Ramblings

December 29, 2006

Everything I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me About Graduate School Admissions

Filed under: education — michaelangela @ 2:37 pm

If you’re not sure about a Master’s or a Ph.D., go for the Ph.D. Schools want those more than Master’s students. And, you really don’ thave to pay for graduate school in Computer Science. This is from Matt Lepinski’s info, what he wish he knew… Quite interesting. So then the trick is just getting accepted! Too bad this doesn’t apply to online schools.

Everything I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me About Graduate School Admissions

1. If you’re at all uncertain about whether or not you want a Master’s Degree or a Ph.D., apply to the Ph.D. program. The reason for this is simple, schools would rather have Ph.D. candidates than Master’s students Therefore, if you apply to the Ph.D. program you’ll generally have a better chance of getting accepted and if you are accepted you’ll get better funding (more money). Additionally, if you decide that the Ph.D. program isn’t right for you, you can always leave after getting your Master’s.

2. You don’t have to pay for graduate school in Computer Science. This is one that a lot of people told me but it was so surprising that I have to repeat it here. You really don’t have to pay for graduate school. The only question is whether you’re going to be a teaching assistant a research assistant or receive some kind of fellowship. Regardless of what kind of money the school offers you, it should pay all your tuition and give you a stipend you can live off of (if you’re willing to live like a grad student <grin>). All in all, this is a really good deal and so I’m going to elaborate bit more on types of funding.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: