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Who gets admitted first - PhD or MA?


bookworm2011

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I've applied to four school for the English MA program. Whenever I get on here, I see a few MA's in other areas that have been admitted or rejected. Either way they have their admission results. However, I'm seeing more PhD admits than anything right now. Thoughts anyone?

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I think MA programs generally have later application deadlines than PhD ones, partly, I guess, to try to 'catch' PhD rejects (not meant to be pejorative). Funding for MA programs is also less generous/available, and so I guess that also allows later deadlines. Probably a whole host of other reasons.

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I can't speak to most schools, but I applied to 3 Ph.D programs and 2 MA programs this year. I haven't heard anything from the Ph.D programs, but I got an acceptance to an MA very soon after, even though the deadlines were later. Of course, it could just be that school is fast in decisions.

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