::sigh:: I kind of half expected that after the M.S. I'd be done with grad shenanigans, but I guess I'm ready to return to higher learnin. ::headdesk:: Because a PhD is going to get me where I want to be in the science (science!) community. I can't keep being your friendly neighborhood archaeologist forever. I need the skillz that killz to be a big wig climate modeler.
First choice skool:
UNM Earth and Planetary Sciences
Pros-More climate change/paleo classes, really welcoming faculty, well funded. Full funding for all PhD students. One of the top schools in geo.
Cons-Prereqs include Calc and Chem. Very competitive. Possibility of having to do another M.S. first.
Second choice skool:
UT Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
Pros-the profs I've been working with in Belize teach there, and they've been pressuring me to apply. Well funded, strong well known department.
Cons-geography isn't even a real science. Possible mathy prereqs?
Deadline- January 1.
http://deptweb-p.nmsu.edu/~geology/ (M.S. Only)
Or I could do FSU again? Swamp stuff is always fun for paleoclime.
::sigh:: and it begins again.....