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I just got accepted into Grad School!!!!

Old 04-26-05, 01:41 AM
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I just got accepted into Grad School!!!!

3 years of prep work (taking classes and working) trying to meet all the stupid various prerequisites each school has. But I finally got in!!!!!


I start in late August. Tuition is $33K/year for 3 years. Here's the kicker.....





















It's just outside Boston!

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Old 04-26-05, 01:43 AM
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Old 04-26-05, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wabio
3 years of prep work (taking classes and working) trying to meet all the stupid various prerequisites each school has. But I finally got in!!!!!


I start in late August. Tuition is $33K/year for 3 years. Here's the kicker.....






















It's just outside Boston!

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good job
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Old 04-26-05, 01:59 AM
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Congrats.

What kind of program did you get into?
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Old 04-26-05, 02:17 AM
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Congratulations!

Like jrobinson asked, what area is it going to be in?
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Old 04-26-05, 04:13 AM
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That's great news!

I'm also curious as to what you're getting into....
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Old 04-26-05, 07:23 AM
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Congrats! Grad school work is a little harder, but the best thing about it is is that you don't have to take (or at least you shouldn't have to take) any classes outside of your field. Don't forget to have some fun while you are working on the degree!
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Old 04-26-05, 07:56 AM
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congratulations! let's celebrate with strippers and blow!!!!
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Way to go! Congratulations.
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Old 04-26-05, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by peon73
congratulations! let's celebrate with strippers and blow!!!!

....way....too....easy....must....resist.....
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Old 04-26-05, 09:07 AM
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$33K? Ouch. I got my Masters by getting a job at the university first and then taking the tuition benefit.

Will you be going at night? Its a massive pain in the ass....just warning you now.
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Old 04-26-05, 09:59 AM
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Congrats! Incidentally, what school, and what program?

I am two weeks away from finishing a masters in computer science, and I've been taking it at night after working a full-time professional job. CRM's right - it is a tremendous pain in the ass. Class four nights a week, reading and homework on the weekends, leaving work in the middle of the day to take final exams...

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Old 04-26-05, 11:13 AM
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Just one more year away before Wabio becomes another member of the Redsox nation...Its inevitable now, dont try and resist.
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Old 04-26-05, 12:09 PM
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3 year program in Scientology.
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Old 04-26-05, 12:10 PM
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^^^^^just kidding. 3 year accelerated PharmD program.
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Old 04-26-05, 12:31 PM
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3 year accelerated PharmD program.
Wow - excellent. You know, if you're really set on scientology, maybe you can minor in it. Check to see if your school offers Thetans 101, with a special field trip to Xenu. I hear they sometimes bring in Kirstie Alley as guest lecturer.

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Old 04-26-05, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sfsdfd
Congrats! Incidentally, what school, and what program?

I am two weeks away from finishing a masters in computer science, and I've been taking it at night after working a full-time professional job. CRM's right - it is a tremendous pain in the ass. Class four nights a week, reading and homework on the weekends, leaving work in the middle of the day to take final exams...

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David,

How long did this take you because this is what I'm looking at?
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David,

How long did this take you because this is what I'm looking at?
Oh. Heh. At first I thought you were referring to a minor in scientology.

Five semeters, avg. of two classes per semester. I also spent the summer before typing up some prerequisite credit (an undergraduate minor fulfilled most, but not all, of those courses.)

Summer 2003: Prerequisite credits: modern operating systems, data structures
Fall 2003: Computer architecture, networking/distributed computing
Spring 2004: Databases, foundations of computing (Turing machines, etc.)
Summer 2004: Objected-oriented programming
Fall 2004: Database theory, new artificial intelligence
Spring 2005: Applied databases, classic artificial intelligence, graduate seminar

There's a good chunk of work associated with each class - reading, quizzes, midterm/final, a number of projects. Basically, plan on sacrificing most of your free time.

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Originally Posted by DGibFen
Congrats! Grad school work is a little harder, but the best thing about it is is that you don't have to take (or at least you shouldn't have to take) any classes outside of your field. Don't forget to have some fun while you are working on the degree!
Hmm... I found graduate school substantially easier than undergraduate. Less stupid stuff to deal with.
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Originally Posted by sfsdfd
Oh. Heh. At first I thought you were referring to a minor in scientology.

Five semeters, avg. of two classes per semester. I also spent the summer before typing up some prerequisite credit (an undergraduate minor fulfilled most, but not all, of those courses.)

Summer 2003: Prerequisite credits: modern operating systems, data structures
Fall 2003: Computer architecture, networking/distributed computing
Spring 2004: Databases, foundations of computing (Turing machines, etc.)
Summer 2004: Objected-oriented programming
Fall 2004: Database theory, new artificial intelligence
Spring 2005: Applied databases, classic artificial intelligence, graduate seminar

There's a good chunk of work associated with each class - reading, quizzes, midterm/final, a number of projects. Basically, plan on sacrificing most of your free time.

- David Stein
Cool. My friend got an MBA from Pepperdine and it took him 4 years working full time, but I think he was only taking one class at a time. I'd like to complete my Masters in a couple of years because my soon-to-be wife wants to start having kids around then.
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Old 04-26-05, 05:53 PM
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Nice, congrats! You can join Cool Kitten (and a couple others) as the resident drug-pusher around these parts.
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Old 04-26-05, 06:04 PM
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Hmm... I found graduate school substantially easier than undergraduate. Less stupid stuff to deal with.
Well, sure, you don't get stuck in the "arts & crafts" bullshit. In undergrad, I majored in Biology with a minor in computer science; yet I had to take Philosophy, Psychology (x2), English (x2-3), Phys Ed (x2), History (x2), Sociology (x1 but massively painful), Political Science, and a bunch of other classes I can't even remember. I think half of my five years were completely unrelated to my major (which involved Math (x5), Computer Science (x6), Biology (x6 or so), Physics (x3), General Chemistry (x3), and Organic Chemistry (x6).)

It was fun - I liked having a broad background - but it was, without a doubt, prolonged.

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