JSM040704 Posted September 17, 2013 Share Posted September 17, 2013 (edited) Hello. I have gone through most of my college searches, but I kinda want to get a second opinion on some sociology PhD programs. I have a MA degree in sociology-general tract with a 3.8 GPA at a small liberal(but good) arts college. My thesis will hopefully also be published. I am working with two of my advisors to help me get published. I have spoken at Eastern Sociological Society in New York and Boston, did a couple small conferences in the PA area, and I will be speaking in Baltimore ESS, Tacoma(American Men's Study Association), and in San Fran for the ASA. I can't say what my thesis is, but it is a thesis in the field of Gender(for now lets say, masculinities between the ages of 16 to 32) and Social Psychology, using qualitative methods(if you want to know the topic of the thesis, you can PM me). I have taken some "teaching sociology" courses and I am working on an instructor position at a community college. My interests however, are in more into research rather than teaching. While I have not taken the new GRE, I feel that I might be able to score a 60th percentile. At present, the GRE is 1100ish. My only downfall is that my undergrad GPA is not good. If somebody reads my portfolio, they will see that I have dramatically improved between the undergrad me and the current MA. Hopefully, they will see that I am a late bloomer. I have a set of 7 schools that I am appling to, but I wanted to get the opinion of a forum. What school will work well with somebody with the above qualifications, and have a focus in Social Psych(focusing more on Symbolic Interactionism but SS&P is fine), Gender, and possibly Deviance? I am not limited to qualitative methods as I do not mind working with Mixed Methods (of course, SI favors more on the Qual over the Quant). If you want, you also say if the college is a dream school, good school, plan B school. Thank you for your time and I look forward in hearing from you. Edited September 17, 2013 by JSM040704 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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