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I just got an email from my school.. I've been accepted into the PhD program <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
This is very exciting... and very scary... and... wow.<br><br><br><br>
I start... next month. I'll be a Joint MSW/PhD student.. and I graduate in May with my MSW, but start my PhD program this spring as well. I have to drop an MSW class I was looking forward to taking to take a PhD class instead... but.. woah...<br><br><br><br>
Next challenge is: will they fund me? Without financial support from the school, I won't be able to go beyond this semester... in which case I'll take the 12 credits I get this spring (since I've already paid for them as an MSW student) and then either go part time (I can afford 1 class at a time), or defer and try to get them to pay for me again in a year.<br><br><br><br>
Crazy. And people though I wouldn't graduate High School. lol!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Whats a phD and a MSW?<br><br><br><br>
I dont know anything about american or english schooling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pescas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Whats a phD and a MSW?<br><br><br><br>
I dont know anything about american or english schooling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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lol.<br><br><br><br>
A PhD is a Doctoral degree.<br><br><br><br>
An MSW is a Masters of Social Work.<br><br><br><br>
A Joint MSW/PhD means I spend my last semester in the Masters program taking PhD classes and get credit towards both degrees.<br><br><br><br>
If you want to track the entire American schooling system...<br><br>
(there are overlaps because different districts have different age cut offs for starting school etc...)<br><br>
Elementary school is ages about 4-12<br><br>
Middle school is about 11-15<br><br>
High school is about 14-18<br><br>
After high school you can go to college..<br><br>
A 2 year degree is an Associates Degree<br><br>
A 4 year degree is a Bachelors Degree<br><br>
After the Bachelors you can go onto something like Medical School or Law School or... what I did<br><br>
Another 2 years of school is a Masters Degree<br><br>
Then another 2+ years of school is a PhD<br><br><br><br>
You can also do some of these degrees concurrantly, like a Bachelors/Masters, or a Masters/PhD.
 

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congratulations! thats amazing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Wow you rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Hooray for Rabid! Way to go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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I start... next month. I'll be a Joint MSW/PhD student.. and I graduate in May with my MSW, but start my PhD program this spring as well. I have to drop an MSW class I was looking forward to taking to take a PhD class instead... but.. woah...<br><br>
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Heh...I'm pretty ignorant even though I'm in a ****ing sociology program. Did you or do you have to do a masters thesis?<br><br><br><br>
ebola
 

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Congrats! That's very exciting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Wow...you done good in big school...he he...congratulations <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Gnome Chomsky</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
Heh...I'm pretty ignorant even though I'm in a ****ing sociology program. Did you or do you have to do a masters thesis?<br><br><br><br>
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Negative. We do 1000 hrs of internship, plus have required research classes, and apparently that makes up for not doing a masters thesis.<br><br><br><br>
I will have to do a doctoral dissertation though.
 

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congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:">
 

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Congrats!<br><br><br><br>
My husband is about halfway through his doctorate (one more semester of classes and 1 year to get his dissertation done). He did basically the same thing you did and just went from undergrad, to the masters program, to a PhD program. He'll be 26 when he is finished with his PhD. (He's in Geography in case anyone was wondering)<br><br><br><br>
He has been a teaching assistant through his Masters and PhD programs. We've been fortunate to have funding (even though it is tiny!) so, I know what you mean about funding. Hopefully they'll be able to fund you so you won't have to wait for a year.
 

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Congrats!<br><br><br><br>
My husband is about halfway through his doctorate (one more semester of classes and 1 year to get his dissertation done). He did basically the same thing you did and just went from undergrad, to the masters program, to a PhD program. He'll be 26 when he is finished with his PhD. (He's in Geography in case anyone was wondering)<br><br><br><br>
He has been a teaching assistant through his Masters and PhD programs. We've been fortunate to have funding (even though it is tiny!) so, I know what you mean about funding. Hopefully they'll be able to fund you so you won't have to wait for a year.</div>
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I actually took 4 yrs off after undergrad. I'm 27 now. I may be able to get my doctorate done by the time I'm 30 though!!
 

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Congratulations - you've obviously worked very hard and done very well! Woohoo to you!
 
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