mv0027 Posted October 11, 2011 Share Posted October 11, 2011 Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this, but there is no public policy forum for PhD I love the idea of doing a pol sci phd. Those programs sound a lot more interesting to me. However, I also care about institutions. I don’t need to go to Harvard but I also don’t want to do to Southeastern Texas State University, with zero employment prospects. When I apply to PhD programs I’ll be a little older, around 27-28. I also don’t have great GPAs (3.2 undergrad, 3.4 grad), but I have what is nowadays considered very good work experience. Two-years at a Big 4 accounting firms as a consultant and two-years (at time of application) at one of the best think-tanks in the world. I think this means I have a much better shot at admissions into a public policy program than a pol sci program, because they seem to value work experience more. Does anyone know if that assumption is correct? In other words, do experienced candidates have a better chance at public policy programs? Also, there seem to be a lot less public policy programs. Are these programs much more competitive? Again, sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I appreciate any insight. greendiplomat 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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