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MMSS Applicants Unite?

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  • VivisteViviste Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    Notification comes by email first and then by written letter second.
  • PcelenaPcelena Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Can't wait to see whether I'm accepted by MMSS!
    A strong supporter for MMSS.
  • aangel42aangel42 Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    Anyone know how long MMSS has been around at Northwestern by now?
  • kathieh1kathieh1 Registered User Posts: 657 Member
    Yes - my D is accepted to NU RD, and would be interested in learning about MMSS. NU is otherwise not her #1 at the moment, but an acceptance into that would definitely make her take a second look as it's a fabulous program! Congrats to anyone here who does ultimately get in.
  • VivisteViviste Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    aangel: MMSS was founded in 1978.
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    I have a question for the acceptees. When you guys got the email with the link, did it take you directly to your decision or did it take you to a general portal, in which you had to type your login/password?
  • FrannyGFrannyG Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    directly to the decision
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    ^Thanks.

    aangel,

    NU seems to have a habit of being the pioneer for multidisplinary programs/curriculum.
    Besides MMSS, here are some other examples:
    First materials science department in the world (1955)
    First combined BS/MD program in the US (1961)
    First university transportation center in the US (1954)
    Integrated Science Program (1976)
    Engineering First (1997)

    Kellogg MBA was the first to recognize the importance of "teamwork" as well as "team leadership" and to incoporate them into the MBA curriculum.

    NU also got the unique Kellogg certificate; it's the first and only undergrad business program consisting of only graduate-level courses.
  • VivisteViviste Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    If I recall correctly, the acceptance was in the email itself my year.
  • RagnardinhoRagnardinho Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Decisions are officially out!
  • kathieh1kathieh1 Registered User Posts: 657 Member
    My D got in.. but she had already decided to turn down NU. Kind of bittersweet. It's an amazing school, and I'm grateful she had the opportunity even though she's decided to go another way.. most likely Pomona or a less well known LAC with lots of merit money.
  • Yuki0817Yuki0817 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Finally admitted!!!So excited abt it!!
  • aangel42aangel42 Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    Just a general question: I heard that MMSS students don't typically take their freshman seminars during the fall quarter of their freshman year - is that true? If so, when do they typically take it/what is the general course load of an MMSS student like in the fall and winter quarters of freshman year?
  • VivisteViviste Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    They don't. Half during winter, half during spring. Courseload doesn't really change unless you select classes otherwise (i.e. 5 classes)
  • jchen3jchen3 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    MMSS reject here, and couldnt be happier about it. I'm now a junior Econ major (couple minors) and being rejected by MMSS is the best thing that happened to me at NU for a few reasons. 1) it is F**KING HARD - just be prepared for that, in hindsight theres no way I could do MMSS and pull off a good GPA. 2) If you just do plain Econ you can still do any job you want - going through OCR I got pretty much every interview and landed one of the best internships of my class. Two of my friends that are in MMSS and wanted to do banking pretty much struck out in OCR while me and another just plain econ guy landed two top internships

    Main point - MMSS is great if you can do the crazy high level math, but you wont be at a disadvantage if you your *just* Econ
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