PhD in Political Science

<p>Here are my stats:</p>

<p>-BA political science applying for PhD in political science programs right now
-GPA: 3.91 from top 20 university, graduating with honors
-Revised GRE: 620-720V (english is not my first language); 740-800Q; ???W (but expected above 5)
-Currently writing a thesis (60-70 pages)
-Designed and conducted my own research over summer
-Been university ug research fellow for over a year
-Lots of honor societies, etc.
-Worked in a research team supervised by a professor for over a year and am now a team leader
-Published 1 article in school polisci undergraduate journal
-Lots of teaching experience from teaching social science in high schools
-Going to an academic conference in november as university delegate
-Research interest in international security and east asia (maybe methods and modeling too)</p>

<p>So... my question is: where should I apply? and what are my chances at the top? (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford?) Stanford is my favorite tho... </p>

<p>Any comments will be appreciated! :)</p>

<p>You should ask your professors. Have you talked to them about graduate school?</p>

<p>If you’re interested in East Asia, do you have any background in that, including languages?</p>

<p>I know Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and I used to live in South Korea.</p>

<p>I did talk to them about graduate schools, but I wanted to get some outside perspective.</p>

<p>No one can tell you your “chances,” as graduate school admissions are qualitative and largely subjective.</p>

<p>You may want to consider Columbia; I don’t know much about our political science program, but I do know that we have one of the largest (if not THE largest) East Asian literature/papers/library collections outside of Asia itself, and we have a strong East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) department here. We also have the School for International and Public Affairs, so you might be able to do some cross-research with them on international security.</p>