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Public Policy PhD - Any Admissions Results?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:39 AM
So, I applied to several Public Policy PhD programs and haven't heard anything back yet. In particular, I wanted to know if anyone has heard anything from Cal, University of Maryland at College Park or Duke. I heard that most of these places do phone interviews and from the results page, my understanding is that in previous years applicants selected for phone interviews (for said schools) were notified on or around the last week of January.
Any insight that folks have would be most welcome!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:23 AM
This wait is paralyzing!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:27 PM
Note: "threw in" because this wasn't my top choice (for various reasons) and had to submit my application on the last day because I was on the road for two weeks before that. I am fairly certain that the Adcom is lauging at my SOP as we speak!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:27 PM
BenRn Bender, I appreciate the solidarity! 50_50, yeah, I had a couple of those "throw ins" as well. Unlike you, I am absolutely certain that the adcoms are laughing at my SOPs and pretty much every other aspect of my application!
Anyway, best of luck to you both. I'm off to a lunch reception where copious amounts of wine will be imbibed!
Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:37 AM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:23 PM
Good luck for you, guys!
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:05 AM
Tough situation to be in with your mulher but I'm sure things will work out for the best. Please do keep us posted if you hear anything back from the schools you applied to. As for me, I haven't heard anything. I pretty much applied to the same places you did (with the exception of Albany!) and will definitely post when I start hearing back from places.
A question to you and anyone else who reads this thread - has anyone been contacted for phone interviews for Public Policy/Administration PhD programs from Michigan, NYU, Syracuse, Maryland, Duke or Cal?
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:59 PM
No interviews so far. And if an interview doesn´t mean "just a formality before accept you", I prefer this way. I actually also applied for Government at Cornell and Political Science at UCSD, because of specific professors who interest me.
PS: My girl is killing me! Today she was accepted for French and italian studies at Stanford!
Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:32 PM
Sounds like the admissions process is treating your girlfriend very well. Of course, I wish you and everyone on this site the best! I am still playing the waiting game but per 50_50's post above, it looks like at least for some schools I won't hear back for another month or so. Anyway, is there a particular prof that you are interested in working with at UCSD?
Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:35 PM
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:13 AM
As far as UMD is concerned, I have not heard anything. The status in the online system (testudo) says, "Decision pending".
(I don't know why certain schools make decisions so slow. Is it because: (i) they want to send the decision and funding package, if any, together, or (ii) they are not the best in the field and hope to "pick up" students who have likely been rejected elsewhere? Looking at results from 2011, schools with the same deadline seem to send decisions weeks apart. This might be a good topic for PhD research. )
Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:55 PM
My research interests are in health policy. I'm very nervous about Michigan, it was my first application, my statements were too long and not really good. I'm trying to stay positive though. Michigan is tough to get into! I have a masters in economics, so I'm hoping that helps my chances a lil. What about you?
Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:50 AM
Dammy, yeah, the Michigan program has a great reputation. With a master's in economics, it's seems to me like you are already a great candidate. I think we are all a little critical of our own statements in applications; however, once we get in, we'll look back at those statements and admire how masterful they really were! I'm interested generally in U.S. Foreign Policy and would be thrilled to get into any of the schools I applied to!
Anyway, as always, I will let folks know if I hear so much as a peep from any school I applied to. To this point, I have not been contacted for any phone interview at Michigan, NYU, Syracuse, Maryland, Duke or Cal. Has anyone else? Of course, I'm not sure if any of these schools even do phone interviews.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:01 PM
Good weekend for you!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:55 AM
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