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What's the Critical Qualification U.S. Universities Seek?

Our speakers are Mr. Moon Chen from AIEF, Mr. Alan Liebrecht from University of New England, and Mr. Daniel Chatham from UC San Diego International Relations Programs.

What's the Critical Qualification U.S. Universities Seek?
Friday, September 30 2005 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Please note: Portions of this transcript have been edited for clarity

Host: (Moon Chen):

This is Moon Chen from American International Education Foundation. I am glad to be here today to talk with you on the web.

 

Host: (Alan Liebrecht)

Hello this is Alan and I am the Dean of Admission at the University of New England. I work for a comprehensive university offering associate, bachelor, master, and doctor degree programs. I have over 17 years of experience working for both public and private universities.

 

Host: (Daniel Chatham):

My name is Dan Chatham, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the University of California's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Our school offers masters programs in international affairs that combine coursework in business, economics, politics, and cultural studies. It is also focused entirely on the Pacific Rim.

 

 


Start of Chat


 

Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I'm interested in studying Arts Administration, but I don't have any working experience or related achievements in arts. What should I do to have an advantage in applying schools?
A
One way to gain experience is to do volunteer work. (2005-09-30 14:10)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham / Alan Liebrecht)
Q
If I'd like to apply for the graduate school that the deadline is about December 15th, when is the proper time that I should send my data to school?
A
(Daniel) Most schools will consider awarding fellowships only to those that have formally applied for admission and been accepted. In this case, it is important to apply as soon as possible so you have time to apply for scholarships or fellowships after being admitted. Our school considers all admitted students for fellowships after they are accepted, but no supplemental application is required for the scholarships. We use the application materials only. Other schools may have separate scholarship applications and requirements. In addition, scholarships may cover partial tuition or full tuition plus offer a stipend. At IR/PS, we offer this full range of awards based on the applicant's overall strength, and that is probably similar at many graduate schools. (Alan) Of course the earlier the better in the submission of the required materials. Many students wait to the last minute to send the materials and there is a problem with the mail, so they have trouble. I would recommend that you submit documents at least one month prior to the deadline. You should also find out when is the earliest you can send the information. (2005-09-30 14:10)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
My family has been running a trading company in Taiwan since 20 years ago and now have a branch office in China. Will this enhance my chance being accepted by USA B-school? And, what principal points I can write for application on this basis?
A
Family business can be very compelling for business school applications if the experience is high quality. If the business is large and has many employees, or is very involved internationally, it will also help. Mostly, portray the sophistication of your business enterprise to ensure you receive the respect and consideration the experience deserves. (2005-09-30 14:14)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I ever read that applicants can apply fellowship first and university will consider the application later. Also waive the tuition. Is it true?
A
Most schools will consider awarding fellowships only to those that have formally applied for admission and been accepted. In this case, it is important to apply as soon as possible so you have time to apply for scholarships or fellowships after being admitted. Our school considers all admitted students for fellowships after they are accepted, but no supplemental application is required for the scholarships. We use the application materials only. Other schools may have separate scholarship applications and requirements. Scholarships may cover partial tuition or full tuition plus offer a stipend. At IR/PS, we offer this full range of awards based on the applicant's overall strength, and that is probably similar at many graduate schools. (2005-09-30 14:16)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
申請美國的研究所需要推薦信,但是什麼樣的推薦信最受到信賴與歡迎,我該請誰幫我寫推薦信呢?
A
推薦人和被推薦人必須有直接關係,比有如要找學校老師推薦,一定要找曾經教授過他課程的老師,如果是工作單位,一定要是直接的主管. 在我們中國人說來,我們認為找校長比找老師來的好,找公司老板比直接找公司的小主管。在美國的觀念來說,這種觀念是錯的.至於找推薦人,如果找學校老師,宜找要申請科系的相關老師比較好。比如說要申請數學相關科系,則要找數學相關科系的老師比較合適。如果你找老師作推薦人,剛好是你要申請學校畢業的更好。 (2005-09-30 14:17)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Does the repututation very important for students to apply?
A
There is some consideration by some schools for the student's school background. Because many universities receive many more applications than they have spaces, they have to look at a variety of factors when considering admission. (2005-09-30 14:18)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Can you tell us what's the difference when the university's name has"state" in it?
A
University with the name state will usually mean that they are supported by the local state government. In California, the state universities are different than the UC's because of their mission. The UC's offer programs through the doctoral level and the CSU's offer degrees through the master's level. (2005-09-30 14:19)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
If I don't have powerful working experience about what I want to apply for, what can I do to strengthen my SOP?
A
There are some practical things you can do to strengthen the application when your work experience is limited. Strive to show on your resume or CV all related activities and show how your experience is related to the future track also. secondly, volunteer for professional organizations (like the World Affairs Council, Better Business Bureau, Taiwan-American Business Council, etcetera) to help gain some added experience in your future field. You will also want to ask for reference providers to consider your strengths with specific attention to how they fit with the program you are applying to. (2005-09-30 14:20)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
Is there a list of tuitions of universities in the U.S.?
A
So far as I know there is no such list. (2005-09-30 14:21)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
If I want to apply for a MED, but I don't have any teaching experience, how can I get better chance for application?
A
Many universities look to related experience to the field for which you are applying for admission. This experience can be in the form of work or volunteer situations. Many students in the USA will gain their experience as an undergraduate through volunteer experiences. For example, if you want to be a medical doctor you can volunteer in your free time at a hospital. For teaching, you could volunteer at a local school or help with an after school program. (2005-09-30 14:21)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
If I want to study in marketing what work experience I should have?
A
Good question. I would say that there are a variety of areas to be considered for marketing. I could not recommend any specific company, but you can find a sector of a company that has the focus on sales and or advertising. Both of these would give you some good experience. (2005-09-30 14:25)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I want apply a PhD degree, and what is most important?
A
PhD applications tend to focus on communication and research strengths of a candidate, and may be quite concerned with quantitative skills as well. (2005-09-30 14:22)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
How to choose the right person to write recommended letter for application? What are the specific factors does they have?
A
Reference providers should have specific knowledge of your background. Schools generally are not looking for character references and most will not want any family references. If you are applying to a professional degree program such as an MBA or International Affairs program, is a professional reference from current or former supervisors and managers. If you own your own business, then ask a valued customer or client to write a reference. If your application is for an academic program, especially if it leads to a PhD, then academic references may be more helpful. People familiar with your intellect and academic performance are the best choice. Each school will be looking for different specific factors in the references, so look at the application materials and websites for detailed questions your providers will need to answer. (2005-09-30 14:26)
 
