geoffrey Posted August 26, 2020 Share Posted August 26, 2020 When I left undergrad (only in 2014) I did not consider going to graduate school. I have worked at a high level on a statewide political campaign and then moved in political polling research (quantitative and qualitative). Work as a mid-level analyst at a top tier political polling firm currently. I am starting to put together my materials but not sure of what schools are reasonably in range for me. Undergrad GPA: 3.6. Honors program in American Politics/Public Policy with emphasis on campaign finance/education spending. Uni is #20 in US. GRE: 162 verbal, 164 quantitative, 4.0 AWA. Planning to retake to improve AWA Writing sample: A sample taken from my BA honors thesis. My work post-graduation is all confidential unfortunately. LORs: Decent letter from undergraduate advisor and very solid letters from my employers. Not sure if they are outstanding and show a unique perspective, but are a demonstration of ability to do high level work across different research methods. Research experience: Honors thesis for my BA (received university award for it). Two papers published in undergrad I want to do my PhD in methodology and American Politics (emphasis on Southern American Politics). Right now my list includes UT Austin, Georgetown , Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, UCLA, Rice University, and UNC Chapel Hill. Are these within reach? Are there some examples of programs that you'd say are within range right now? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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