masters degree

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    Pursuing graduate study in Clinical Research - worth it?

    Hi all, I'm currently considering some graduate study options and I've been looking into Clinical Research masters degrees in the US. I have about 2 years of work experience (as a Clinical Research Intern and a Clinical Trials Administrator) and hold a BSc Hons in Biomedical Sciences. I've been...
  2. chicken-n-beer

    MD School List Help (2022-2023 Cycle)

    Hello everyone! I'm almost done with my Masters program (currently sitting at a 3.75 and anticipate approximately a 3.8 at graduation). I'm studying for the MCAT and anticipate a score in the "teens" (i.e. practice scores at/above 513). I'm trying to build a good school list but I'm clueless. I...
  3. topwoodsfan27

    Considering an MS in bioethics - before or after the MD?

    I am currently 24 and have just returned to school for my second to last semester of my organismal biology BS that I have been working on since the Fall of 2015, with two separate extended medical absences thrown in. I do have a 4.0 and know that I'm very fortunate to not have to worry so much...
  4. T

    MSc in Med School vs. Residency?

    Hey everyone! I'm a med student determined on an end-goal of medical oncologist. I have a keen interest in research having been involved in research for over 4 years. I've read that research degrees are useful for this field, and I'm interviewing for a MSc program through my med school. Is it...
  5. andrewfalkenpk

    Master's before DPT?

    Hi Everyone, After graduating from my undergraduate college, I have been grinding non-stop to improve my GPA and wanted to know what else there is I can do to stand out. I have been doing my own dual post-bac program at the local community college and local CSU in my hometown to improve my GPA...
  6. M

    Master's Degree while in Medical School

    Hello, I haven't seen this posted anywhere, so I was curious if anyone had any experience. I am a current medical student, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a Master's Degree where a majority of already taken medical school courses would count towards the completion of said degree. If so...
  7. P

    Any Chance of Getting Into Masters Program with Horrible Transcript?

    Hey. I've been looking around on sdn for a while to see what the best route I should take to get accepted to dental school someday. My overall GPA is a 3.04 right now while my science GPA is a 2.89. My transcript is full of blemishes. I have 2 F's and 3 D's. I have an F Organic Chem 1 and...
  8. ToothyBoi

    Feedback and Path Before Reapplying

    Oy, I know the cycle isn't over, but I'm starting to find the holes in my application. My GPA is a 3.975 overall with a 4.0 in the sciences (except for physics 2, which I'm taking in the Spring). I also performed a dental internship in Argentina last Spring and I have a bachelor's in Spanish. I...
  9. LCRUF

    Master's Programs in FL?

    Does anyone know of any Master's programs in FL that will help me get admitted into Dental school? I've looked into Nova Southeastern, University of South Florida, and LECOM but I was wondering if there were anymore options - Google isn't really helping me. Thank you!(:
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    LOW GPA but still hopeful

    What are my chances to get into a DO program? What programs would accept me? Or should I apply to post bacc/ or masters program? I have a 2.88 GPA. BS in Human Biology. I have not taken the MCAT (January 2019). I am 26yrs Female African American. I have well over 2000 hours of clinical...
  12. M

    Program-Specific Info / Q's NYIT OT 2019

    A forum for prospective and accepted students for NYIT's Occupational Therapy Program. This program starts May 2019
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    Opportunities for an MBBS graduate in EU countries

    Hi. I am currently in my 6th year or Intern Year of MBBS in Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. What postgraduate degree can I do in a country like Belgium so I can acquire a specialty or a license to practice? Will they accept my MBBS degree? Can I do my Masters there? What are the...
  14. E

    I got a C in General Chemistry. At a Community College. Now What?

    I would like some real life advice on how the hell I make up for my C in intro to Chemistry. I got a 78.7% in a course with no curve, no extra credit, no dropped tests. The instructor was new to the school, and was often befuddled by our book, and admitted openly that he didn’t teach the...
  15. C

    Grad School before Dental

    Hi all, I am an aspiring dentist and will be applying to grad school (most likely an MS in biology) to help further strengthen my application before applying to dental school. While I do enjoy biology, I really am applying just to further bolster my credentials as a dental applicant. I've been...
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    Should I reapply to med school before my masters program is complete?

    I applied to many medical schools during the 2017-2018 cycle and was unfortunately not accepted. My MCAT score is competitive enough, but my GPA needs some work. I have decided to pursue an MPH in the meantime, which should hopefully boost my GPA, and will begin this August. However, the program...
  17. ancoraimparo

    MD STEP 1 before MS2?? MPH/MHA instead?

    Hello. I am a med student that has to take a medical leave between MS1 and MS2 for treatment. I also have to remediate anatomy - either this fall or next summer. I applied to and got admitted to an MPH program and a Master's in Healthcare administration program - both start next month and can...
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    Masters Programs With Guaranteed Interview/Acceptance

    Which schools have a masters program in which upon completion offer guaranteed interview/acceptance into their respective medical school?
  19. LindaAccepted

    Medical What are the Pros of a Gap Year Before Medical School?

    You’re almost at the end of four years of undergrad school and are thinking about your GPA, MCAT, and everything else that goes into your medical school application. Are you ready to go straight to med school, or do you want to take a “gap year” – a year off between college and medical school...
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    Masters or Postbacc for DO school?

