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Found 4 results

  1. Hi all, I am looking for insight into how application readers for PhD in Political Science weight the GRE verbal versus GRE quant scores. So far, I've read mixed thoughts on the two. I've taken the GRE and have gotten a score of 165V/160Q (95th/76th percentiles) and 160V/164Q (85th/87th percentiles). Which do you think would be better to send to schools as part of my application? I also have no intention of retaking the exam again. Thank you so much for your insight and help!
  2. Creating this thread for people applying to JD/PhD programs like me. The process, while similar to normal JD or PhD cycles, is slightly different when it comes to decisions, wait times, and application materials. Feel free to post here for comraderie, laughs, and advise. I, like many others I'm sure, would appreciate getting to know other people going through such a unique process.
  3. Which of these is the best university to select for a PhD in Political Science and Development Studies - Uni Heidelberg or Uni Bonn (ZEF) both in Germany?
  4. Hello All, I am thinking of applying to a PhD program in political science in the next couple of years, but I am a bit worried about my background. I graduated from a top-three university with a 3.6. I majored in philosophy and minored in "European Politics" (a little bit of a BS minor here). I studied abroad, interned at the Carnegie Endowment, and also at a number of NGOs that do immigration advocacy. Next year, I'm going to enroll in a master's program at the LSE - Philosophy and Public Policy - a one-year program. The thing that worries me most is that my background is in philosophy. I have taken very few political science classes (approximately five). My masters will give me a very good foundation in political theory, but I have almost no quantitative experience, and, though I produced a longish (80 page) paper for my undergraduate requirements, it was more a philosophy paper than a proper research paper that really employed the scientific method to test an idea. It did deal with issues of identity/political climate, but in a more cursory way. I would be willing (and indeed I hope) to take a year off after the masters in order to work in a research position at a think tank. Do you think that this would give me enough research experience to apply to a PhD program in political science with confidence? Or, put another way, how serious a problem is posed by the fact that I did not study political science as an undergrad? Thanks for your input.
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