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  1. Just for some background, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from a top Ivy (HYP) recently. It may be a pipe dream but foreign policy is my passion and I aspire to a career that will eventually allow me to play a role in US foreign policy. In planning my next steps, I've considered 3 degrees, but still remain conflicted over which I should pursue. I have a week to make my final decision and, out of desperation, am seeking help from this forum. MPP Logically, someone hoping for a policy career should go to policy school. A policy degree for a policy career--plain and simple. But I've dec
  2. I noticed that most schools recommend at least 3 recommendations. Does this mean more than 3 is encouraged? How many recs is normal?
  3. Hey guys, Getting right to the point, I took the GRE today and got V-164, Q-166 for a total of 330. I'm planning to apply to top PhD programs in political science. In my opinion, the score (esp verbal) isn't anything phenomenal but it's not bad either. I went to a top Ivy for undergrad (graduated summa cum laude, PBK), and I want to see whether retaking the GRE would be worth the effort/time. My understanding is that the avg verbal score for top Poli Sci programs is 165+ so I'm wondering how important a benchmark that actually is. Thoughts?
  4. Hey guys, Getting right to the point, I took the GRE today and got V-164, Q-166 for a total of 330. I'm planning to apply to top PhD programs in political science. In my opinion, the score (esp verbal) isn't anything phenomenal but it's not bad either. I went to a top Ivy for undergrad (graduated summa cum laude, PBK), and I want to see whether retaking the GRE would be worth the effort/time. My understanding is that the avg verbal score for top Poli Sci programs is 165+ so I'm wondering how important a benchmark that actually is. Thoughts?
  5. Hey everyone, I'm writing here because I don't know where else to ask. My goal is to one day contribute to US policy in East Asia and the two pathways I see are either to get a PhD in Political Science, become a Professor / work for a think tank, and eventually find a non-linear path into government or 2. get an MPP, join the foreign service, work for State or DoD. Knowing how competitive it is to join the foreign service or find government work in my field, I do not want to pursue an MPP/MPA unless I have the guarantee of post-graduate foreign service work through fellowships like
  6. Hey everyone, This is my first post here and I'm writing because I don't know where else to ask. My goal is to one day contribute to US policy in East Asia and the two pathways I see are either to get a PhD in Political Science, become a Professor / work for a think tank, and eventually find a non-linear path into government or 2. get an MPP, join the foreign service, work for State or DoD. Knowing how competitive it is to join the foreign service or find government work in my field, I do not want to pursue an MPP/MPA unless I have the guarantee of post-graduate foreign service work
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