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ovejal

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    2021 Fall
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    PhD, Political Science

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  1. Claiming an Ohio State admit as well. Same as above - just checked portal, no email yet. No interview request.
  2. I'm guessing this depends on school, but I'm also stressing over not hearing from Northwestern yet so I looked at their releases last year. There are five acceptances on GradCafe so far this cycle, all from today. Last year, there were five acceptances on the first day, followed by five on later days. I think at least for NW we shouldn't count ourselves out just yet!
  3. I'm applying straight out of undergrad. FWIW, my advisors told me to go this route instead of going through a Masters program first, but I wouldn't say that necessarily connotes an advantage in PhD admissions.
  4. Hi - not the person you quoted but also have a Madison interview. My portal still says that my application has been received and will be reviewed, like yours does.
  5. Same here! Nervous but this seems like a good sign!
  6. FWIW, Vanderbilt sent out an email letting applicants know of the decision timeline, which is consistent with past years.
  7. On this topic - any insight on what interviews typically involve would be helpful. This probably varies from school to school, but hearing people’s experiences would definitely help me prepare in case I do get an interview.
  8. My experience on this was mixed. A couple schools matched them before I submitted, but most matched them after I submitted. If you are concerned, you could email the school's admissions folks. I had a couple schools that did not verify that my scores had been linked to my application for a week or so after submission, but once I emailed them they were matched by the next day. I will note that I applied to both NW and Cornell and did not have this problem with those particular schools.
  9. I took a course last year that aligns fairly well with your interests, and the professor was an anthropologist (who conducted ethnographic research) who is actually employed by my school's sociology department. It seems like both of those might be a good fit for what you're looking for, although there are certainly political scientists who are ethnographers and study political culture. I agree with the commenter above that you should look at specific faculty to get a sense of different departments.
  10. Bummer, I had already sent in my application there. I got a call from a faculty member this morning who confirmed the university will refund application fees for those who have already submitted.
  11. Hey everybody! I hope everyone is hanging in there during such uncertain times. I was bummed to hear today that UNC is not accepting applications (especially since I've already submitted mine), but otherwise I am all set and just waiting for two of my recommenders to send their letters in in the next couple days. Good luck everyone!
  12. GWU just sent out an email to those with open applications. Text pasted below since I don't see it on their website yet: Dear ovejal: Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. program in Political Science. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that the program will not be accepting Ph.D. applicants for the 2021-22 academic year. We anticipate that the application for the program for Fall 2022 admission will become available in late Spring or early summer of 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you well in your educational pursuits. Kind R
  13. Interested in studying international determinants of democratization with a regional focus in Africa. Planning to apply a wide variety of places: Wisconsin, Berkeley, UNC, Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Emory, Chicago, Ohio State, UCSD, Stanford, and probably a few more. Any input/guidance would be greatly appreciated! Type of Undergrad Institution: large, Big Ten, R1 state school with well-regarded political science department Major(s)/Minor(s): International Relations and Economics with minor in African Studies Undergrad GPA: 4.0/4.0 GRE: 169 V/161 Q/4.5 W Languages: S
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