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Hi all. I am really quite confused about PhD admissions. I've heard various things from various people--everyone has their own theory on what AdComms are looking for. Do any decent PhD programs accept applicants with limited language training (1 yr Latin/1 yr German)? No B.S.: What GRE scores are "safe" for top programs in theology/religion? I have a 164V/156Q/4.5. Should I retake, or is this a waste of time? Obviously my MA theology gpa is stellar (because prettymuch everyone applying for PhD programs has stellar grades...3.95ish). I have a TAship this semester, but no publications. Am I S.O.L. for all TT programs?
Background My first MS was an integrated BS-MS in Mathematics. My grades there were modest (7.3 on a scale of 10) My second MS is in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. I have significantly improved my grades- the current being 3.8. Will this be able to make up for the modest grades earlier? I changed fields, and one of the reasons was that I discovered pure math, the only kind that was offered at my UG institute, was not what excited me a lot. I worked for a year in a firm where I did work related to my current area, between my two masters. I have one (joint) first-author paper in submission. I am in good books of at least 3 faculty members I have done projects with. I have a couple more projects presently going on, and should be able to submit them by the time of applications. GRE- 163 Verbal, 168 Quant, 4.0 AWA Questions I have What things should I keep in mind to maximize my chances of getting into a PhD program? How to gauge what schools are ambitious and what schools are safe? What is a good time to get in touch with professors. Do I have a disadvantage as compared to students who did their UG in CS? (Subjective) How strong would you rate my profile?
If you are familiar with the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group (ranking, reputation, placement, curriculum, anything), I'd really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks a lot!
I'm an undergrad looking to apply to sociology phd programs. I'm interested in sociology of education. Do admissions committees prefer that letters of rec come from sociology faculty? Or will they give sociology letters equal weight as letters from other social science disciplines? Right now, two of my three recommenders are from the education department, not the sociology department. Will this hurt my application?