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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Political Science

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  1. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Talked to the POI there, was told that they are close to getting the process finished. We just have to wait.
  2. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Anyone hasn’t heard back from UT Austin?
  3. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    May you update us on here after you hear back from Northwestern please? I am also waiting for the decision.
  4. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    I emailed them last week and was told that “we do not have a set date of when decisions will be announced, our decisions are typically announced no later than the first week of March.”
  5. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    In the same boat here. Still waiting on Northwestern and UNC which obviously sent out offers already....
  6. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    You are probably one of the most competitive American politics applicants! You will certainly be great regardless of which program you choose to go!
  7. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Big congrats! May you tell us where else did you get into? I am also an Americanist and I am being waitlisted at a few schools. So I figure I might be the back up plans for you guys in case you guys decline the offers!
  8. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    But I am an international applicant...
  9. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Same here. I have heard nothing.
  10. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Oh hey, I am pretty sure I know your friend! We are both from the Oregon coast!
  11. Bosco

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Is there anyone who's still waiting to hear back from UIUC? Acceptance have already released several weeks ago and rejections were sent several days before. I think it's likely that we have been waitlisted?!
  12. Thank you for your advice!
  13. Thank you very much for your reply. Do you think that the top 15 programs would be too far of a reach for me mainly due to the GRE score? Maybe I wasn’t being clear enough. But I certainly am not applying to all do the top 25 programs. I think that “fit” matters a lot during the admission process. I have already started getting in touch with some professors and hopefully they would vouch for me later. thanks!
  14. Hello every one! It may be a little bit too early to begin talking about PhD application but I am pretty anxious and stressed about it already. I am an international applicant applying in the coming application cycle and my GRE score is for sure my biggest weakness. Profile: School: Top public R1 with top political science program Subfield: American (mainly on behavior, but also a little on institution, public opinion and political psychology) GRE: 155 V, 159 Q, AW (not yet received) GPA: 3.71 overall with distinction and 3.86 in political science with honors Letters of rec: 1 well-known prof who supervised my thesis and write good letters, 1 associate prof and 1 assistant prof (hopefully their letters would be good) Research experience: RA on political communication (specifically in American politics), RA on sociology (inequality) Other experience: One think tank internship where I had two nonacademic publications, one government internship (research on social policy), one NGO internship (policy research) and two other internships in NGOs Probably it doesn't matter much, but I am also a "half" student athlete who have represented the school and won some awards from regional and national tournaments. My target is to get into any of the top 25 programs but I am very concern about my below-average-GRE score, especially the verbal part, even though I am an international applicant. However, due to some time conflicts, I will not be able to retake my GRE again. Do you think that I would be competitive enough for the top 25 programs? Does anyone know how competitive is the Stanford GSB PhD program compared to Stanford's political science program? Thanks a lot!
  15. I am having a hard time choosing between Cornell CIPA and UChicago Harris and I greatly appreciate some inputs and advice from people. I have received 3k from CIPA and 5k from Harris. The difference between the two programs will be around 10k per year. On one hand, I have had professors advising me to go to Harris because of its location and its resources. On the other hand, some professors told me that the difference is pretty much negligible and what matters the most is where I would like to stay for two years. Here are some of the pros and cons I could think of: Cornell Pros: its Cheaper; more flexible; a certificate program in Environmental Impact Investing; from the communications I had with the staff, I have the impression that the environment is very friendly; study abroad programs are interesting Cons: location (its cold and in the middle of nowhere); less prestige compared to Harris; less resources Harris: Pros: well known for its quantitative approach; location; having the entire school dedicated to the program; a lot more certificate programs Cons: location too (crime.....); slightly more expensive; the program size is seemingly larger I am planning on focusing on environmental policy and international development. It seems to me that Harris is better at energy policy and Cornell is better at agricultural development. Would there be anyone who can advice on that? Would there be a significant difference regarding employment prospects? Thank you very much in advance
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