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Profile Evaluation Master of Public Policy
vladsurdea posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsUndergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science( University of Bucharest, relevant University for the Central European region, Bachelor in English) Undergraduate GPA: 3.96/4.0(converted), average grade of 9.88/10(valedictorian) Thesis: The Construal of the Romanian Financial Crisis, 2008-2010-Graded with 10/10 Additional studies: Certified Project Manager-National Accreditation Center; Certified Risk Manager-The Romanian Financial Studies Institute. Numerous online classes taken in mathematics, from topology to real analysis. Research Experience: Currently working as a Research Assistant at the University of Bucharest, cooperating for a global project in quantitative political sociology with UC Irvine, Georgia State University and Boston University. I have published a paper on the Financial Crisis of 2008 in a peer-reviewed journal, although a rather average one. Work Experience: Worked as the Public Affairs Officer for a start-up in the field of medical technology and as a communication trainer for the largest national NGO in the field of informal education. Other experience: research intern for the Aspen Institute in their public policy department and administrative intern for a brokerage company. Letters of Recommendation: 1. From my Research Supervisor, well-known professor in the field of political sociology, with expertise in quantitative design. 2. From my Public Policy professor, who is the current programs manager at a renowned school of management in Europe. I expect both recommendations to be excellent. I plan to apply for a number of MPPs in Europe.
work experience for Political Science PhD
Tristan90 posted a topic in Grad SchoolDear all, Chris Blattman writes that his experience in admission committees at Columbia suggests that work (especially research) experiece strengthen PhD application, especially in applied fields (cf. Frequently asked questions on PhD applications - Chris Blattman). Other than this advice, I have found little on this point on the internet, except that graduate profiles show that most graduates have such experience prior to their PhD in Political Science and Political Economy. Any thoughts/insights as to how important work experience might be? Many thanks in advance!
Schools specialising in methods/methodology
zuheird posted a topic in PhD in Political ScienceHi, I am a graduate of an MSc. in Economics from 3 French Universities (Sciences Po Paris, Ecole Polytechnique and ENASE). I don't know how to frame my request without giving you my life history, but it should hopefully suffice to say that I am interested in political methods, more specifically (behavioural) game theory applied to comparative politics (voting, elections, political networks). I am looking to apply to some American universities as well for a PhD. in Political Science and especially those with a strong methods focus. I have a list but I would appreciate any feedback on my choice of schools and my chances of getting in: Princeton (Political Economy) Rochester (Political Economy) University of Michigan Northwestern UC Davis Florida State NYU This is not my final list of schools, I am still working on it. I would love to have some feedback and perhaps some guidance regarding my chances. I don't know if there is a set template that I can use to demonstrate my profile, but please let me know and I'll post that as well. Thanks again.
Windsor University Canada,Help!
Alinka posted a topic in Admissions ResultsHi, I live in Israel, and really want to study in Canada,but my financial situation,is not bad,but can not allow myself to go to a very good university. I do not want the university be so far from Toronto. I found the Windsor University,where the payment for international student is around 10,000$,and with this I actually can handle. However, I do not know anything about that university. I can guess that it is not as good as toronto's or York Universities,but is it good for undergraduate degree? If it is so bad,can you please offer me some universities that the payment for the international student is around 10,000$? and I probably should say that I want to study Political Science. Please help me, it is very important for me. Thanks.
:afro: Hi there! (A) I am planning to join PhD in Pol Science and looking for a good univ with qualitative and inter-disciplinary stress. My PhD topic will be focused on 2-3 localities in India. It will broadly cover issues of political representation and citizenship issues among a religious minority group. So could you please suggest good universities for me to go to?? It'll be really great help! (B) Also please evaluate my profile assuming I will get average GRE & TOEFL (say not enough for top 10 but enough for top 10-40) and suggest how to cover my weak points. 1) I have done my BA (Hons.) Social Work and MA in Social Work from the best universities in India with 67% and 63% marks respectively (Don't know what GPA those will be!). 2) I have also published in one of the most important journals of India (though not a peer reviewed journal), have a chapter in a Routledge Book and co-authored a book with a prof from my MA univ (local publisher). All my Publications are related to my PhD interest. 3) I also have 2.5 years of RA exp related to my PhD interest. 4) My letter of recommendation will be: 2 from Social Work (from the best social work institute here) and 1 from my employer-supervisor who is in the top Govt. body for policy making currently with Indian govt. I can vouch for all the letter of recommendation to be personal and intense. 5) My SOP will, am sure, reflect my commitment and relevance for my PhD interest. Though linking it with faculty interests might be difficult. © Importantly, How is the UMich Joint PhD in Social Work and Pol Sc, Michigan State Univ's Pol science and Univ of Chicago...Does anyone knows of their drawbacks or strengths/uniqueness?? Thanks a ton!
I have applied to major Pol Sci programs in Ontario and now waiting for the decisions. I need u guys to help me get to resources for canadian universities (like usnews) that post admission statistics (acceptance rates, number of applicants etc) and departmental rankings. I have tried to google it but all i find is forums so yeah thought of posting here :)
Dear all, Need some help related to graduate admissions. I want to get a PhD, but cant decide on the graduate degree. My research interests are eclectic, very wide and related to poverty, development economics, political systems and higher education. I have an undergrad. in economics and good scores on most economics papers. I have taken little maths papers (primarily because they were not offered in the univ. I graduated from). I did take the GRE and scored 800 in the quant. section? Will that cover up for the lack of maths papers? (I am certain I can handle the maths, but just that I dont have many papers to back up my application - I have one maths paper and 3 stats papers to show for). As for LOR, I can get one from a political science prof and an economics prof. They know me well and should write me good reccos (or so I think :p) I am confused between a PhD in political economy, economics/applied economics, public policy and political science. I would like to ideally work on something like political economy or public policy - something more applied and not strictly formal. Any suggestions?