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Research & Grad School Preparation

Opportunities for Research & Scholarships in Political Science, Law & International Affairs

How do you figure out what to do after UH?   And how do you find resources to support those next steps?  There are many small and large programs designed to help students find out about post-graduate studies, and to help them pay for it.  Selection criteria that may include some combination of academic excellence, personal background, and future plans. For instance, UH and many other universities and institutions offer paid summer research opportunities available to UH students who may be considering graduate studies.  Most of these programs are for students who apply no later than the fall or spring of their junior year.  

Below is a sample of programs; if you are interested, don’t stop with this list – explore the Web, and you are likely to find additional opportunities. And if you are considering applying, talk to one of your professors about this as soon as possible –the earlier you start working on an application, the stronger it will be. 

FREE! Summer Workshop in Applying to Graduate Schools

Purpose: Summer & fall program to help UH seniors who are applying for high quality Master's and Doctoral programs in political science, public policy, international relations, and public administration. This FREE program for UH students increases students' likelihood of getting admitted to programs of their choice with good scholarships, and teaches skills that will boost academic success in post-secondary studies.  Successful participants are also eligible to be considered for a scholarship to help with GRE costs.   For details, contact Professor Patrick Shea in the UH Political Science Department. If you are considering applying for grad school in fall 2017, please contact Professor Shea as early as possible so that he can keep you updated on application deadlines for this and for other related opportunities.

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