Host: (Moon Chen / Alan Liebrecht)
Q
What can I do when I am trying to apply for TESOL master degree if I don't have strong working experiences in teaching English?
A
(Moon) TOEFL score is most important for those applying for TESOL program. For instance, schools of upper division mostly require 250 on TOEFL with TWE at 5.0. Work experiences are recommended, not required mostly. (Alan) I would not discourage you from applying for TESOL without experience. There are several universities that will consider your application without direct experience. However, if you can find a language school that will provide you with this opportunity it would help. Again, the experience doesn't have to be a paid position and can be a volunteer position. (2005-09-30 14:26)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I just took the writing test of GRE. Is there any possibility to enter your prestigious international relations school first and present my Verbal and Quantitative test scores later? Adding to that I have TOFEL and I have ten-year experience in foreign news.
A
The school needs the entire test score and cannot accept a partial score. I think most schools will not offer admission and allow test scores to come in later. In international affairs programs that are part of APSIA, most will not allow that. Also, having lengthy work experience is a big help when applying to international affairs programs. (2005-09-30 14:30)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
How to choose right person to write recommended letter for applying LLM, or law school?
A
If you have worked for a law firm, ask your lawyer to recommend. Otherwise, you may ask a professor of law who has taught you on law courses. Work experiences in legal circles are more helpful. (2005-09-30 14:31)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I would like to know the importance of a master degree while applying for phD admission in biomedical field.
A
Biomedical PhD programs will probably want to see a masters in biology, degrees in medicine, molecular biology, or similar. Masters are widely seen as necessary for entrance to PhD programs, but not always. Check with the school you are applying to for their specific philosophy. (2005-09-30 14:34)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I have no background in the computer graphics design, and I know that some graduate schools, such as Yale University, ask students like me to stay in school more another year. Is it necessary, or only under the case that I can't do my research well in the first two years?
A
You should follow the direction of the University for Application to their programs. If a school makes a recommendation to you and you choose to ignore this recommendation, it may jeopardize your admission opportunity. (2005-09-30 14:35)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I have never written a research, but the application required it. Do I have chance to apply for that education graduate? And is there anything I can do?
A
Based on the information you provided, I would say your chances will be limited. However, you may want to continue to do more research to see if there is a similar program that does not have this requirement. It is important to note, that each school has different requirements. So, what may be required by one school may not be required by others. (2005-09-30 14:36)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
What is the most important qualification to apply to social work?
A
Social work and other programs emphasizing human interaction are likely to be looking for communications ability as one of the most important characteristics. Of course you need to be enthusiastic about the program and passionate about the field also. Quantitative skills are not likely to be of significant importance, but you should strive for your best overall scores on the GRE there too. (2005-09-30 14:37)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
Could you tell me what is the important characteristic, besides academic background, you emphasize when you choose students? Potential of research? And how you evaluate this part from SOP?
A
Well, you must convince the evaluation committee to believe that you have strong interests and potential to do research work leading to PhD through your SOP. (2005-09-30 14:37)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I would like to ask what's important that I should present in my SOP?
A
When you submit SOP, it is important that you reflect upon your reasons for application. Be honest and forthright in your answer and it will be the right one. The admission committee will be looking to see if your SOP meets the expectations of the program for which you are applying. If your SOP does not match, then this may not be a good fit for you and the school. (2005-09-30 14:38)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I plan to apply LLM on next fall (2006). My question is what is the mainly qualification for admission?
A
You know that is not just one thing that will be the only answer. Most schools will have a variety of requirements and they will look at the "whole picture" in the applicants' qualifications. So, they look at GPA, test scores, records, etc. all together. It is true that one item may make the difference in the admission decision, but that one thing will be different from student to student and school to school. Sorry I can not be more specific, but hope this helps. (2005-09-30 14:42)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
