School: UT Austin
Major: Government (Political Science)
GRE: Just started prep but first diagnostic test put me at 165 V, 160 Q
GPA: 3.4 (cumulative) 3.7 (Government) (This is my main concern)
Letters of rec: All 3from tenure track professors, one from a 'star' professor who I've been working in close approximation with since 2016 and who recommended doing a PhD to me.
Research experience: I have plenty of research experience including a research assistant internship with an organization affiliated with the school on which I worked on several projects, both quantitative and qualitative. This included tracking banking fraud, geopolitical consequences of mines and natural resources (used STATA extensively on this) and corruption in Honduras. I have also conducted quantitative research with two professors and two of my quant own research projects. I have also presented this research at three conferences and one those was the MPSA. This is all quantitative research over a course of 2 years.
Teaching experience: None, undergrads can't TA at my school
Foreign language: Hindi and Urdu along with basic Spanish and French.
I also have internships with various gender violence NGOs (I want to concentrate on conflict in gender for my PhD research and my current Thesis focuses on that)
Do you guys think I have realistic chances of getting into a good PhD programs?