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Average MA GPA?


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As close to 4.0 as you can get. Mine is like 3.9, and that made me nervous when I was applying to PhD programs. It also helps if you have a strong history GPA from undergrad (I think an A- or better average is good, so like 3.7ish).

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Mine was 3.96, and I think that was about the average in my cohort. I never got the impression it mattered much since grad students (in my program anyways) were expected to make A's (or, in a less than ideal semester A-'s) across the board. B's indicated serious problems in the program and rarely happened.

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Mine should be sitting at about a 3.95 at the end of this semester, so I am just want to see where that fits more generally. Is there a significant difference between what M.A. students should have compared to what they actually do have? I find it hard to believe that too many students are below a 3.8, at minimum. 

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I think that's pretty accurate. My GPA is probably the lowest of my friends who are planning to apply to PhD programs. My MA adviser told us that you can explain one B, but more than one is a red flag.

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