karmakitsch Posted June 10, 2010 Share Posted June 10, 2010 Hi all! I just recently found this board (would have been a big help during the application process!), and I must say, you are quite an accomplished bunch. If I may, I was hoping to pose a decision/problem that I recently faced when deciding where to attend. Would you have accepted an offer from the MA program at the University of Chicago with a 50% tuition award, or an offer from the MA program at Wake Forest University with 100% tuition assistance? Things to consider: 1) Wake Forest has no PHD program, and unfortunately their alumni list shows that very few who graduate with the MA in religion from the program go on to attend Universities on the level of UChicago. However, Wake Forest is certainly a good school, and the tuition award is generous. 2) The ultimate goal is to attain a PHD, and the University of Chicago is unique in that the MA program is used as their main source of PHD candidates. Should I attain the level of success I expect from myself, then admittance into the PHD program is available through in house petition. 3) University of Chicago is my number one choice 4) Both are thousands of miles from family, so familiarity/family ties plays no part in the decision. Thanks for taking the time to read this! I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Cheers karmakitsch 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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