Please tell me what kinds of requirements are necessary for getting admission?
A
Admissions committees will look at many factors, including grades in previous courses, test scores on the GRE or GMAT, and TOEFL, References, Essays and your communication skills, and many times work experience. There is no magic formula about what is most important. Each school is different and indeed within my own admissions committee, different members look at certain qualifications more than other committee members. (2005-09-30 14:42)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
How do admission committees treat international applications? Do you have different procedure or qualification considering international students?
A
No. The only things to think about are whether the applicants meet the school requirements or not. As to how many international students are to be admitted, it all depends on the recruit policy at each school. (2005-09-30 14:44)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
My wife would accompany me to US, but she just wants to read language school. How should I prepare and apply for school for my graduate school and my wife's language school in the mean time. And What about housing?
A
Your wife and you may apply to the same school. You apply yours, she applies hers. It is not contradictory to each other. (2005-09-30 14:47)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Are there any schools open for E-learning (or distance learning) courses?
A
Yes, there are many schools that offer E-learning or what is called "distance learning". Some schools offer the entire degree "on-line" and others offer certain courses "on-line". When you look for such schools, you should investigate the school background to make sure it is a good fit for your desires. There are a large variety of schools in the USA to meet the variety of needs of students. There are a few search engines on the web that can help you locate "on-line" programs. (2005-09-30 14:48)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
If I want to reapply for the same University but with different program (for instance, from psychology program to educational psychology program), should I mention my motive or reason in my SOP?
A
Applying to multiple programs at the same school can sometimes be confusing. Depending on the admission office structure, you could be required to send in a complete new application. This is generally true if the programs are handled by different admissions offices. Large universities may not have the ability to share application materials between offices. At smaller schools or when the same office handles applications for the new program, you may not have to submit another application set. But to your question - if the programs are quite similar, say from marketing to advertising, then no special explanation is needed for your change. When they are very different, say physics to finance, then you may want to address it, but only if the same admissions committee or office is involved. (2005-09-30 14:49)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
Could you tell us what are different factors between M.S and PhD when you choose the applicants?
A
At IR/PS, our masters' admissions committee is looking for work experience as a major factor in the application. The PhD AdCom is looking for intellectual capacity foremost. Excellent grades and GRE scores are a must and work experience is not as important. Each school's admissions committee (AdCom) will interpret their requirements differently so you should try to know the admissions officers involved and ask them. Attend an information session, meet them at a recruiting fair in your city, or participate in their online chats to learn what their philosophy is. (2005-09-30 14:52)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
What kind of working experiences are worthy to list if I apply for Master degree about optical or engineer in?Should I put part time job or being an assistant on the list?
A
List all of your experiences and any related non-pay experiences. You never know which one will be the most important to the admission committee. (2005-09-30 14:54)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
There is a new TOEFL adding oral test, does the school accept the former grades (without oral test) when we submit in 2007?
A
Though each university is determining their own policy at this time, IR/PS will continue to accept paper and computer based TOEFL scores as long as they are valid. If you took the last CBT or PBT in March or April 2006, we would accept that score until it expires two years later. Most schools will not make applicants re-take the TOEFL just so they can see the iBT score when that applicant has already posted a qualifying CBT or PBT. It is important to check with the school you are interested in to learn their policy. (2005-09-30 14:56)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
How can I remedy if I made some mistake(like writting a wrong date of my work starting date indeliberately-- about count 7 more days) in filling the application form online, and had submitted it? Does it matter?
A
I don't follow you why you should the number of days. Well, you may correct it on line. They always like those making mistakes and correct them. Don't worry. There is no problem. (2005-09-30 14:57)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
If I want to study in social work what is the critical qualification?
A
