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  1. I was just rejected for the OGS and I'm feeling pretty down. I thought I was a good applicant. I had a fair bit of research experience, good GPA, and my proposed masters advisor even helped me with the research proposal (I haven't officially been accepted into a program yet).My average may have been holding me back (I think I had an 82% in my 3rd year and 84% in my final year). So I'm just wondering, what do the stats of the students who win it usually look like?
  2. I got accepted at California University of Pennsylvania on April 11th and was wondering if there was a Facebook group link for the fall 2018 cohort?
  3. costigan95

    Cheaper MA vs. Higher Ranking MA

    Hello, Similar questions have been asked, but I wanted to give my particular example. I graduated from a Public University with a 3.55 GPA BS in Sociology with a History minor, in December. I am planning to pursue a PhD in History and am reasoning the best path forward. The head of the History Department at my alma mater recommended that I look in to a MA before pursuing a PhD, as I need to iron out my languages, some more research experience, and it would only serve to strengthen my overall admission chances into a strong PhD program. My two areas of interest are 20th Century German History and US Foreign Policy in in the 1960s. If my end goal is a PhD, then does the ranking of my MA matter all that much? My school's graduate program specializes in US History, but she said that my focus on Foreign Policy would allow for a reasonably easy transition into a German History PhD, along with better language skills. I can go here for my MA and accumulate a relatively small amount of debt, and the faculty is great. However, its not ranked super high. Alternatively, I could drop more money on a well known MA program and go into a PhD with substantially more debt. I would appreciate thoughts on the matter. Thanks! tldr; Cheap and convenient MA, or prestigious and expensive MA before PhD?
  4. rick31

