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    Quote Originally Posted by hailmary View Post
    Anyone hear any news yet?
    Nothing yet

    According to GC, Harvard usually sends out decisions around end of Feb for PhDs, and for masters it can go until March and even April.

    The PhD program coordinator at Chicago replied to my email and said their decisions would usually go out in early March. And they do not have interviews so there's no way to know whether they were at least interested in my application and that I might have a chance.

    I don't think I would be able to wait for either of them. But I guess even if I did wait, the results would likely be rejections anyway, so it's probably not worth waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKitty View Post
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    According to GC, Harvard usually sends out decisions around end of Feb for PhDs, and for masters it can go until March and even April.

    The PhD program coordinator at Chicago replied to my email and said their decisions would usually go out in early March. And they do not have interviews so there's no way to know whether they were at least interested in my application and that I might have a chance.

    I don't think I would be able to wait for either of them. But I guess even if I did wait, the results would likely be rejections anyway, so it's probably not worth waiting.
    I can't wait for the results either! Just horrible. Has anybody heard any news?

    Somebody wanna share a profile? This topic is surprisingly silent given that there are hundreds of applicants to public policy schools in the US...

    Btw, has anyone applied to Oxford's new DPhil in Public Policy program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodriguez View Post
    I can't wait for the results either! Just horrible. Has anybody heard any news?

    Somebody wanna share a profile? This topic is surprisingly silent given that there are hundreds of applicants to public policy schools in the US...

    Btw, has anyone applied to Oxford's new DPhil in Public Policy program?
    Harvard Kennedy School PhD in Public Policy had 4 admits yesterday Feb 19 (notification by phone) according to GC. The rest will get a snail mail rejection letter which will arrive in early March. I wish they'd just post the letter on the website or send an email so that I can get it over with. Even though this is not an outcome that is unexpected, I still couldn't help but feel a little whiny because out of those four admits not even one is for me? It seems like the only policy school left for me to hear from is Chicago Harris. I believe that the outcome is probably the same. Given that Chicago sends out all decisions also in early March, I might probably end up receiving both rejections at the same time.

    Nope, I didn't apply to Oxford's DPhil in Public Policy. In fact I wasn't aware of it. If I was, I'd apply! What do you think about the odds of getting into that program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKitty View Post
    Harvard Kennedy School PhD in Public Policy had 4 admits yesterday Feb 19 (notification by phone) according to GC. The rest will get a snail mail rejection letter which will arrive in early March. I wish they'd just post the letter on the website or send an email so that I can get it over with. Even though this is not an outcome that is unexpected, I still couldn't help but feel a little whiny because out of those four admits not even one is for me? It seems like the only policy school left for me to hear from is Chicago Harris. I believe that the outcome is probably the same. Given that Chicago sends out all decisions also in early March, I might probably end up receiving both rejections at the same time.

    Nope, I didn't apply to Oxford's DPhil in Public Policy. In fact I wasn't aware of it. If I was, I'd apply! What do you think about the odds of getting into that program?
    I'm sorry for the rejection. Hopefully you (we!) get into Chicago! (I didn't apply to Harvard).

    One thing though: you seem pretty sure that you've been rejected. Given that you have an MA in Economics, I assumed you are an international student, and international students do not necessarily get a call, right? Also, isn't the starting class at HKS 12 perhaps there are other people not, mostly international, that have been or will be accepted?

    Not sure about Oxford, I believe it will be quite competitive, since there are not too many PhD degree in Public Policy in Europe, and its a growing ''field''!

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    I only applied to 2 public policy programs, and got the rejection from Duke today (expected since they conducted interviews a long time ago and already sent out acceptances). Just waiting on UNC (which is my top choice), but historically they admit people end of January. Unfortunately, it's a small program and there's only ever one or two entries on grad cafe every year. So, it's difficult to know for sure. But, not looking good! Oh well, better luck next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKitty View Post
    Harvard Kennedy School PhD in Public Policy had 4 admits yesterday Feb 19 (notification by phone) according to GC. The rest will get a snail mail rejection letter which will arrive in early March. I wish they'd just post the letter on the website or send an email so that I can get it over with. Even though this is not an outcome that is unexpected, I still couldn't help but feel a little whiny because out of those four admits not even one is for me? It seems like the only policy school left for me to hear from is Chicago Harris. I believe that the outcome is probably the same. Given that Chicago sends out all decisions also in early March, I might probably end up receiving both rejections at the same time.

    Nope, I didn't apply to Oxford's DPhil in Public Policy. In fact I wasn't aware of it. If I was, I'd apply! What do you think about the odds of getting into that program?
    Hmm, my previous message didn't seem to go through. I was wondering whether you are an international students, since I guess int'l students do not necessary receive phone calls? So you still have a chance?

    Also, I am on the same boat in terms of Harris; let's hope for the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodriguez View Post
    I'm sorry for the rejection. Hopefully you (we!) get into Chicago! (I didn't apply to Harvard).

    One thing though: you seem pretty sure that you've been rejected. Given that you have an MA in Economics, I assumed you are an international student, and international students do not necessarily get a call, right? Also, isn't the starting class at HKS 12 perhaps there are other people not, mostly international, that have been or will be accepted?

    Not sure about Oxford, I believe it will be quite competitive, since there are not too many PhD degree in Public Policy in Europe, and its a growing ''field''!
    It turned out that more acceptances popoed up on GC since yesterday! harvard public policy • thegradcafe.com

    Still, no news of any sort on my end. I am not sure how many of those are duplicates, but most of them are either American or Internationals with US degrees. And most of them got a phone call, although at least one got notified by email. I am located in Canada so I usually get calls from POIs. In fact I have received phone calls from other US programs I applied to. Given that I am even in the same time zone as most of the schools I applied to, I don't think they would hesitate to call me if they had good news.

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    So how did everyone do?

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    I finally got into Chicago Harris with full funding, but then I realized the program wasn't really what I thought. So I decided to go elsewhere, in a different field.

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    Interesting. Could you describe this a bit more? Maybe through PM if you prefer. Very interested to hear about your decision process.

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