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doctoral program , with the concentration "Human Development and Education".

Still not sure if I'd like to go there. the EdD degree is a drawback, and they are not as generous as other programs to give multi-year full funding...

and, anyone will visit the campus? I am an international student so I won't go there for a visit... could you please share with me your experience there if you intend to visit? Thanks in advance!

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doctoral program , with the concentration "Human Development and Education".

Still not sure if I'd like to go there. the EdD degree is a drawback, and they are not as generous as other programs to give multi-year full funding...

and, anyone will visit the campus? I am an international student so I won't go there for a visit... could you please share with me your experience there if you intend to visit? Thanks in advance!

Hi flyinglion,

I am very curious about knowing how "ungenerous" HGSE is for the financial aid they provide to their incoming doctoral students. Could you please share some more details? In my mind, I always thought the financial aid package HGSE provides is among the most attractive. Besides, if you don't mind, could you also share some of your backgrounds here? Thank you!

Congrats to your HGSE admission! :)

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I am very curious about knowing how "ungenerous" HGSE is for the financial aid they provide to their incoming doctoral students. Could you please share some more details? In my mind, I always thought the financial aid package HGSE provides is among the most attractive. Besides, if you don't mind, could you also share some of your backgrounds here? Thank you!

Congrats to your HGSE admission! :)

they say it is a "standard" package: tuitions and fees are covered for 5 years; for 1st year, they provide a fellowship around 10k, plus an RA (about 7k-8k; 10 hours per week, 10 month); for 2-5 years, they guarantee that I can get a working opportunity which would provide about 8k for 10 months.

I don't think that package is attractive, some other universities provide me 5 years of full funding, and the amount of the funding can make me live without limitation. But HGSE... Have to say with that money I cannot support myself in Boston... Though they keep on telling that most students in their 2nd-5th years got much more than that mininum 8k; I think it would be super busy while you have to work on probably 2 jobs and at the same time developing your researches...

for my background,...I dont know if it is comparable because I am an international student... GPA:3.75; GRE: 660V+800Q+4.5AW; toefl:110; currently undergrad with some research experience but no publication; favorable match of interest with one of the faculty member....

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Hey azimm85

I just sent you a private message - it was my first one and i am not sure it went through.

you said you had a lot of arts experience - in what area?

(mine is in theater, but i don't think I will try to limit my studies to just theater)

ok, and everyone else - who has already updated their facebook education info? (i know i am a huge dork, but it felt pretty good)

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Did anyone else's letter say this?

Within two weeks, we will send you a packet of admitted student information. It will include a statement of terms and conditions that must be satisfied before you will be permitted to matriculate.

hmm.. i hope it's not "take 18 hours of multivariable calculus"

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Did anyone else's letter say this?

Within two weeks, we will send you a packet of admitted student information. It will include a statement of terms and conditions that must be satisfied before you will be permitted to matriculate.

hmm.. i hope it's not "take 18 hours of multivariable calculus"

Hi missashley,

HGSE told me the exact same thing. I suppose it will just be some documents that we have to sign on and turn back to them. Do not take these words too seriously. The term "admitted student" catches my eyes more! :)

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they say it is a "standard" package: tuitions and fees are covered for 5 years; for 1st year, they provide a fellowship around 10k, plus an RA (about 7k-8k; 10 hours per week, 10 month); for 2-5 years, they guarantee that I can get a working opportunity which would provide about 8k for 10 months.

I don't think that package is attractive, some other universities provide me 5 years of full funding, and the amount of the funding can make me live without limitation. But HGSE... Have to say with that money I cannot support myself in Boston... Though they keep on telling that most students in their 2nd-5th years got much more than that mininum 8k; I think it would be super busy while you have to work on probably 2 jobs and at the same time developing your researches...

for my background,...I dont know if it is comparable because I am an international student... GPA:3.75; GRE: 660V+800Q+4.5AW; toefl:110; currently undergrad with some research experience but no publication; favorable match of interest with one of the faculty member....

