  2. Dear All, I recently got accepted to the following universities which I am heavily considering: Yale's IDE Program- International and Development Economics (No Funding) UCSD GPS (Full Tuition waive off for one year)- MIA with concentration in International Development (Might choose a dual track option of ID with either Public policy or International Economics) UCLA MPP (Concentration International Development) (No Funding) Some other programs which I cant afford SAIS IDEV (No funding) , GWU Elliot IDS (no funding yet, might receive but no clue), American University SIS - MID ($$ but still expensive) , Korbel School-MID ($$ but still expensive), Boston University MAGDE (No funding) and IHEID -MDEV (On waitlist) I am interested in the field of Development Economics and thus want to do a quantitative program which will not only give me strong quant skills but also more professional and applied skills. Hence I wanted to target universities which have some great Econ schools and not only good in International Affairs. I aspire to work in the field of Development with either multi-lateral organizations such as World Bank or UN and Development Think tanks such as Brookings. I have come to realize that Quant skills are something which many employers value a lot (Particularly World Bank and Brookings) hence I feel I should do a curriculum which will give me those skills. I have a solid background in Economics and am also doing a diploma in Economics, but still would want to focus on a quantitative curriculum. Would anyone have any suggestions to offer? Iam an international Student from India and cant spend too much on my education based on personal funding. And from the past discussions on Grad Cafe, I have realized that taking debt in a field like Development doesn't make sense since one doesn't end up earning that much (Compared to Business graduates). The universities which I can afford are- Yale IDE and UCSD . (UCLA I can take loans but is it worth it??) Yale and UCSD(After scholarship) would end up costing the same. However UCSD is a two year program while Yale is a one year program. The department I applied to at Yale is part of the Econ department (Which is amazing) while UCSD is part of the IR school (GPS). Please tell me what do you guys think? Which university should I target? Does having a brand name like Yale help you get entry in these organizations despite it being a one year program. Or does a two year degree have more impact? Iam sorry this post turned out to be rather long Thanks a lot for your inputs in advance! Meghna
  3. I'm currently attending UCSD working toward my Bachelors degree in Probability&Statistics and I'm planning on applying to UCLA graduate school next year. By the way, I was told from one of my friends that it is easier to get into top UC graduate schools who received their BS/BA degrees at UC undergraduate school. This is kind of a silly question, but is this true?
  4. For those of you who were accepted, did you receive funding offers right away? If not, when did you hear about them?
  5. What are the duties of a GSR at a UC (in the humanities/social sciences)? I can't seem to find an answer to that.
  6. Hey so I'm starting my senior year at UC Irvine. I'm a double major in (please go with me on the names, i'm trying to express the breadth of the programs...) 'Criminology, Law, and Society' and 'Psychology and Social Behavior. I have a 3.5 GPA, but have yet to take the GRE. I'm planning on taking a year or two off after I graduate to gain applicable work experience. In the last year I've gained a considerable amount of interest in Public Policy programs and so have been looking around just for the future. As it happens, UCI just added a Master in Public Policy program, but I have no idea about the quality of the program, its job outlook, or its national ranking. So my question is... would you go to a program that is brand new but from a well ranked public university? Or should I just not even try if you think I have better chances getting into a better ranking program... Thanks!
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