90 days

It comes down to 3 Months:

Researching Doctoral Programs

RSVPing for Info Sessions

Working on Applications

Answering Supplemental Questions

Studying for the GRE

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Writing a Statement of Purpose

Narrowing down programs to apply to

All of these tasks, in preparation for the next step. During the next three months, I will be doing everything in my power to be the best candidate possible. I am excited for this journey and look forward to the personal reflection as I craft my statement of purpose, sit through a 4-hour standardized test, meet with program directors, faculty, and students, and ultimately, clicking submit. Not sure I’ll be blogging about the admissions process, but I wanted to give myself a reminder of the necessary steps ahead to achieve my  goal of attaining a doctorate.

And below are the programs of interest:

Institution Program Name Type Program Link App Deadline
USC Urban Education Policy PHD http://rossier.usc.edu/academic/phd/ 12/15/2012
UCLA Social Science and Comparative Education PHD http://gseis.ucla.edu/academic-programs/education/social-science-and-comparative-education 12/1/2012
Claremont Ed Policy, Eval, and Reform PHD http://www.cgu.edu/pages/9136.asp 12/1/2012
UCLA Higher Ed & Org Change PHD http://gseis.ucla.edu/academic-programs/education/heoc 12/1/2012
USD Leadership Studies PHD http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/soles_programs/leadership_studies/phd_leadership_studies.php 12/1/2012
Stanford SHIPS PHD http://ed.stanford.edu/admissions/which-degree-program 12/4/2012
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