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How do graduate schools admission departments view online classes?

How do graduate schools view "distance learning" (online courses)? I'm not looking to get a HS diploma/bachelors/masters online; I already have my bachelors and I want to take some classes on the side to strengthen a graduate application in the future. Does it generally matter where I take online classes from? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on May 13, 2009 - 9 answers

 

Can I get into a PhD program?

Will my Chemistry/science grades keep me from getting into a PhD program in a physical science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

I will be assimilated.

CyborgFilter: Do you know of a graduate program, or academic research lab, that offers a PhD related to cybernetics research? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on May 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Applying to Clinical Psych program before undergrad

Does anyone know if you can apply to a clinical psychology Phd program before finishing your undergrad, or do you need to have experience before applying? Also what can you do to best guarantee your chances of acceptance?
posted by Genco_Olive_Oil on Apr 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Learning about already awarded grant money?

How can I learn more about the grant money my lab already has? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I spin my grad school experience into desirable work skills?

How do I spin my grad school experience into desirable work skills? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Apr 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Foreign language prep.

I'm in a humanities field and I will likely need to learn multiple languages. As a Master's student, I'm scheduled to take around 3-4 courses each semester, with much of my second year devoted to research and writing a master's dissertation. My question concerns foreign language prep....when is the optimal time to do that? Do I travel abroad this summer and shore up on what I know? Or do I take care of the problem during my first few semesters? What are the pros and cons of traveling abroad vis a vis taking care of the problem domestically (e.g., either at my school or some other program in the states, unaffiliated with my school)? [more inside]
posted by Genco_Olive_Oil on Apr 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Moving to Columbia, SC: Graduate Student Relocation Project Alpha

It looks more and more as if I will be attending University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC, as a graduate student in Philosophy this fall. Please help me [more inside]
posted by strixus on Apr 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Asking about research assistant position.

Question about asking for a research assistant position with a professor [more inside]
posted by dolemite01 on Apr 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Baby Got Post-Bacc

I managed to complete my rinky-dink English degree online without quitting my job or tearing out MY hair. But now I need a few semesters of full-time, brick-'n-mortar hard science and I'm not sure how to swing it. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Apr 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Ph.D. Advice

Ph.D. Advice: I'm going to be starting grad school in the fall and I wanted some suggestions on how to plan out my thesis. What should I be doing from day one to stay organized and what kind of system should I set up to keep myself productive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Mar 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Developing a Relationship with my Professor

Hey all, I'm an incoming master's student with plans to apply to my institution's PhD program after my master's. As the first person in my family to go to college (let alone graduate school), I am quite green in many respects. What I'm really worried about is the professor(s) I want to work with in the future--how do I go about developing a professional relationship with them? I'm afraid of creating a negative impression about myself if I keep badgering them during office hours and blatantly trying to ingratiate myself with them. Also, any advice you could give me would be really helpful--especially with regards to a master's student in the humanities field. What should be my main focus and what common errors should I avoid?
posted by Genco_Olive_Oil on Mar 28, 2009 - 12 answers

No more company-funded tuition reimbursement, how to afford grad school?

Company was paying for grad school, but had to cut back. I can't put off finishing my degree, but I can't afford the out of pocket expenses either. They also cut back on my 401k. I'm considering a lot of options but none of them seem pretty. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by etherealclarity on Mar 13, 2009 - 12 answers

fear of commitment (to graduate funding)

Graduate funding: I got it but don't want to accept it yet because I'm waiting on word from better graduate funding. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Where to get my MSW?

Does it matter if I get my MSW in the same city I intend to be living/working in? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I write a thesis for my MA?

Should I write an MA thesis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 11 answers

MLS = Man, Life Sucks

Should I/how do I propose the idea of getting a masters degree to my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How to be a successful psych PhD student?

I'm going to be entering a research-oriented doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology this fall. Any tips on how to be a student who gets the most out of graduate school and prepares optimally for a successful academic career?
posted by shivohum on Jan 5, 2009 - 13 answers

MRes? MSc? MPhil? WTF?

Canadian interested in UK graduate schools, but thoroughly confused by the different conventions used across the Atlantic! Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Dec 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Can anyone recommend a good graduate school for Nutrition Major?

Hi, I only have 1 1/2 years till I'm completely done my undergraduate nutrition degree in Canada. I've already established that I want to pursue a masters, however, the only school I have been checking online is Columbia's Department of Nutrition because it is the only school I can think of which offers a decent program. Is it true? If not, does anyone have any good suggestions (NA, Europe, Asia)? [more inside]
posted by pixxie on Dec 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Why doesn't math make sense anymore?

I've got math anxiety but not the traditional kind. I'm graduating with a math degree but I feel very insecure pursuing higher math. How did something this beautiful turn into a bugbear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I combine my interests into a coherent academic plan?

Seeking a field that blends radical left-wing politics and sustainability with technology without diluting any of them. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Oct 16, 2008 - 14 answers

call numbers or regulations

Looking into graduate school. With my skill set and interests, would I be better off in urban planning or librarianship? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Oct 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me sound like the perfect applicant to schools of public health

I am an anthropology senior, and I'm applying to various schools of public health. How do I make my graduate school application the perfect application? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Oct 9, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I create a qualitative assessment of policy documents?

