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Taboo? Applying to 2 Ph.D. programs at same university (social sciences)


bibble1998

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I want to apply to Ph.D. programs this fall. For better or worse, I have two fairly disparate research interests, either of which I would be very happy to explore further, but which seem like they would be classified in two different departments (Sociology, and Political Science).

I found a university that offers strong programs in both disciplines, either of which I think might be a good fit. 

Is there any reason I should not apply to both the programs? I don't think the faculty who read applications are on both committees, but I don't know if this is taboo, since I would need to write two fairly different statements of purpose for each program and have my letter writers tailor their letters for the individual programs. I hope that make sense - happy to clarify. Thanks!

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