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    American Politics - elections, parties, the presidency
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    Political Science

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  1. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    @deutsch1997bw I also applied to UT-Austin and my portal is loading just fine. However, looking at the the results from last year, we maybe be getting decision pretty soon.
  2. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    @megabee I've got a few January apps to complete too. Putting them off until winter break. I feel like one of my apps may be stronger than the others, but probably only slightly. I only think this because its one of the schools I'm more excited about and one of my letter writers, who was on my thesis committee and thought it would be a good fit for me, is an alumni of the school.
  3. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Just an FYI for anyone who applied to Georgetown. They're having a brief admissions webinar on Wednesday the 13th called "I submitted my application, now what"
  4. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Anyone else happy/relieved submission deadlines are starting and we can stop looking at application materials?
  5. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Here's a very specific question for the group, has anyone included CITI training or similar training on their CV? If so under which section?
  6. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    @Hamb My inclination is to go with your best piece of writing. I've been creating edited versions of my thesis for my samples. Figuring out which sections best display my research abilities (and can stand on their own) has been my issue.
  7. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    @izmir I'm pretty much in the same place, but my schools are set. Finishing up a few SOPs, giving my various writing samples the twice over. Basically tying up loose ends. Also, ordering more transcripts and sending GRE scores. I wish this process was a little less expensive. I'm only applying to 5 schools, so I can imagine how the costs add up for 10 schools. I'll also throw out a question. I see a lot of posts for IR in this board, is anyone studying anything else lol. What are your research interests?
  8. Profile Evaluation: IR/PT

    I'm sure others will be more helpful, but on the interdisciplinary question, I think the mix of responses you've seen is right. I've seen suggestions to not mention an interdisciplinary approach to research; however, I've also seen program descriptions which encourage taking classes in allied fields. I would say emphasize the interdisciplinary aspect in applications for schools that explicitly value work in allied fields and give it less prominence in apps for schools that aren't so explicit. Also, I think 2 theses is pretty decent research experience.
  9. Took GRE twice - quant is till low. should I apply?

    What are the average quant scores like for those programs? If you aren't too far out of the ballpark, maybe try to emphasize the quantitative skills you've gained from your accounting coursework and work experience in your statement of purpose. I am in a similar situation and I'm trying a this tactic (based on the advice I've seen on this Forum).
  10. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Right now I'm doing a combo of stressing and editing my writing sample to various lengths.
  11. 2017-2018 Application Cycle

    How's the process going for everyone now that we're a couple months out from app due dates?
  12. GPA Calculation: GRADAPP

    This calculator has always helped me I'd start with Spring 2017. That's the last semester you have official grades for. Upon acceptance, school usually ask for a final, official transcript.
  13. Relevant Coursework

    Thanks, @dagnabbit and @Comparativist. I won't worry so much about it and shift my focus to my other application materials.
  14. Relevant Coursework

    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, this is for a program, which has required template for CV's. It asks for relevant coursework, research skills, etc. For everywhere else, I have a much simpler version.
  15. Relevant Coursework

    I am working on my CV and relevant coursework is required. How are you guys approaching this? I think there are obvious courses to include such as research methods or statistics, but I am trying to figure out how to handle my political science coursework. Should I include coursework relevant to my sub-field or those relevant to my research interests? Of course there is some overlap between the two, but how are you guys approaching this? Also, what is your grade cut off for including a course on your CV? Maybe I'm overthinking this, but some input would be great. Thanks.