Pacem Eter Posted October 17, 2016 Share Posted October 17, 2016 (edited) Hi everyone! I am a relatively new member but have been following your crucial insights on profile evaluations for two months. I wanted to post my own profile for your consideration I am a prospective applicant for Ph.D. programs in Political Science (Comparative Politics is prioritized) for the Fall 2017 application season. Please have a look at my profile: Undergrad Institution: Bilkent University (Among the best 3 universities in Turkey) Major: International Relations Minor: History (I don't really think it will help so much) GPA: (3.50/4.00, WES) Grad Institution: Lund University (Among the top-100 in the world) Degree: Political Science GPA: (3.50/4.00, WES) GRE: Will be taken next month. According to the practice tests, I am somewhere around V/155-158, Q/160+, AW/4.0/5.5 IELTS: OK (I only looked for the colleges accepting IELTS) Letter of Recommendation: One from an undergraduate institution, one from a graduate institution, one from an academic network (research center focusing on the ME) Master Thesis: Comparing Turkey's and Israel's Security Culture (in the Ph.D., I wanted to expand it) Research/related experience: I have been an editor of the Lund University's foreign policy magazine more than a year, published 5 op-eds; and a research associate at the online research center located at Royal Holloway University, UK. Research Interests: Peace and Conflict, Security Studies, COIN strategies, Ontological Security, Israeli Studies, Turkish Studies. Peer-Reviewed Publications: One paper from a journal, published in the Wiley Online Library (highly connected to my Ph.D. agenda). One paper from a journal published by Turkish War College. One paper will be published by British Society for Middle Eastern Studies soon. Grants and scholarships: During my undergrad and grad, I was awarded two different merit-based scholarships. In addition to that, I was lucky enough to get three various grants (30000$+) in total. Given these, I am planning to apply some colleges (UIC, Pittsburgh, Brandeis, Syracuse, ASU, UC Santa Cruz, FIU). I have sent several e-mails to professors in these universities if they would like to work with me. Two from each (UIC, Pittsburgh, Brandeis and Syracuse) seemed very positive about my project and offered to be my supervisor. Do I stand a chance to be accepted by one of these institutions? Any insight is welcome. Thank you so much! Edited October 17, 2016 by Pacem Eter typo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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