matisse Posted November 25, 2016 Share Posted November 25, 2016 Hi all, After many months of lurking I am coming out of the shadows because I have a few questions about my application to poli sci PhD programs. (I hope I'm not the only one still putting on the finishing touches!) (1) When listing POIs in a SOP is it okay to list an assistant professor whose research interests are really close to your own? I know that some assistant professors may not be taking students or may end up moving, but there is one in particular who is doing exactly what I hope to be doing in 10 years and who I'd love to work with! (2) Also when listing POIs, is it acceptable to cross the IR/CP divide? I am applying for IR and methodology but some professors are doing similar work in CP, and I still think they would make great advisors. (3) How do you respond to the application question of which other schools you're applying to? I'm applying to many programs - should I list them all? Only certain other schools of a similar rank? Should I skip the question? Thank you in advance for reading this and for any advice you may be able to give! And to all those who are also applying this cycle, good luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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