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    Female
  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Economics, Education, Public Policy

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  1. Well, I think that most schools don't care once you've passed the first cut (partially based on GRE)... I mean professors who examine your app don't even know what score you've got (unless you mention it in your CV).
  2. Oh I see, thanks for clarifying! Sorry for not specifying it earlier but I was in fact talking about PhD admissions results ^^' !
  3. Hi @VeryCheesey! You're welcome! Sure – I'm responding to your questions below. Hmm... I'm not sure the policy lab thing would compensate for the lack of quantitative content in the courses, but I may well be wrong given that they've restructured many programs and created new "departments/schools" within the university after I graduated. I guess the answer to the question about whether it is "wise to pick Sciences Po over" an "average" US university depends on 1) what are you professional goals, 2) how much you value enjoying the course content vs the signal your degree/school will
  4. Thanks for the info! That sounds a bit late >.< ...
  5. Does anyone have any info on when they will release the admission results...?
  6. Apparently someone checked the website and learned s/he has been rejected... Edit: I have been rejected too, huh...
  7. Where? His last post on apps dates back to a couple of weeks ago or something?
  8. OMG... I'm all of a sudden feeling stressed out... T_T Maybe we'll get the results for HKS tomorrow... huh... Good luck!!
  9. You're welcome! And, again, I don't think that the MPP at Sciences Po would prepare would well for a PhD, regardless of its field. If you plan to pursue a PhD, you should rather think about doing one of the MRes there. For a PhD in Public Policy, the Master's in Economics is definitely a stronger signal and a better preparation, but it is quite quantitative and the program is similar to the ones taught in the first two years of a typical PhD program in Economics in the US/UK (with the three graduate sequences of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics), so be aware of that.
  10. Hi all, I'm a Sciences-Po alumna, so I will do my best to answer your questions. Regarding its administration, I would say that in general, the French administration sucks... They're slow, not very polite, inefficient... However, I would say that it also depends on the person you end up interacting with. I have myself recently made a request to the Sciences-Po administration (for my grad school applications) and I was positively surprised because they responded quite quickly and delivered what I had requested on time. So, it's hard to generalize and it also depends on your reference p
  11. Got it, thanks for your thoughts on this! Right, one of my recommenders told me (a few days before the application deadline, lol) that the HKS PhD program usually admits its own (MPP) students... Well, I'll cross my fingers and wait for the admission results then...!
  12. Oh and I forgot to post my profile. Here it is: Undergrad/Grad Institution (Public, Private, Ivy, etc..): top French school ("Grande Ecole") in social sciences, for both my undergrad and masters GPA: N/A (because I studied in France and my school doesn't provide any averages, but I had honors in my undergrad and was Summa Cum Laude in my Masters program in Economics & Public Policy) Work Experience: a 3-month summer internship at the OECD when I was a Masters student Research Experience: 1 Masters thesis & 2.5 years of RAship for professors of economics (including 1.5+ years with
  13. Also posted on the HKS thread: I have just quickly gone through [the HKS 2018] thread and found out about the HKS admissions blog. They mentioned that the financial aid application is completely independent of the application process and that we need to have applied by Feb 9 if we want to be considered for fellowships at HKS... Given that I've obviously missed the deadline, does that mean that even if I am miraculously admitted, I will not be funded in any case? ... Edit: Never mind, I've just found that webpage where they mentioned that PhD applicants are automatically considered for fe
  14. Anyone's applied to the PhD program? I have just quickly gone through this thread and found out about the HKS admissions blog. They mentioned that the financial aid application is completely independent of the application process and that we need to have applied by Feb 9 if we want to be considered for fellowships at HKS... Given that I've obviously missed the deadline, does that mean that even if I am miraculously admitted, I will not be funded in any case? Edit: Never mind, I've just found that webpage where they mentioned that PhD applicants are automatically considered for fello
  15. That's my assumption, too...
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