penpen Posted October 21, 2011 Share Posted October 21, 2011 Hey, few questions: My broad area of interest is political sociology (state theory, social movements, pol econ of development, world systems analysis) I am looking to apply to about eight programs. Does anyone have any recommendations? I don't think I can afford to apply to too many top-tier schools because I'm not sure I'll get in. Brief profile: I am graduating with a bachelors in Chemical Engineering along with a Sociology minor this semester. I decided to apply to sociology grad programs early this fall. My overall GPA is 3.62 (4.0 scale) and I do have a sociology GPA of 4.0 (although I'm not sure this matters because I have only taken 4 with letter grade; 1 was transferred). I am going to be taking the GRE mid November and I think I should score in the 1300 range (using the old score system). I am getting LORs from professors/instructors with whom I've taken soc courses (including a grad seminar on social movements). I do not have any research experience in sociology. My final paper for the grad seminar was more of a literature review on the topic I was writing on. -Now, keeping all this in mind, what programs do you think I should be looking at? I don't think the engineering background will go over particularly well so I'm kind of scared that I won't even be admitted to mid-tier schools. Some of the schools I looking at are UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, UC-Santa Cruz, SUNY Binghamton. I'm not sure if I should be applying to more elite schools like Johns H, NYU, Indiana, UMich. What do you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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