I've been asked to devise a qualitative means of analyzing multiple similar policy documents for the purpose of critically evaluating them (and hopefully publishing my results) and frankly, I'm floundering. Any advice on books, classes, or ways to learn how to approach this problem? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Sep 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Chances for ex-lawyer to enter clinical psych PhD?

I'm a lawyer from a top law school with a year of work experience. I want to become an academic clinical psychologist (professor + therapist). After 9 months in a master's program, what will my admissions chances look like? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Aug 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Does a high GMAT score alone mean much?

Earlier this month I applied to the Master in Accountancy program at a state university. I have an excellent bachelor GPA, but it’s from a 3-year math/comp-sci program at a Canadian university. I have been taking intermediate accounting classes from a professional association, trying and failing to find a related job in the meantime. My work history is spotty at best. In short, I knew my chances weren’t good. … until I took the GMAT today and scored 780. What now? [more inside]
posted by fatehunter on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Yet another grad school advice question

How does an aspiring graduate student in English traverse the confusion of the graduate school application process? [more inside]
posted by fictionalcara on Jul 22, 2008 - 17 answers

New England & American Studies Programs - Help Make Me Smart About Them

American Studies scholars, please help me compare 2 programs in New England and American Studies and get some general advice. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Volunteer or Grad School?

How much will dropping off the face of the earth for a year impact my getting into grad school? [more inside]
posted by bobdylanforever on May 8, 2008 - 14 answers

It's not me, it's you...

I'm currently finishing my MS & am in interested in going for a PhD, just not with my current advisor. Without getting into drama & gossip, I will not be able to maintain my sanity doing a PhD under him. How to ask someone else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I work through this bad data?

I'm a graduate student. My advisor asked me to do a favor for a researcher and clean his data for him and put it into SPSS from Excel. Upon looking at the data, I realized that it was totally screwed up. What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I learn to like research?

How do I get excited about my research or is academia really for me? [more inside]
posted by TypographicalError on Feb 19, 2008 - 19 answers

GradSchoolFilter: I know I can... but I can't.

I'm a grad student. I like the subject(s) I'm studying, I like research, and I know I'm capable of doing the work... except when I sit down to actually do it, I choke. I know I'm not the only one suffering from both imposter syndrome and perfectionism - how do you manage to get your brain to stop spinning its wheels and get to work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 - 33 answers

What degree to become a therapist?

I want to become a therapist. What kind of degree should I get? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jan 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I remind my professor to write that letter of recommendation?

Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me? [more inside]
posted by andeles on Jan 24, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I improve my odds of getting into graduate school for economics?

I want to get a Master's in Economics in a few years, probably focusing on real estate finance and affordable housing finance. How good are my chances of getting into a good program, and what can I do to improve them? [more inside]
posted by boots on Jan 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I get my Master's in Accounting instead of MBA?

I am contemplating on pursuing a Master's degree in Accounting. I am hoping to eventually be a CFO of a public company one day, and it seems having a CPA is better than spending additional year or two getting an MBA in Finance or something. I'd very much appreciate any feedback on this! [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Jan 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Why am I finding it so difficult to determine my future?

It’s that time - the beginning of the last semester before I graduate from collee. It’s time to find a job or graduate school program and plot out the rest of my life. A renewed interest in charity and decreased interest in psychology, my chosen field of study, have led me to question my planned life course. Open my mind to what I might be able to do with my life. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jan 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Working while "secretly" going to grad school to change careers

Going to graduate school to pursue a different profession while still working at my job? [more inside]
posted by Rae Datter on Dec 17, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I convince an advisor to take me on?

How do I convince a research advisor to take me on as a grad student? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Dec 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Quantitative analysis without graduate degree?

What is the best route to becoming a quantitative analyst right out of college, without a graduate degree? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Switching MSW schools a bad idea?

Posting this for my sister. She is in a MSW program at a small private college, and wants to transfer to larger state college. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Nov 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Neuroscience + Computer Science = ????

What are my options for combining neuroscience and computer science in a graduate school setting? [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Nov 4, 2007 - 15 answers

How to maximize my chances of getting admission to a particular graduate program despite a low GPA?

I am applying to the London School of Economics (Econ-Msc:2 years) program this year. Unfortunately, I only have a 3.2/4 GPA. Hence, I was hoping if I could receive suggestions as to how I can maximize my chances of getting into the program ... [more inside]
posted by Batman2743 on Oct 27, 2007 - 16 answers

How to make the best impression on graduate advisors in earth sciences?

Help me compose the perfect letter of introduction and get over my fear of contacting potential Ph.D. advisors. [more inside]
posted by cortisol on Oct 2, 2007 - 12 answers

slowly becoming a shut-in?

How do you get yourself out of the house in the morning? [more inside]
posted by emyd on Sep 21, 2007 - 40 answers

Peer/professional development programs, you, and hopefully me

My GF is searching for information on Peer Development programs in Graduate school, with an emphasis on Professional and community development. If you attended Graduate school of any flavor, perhaps you could help me make her day a little easier. [more inside]
posted by Cycloptichorn on Aug 27, 2007 - 3 answers

Finding a way out of a tangled web of financial aid

I've reached the end of the road for graduate school loans. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

I'm looking to e-mail some faculty members of a graduate program. How do I do it and not seem rude?

I have my eyes on a very specific sort of graduate program at a University that while not top-tier, will be tough to get into. I'm looking to make some contacts in the program: What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 23, 2007 - 14 answers

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