There is no particular requirement for social work. It should be more helpful if you have social work-related work experience. (2005-09-30 14:58)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
My major is in chemical engineering, but I research topic is about "cartilage tissue engineering" which more close to bio- . First, I want to know apply PhD directly and Master again, which is better? How about the scholarship?
A
Use your experiences to make the strongest application possible for the program you are most passionate about and qualified for. "Which is better" is largely a question you have to answer based on your planned career path and how each program helps you achieve that. About scholarships: some schools pay for the PhD programs for some or all students (we do for the international affairs PhD), and may have some scholarships for the masters program. We provide scholarships to about 25% of our master's class in the international affairs degree. Check with the specific school to see what funding they have available. One strategy may be to enroll in the first year of a master's degree if you receive a scholarship, and apply for a PhD during that year. Some PhD programs don't require completion of a master so you could do one year on scholarship, then start the PhD. (2005-09-30 15:01)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
If the applicant's TOEFL&GRE scores are not above the minimum requirements of the department for admission. Does this applicant still have opportunity for the admission to that program?
A
No. I don't think so. Except for some schools which offer conditional admission. (2005-09-30 15:01)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
There are some schools about teacher preparation. Does that kind of school welcome the international students? Or just for American citizen and inhabitant?
A
Each school will consider different factors and you should ask this question to each school that you are going to apply to for admission. In general, schools will also look at your undergraduate grade point average (GPA), your recommendations, your related experience, SOP, etc. and there is no clear list of what is most important to least important for every school It varies from school to school. I don't know of any universities that will not consider international applicants. Nearly every U.S. university will be open to more than just US citizens and residents, so it is safe to think you can have a chance of admission. (2005-09-30 15:05)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Could you please tell you what factors besides TOEFL score will make me stand out when I am applying for a master degree in TESOL program?
A
Each school will consider different factors and you should ask this question to each school that you are going to apply to for admission. In general, schools will also look at your undergraduate grade point average (GPA), your recommendations, your related experience, SOP, etc. and there is no clear list of what is most important to least important for every school It varies from school to school. (2005-09-30 15:05)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
If I have a poor GRE verbal score, how could I compensate it? What do admission committees want to know about applicants by GRE verbal score? I would like to apply biomedical related PhD program.
A
Some schools will allow you to conduct a personal interview with the admission staff. Usually, the GRE verbal score will provide the institution with an understanding of how your verbal skills will compare with the other applicants. However, the GRE is only one measurement and may not tell the "whole picture" for your skill level. Again, you should ask the schools you are applying to about how to improve your application. (2005-09-30 15:10)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
If I want to apply for Educational psychology's PhD program, and I am also working my thesis now, will my research performance compromise my low GRE verbal score?
A
Research performance should be important to PhD applications. Depending on the specific admissions committee, it may offset a low GRE (depending on how low). Check with your school to see if they have published GRE minimum requirements, some schools do have minimums. (2005-09-30 15:10)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Could you please tell me which schools will consider my application without direct teaching experience?
A
I don't have such a list and you could conduct your search on Peterson's Graduate School Guide website, or similar guidebook sites. Sometimes, they will list the school requirements. Other than that, you will just have to go through each school requirements until you find one. (2005-09-30 15:11)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
Are my master degree grades important for me to apply doctor program in Computer Science? I have heard that grades of undergraduate are more important.
A
I disagree with that, but each school will be different. In our school the more recent, higher level work you have completed will be more important. Therefore if you were an average student in undergraduate but did well in a masters program, you may still be a viable candidate for the PhD. (2005-09-30 15:11)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
I am a graduate student and will finish my thesis before July, 2006. I major in law in university and now major in American Study in graduate. Would it might be any helpful to apply LLM programs?
A
It would help a little bit because you have a master's degree. (2005-09-30 15:12)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