    ASU MSME vs UH MSME

    ADMITS, REJECTS, PENDING... University of Houston Mechanical MS vs ASU Mechanical MS. Which will be a better choice considering am interested in research after MS. Like funding opportunities and etc? Houston is also far cheaper and offering a $1k Scholarship. Thanks for the help
  5. Hi All, I was admitted to UPenn and CU's Chemical Engineering master program and I am having a hard time deciding which program should I pursue. Both names are great and their ranking are very close. Please leave a comment if you have any ideas if possible and any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  6. Talking with me mates the other day and one of them was sure his degree was the longest (he's studying to be a doctor). His degree, when he graduates, will read MB BCh BAO (NUI) LRCPI LRCSI. That got me thinking, what is the longest academic degree postnominals out there? P.S. Just for fun, I searched for longer degree titles (including associateships and diplomas awarded by specific universities e.g. DIC, AICSM, ARCS, ARSM, ACGI (from Imperial), AKC (from KCL)) None of these, even combined with a regular degree from these unis, appear to be longer than my friends.
  7. Hi Everyone, Posting this topic because I have been unable to find virtually anyone going for this same program. I have been accepted to Philadelphia University for the Masters in Textile Engineering program and I expect acceptance from NCSU for the same program in the next couple weeks and I am just trying to figure out which to choose (if I am accepted of course). From what I can see NCSU is a much bigger and more well known research school, but Philadelphia has research more in my specific area of interest (recycling of textiles and waste). Basically, does the school of your masters really matter that much? Is there anyone in the textile engineering field with some industry insight about either school? Does living in Raleigh or Philly just really suck (I'm from Boise by the way so I will be moving across the country no matter what)? I need some pros and cons to chip away and make a decision haha Thanks in advance!
  8. Having trouble deciding between St. Andrews and the University of Edinburgh for Art History. Any comments or advice would be strongly appreciated. Thank you!
  9. Hey guys, I was offered a place at the University of Bath to do my masters in Microbiology. The only problem is that I can't really afford the cost of paying as an international student. I was looking online and mostly found scholarships for 3rd world country students. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any scholarships that US students can apply to. Thanks!
  10. Hello Everyone, Sharing my profile with you: Gre: 314 (AWA: 3.5, Q165) Toefl: 94 (S: 23 R:23 L:24 W:24) Percentage: 78.4 Btech in CS Work exp: 3 years till now MS in CS (artificial intelligence and machine learning) Strong LOR and SOP I have shortlisted some universities > Safe: 1. San Jose State University (SJSU) Moderate: 1. Rutgers 2. Stoney Brooks New York, 3. Northeastern University (NEU Boston) 4. Arizona State University ASU 5. North Carolina State University NCSU 6. University of Southern California (USC) 7. University of Illinois Chicago(UIC) Ambitious: 1. TAMU 2. Penn State Please suggest some safe universities for my profile and do suggest if any changes are required in the categories (If some universities need to be dropped or can be added in the above list)
  11. Hi All, Everyone who is joining western university computer science can gather here to discuss. Thanks!
  12. Hello. I have recently earned an A+ on my MA thesis. I also have professors willing to write good references. I had always assumed that if I did a PHD I would simply carry on here because my life is here. However, considering my grades, perhaps its worth a shot elsewhere - a better university where I could stand a better shot at getting a TT job afterwards. Can someone weigh in on these questions? 1. Is it reasonable to contact philosophy depts and scholarship offices in order to "shop around" for the best stipends/scholarship (I am somewhat worried at how arrogant this might seem). 2. Would an A+ on my MA and decent written references land me a real shot at a top ten (like Harvard or NYU) or is it naive to think grades matter - perhaps letters from advisors and writing samples matter more? How about the grades alone getting my into a top 20, (like Australian National Uni)? 3. I am older with a partner and dependent child. Does anybody know the best package for a guy like me? For example, ANU is tempting because of their scholarship amount, travel/moving allowance, and dependent-child allowance - but it doesn't cover fees. Auckland, on the other hand, covers fees and offers 27K. Any insights into these practical considerations would be much appreciated. If I was younger and less tied down, I suppose I'd just aim for the best schools with the most topic - relevant faculty (that is, potential advisor). But being older with a family makes this trickier. THANKS! David
  13. I got put on the waiting list for Pacific U's SLP masters program. Anyone else? I'm curious how many there are. Also, they said they don't disclose wait list positions which makes it harder to know if I should wait it out or not. Anyone else have this concern?
  14. Hi everyone! I have to decide between joining ANU or University of Melbourne for my Masters degree. I might not receive any scholarship, in which case I will have to manage tuition fees by working part-time. So, considering both ANU & UoM have high tuition fees; firstly is it possible to earn enough to pay the fees? [I will have paid the tuition fees for the 1st semester before I get enrolled] In ANU, I will be studying in Crawford School of Policy (Public Policy: Climate Change Major); in UoM, I am joining the Urban Planning program. Now, apart from the choices between the programs and universities; where (Canberra or Melbourne) will I be able to earn enough to pay my tuition fees (or at least a large proportion of it). Thanks in advance!
  15. Hello. I just joined the forums because I need help but have no one to ask around me. I just got accepted to Columbia University's MA program in Social-Organizational (IO) Psychology. I understand that the program is mostly designed for students who are looking for a terminal program. I hear it is possible for students to continue their studies into a doctorate but it is not so common because the program itself isn't research based, but rather theory based. However, I don't want to rule out the option to obtain a PhD in case I do decide to continue my studies. The MA program at Columbia does not seem to be the ideal choice IF i decide to go all the way (for a PhD). On the other hand, I have also been accepted to Roosevelt University here in Chicago, for a PhD program. The school might not be as prestigious as Columbia University; however, it does give me an option to continue all the way for a PhD degree from the get go. I understand that Columbia University is a more prestigious institution known around the world, and furthermore, it is possible to continue all the way to a PhD, but I would be the minority and it is not the conventional route. However, If I end up deciding to go to Roosevelt University, it would be a more straightforward path towards a PhD. In conclusion, I guess what I am arguing with myself is whether I should choose a more prestigious school for an MA and limited opportunity for doctorate, or rather a local university where I can obtain an PhD at a more straightforward path. Thank you in advance for your input! I appreciate it.
  16. mso525

