kuniklos Posted July 27, 2011 Share Posted July 27, 2011 Hi everyone! I am dwindling down my list of grad schools and preparing to get the ball rolling. But one thing I struggle with is whether to apply for a MA or PhD with some programs? Some require an MA before acceptance to a PhD, so that would be an obvious choice. But for a PhD, I doubt myself. I was a double major in Anthropology and Art History. I have a degree in Anthropology and completed the Art History requirements. My GPA is a 3.6, but my Art History GPA is a 3.9. I was a teaching assistant for two years. I have attended 13 conference in both fields, and presented at 9 of them. I held positions in various college activities as well. I have field experience in archaeology (three years worth), and reading competency in German. I have received nearly a dozen awards and grants for personal research. I will be taking the GREs soon, so I can't comment on that. My CV is 4 pages long for my undergrad activities. Let's just say, I had few hobbies for four years. My biggest worry is...languages. I can get by in German fine, and many schools can waive the testing because I have taken at least 4 semesters of the language. However, the languages that would best serves me as a secondary would be Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Old Norse... Most of the schools I am applying to have some of the languages (which was a huge reason why they appealed so much to me). They would require a second language, but I would not have access to a classroom for them until I began my education there. I wonder if they would be ok with this idea? I also wonder if I am in a good position to forgo an MA and get right on task with a PhD. A few of my professors suggested it, but their worries for me had to do with languages as well. Advice and opinions are greatly appreciated! My grad school list as follows currently: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Univeristy of Texas (Austin), Cornell University, Bard Graduate Center, Duke University, Rice University. My so-so schools I may still apply to are Bryn Mawr and University of Buffalo (only anthropology program I am applying to). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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