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Yixuan5511

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    2018 Fall
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    MPP MIA

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  1. I see. I want to focus on international affairs, particularly on post-crisis political development/governance with more of a focus on gender. Kennedy offered me a full scholarship for MPP. It's the best deal (better than what SIPA and Fletcher offered) I got so I guess I should still go for it? Kind of regretting not applying to WWS.
  2. Hello all! There are many online posts on the difference between these three programs, but I'm more curious about all your opinions on the difference among all the MPP/MIA/MPA programs in general? For admissions, seems like some MPA programs require more years of working experience, like HKS. Well, WWS is the opposite. For the courses, MPP and MPA share very similar courses. Some MPP is more structured with mandatory courses. Also, maybe more workload and quant heavy. Whereas MPA has more of an emphasis on leadership and management? And MIA is more theoretical and qualitative? Just from my understanding, could be wrong or over-generalized. And I don't know much about career prospects, great if people can offer some insights? Thoughts?
  3. Can you elaborate a bit more on your point on HKS? What do you mean by not enough of their grads focused on international affairs vs domestic policy? So instead they mostly focus on thematic areas? Just curious.
  4. Don't pull out your test on the 29th, especially if it's your first time taking it. Just consider it a test run. I stopped studying a couple of weeks before my test because of some personal issues. So I was debating whether to cancel it or not. I didn't and ended up getting a not too great but not too bad score. Now I'm considering whether to retake it or not. So you might get a good score on the 29th and If you don't, schedule another one before you leave.
  5. Hi everyone, I just took the GRE today and received the following scores: V 160 (86th percentile) Q 164 (87th percentile) This is only the unofficial scores and I'm still waiting for AW. I am applying for MPP/MIA/MPA programs this fall. My targeted schools are: Columbia SIPA, Berkeley Goldman, NYU Wagner, HKS, Chicago Harris, Duke Sanford, Georgetown McCourt. As for the rest of my application: graduated from a good liberal arts college in 2016 (Economics and International Development) GPA 3.83, studied abroad at Oxford University pretty good recommendations Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish Quantitative courses: intermediate Macro & Micro, Calculus II, and Quantitative Econ I had a few internships during college and now a one-year full-time work experience in NGO. I'm moving to Peru to work at another NGO this October so by the time the program starts in 2018 fall, I'll have two years experience. Concerns: I'm a bit concerned about my score since 1) neither V nor Q is above 90th percentile; 2) I hope to receive some forms of scholarship to help finance the school, so I'm not sure if my scores are competitive enough or should I retake the GRE to aim for 90th percentile on both V and Q. Thanks.
  6. Hi everyone, I just took the GRE today and received the following scores: V 160 (86th percentile) Q 164 (87th percentile) This is only the unofficial scores and I'm still waiting for AW. I am applying for MPP/MIA/MPA programs this fall. My targeted schools are: Columbia SIPA, Berkeley Goldman, NYU Wagner, HKS, Chicago Harris, Duke Sanford, Georgetown McCourt. As for the rest of my application: graduated from a good liberal arts college in 2016 (Economics and International Development) GPA 3.83, studied abroad at Oxford University pretty good recommendations Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish Quantitative courses: intermediate Macro & Micro, Calculus II, and Quantitative Econ I had a few internships during college and now a one-year full-time work experience in NGO. I'm moving to Peru to work at another NGO this October so by the time the program starts in 2018 fall, I'll have two years experience. Concerns: I'm a bit concerned about my score since 1) neither V nor Q is above 90th percentile; 2) I hope to receive some forms of scholarship to help finance the school, so I'm not sure if my scores are competitive enough or should I retake the GRE to aim for 90th percentile on both V and Q. Thanks.
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