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I'll be applying to PhD programs in political science this fall. By the time I matriculate to the program, I will have received my MA in Russian & East European Studies.To what extent should my SOP focus on my undergraduate versus graduate education? If it makes any difference, my MA research and thesis deal with the same topic -- authoritarian regime stability -- that I worked on as an undergraduate. 

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I'm not sure what you mean by "focusing on undergraduate vs graduate". Your SOP should focus on research questions you'd like to answer in graduate school, so I personally wouldn't talk a lot about education credentials (classes, grades, etc.). If you did related research in your BA or MA program, then of course you should mention all.

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