ferd Posted January 6, 2014 Share Posted January 6, 2014 (edited) Hi all, starting a thread similar to others but with a policy focus, haven't seen any of those posted recently. I just applied to 5 varied PhD programs with the goal of studying higher ed policy, focusing mostly on higher ed accountability systems and financial aid polices. So I ended up applying to a mix of HE and public policy PhDs: Northwestern Social Policy and Human Dev Duke Public Policy (great economists working on education here) UMichigan HIgher Ed Policy UW Madison ELPA program George Washington U Public Policy I am curious to hear from current students about their experiences in these programs, or from folks in other programs I may have totally missed! Though for family reasons I was geographically constrained. I'm of course also nervous about chances of admission. My undergrad GPA is 3.61 with a degree in economics, 3.96 GPA in grad school with a Master's in Econ, GRE is 161 Math, 165 English, and 5.5 AW. I have a lot of experience (8 years, 1 in consutling, 5 in higher ed, 1 in K-12 ed) and research, and think my LORs and SOP are good, though I'm sure most people feel theirs are good! The waiting game sucks, especially with a whole family to potentially move. I'm pretty sure I have no chance at Northwestern or at Duke, but am hoping! Good luck to everyone! Edited January 6, 2014 by ferd Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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