Provincial Cosmopolitan Posted July 26, 2013 Share Posted July 26, 2013 Hey all, So I am an accepted PhD student who should be starting in the fall. However, I have a question. I was really torn between two topics and two subfields (both of which are political science) when I wrote my statement of purpose. I picked comparative politics and wrote up my research interests based on that. However, since then, a variety of things have caused me to think about changing to the other field, American politics. First, it seems like I might actually just be better at that. Also, I'm told that there are more jobs in the latter. Given that I've not started anything, is it unlikely that my department would be unreceptive to me changing my subfield? Do people do that? My undergrad professors told me not to worry, that everyone changes their research interest, but I wonder if such a radical departure would be acceptable. Any advice? Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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