I have now separated my choices into three groups: strong programs (tier 1), strong programs (tier two), and other programs worth considering. IU and FAU remain on tier 1 with UC and BU on tier 2. Basically, my tier 1 programs offer pretty much what I want, though I still want to look at what the faculty currently researches. Tier 2 offers a great and interesting program, but not quite what I'm looking for. I plan on applying to all, but this will help me choose if I somehow get accepted into more than one.