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    Comparative post-Soviet politics (authoritarianism, informal political-economic networks, and elite political behavior)
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    2018 Fall
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    Political Science

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  1. I had an interview with UW-Madison around that time last year and, if I recall correctly, I heard back approximately 1.5-2 weeks later. I was told by one of the professors that interviewed me that they would take three weeks to make decisions after interviews, though.
  2. deutsch1997bw

    Critical Language Scholarship Summer 2019 Applicants

    Hopefully today we'll hear something. The waiting game is preventing me from concentrating on ~200 pages of reading that I need to complete by tomorrow!
  3. deutsch1997bw

    Critical Language Scholarship Summer 2019 Applicants

    I think we'll find out either today (so sometime in the next two hours) or tomorrow.
  4. deutsch1997bw

    Critical Language Scholarship Summer 2019 Applicants

    Does anyone know what time of day we should find out (i.e., morning, afternoon, etc.)?
  5. deutsch1997bw

    Critical Language Scholarship Summer 2019 Applicants

    I read something about this on the CLS Applicants FB page. My understanding is that the shutdown will not affect when decisions are released. Hopefully we find out sometime this week. In previous years, decisions have been announced (primarily) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  6. I was interviewed by the admissions committee at UW-Madison last cycle.
  7. deutsch1997bw

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    I had this issue with one of my letter writers last cycle. All of the institutions I contacted regarding the late letters were fine with it.
  8. deutsch1997bw

    Political Behavior Programs

    Michigan, Ohio State, and Minnesota come to mind...
  9. deutsch1997bw

    Profile Evaluation - American Politics

    When I applied to programs in Fall 2017, I was wait-listed at UNC-Chapel Hill (#11) and interviewed at UW-Madison (#14 or something like that). My GRE Q score was substantially lower than yours. I had really strong LORs (one d my letter writers was a fairly well-known methodologist) research experience, and conference presentations. So, in other words, other aspects of your application can make up for weak GRE scores.
  10. deutsch1997bw

    PhD admission chances with low GPA

    You have an otherwise pretty excellent profile. I wouldn't be too concerned.
  11. deutsch1997bw

    Rising Senior Profile Evaluation

    I presented at MPSA in April. I was still an undergraduate at that point. Undergraduates are only allowed to do poster, not oral, presentations. It was a fine experience, though, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I found that many well-known academics do peruse the posters, which is nice.
  12. Thanks for the responses. The program I will be doing this summer involves five hours of in-class study M-F, plus afternoon/evening language activities. I will also have a tutor. My goal, as @Glasperlenspieler notes, is to achieve C1, but, of course, I would like to become completely fluent.
  13. In preparation for a Political Science PhD program, I will be attending an MA program in Russian and East European Studies. Although I applied to PhD programs this past application cycle, I was ultimately unsuccessful. One of my primary goals for the MA program is to really develop my Russian language skills, which, at this point, are non-existent. Because of the intense nature of the program, I will have the equivalent of five years of language training by August 2020, including potentially time spent in Russia. I plan to matriculate to the PhD program that same year. My question is this: Will this amount of language training be sufficient to conduct field research as a PhD student? Note that my plan is to do 1.5 more years of language training at the beginning of my PhD program.
  14. deutsch1997bw

    Indiana University Bloomington Fall 2018

    I'll be attending the MA in Russian and East European Studies program. I'll be using the program as a stepping stone to a PhD in political science.

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