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Hello all,

This is my first post ever and am eager to hear back from folks here. I plan to app for a MS/PhD(preferable) in Cognitive neuroscience. The details of my profile are as follows. Before that, all of my experience till now are from India...

Profile:

GPA : 3.48 / 4

Psy subject GRE: 650

General GRE: Yet to take.

Degree:

- BA English Literature (Major) & Psychology (Minor) - 3 years

- M.Sc Counseling Psychology with thesis, India - 2 years

Research experience and achievements:

- Gold medalist and University topper.

- Dissertation in Health Psychology (6 months). Presented and won national level best scientific paper award for the same.

- Internship in Counselling Psychology (6 months) - worked with cancer patients and their families

Work Experience:

- Academic Counselor for a nationally acclaimed training institute - 2 years

- Student Counselor for a residential school - 6 months.

One of my main worries is that my education and experience are not from within the US. I would greatly appreciate anyone sharing their experience on how universities value my education and experience. My dream apps are Stanford and Berkeley. I am open to any suggestions/comments from people here to understand what I need to do to even stand a chance for getting an admit.

Thanks a lot ! :)

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Hi,

Welcome! Those credentials look pretty impressive for a MS program. I'm not familiar enough with PhD programs to say anything, but I would venture a guess and say you'll do well in finding a school for a master's.

Good luck!

P.S. And get on the GRE!

Hello all,

This is my first post ever and am eager to hear back from folks here. I plan to app for a MS/PhD(preferable) in Cognitive neuroscience. The details of my profile are as follows. Before that, all of my experience till now are from India...

Profile:

GPA : 3.48 / 4

Psy subject GRE: 650

General GRE: Yet to take.

Degree:

- BA English Literature (Major) & Psychology (Minor) - 3 years

- M.Sc Counseling Psychology with thesis, India - 2 years

Research experience and achievements:

- Gold medalist and University topper.

- Dissertation in Health Psychology (6 months). Presented and won national level best scientific paper award for the same.

- Internship in Counselling Psychology (6 months) - worked with cancer patients and their families

Work Experience:

- Academic Counselor for a nationally acclaimed training institute - 2 years

- Student Counselor for a residential school - 6 months.

One of my main worries is that my education and experience are not from within the US. I would greatly appreciate anyone sharing their experience on how universities value my education and experience. My dream apps are Stanford and Berkeley. I am open to any suggestions/comments from people here to understand what I need to do to even stand a chance for getting an admit.

Thanks a lot ! :)

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