Thank you flyinglion! Your test scores are great! Hope you can have another school which provides you better financial aid than HGSE. However, I personally think the package good enough for me though in fact I have been rejected. :lol:

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Did anyone else's letter say this?

Within two weeks, we will send you a packet of admitted student information. It will include a statement of terms and conditions that must be satisfied before you will be permitted to matriculate.

hmm.. i hope it's not "take 18 hours of multivariable calculus"

I'm sure it's just like the usual terms: completion of BA (if working), deposit, forms, etc.

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I'm so excited to be admitted to an EdM program, but now the big problem will be how exactly I'm going to pay for this amazing education?!?!?

$58k for one year......and a dearth of funding for masters students! How are we supposed to do this?

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  • 3 weeks later...

I was accepted to the Risk and Prevention (R&P) Ed.M. Anyone else accepted to the same specialization? I wasn't able to attend the Open House, so if there is anyone who did make it out who gained any insights, I'd love to chat!

At this point, I'm pretty sure Harvard is where I'll end up, so let me know if you'll be in my cohort! :)

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  • 1 month later...
EdD - Education Policy, Leadership, & Instructional Practice

('07 Ed.M. - Technology, Innovation, & Education)

Hi there Tut, I noticed you posted in my other thread with a link to Harvard's current class admit stat and I also noticed that you got admitted into an EdD program at Harvard. Congrats! If you don't mind, I would like to ask you for advice especially when applying to an EdD Program, who did you have write you your letter of recs, do they weigh in GRE's or GPA equally, or one more than the other? How many years of work experience did you have before applying for the EdD program and do you have any helpful advices and tips when applying to an EdD program? Any help or advices would sincerely be appreciate it. Thank you. :)

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Hi there! I had former professors that I knew would speak to my research interests write my recommendations. Though I'm not certain, I feel that GREs, GPAs, as well as experience are all equally weighed during the decision process. I was strong in some areas and only above-average in others, and they seemed to take all into consideration.

I had a total of about nine years of experience before applying to the Ed.D. (6 years as a nuclear engineer, 2 as a classroom teacher, and 1 in research), though I'm a bit of a non-traditional student as I was enlisted in the Navy for many years before finishing my undergraduate degree.

Overall, I would recommend focusing your statement of purpose on clear research interests and goals while also showing that you want to continue to grow and contribute to the HGSE learning community. Be clear about why you are passionate about understanding and contributing to the body of research in your field. If you have a strong background in research, talk about that, and if you don't, use your past experiences as a framework for future research agendas.

Good luck!

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Hi there! I had former professors that I knew would speak to my research interests write my recommendations. Though I'm not certain, I feel that GREs, GPAs, as well as experience are all equally weighed during the decision process. I was strong in some areas and only above-average in others, and they seemed to take all into consideration.

I had a total of about nine years of experience before applying to the Ed.D. (6 years as a nuclear engineer, 2 as a classroom teacher, and 1 in research), though I'm a bit of a non-traditional student as I was enlisted in the Navy for many years before finishing my undergraduate degree.

Overall, I would recommend focusing your statement of purpose on clear research interests and goals while also showing that you want to continue to grow and contribute to the HGSE learning community. Be clear about why you are passionate about understanding and contributing to the body of research in your field. If you have a strong background in research, talk about that, and if you don't, use your past experiences as a framework for future research agendas.

Good luck!

Thank you so much Tut for your wonderful advices and tips and for your prompt responses. I appreciate it so much! Will you entering school in the fall? I might be visiting HGSE in the Fall, so maybe I might see you. I hope we can keep in touch or something if you're around. I hope to interact with students and I want to see the campus too. I'm so excited and so motivated to apply to HGSE! I'm going to work really hard and try to get as much experience as I can with teaching, tutoring and whatnot. I also have to prep for my GRE's. Any books you recommend for the GRE's? What score range should I aim for? :D

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