Today I visited the History Department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and met with a couple of professors regarding the university's graduate program. Johns Hopkins graduate school is ranked ninth overall in the nation, and after meeting with Drs. Walters and Ditz, I believe that Johns Hopkins will be a great opportunity for graduate school. Hopkins' focus on research and, according to Dr. Ditz, "by extension (a great place for) older students" confirmed many of the opinions I had already formed from researching the department and school.
As I mentioned before, there are several factors besides the program that we have to consider, namely the job opportunities for Lori and the family support system in our city. Johns Hopkins' location provides the opportunity to fulfill these two concerns as Mike and Kathy are in Baltimore amd Mom and Dad Caterina would only be 3 1/2 to 4 hours away. When considering all factors, Johns Hopkins ranks in the top three schools on my list.
8 years ago