rubberducky Posted March 26, 2014 Share Posted March 26, 2014 For starters, I only applied to their MA program (SOAP) as my general thought at the time was an unfunded MA was better than an unfunded PhD, and I know that funding there is rare. I've got a very strong GPA from a not-well-known slac with probably a questionable paper and I'm unsure of my LORs. I've also been considering law school on and off, and if I went there, it's possible that I'd eventually apply to their part-time law program. Of course, actually completing their MA/JD program is conditional upon an actual law school acceptance. Anyway, I was rejected from the only other (competitive) program I applied to. I applied late in the game because I ended up graduating a semester early. I just tossed out the two applications because the deadlines hadn't passed and I'd reasonably want to attend the schools. There are some benefits for me attending MU's MA program like flexibility as I can attend there part-time. I do have a kid, and am slightly nervous about balancing that with a full-time PhD (undergrad was sometimes tough, but children age every day), and it would afford me the opportunity of deciding whether a PhD is right for me or not. I'm often on my own with child-rearing. That said, do you think it would be a *mistake* to do this, besides the financial repercussions? In other words, could it actually hurt me? Obviously, it would mean no app season next year, but the experience might be worth it. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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