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  1. This is good advice for everyone in this thread, including the poster in the above quote. It's also a bit ironic to advise everyone else to stop making assumptions about strangers when, just a few posts earlier, your yourself did the very thing that you discourage.
  2. Thanks for the info, it's very helpful. I heard somewhere that Georgetown waives tuition for all applicants admitted to the PhD program but that they are stingy in allocating stipends. Can you confirm the universal tuition waiver?
  3. Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal, it's frustrating though. My GPA is really good and my LOR will be wicked, it's clear that I can write. It's just annoying to know that it is not an accurate representation of my ability. Apparently it's graded by 1 prof and a computer. That's just silly.
  4. Did anyone have their analytical writing section reviewed? Any luck? I just received my official scores on the GRE. I did well (combined score in the mid-1500s). However, I scored a 4.5 on the analytical writing. I am a strong writer and confused as to how I received that score. How important is the analytical writing section? Will schools care? Is it worth getting my score reviewed?
  5. How the heck is someone supposed to attend Georgetown without funding? Total cost of attendance is 60k/year!!! http://finaid.georgetown.edu/coagrad.htm
  6. Thanks guys. As always, great and helpful info.
  7. I plan on applying to phd programs in the fall and would like to research comparative political economy. I speak a little french and a little spanish but am far from fluent in either. Regionally, I am inclined toward south-asia, though I would like to be a bit more of a generalist than an area specialist. Saying all that, is my lack of language ability going to hurt me? Strong undergrad academic record and GRE, decent research experience.
  8. Thanks, that helped a lot. I guess then it's really the funding I'm worried about, I'm not sure if I can afford an unfunded degree. Again, thanks for answering my questions.
  9. Is anyone familiar with this program? The website states that they offer a terminal masters degree, though it is incredibly outdated and gives very little meaningful information. Any insight on funding, program strength, respectability, competitiveness, etc? I'm trying to figure out if I should apply for a terminal MA or directly to doctoral programs. I'm not certain as to what I'd like to research (though it will be in or related to Political Economy) and also feel like I could use additional training in quant methods. Here's a link to the website: http://cpe.wustl.edu/
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