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About statbiostat2017

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  1. I've read that is the case for the US as well but can't remember why.
  2. I think Michigan(masters to PhD track) and UNC- CH accept a decent amount of applicants as well. You look like a strong applicant. Check out the past two years of admissions threads and I think you'll see your list is reasonable.
  3. If your ultimate goal is to get a PhD then you should apply to PhD programs. The majority of good schools will have applications due in December. You'll need three letters of recommendation, general GRE scores, transcripts and a personal statement. If you are starting to gather information about applied math graduate school then I would meet with a mentor, trusted professor, Post doc or PhD candidate in your department and pick their brains. A good starting point for 'best' applied math programs would be the USnews rankings. To get a sense of where you stack up against other applicants checkout mathematicsgre.com as this forum is 95% statistics focused
  4. Congrats on your results! 1) Have you decided where you'll go? 8) Do you know how many people interviewed with Hopkins/how many accepted? 3) Feel free to tell me to mind my own business but I saw you applied to Duke Stats. Any reason you didn't apply to Duke Biostats?
  5. What is covered in your college's math/stat sequence? You will obviously see much more in grad school but maybe a little self study on linear models? The department I'm in has this as a requirement for both a minor and major in stats. A quick stack exchange search of "Linear models textbooks" nets some decent threads with recommendations.
  6. For those of you who are currently enrolled or have completed a PhD in math/stats/biostats how was your time split up during your first year between: Coursework Teaching Research Other(?) I know not every program is the same and that some students may have teaching duties waived so I am just trying to get a general sense of what to expect.
  7. Is money an issue? Have you compared the cost of living? Are you a big sports fan? Boston definitely wins there. Are you outdoorsy? I'd say Washington wins there. Any plans to start a family in the next five years? Being closer to relatives could factor in there. Trying to think of other factors worth thinking about.
  8. What do you think about comparing schools like UNC and Mich to Harvard and Washington. What would the big differences be between say a UNC/Michigan and UW/JHU as far as student placement or research focus.
  9. Ah thanks, makes sense. I heard that but assumed Shill was flat out rejected vs given acceptance to MA instead
  10. Really surprised Berkeley rejected you. Congrats on your admits!
  11. I am not convinced that a masters from UNC is superior to a masters from Berkeley when it comes to continuing on to a PhD (unless you mean going straight from your masters program to the PhD program at the same school). If you were to stop after a masters I think it would be more about do you want to start a career in the research triangle vs California. If you haven't already, @Severina is knowledgeable about Berkeleys biostats.
  12. I have a list of Biostatistics programs that i'll be applying to + Wisconsin Stats (for their biostats). Are there other strong Stat programs for someone who thinks they want to get into biomedical research or are the best biostatisticians already in biostatistics departments? For example a few Professor Xs whose work is motivated by medical research at a well regarded statistics department versus lesser known biostats departments. I'm juggling a couple paths: Getting a strong theoretical foundation in statistics and bringing that into biostats research vs going right into biostatistics training (I know the theoretical foundation I'll be getting will vary by program) I hope this question makes sense
  13. I can't speak to the program itself but financially it sounds like FSU is the better choice. To me even if programs were the the same cost, That extra year in the program allows you to secure/explore internships during the summer between years which will set you up nicely when you graduate. Personally I love learning and would rather have an extra year of coursework that would assist me in my career. That's just my personal opinion, I'd be willing to pay a little bit more to receive an extra year of coursework whereas you can save $47,000 AND get the extra coursework. Unless CSU places you into programs where you're making a silly amount of money, $47k will take a while to pay off. Seems like both programs will set you up for the career you want but one is gong to put you in a huge hole
  14. The more you can prove you can be a good researcher the better. Id think if you were to cut back at all , it would be better to focus on difficult upper level math coursework or grading courses like prob/stat theory/real analysis. Just my two cents (im an undergrad)
  15. Wouldn't it make sense to just change problems or find a new advisor within the department? Interested in an answer as well