Political Science PhD Chances
Hey all. I just completed my master's at Boston U in Psychology. I have decided to pursue a PhD in political science instead of psychology given my interest in culture and politics. Specifically, I want to look at East Asian comparative politics. I had a 3.15ish undergrad GPA (2.55 the first 2 years and 3.55 the last two years), a 3.6 graduate GPA, 610 verbal 650 math and 4.5 writing on the GRE. Do I have a chance at any of the decent schools if I market my psychology research experiences well? I have limited coursework in poli sci from early on in my undergrad but thats it. Would I be better off trying for an Asian Studies MA first to strengthen my application? Or can I bring my GRE up significantly and have a chance? Thanks for any help you can give me.