agh423 Posted February 10, 2014 Share Posted February 10, 2014 Good afternoon, all. Years ago, I used this forum to gauge my chances of getting into an MPP program. I got into all 3 that I applied to and graduate in August 2012 from GWU's TSPPPA. Loved the school and thought it was a great program. I am now considering a PhD because I like the research aspect of my current job. I want to get more in depth with it, and transition to a think tank or academia. To that extent, I was hoping I could get help gauging my competitiveness in a PhD program in public policy/administration. Undergrad: 3.7 GPA, B.S.B.A. - Econmics Grad: 3.7 GPA, MPP - State and Local Budget and Tax Policy GRE: (old scores) 770Q, 580V (both in the 90th percentile); can't remember writing score Work Experience: Research assistant with George Washington Institute of Public Policy Research assistant/intern with Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Research work with Pew Center on the States Program Management Analyst for the National Science Foundation Fiscal Analyst at Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee Policy and Research Analyst at Arizona Association of Counties The schools I am considering are: ASU (I live in Phoenix, so could get in state and keep my job/benefits); UC-Denver; American U; Georgetown; GWU; UI-Chicago; UMD - College Park; NYU or Columbia (maybe a stretch?); Pitt; George Mason; UVA Are these schools too far a reach? Or are other schools not listed a better idea? Any feedback is much appreciated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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