Apill Posted December 8, 2013 Share Posted December 8, 2013 Hi everyone, I'm new to applying to History (PhD). I have pretty good statistics but I am a bit nervous about the fact that I'm switching to History from Political Science. I majored in IR and Polisci in Undergrad with a good GPA (3.8+) with a minor in History but I didn't produce any major paper through that minor. My interests were always historical, in that both my undergraduate theses were on history related topics: IR Thesis a historical case study on the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and my Polisci Thesis on Historicism, Hegel, and Spengler. So given all that and my disinterest in Political Science as a discipline, especially quantitative work, I've decided to apply to a PhD in History, with a focus on early modern South Asian history. Since most of my work previously was on South Asian security and IR and often used case studies, I chose this. My verbal GRE was 170 and I have some command of Hindi, Urdu, French and Persian ranging from good (Hindi) to beginner (Persian). I have one Political Science publication, my thesis. My main question then is, how likely is my admittance into a history program and how are departments going to view my profile, especially in regards to switching fields? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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