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MCS PhD Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Kelly Rice
01:43:01
correct email address is kcrice@ufl.edu :-)
Hailey Kerns
01:52:19
1. What does a top applicant usually look like (resume-wise)? 2. How many students usually apply and how many usually get in? 3. Is there a great success rate for employment after students graduate with their PhD?
MINA ANSONG
01:53:25
Do applicants get application fee waivers?
Jamie Foster
01:53:48
No Mina, there are no application fee waivers
Chibuzo Nwokafor
01:54:25
How does the lab rotation work?
Mohammad Bhuiyan
01:54:45
Do we need to mention 2-3 potential PIs name in the SoP whose research interests us?
SM Tanzil-(PG14-22-20-004)
01:54:45
Does the department accept Duolingo English Test?
Chibuzo Nwokafor
01:54:53
Are PhD students allowed to work under a particular supervisor for how long before rotating?
Jamie Foster
01:55:09
Lab rotations last about 6 weeks and you can select three faculty you want to work with. You will do a short project in each of these faculty labs
Chibuzo Nwokafor
01:55:23
Thank you Dr Foster
Jamie Foster
01:55:30
Lab rotations can be anywhere between four and six weeks
Jamie Foster
01:56:39
Yes, it can be advantageous to mention the faculty in your personal statement. It shows you have been thoughtful about what your research interest are
Lisa Emerson
01:57:32
Here is a page for the English language requirements: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/international
Chibuzo Nwokafor
01:58:36
How does the Mentorship programme work? I am particularly interested in a series of research? Can prospective graduate choose research projects based on mentors assigned or research interests?
Evan L.
01:59:15
The GRE had been suspended for multiple graduate programs due to the pandemic. Is this the case for the program?
Jamie Foster
01:59:42
GREs are not required for this program
Evan L.
02:00:10
Thank you Dr. Foster.
Jamie Foster
02:00:35
The lab rotations are an opportunity for the students to select a faculty mentor. There will have to be a discussion between the student and the mentor on what their specific PhD research will be on
Chibuzo Nwokafor
02:01:15
I am currently going through my Masters degree programme, Transcripts for my course are not fully available, can I apply using unofficial transcripts, or can I apply using only my undergraduate transcript?
Lauren Johnson
02:02:00
Do references have to be academic or can they be professional?
Jamie Foster
02:02:59
References can come from professional and academic sources
Lisa Emerson
02:04:13
You can send official transcripts even for degrees in progress
Jamie Foster
02:04:56
Lisa - yes you can send your official transcripts and if you are in the middle of another a program
Hannah Roberts
02:08:12
If we did take the GRE already, should we still send it in?
Jamie Foster
02:08:22
No GREs will not be requested
MINA ANSONG
02:09:46
i have not done any research related to microbiology but have worked on other fields, can i still apply?
Asmita Chaudhary
02:10:49
Can TOEFL scores be sent after the deadline???
Jamie Foster
02:10:49
Mina - if you have conducted research in other fields then you might mention that in your personal statement - that shows you have training in critical thinking
MINA ANSONG
02:11:56
do you need TOEFL if English is your native language?
Graciela Lorca
02:12:34
Mina Yes you need the TOEFL socores
Mohammad Bhuiyan
02:13:17
Does the word limit for personal statement is 500?
Jamie Foster
02:13:35
Yes the word limit for the personal statement is 500 words
José D.D Cediel Becerra
02:14:30
If I have 530 words in my personal statement, is that a problem?
Hailey Kerns
02:14:48
How many students usually apply?
Ruby New’s iPhone
02:15:23
If I don’t have much research experience but have work experience with validation studies in the hospital laboratory will this help?
Mariola Edelmann
02:15:53
I think you should describe your hospital laboratory experience and focus on describing your role in these studies.
Ulrich Stingl
02:16:25
Sure, anything that shows critical thinking and data analyses skills will help. Try to connect your previous experiences to the program
Hailey Kerns
02:16:40
Thank you!
Lauren Johnson
02:16:46
what is the admittance percentage
Jamie Foster
02:17:09
Lauren - roughly 15-20%
Lauren Johnson
02:17:15
thank you!
Bryan Kolaczkowski
02:17:19
try to answer this question: how has your previous experience prepared you to succeed in this PhD program?
Olamide Ogunmola
02:17:34
Great presentation. Thank you
Bianca Smith
02:17:55
Thank you for the presentation. It was very informative!
Lauren Johnson
02:18:20
thank you all for the information!
Mulatu Workie
02:18:29
very impressive session
Chibuzo Nwokafor
02:18:34
Thank you so much for the session
grant minor
02:19:02
Thank you for the presentation and testimony. I have to log off. Appreciate your time
Morufat O. Olaitan
02:19:05
Thank you very much
Jose Noriega-Rios
02:22:25
Thank you!