The achievements in the school, GRE score, and research which is most important?
A
The importance of admission qualifications varies from school to school. You may be able to gain an understanding by asking each school. (2005-09-30 15:13)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
How do GRE&TOEFL grades influence the application compare with our grades in school?
A
In our school, strong GRE scores can partially offset lower grades. Strong grades do not necessarily offset low GRE performance, however. The GRE is standardized for all applicants, but grades are quite variable by school, program, and student's motivation. (2005-09-30 15:14)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
If some Ph.D. program said their departmental funding is primarily restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, does it mean it is impossible for the international applicants to apply funding?
A
If they tell you the funding is restricted to US Citizens, then it cannot be awarded to non-citizens. It may not mean though that you cannot participate in the program, but only that their funding has restrictions on who they can award it to. (2005-09-30 15:15)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
What kind of working experiences are worthy to list if I apply for Master degree about optical or engineer. Should I put part time job or being an assistant on the list?
A
Generally speaking, part-time job cannot be considered as work experience. If you have been an assistant to a reseach project. Then it is work experience. (2005-09-30 15:16)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
Are club or students association experiences important for applying Master in TESOL?
A
It is helpful if such experiences are related to the field of study. In general, clubs and organizations are not weighed with as much importance as grades, test scores, and records for most schools. However, your experience in this area may be important for some schools. (2005-09-30 15:17)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
Does the age be a problem for applying school? I am a man over 40.
A
Age is rarely an issue for applications. Public schools will almost always have an anti-discrimination policy that includes age. It is never too late to learn! (2005-09-30 15:17)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I want to apply to instructional technology. What additional preparation do I have except exam scores, recommendation, GPA, and SOP?
A
Experience and technical skills with appropriate technology would be helpful to that program. Check with the school to see how important it is however. (2005-09-30 15:18)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
Is it appropriate to write e-mail to the professor of the school that I want to apply for if I have some questions about his academic research?
A
Within the scope of asking about a specific research area, then I would say yes, try reaching the professor. For all admissions and application or scholarship related questions, restrict your communication to the admissions office and its staff unless they tell you otherwise. (2005-09-30 15:21)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
I would like to apply to the graduate program in UCSD and major in Computer Science, but my academic background is not strong enough, so I want to apply the M.S at first. However, according to your answer, the admission committee is more emphasize the work experience when we apply the M.S program, because of that, should I need to apply the PhD directly? (I don't have work experience besides mandatory military service)
A
Please note that my example was using the International Relations Masters and PhD programs. The requirements may be different in the Computer Science department and you may have a change to apply. Since you specifically said UCSD's program, check www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu for the Jacobs School of Engineering. Admissions requirements are online and you can find a contact person in that department to ask how important work experience is the masters and PhD. (2005-09-30 15:25)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I just graduated from university this summer, with double degrees in Diplomacy and Philosophy. My goal is a PhD in Political Science, IR major, so most graduate schools suggest me to apply PhD program directly. However, my GRE score is poor. Do you think my overall GPA (3.86) could compromise the disadvantage of GRE?
A
For some schools, your classroom performance may help balance a lower test score. Again, there is no one answer to your question for every school and you should contact some schools you are interested in directly about your situation. Some may require you to gain more academic preparation and some may consider your application with your current qualifications. (2005-09-30 15:25)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
How should I do to apply for the scholarship?
A
When you apply, you may ask the school for financial aid. Financial aids are offered on basis of NEED or MERITS. It depends. (2005-09-30 15:28)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
For letter of recommendation, is it better to ask the chair-person of my Department to write the letter?
A
In general, you should request a recommendation letter from the instructor who knows you the best. They will want to see the most detail about you and not only look at the recommendation writer's title. (2005-09-30 15:28)
 