    OISE Master of Arts 2016

    Hello all! I have applied to the Master of Arts- child study and education at OISE, and was wondering if anyone had received interviews offers yet? (to start school in 2016 fall) The waiting is making me extremely anxious... especially since I thought I had a good chance of being accepted
  17. I am writing the GRE specific to the English Literature subject at McMaster University in less than two weeks and I still have not been informed about which room it is written in. The test is at 8:30 am and I am coming all the way from Toronto, so it is important for me to know the room ahead of time. Does anybody know where it is usually written or does the room change constantly? If so, how soon would I be expected to find out the room? Thanks in advance!
  18. Hello everyone! If you are planning on applying to ENMU for their CDIS graduate program, you may or may not already be aware that you will have to be on-campus for your first semester. With that being said, if you are looking for on-campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, I am looking for someone to take over my lease for the Spring 2017 semester. I am staying at San Juan Villages, an apartment community right across the street from the speech clinic! Super convenient and close by- and rent is only $480 a month including utilities, gas, electric, EVERYTHING! If you are interested, or would like more information, feel free to send me a message.
  19. Hi,I am a 4th-year student from Anna university, Chennai (India).My profile is:8.87 CGPA (till 6th sem)320 GRE (163 quants/157 verbal; 4.0 AWA)TOEFL - yet to take (expecting 105+)Papers/Research published : NoneExperience:2.5 months summer research internship at Indian Institue of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) in Machine learning.3-4 projects done in machine learning (all in github profile)Recommendations: Expecting 3 from my univ profs and 1 from my IIT-prof (internship guide)Interests: AI (specifically, machine learning) Univs I have selected so far:Top preferences:Univ of California - LA, SD campus Umass Amherst Georgia tech CMU Univ of Illinois - UC campus Univ of southern California Univ of Wisconsin - Madison Univ of Texas Austin,ArlingtonUniv of Maryland - college park Univ of ChicagoSecondary choice: UC - Irvine NCSU ASU NYU Penn statePlease help in evaluating my profile and suggesting suitable universities.Also, since I have about 1.5 months to apply, should I take GRE again? I am confident that I will improve my quant score by at least 2 or 3 marks, but not sure about verbal - might stay same or even decrease. Will the 2-3 mark improvement significantly affect my chances in the above-listed universities?Thank you!
  20. Greetings, my name is Alex and I am inquiring to see if I stand a chance at being accepted to Ph.d. programs in my home state of Florida. I am willing to be accepted to a smaller programs like FAU (average GPA of admitted students is 3.6), but I'm mainly only considering public programs, also I am prepared for the LMHC or MFT route if I don't stand a chance. My stats are good, but not stellar: GPA: 3.558 GRE:156Q&155V (AW is not scored yet) Graduated from Sacramento City College with honors, transferred to Humboldt State aka California State University (Humboldt) Major GPA: 3.64 Last 60 semester hours GPA: 3.97 On track to graduate MAGNA CUM LAUDE Student researcher, for 4 semesters, in 3 experiments working under a fairly well known researcher Authored a poster presented at WPA in 2016 and will again in 2017 I volunteer in 2 places right now one is in a fairly influential role at a family resource center and secondly I am conducting the day to day operations of a local nonprofit (which is an indoor park for skateboards, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and roller-skates) including data entry and supervision of very young children. PSI CHI member Academic honors awards continually for the past 2 years Thank you for your help
  21. GRE 321 Verbal 156(71%) Quant 165(90%) AWA 4.0(56%) UG 78% (Top 5 in department) One good relevant project No work experience or research papers (Working on a research paper currently) Want to do MS in Computer Science. Have sent my scores to USC, UCLA, Stony Brook, UMCP I have Columbia, UC Irvine and San Jose State University in mind. What are my chances of getting into these? Also, suggest any other good universities that fit my profile! Thanks, in advance!
  22. Zhivab

    UCLA, Pitt or USC?

    Hi everyone! I am writing because I am facing some important doubts and I would really appreciate your thoughts and opinions. Basically, I got accepted by UCLA about a month ago for studying my MS in Electrical Engineering, to be specific, in Circuits and Embedded Systems. As we all know, UCLA is a top school in the US. On the other hand, I have to say that I do not like the program too much. I applied to this university because I got a recommendation letter from a professor when I studied there during a summer session. Honestly, I did not expect that I was going to get in, because I did not show in my SoP my motivation about Circuits Designing, but I did. I also got accepted to study at University of Pittsburgh a MS in EE in Power Electronics, field that I like the most. However, Pitt is not as highly ranked as UCLA. Finally, I am also waiting for my admission decision at USC, a school that competes for the same ranking with UCLA in EE. If accepted, my track would be Power Electronics as well, and I will definitely attend this school. However, I can not keep waiting for an USC response because my deadline to accept/decline Pitt is very close. So I think you can pretty much guess my concern. I do not know if I should study at UCLA, a top school but a program that I do not feel very motivated about, waiting for USC but risking Pittsburgh, or studying at University of Pittsburgh, a university with a lower ranking than UCLA but where I would study a program that I like more. Everything would be solved if I get an admission by USC soon but it has been so long since I applied and I really think that I have very small chances of getting in. Thank you so much for all the answers in advance.
  23. I am thinking of applying to the university of Toronto's MSc Biostatistics program for fall 2017. However, I am from the u.s. and have read that applying to u of t for masters is similar to applying for a Phd here so I don't want to get my hopes up. If any others with experience on this could please help me get a better idea of my chance of acceptance. I'm currently majoring in statistics, my overall GPA is 3.4, major GPA is 3.5. I noticed they look at last 5 senior level courses though, which depending on fall course grades I believe could range from a 3.5-3.8 GPA. I also will have completed a thesis as an undergrad through a honors in the major program and will have a year of experience as a clinical data analyst by the time I apply. I have noticed two people have already been rejected from this program, and that international acceptance is very limited. So do you think my chance of acceptance is low(probably?), moderate(possibly?), or high(lol)? and should I turn my focus to Biostatistics programs elsewhere?
  24. Apogeee

    What did you decide?

    Is everyone all settled? What did you ultimately decide? Where are you going? Have you decided to wait until the next cycle? I am going to the University of Kentucky for something a little different than the standard Classics PhD.
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