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    Question Applying to multiple programs at one school

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

    Generally not because different departments don't share this kind of information. However, there might be an issue at some schools.

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

    I know some applications are centralized across the entire school

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

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    Generally not because different departments don't share this kind of information. However, there might be an issue at some schools.
    Thanks! So I shouldn't apply to more than one program unless the school specifies that they don't share information?

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

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    Thanks! So I shouldn't apply to more than one program unless the school specifies that they don't share information?
    That's much too strong. Few schools supply this information. In general, it's okay to apply to more than one program unless you see something specific saying you shouldn't.

    However, if you are applying to more than one program at a school it suggests you aren't all that set on any one path. (Economics and applied economics might be an exception since they're so close.) Give some thought to what you really want to do.

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

    Quote Originally Posted by startz View Post
    That's much too strong. Few schools supply this information. In general, it's okay to apply to more than one program unless you see something specific saying you shouldn't.

    However, if you are applying to more than one program at a school it suggests you aren't all that set on any one path. (Economics and applied economics might be an exception since they're so close.) Give some thought to what you really want to do.
    I am interested in environmental economics. My past research are all in environmental/energy economics. However, it seems to me that most people change their research interests in grad school (my advisor/professors and other economists who visited our school). So I plan to apply to both economics and applied economics and see how things pan out.

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

    Perfectly sensible reason.

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    Re: Applying to multiple programs at one school

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