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Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Obscure Honors Society: Worthwhile Investment or Complete Scam?

Have you ever heard of Sigma Alpha Pi? Not a frat or sorority, but a "society of leadership and success" is what they call themselves. I was asked to join my university's chapter. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Aug 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Suggestions for teaching methods to terminal MA students

Recommendations for teaching research methods please. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 27, 2011 - 7 answers

What can make this situation better? Details inside.

What can make this situation better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help me give advice to my brother about a chemical engineering phd

I'm worried my brother might be making the wrong decision about his degree. He has a fellowship and is well on the way to getting a phd, but he is thinking of stopping at a masters so he can get a job. The reasons he gives seem naive to me, but I don't know anything about this field. I'm worried he's going to end up being bored and unfulfilled because he's focused on short term goals. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 23, 2011 - 46 answers

Am I crazy to quit my job?

Am I crazy to quit a government job in this economy to go to grad school full time? [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Jun 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me see if going to CS grad school (masters or PhD) could work despite a large debt load

Help me see if going to CS grad school (masters or PhD) could work despite a large debt load [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Dropping out of grad school

I'm planning to drop out of grad school in a few weeks. My questions is, when do I tell my advisor? I would wait until the last day of the semester, but I have a big presentation that will require my thesis committee member's time. I really don't want to do this presentation so would telling my advisor before this happens be a good idea? I also feel it would be more decent of me to tell my advisor sooner rather than later, but I'm not sure what to do. My advisor can be really mean and may make my life a living hell for the final weeks/days that I'm there (though I guess I deserve it). Any insight is greatly appreciated.
posted by Lost82 on Apr 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Is Epi for Me?

What do you know about careers in epidemiology or biostatistics? Please help me decide if epi would be a good career fit, and whether I should pursue an MPH or MS in the field. [more inside]
posted by oiseau on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Grad school application deadlines

Are there any Grad schools that I can apply to within next two-three weeks and plan to start sooner than fall 2012? [more inside]
posted by SomeOneElse on Mar 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Should I attempt a third undergrad degree?

I’ve settled on a professional grad programme I’d like to attend. It’s fairly competitive. Like almost every other such programme in Canada, minimum entry criteria include a four-year BA with a B+ average or higher (likely, much higher) in the final two years of study. Most will not consider applicants with any other profile, e.g., a three-year BA + GRE + additional courses taken as a visiting student, as has been suggested in other questions. I’m writing because I suspect I’ve got the stinkiest background imaginable - two undergrad attempts, and more. I sincerely thank in advance anyone with the patience to read further. [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Is public policy right for me?

How does an English major start working/going to school in public policy? Bonus: is public policy really what I’m looking for? (Kind of a snowstorm inside.) [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Mar 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Draft Your Own Recommendation?

What Would You Do When A Professor Tells You to Draft Your Own Recommendation? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Mar 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Do linguistics grad students have time to breathe?

Lifestyle of a Linguistics Graduate Student? I am starting a Ph.D. Program next fall, and I want to have an idea of how much time I will be spending on campus, working, studying, etc. Will I have time to sleep? Will I be burnt out and hating myself after one semester? What about money? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Looking for a traditional canon-focused English MA-- does it exist?

What is the best English MA grad school that focuses on literary forms and content, and literary canon? Secondarily, a PhD program that has a 'hidden' MA possible in this area? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Jan 21, 2011 - 14 answers

I don't want to rack up another cars worth of debt for grad school!

[Grad-school filter] - I am starting a Masters of Public Administration this Summer, special questions inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Jan 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I survive being unemployed

Being unemployed is bumming me out. Help me make sense of this. [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

help me get into grad school!

Interested in graduate school (possibly in CS) but with lukewarm academic records and letter of rec. I also didn't major in CS. I'm already doing what most people recommend for someone in my position (work as a research assistant). What else can I do? Is this possible for me? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Jan 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Will one F on my transcript murder my chances at getting into a top MPA program?

Will one F on my transcript murder my chances at getting into a top MPA program? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Changing fields and schooling? Which comes first?

I want to pursue microbiology but I'm not a science major. I'm 25 now and I just took my GRE in Nov. I'm working on my personal statement for grad school. I've had very little experience in labs...would it make more sense to get working experience first before school? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Dec 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Is a month enough time to get a grad school application together?

An opportunity came up and I have less than one month to get a grad school application, including only half a month to prepare for and take the GRE. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends?

Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends? I need people-based organizations (so, not the ASPCA) with work that's not super stressful. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I best position myself for grad school?

