Type of Undergrad Institution: very small elite tech school Majors/Minors: Physics Undergrad GPA: 2.9 Type of Grad: MS, physics Grad GPA: 3.56, 4.0 in social science classes GRE: 169 V 168 Q 5.5A Any Special Courses: first-year PhD courses in political science at top 10 school, some policy school classes Letters of Recommendation: big name conflict prof, two political science profs at top 10 school, physics adviser Research Experience: a metric fuckton of theoretical astrophysics research. So, no relevant research. Teaching Experience: none Subfield/Research Interests: conflict, methods
RESULTS: PM me for specifics if curious.
Acceptances ($$ or no $$): UC Davis ($$), UCSD ($$), NYU ($$), RAND ($$), IHEID (MA), Columbia (MA) Waitlists: none Rejections: HKS, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Chicago Harris, Stanford, Berkeley econ, MIT econ Going to: honestly, I have no idea
Lessons learned: don't get nearly die during undergrad, get half a PhD in physics and then decide to become a political scientist? or do; I mean, I got into some respectable schools, though I did aim a bit high.