TruFranco Posted September 18, 2013 Share Posted September 18, 2013 Hey everyone, this is my first post on the website so hopefully it's in the right section, if not just point me to the right place. I've got a few questions on Ph.D programs, some related, some not. I'm currently a senior French major at my university with minors in linguistics and international study. I'll just get right into my questions though. First off, I've seen a few people mention that, when applying to/looking for a Ph.D program, you need to have research interests pretty clear in mind. I'm currently working on my capstone which has to do with Franco-Asiatic writers. Pretty much anything France/Asia is fascinating to me. 19th & 20th century lit. are two topics that get me going through a nerdfest as well. Are there any grad schools in you guys would suggest I look at? For the asian topic in particular? I've tried finding specific concentrations in that area but haven't had any luck, the closest thing I can find to Asia is post-colonial studies. I guess the next biggest thing is, what're my prospects on actually getting into a Ph.D program with funding (full?) I have yet to take the GRE, but I'm about as involved with the French department as is possible at my university. I have experience with education clinicals, years of university sponsored tutoring, a few terms in France. I'm asking for future planning (one more semester of classes to plan out) because I'm actually planning on being an English language assistant in China for a year (to work on my Mandarin) then in France through the T.A.P.I.F. I could be wrong, but I figure the numbers are more important... 3.2 cumulative GPA 3.92 Major GPA Basically, I've always had the idea that Ph.D applicants are the 4.0 cumulative people and now I'm trying to find out if that's actually true or if I would actually have a chance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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