What should I be doing to position myself for grad school? I'm a freshman biology undergrad and my long-term goal is to earn a doctorate and start a career in research, either private or academic. What should I be doing now and over the next few years to open doors and set myself up for success? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me make a year off worthwhile

What to do in a year-off between college and grad school? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Museum or not

Should I go for a museum studies masters or would a public history masters be a better choice instead? [more inside]
posted by miss sarah thane on Aug 22, 2010 - 5 answers

How to quit grad school and start a career?

I want to quit grad school and start a career. I'm 25 with a BA in English. I know times are tough, but this PhD program -- and the quality of life that accompanies it -- are even tougher. I can do this, right? [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

I want to be like a squirrel putting away nuts for the winter.

Twenty-something Canadian girl would like some financial and investing advice. [more inside]
posted by catburger on May 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Don't Panic!!!

I have my doctoral oral examination in 2 weeks and I am really freaking out. Please help! [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on May 6, 2010 - 14 answers

I love law. Law schools don't love me.

I love a very unprofitable branch of law, and my grades are less than stellar. Can you help me find a law program that is good for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 30 answers

Graduate funding

What are good sources of funding for travel & summer courses in grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Is a great MA program worth the debt?

I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Can a masters degree be a substitute for professional experience?

Is a Master's degree in International Relations a good way to make up for a relative lack of professional experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Mar 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Disenfranchised math grad student seeks direction

I'm a second-year math grad student and all I know is math -- but I want out. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by pewpew on Mar 7, 2010 - 22 answers

Skippin' out...

[GradSchoolFilter] What's the most graceful, or rather least ungraceful, way to withdraw from a graduate program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Can a Canadian work legally in the U.S. if their spouse goes to grad school there...and how?

A Canadian friend just got accepted to an American grad school (Chicago) for a 5 year Ph.D program. He'll have funding, but how would his equally Canadian wife make a living in the U.S.? Getting the basic information is not as easy as they expected. What's the skinny? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I have been applying to scholarships instead of spending my summer at the beach?

How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Dear Professor Flake...

Grad school application crisis: one of my professors who agreed to write a recommendation is completely flaking out. I've tried my best to communicate my needs, but she seems either too busy or suddenly, inexplicably disinterested in cooperating. I don't want to alienate her but I don't want to get screwed over when one of my references went off the grid. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 10, 2009 - 30 answers

How do I get through library school?

I think graduate school was a mistake. Drop out, seek new program, or persevere? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Are portfolio days for real?

I recently attended a National Graduate Portfolio Day for students interesting in pursuing an MFA. I had a positive response, making me feel confident about my work and its presentation. However, I am suspicious, as I haven't heard anyone telling stories that they were really chewed out or criticized by their reviewers. I actually tried to push some of my reviewers to give me negative feedback, but they were ultimately optimistic. Are these things for real, or are they just a way for schools to talk people into applying?
posted by davidriley on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I write my grad school CV?

How do I write a CV for my grad school applications? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Oct 28, 2009 - 5 answers

How to ask for this letter of recommendation?

Help me ask a former professor for a letter of recommendation. Complicating details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

How can one study for the GRE during their commute?

A friend is doing a last minute cram for the GRE but is lacking in time. The bulk of her available time is in her 2-hour-per-day commute. Are there any _good_ podcasts she could listen to, specificall for vocabulary? Or .. should she look into hiring someone to call her and drill her for those two hours? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by rr on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I find the right grad school program?

Trying to find grad school programs that kind of meld peace and conflict studies with media studies... [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Say I wanted to become a medical illustrator...

Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Is grad school necessary?

I know this is my last year for my Hon. in Linguistics. I think I'm doing pretty bad. Many of my friends are going for grad schools or research programs in cognitive linguistic-issues. It feels like I'm left behind very much. Now I feel very stupid compare to my friends. Feeling very humiliated. I don't know what to think. Does going to grad school really help one's career? I don't think I can go to grad school with a terrible mark I have and I think I will have an unusually difficult roadmap for my possible career without having an MA. Are people like me doomed because we don't go to grad school? Are there any alternatives to grad schools for further education?
posted by sanskrtam on Jul 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Grad school self-sabotage

Please, help me deal with a justified last-minute anxiety, regarding a Very Important oral presentation (end of the year research presentation), that will introduce a more than average research (due to personal problems, which interfered with academic work). Also, help me think about the right attitude to adopt towards my teachers on D-day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Multiple people signing ONE graduate school letter of recommendation?

Can more than one person sign a single grad school letter of recommendation? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Where should I go to grad school?

What kind of grad program should I go to if I'm interested in the preservation of digital media archives? Museum studies? Information science? Something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Urban Planning Remixed

Experimental and radical urban planning: Where are the interesting multidisciplinary graduate programs in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Apr 22, 2009 - 4 answers

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