Consultingapp Posted August 28, 2015 Share Posted August 28, 2015 I am interested in applying to PhD programs, particularly programs that focus on Congress, interest group activities, and public/private relationships (government contracting, etc.) I have a fairly solid academic and professional background.My big question is: Should I finish my part-time MPP program at GWU, or is my profile strong enough as-is? Will adcoms look down on you for leaving a program unfinished?I am interested in applying at Harvard, MIT, and DC-area schools (Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, GW, etc.)Here is my profile (years of experience are slightly inflated to reflect my time applying, not my current experience)PROFILE:Type of Undergrad Institution: Tier 1 National Liberal Arts College (but not top 10)Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science Major, Spanish MinorUndergrad GPA: 4.0 (Class valedictorian)Type of Grad: MPP at George Washington (part time, not complete)Grad GPA: Still in progressGRE: 164V, 161Q, 4.5W Any Special Courses: Political Science Research Methods (undergrad), Econ Statistics (undergrad), Program and Policy analysis (grad), econometrics (grad)Letters of Recommendation: Probably pretty good. Professors with PhDs from UChicago and UGA with whom I workedResearch Experience: Senior Thesis on interest group activities (top department awards), Co-author in PS Political Science and Politics, research assistant credited in two booksTeaching Experience: None.Subfield/Research Interests: Interest group activities, public/private relationships, CongressProfessional Experience: Deloitte Consulting (2 years) Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting (3-4 years as of the time applying) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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