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Fall 2015 PhD Acceptance/Rejection Thread


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Hi all,

 

It doesn't seem like this board gets much traffic, but I thought I would start a decisions thread. So, if you've applied to Crim/CJ programs (or crim subareas within sociology), let us know where you have applied and if you have received any news.

 

I'll start!

 

Criminology: UC Irvine, UMSL.

Criminal Justice: Rutgers

Sociology with Crim focus: Penn State, SUNY Albany.

 

If anyone is wondering I can confirm UC Irvine has sent out invitations for visits/interviews, and I will be among those attending. It is still rather early to be hearing from the others.

 

Hope to hear from some of you, best of luck!

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Hey! Thanks for getting this topic started...I'm sure we are all constantly checking our email dozens of times a day, so this may be a great insight into application information.

I currently only applied to Northeastern University for Crim as I am currently living in the Boston area and wont be able to move until next summer due to family issues. If I don't get in, I will plan on Fall 2016 to apply to programs all around the country....I've heard northeastern has a quick turn around for applications, so hopefully I will be hearing back soon!

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Hey guys! Nice to have someone to talk about this nerve-wracking process with!

 

Criminology: University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania

Criminal Justice: University of Cincinnati

 

I may still apply to University of Delaware's soc/crim program (it is due Feb 1st) but I am a bit unsure. I figure, if I don't into my top 3, I wouldn't mind taking a year off (although my professors advise against that :unsure: ) and applying to more places

 

I had a phone interview for Penn! Not sure how many people they interviewed/what my chances are. It's a smaller program, they said they have 3 slots. But they said I should be hearing in Late Jan - February. I know that is early compared to most programs but I am checking my email obsessively!

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Hey all! Glad to see this thread in action again!

I applied to seven schools: Temple Univ, Rutgers, USF, FSU, Univ of Florida, UMSL, and UC Irvine.

I was accepted to Temple and Rutgers Univ. I was also invited to UC Irvine for an interview. Hopefully it's worth it, I'm coming all the way from New York lol :-(

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Hey all! Glad to see this thread in action again!

I applied to seven schools: Temple Univ, Rutgers, USF, FSU, Univ of Florida, UMSL, and UC Irvine.

I was accepted to Temple and Rutgers Univ. I was also invited to UC Irvine for an interview. Hopefully it's worth it, I'm coming all the way from New York lol :-(

 

Looks like I will be meeting you at Irvine! I was also accepted at Rutgers. Also applying to UMSL. Decent chance we might end up in the same cohort, haha. Best of luck!

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Congrats on the acceptances and best of luck to you all!

 

Do you guys think it's safe to assume that no invite to visit/interview for Irvine = rejection? 

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Congrats on the acceptances and best of luck to you all!

 

Do you guys think it's safe to assume that no invite to visit/interview for Irvine = rejection? 

 

That would be my guess. It is possible that they have a waitlist, but I would assume that those who made it to the interview stage but are not immediately accepted would be at the top of that list.

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Hey guys! Nice to have someone to talk about this nerve-wracking process with!

 

Criminology: University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania

Criminal Justice: University of Cincinnati

 

I may still apply to University of Delaware's soc/crim program (it is due Feb 1st) but I am a bit unsure. I figure, if I don't into my top 3, I wouldn't mind taking a year off (although my professors advise against that :unsure: ) and applying to more places

 

I had a phone interview for Penn! Not sure how many people they interviewed/what my chances are. It's a smaller program, they said they have 3 slots. But they said I should be hearing in Late Jan - February. I know that is early compared to most programs but I am checking my email obsessively!

 

Congrats on the Penn phone interview! It's a great (though quirky) program.

 

Out of curiosity, when was your phone interview?

 

Good luck!

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Has anyone applied to UIC's Criminology program? I know they do not hold interviews... Does anyone have any idea when they will be extending offers?

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Congrats on the Penn phone interview! It's a great (though quirky) program.

 

Out of curiosity, when was your phone interview?

 

Good luck!

 

Thank you!! It was about a week ago. 

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I personally have zero research experience which I often feel pretty guilty about but my GPA is good, I worked on my SOP for months, and I had excellent recommendations. In phd applications I definitely find the admins committee really look at fit as opposed to GPA/GRE scores.

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For those of you who were accepted to PhD programs, can you tell me what kind of research experience you had?

 

Not accepted by any programs (yet?), but I have 2 pubs under review (first author on both) and 2 presentations/conferences..

 

Clueless91 is right though, I think. How well you (and your interests) "fit" in the program is pretty important. 

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Is it invite only?

 Yes, it is invite only but I don't think that means that others def won't get in. I know someone who was wait listed without interview at Cincinnati until May but ended up getting in.

 

I haven't actually gotten into anywhere yet, but as far as research goes, I have two research pubs, some encyclopedia entries, and two in-progress pubs. I also have a lot of conferences presentations. I think they are more looking for whether or not you have research/writing skills. If you have those skills and your research interests align with theirs, I think that's what matters.

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I was just rejected from the PhD program at UPenn, but was accepted to their master's program. The program director emailed me and said that an official email would follow soon.

 

Well congrats on the master's!! Are you considering it or strictly interested in Ph.D. programs?

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Found this board the other day.

 

Thought I would add my schools and good luck to all!

 

Criminology: Sam Houston, American, Northeastern, Penn State

Criminal Justice: John Jay, University of Central Florida, Texas State, University of New Haven

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Well congrats on the master's!! Are you considering it or strictly interested in Ph.D. programs?

Well, since I just got accepted to Illinois, Penn's offer is now kind of DOA. I like Penn, but funding > no funding and my presumed faculty advisor at Illinois has research interests that mesh well with mine. 

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Well, since I just got accepted to Illinois, Penn's offer is now kind of DOA. I like Penn, but funding > no funding and my presumed faculty advisor at Illinois has research interests that mesh well with mine. 

You speak the truth. Penn is great, but I would have gone with the funding as well. Congrats!

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