Host: (Moon Chen)
Q
Would it might be possible that I could study in LLM programs and JD degrees at the same time in the same university? Will it have any other way to take bar exam?
A
No. You cannot do it the same time at the same school. They are different programs. You may take the Bar Exam. No matter if you have a law degree or not. But regulations are varied from state to state in US. (2005-09-30 15:31)
 
Host: (Alan Liebrecht)
Q
I received my master degree of Industrial Engineering this year. I don't have a formal working experience before; I only have one year internship in the marketing division of a high-tech company. If I want to apply for PhD degree in the Business School, majoring Operations Management. I don't know whether I am competent or not. In addition, based on your experience, what are the most important requirements or qualification for applying to B-school PhD degree?
A
I am not familiar with B-school PhD programs. However, I would think that you will need to gain more experience in order to improve your application. Especially since you are seeking admission to such a different PhD program. Is your undergrad in Business? If not, you would need to gain some experience in Business. (2005-09-30 15:32)
 
Host: (Daniel Chatham)
Q
What is different from MFA degree and MA degree in the same field, for example, computer graphic design?
A
Sometimes the differences between degree names are just the initials on your diploma. In other cases they represent a fundamental difference. I don't know much about MFA degrees, but an MA may be offered by schools with no Art school, but MFA's are more often awarded by universities with art schools. In my school we award an MPIA degree - Master in Pacific International Affairs, but other schools with similar focus offer MIR - Masters in International Relations. Both would be interchangeable, but warrant more investigation to the program curriculum and details. You will need to do more research on MFA and MA on your own as I am more familiar with International Relations area. (2005-09-30 15:32)

 


End of Chat


 

 

Host: (Moon Chen)

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Host: (Alan Liebrecht)

I would like to thank everyone for such great questions! It is very wonderful to see so many individuals excited about continuing their education in the USA. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you at the American Education Fair at the Howard Plaza Hotel this weekend. Thanks again and best wishes in your future :-)

 

Host: (Daniel Chatham)

Thank you all for the terrific questions. I hope you will join us at the AIEF fair this weekend (details at www.uscampus.com), or at the World Graduate School Fair in Taipei in November (www.topgraduate.com). The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies is the only graduate school in the US exclusively focused on the Pacific Region. If you are interested in Political Science, Economics, or International Management, please come introduce yourself at the fairs. Good luck finding your programs!