    Hi all, sorry if this has already been posted before. I am interesting in going to DO school, but did not apply this cycle due to low stats (cGPA 3.4, sGPA 3.09, MCAT 500). In the year before I apply, I want to do either a post bacc or masters in order to increase my admissions chances. I also...
  21. AkiraShinichi

    PhD in Clinical Psychology post bacc plans?

    Background: I realized very late (senior year of college) that instead of an M.D in psychiatry I would like to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. The biggest reason being, I would like to emphasize the psychotherapy/testing patients process of treatment rather than seeing the patient for 15...
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    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
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    Master's Degree for Non-traditional Student?

    SDN, I'm currently an Army officer and had a question for the group. During college, I had little desire to become a doctor, before I had some experiences in the military that completely changed my perspective. I didn't do well in my Chem/Physics classes in college because it really wasn't a...
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    Will 2 master's hurt my chances of MD/PhD?

    Hello All, I am simply hoping for some honest feedback for my unique (at least to me and to those I've spoken with) situation. In undergrad I performed quite well at a state school (3.82 for both science and cum GPAs). I was involved in a lot of teaching activities at my institution and like...
  25. P

    Advice Needed - Post Bacc, Medical School, and Peace Corps

    I'm a non-traditional potential medical school student who really needs advice in terms of process in applying and realistic chances at various schools. Background: I graduated from a top 20 undergrad in 2012 with majors in political science, spanish, and biosciences. Throughout my time as an...
  26. P

    Should I graduate undergrad early and do a masters?

    I am currently a freshman college student, and because of the amount of credits I have, I can graduate in 2.5-3 years with a double/triple major in chemistry, biology, and biochemistry. Should I do this and spend the next year getting a masters degree in chem/bio? I do not see the point of...
  27. M

    Masters in Biomedical Engineering or 2nd Bachelors in Cell and Molecular Biology

    Hello all, I intend to apply for medical school next summer to start in the fall of 2019. I have an unusual background. I am a non-traditional student, 28 y/o, and have 6 credit hours left on a BS in civil engineering. I had my heart set on an engineering degree when I went back to college...
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    Take a year off for Bioethics MS worth it for my case?

    Hey so I am an MS2 and my school offers a bioethics MS to be done for 1 year between 2nd and 3rd years. Now my question is if it is really worth it? I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of this, but not really sure about what some cons of getting this degree are. But here are some factors as to...
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    Larkin University MBS

    This thread has been posted before with little avail to Kingelyk, but I have to ask again. Is anyone familiar with Larkin's Master program? I plan on utilizing it to improve my Med School chances, but as a fairly new program I have to be suspicious about its legitimacy. I know the Pharmacy...
  30. Dustyrose96

    Dental school after post bacc or masters?

    Hello! Does anyone have any experience or have any stories of students who have successfully been accepted to dental schools after doing either a post bacc program or some master's program? Thank you!!
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    Seeking advice

    I might be jumping the gun on this because I'm still on four waitlists and it's possible I'll be accepted this year...but I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong. Stats: MCAT 504, cGPA 3.4 sGPA 3.36. I had a strong upward GPA trend and made Dean's List in my final semester. 6...
  32. ericK14

    University of Nottingham or LSHTM for a MPH?

    Hello everyone, I'm a little bit confused on making my final decision. And I would appreciate any feedback. I first got accepted to the University of Nottingham in May, then I finally got my acceptance to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I got into both of their...
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    Can I get into Dental school with low undergrad GPA and High masters GPA?

    Hi everyone, This is my first time applying to dental school, I waited till I was ready, which is now hopefully. I graduated undergrad with a gpa of 2.68 in a BS in Biological sciences. My science gpa was pretty bad bc I failed a couple science course a few times due to some personal life and...
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    PLEASE HELP: Best Gap Year Strategies??

    I graduated from College in May 2016, and sent in my applications to MD/DO schools this summer and did not get interviews anywhere. (I sent primaries in mid-August because I could not financially afford to send them in any sooner). I have been spending this past year shadowing physicians and...
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    Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters - School Choices

    I'm a career changer looking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA. There are four CACREP accredited master's programs in Pittsburgh to choose from, and I'm wondering if anyone can speak to their experience in any of these programs, if there are any thoughts on their...
  36. N

    Rush University Biotech Masters Program

    Hi everyone. Recently I applied to the Biotechnology Masters Program at Rush University and I recently did a phone interview. Does anyone know how soon the decisions come out or if anyone has already been accepted please let me know how long it took to get back to you? Thanks it would mean a...
  37. Mehr92

    Can't decide between LCSW and LCPC in Illinois

    Hi there, I'm currently working as a behavioral health associate in Chicago, IL and I'm interested in going back to school to get my masters. I recently graduated with a BA in psych and want to pursue a career in clinical therapy. The problem I'm facing is that I can't decide between a masters...
  38. ThatGuy15

    PhD/PsyD School Reputation or Quality of Research?

    Hello, everyone! I am a senior at New York University, and I am planning to pursue a career as a clinical neuropsychologist. Before applying to any Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology, I would first like to make my application more competitive. Despite my GPA being above a 3.5, I have no...
  39. Lozzo

    I'm so lost, please help

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    MA/MS State (and changing states) Licensure and Salary

    I am getting my MS in Michigan and will graduate next year with 45 credits, 750 practicum supervision hours, and completed BCBA supervision. 1. What can I do to get Oregon psychologist associate licensure? Will I have to take more classes/hours? (Is it advised to just stay in Michigan?) 2. What...