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  1. You have nothing to worry about. Your course name is fine. I was longer than 7 years and had zero issues. You've covered the material and are very capable of doing it, and you're currently in school, so I can't imagine anyone doubting whether you'll be prepared.
  2. If you go to a lower-ranked department, make sure there are people who are actively publishing in top statistics journals (not from 20-30 years ago) and you can be successful. I purposefully chose an unranked department over a top one because I knew there were people I wanted to work with. Just a warning that the UIC story above is an extreme outlier -- Ryan Martin was briefly a professor at UIC before moving to NCSU (a top department) and he is probably one of the most prolific young statisticians, and the Iowa State prof is one of his old students. It is unlikely there are any advisors lik
  3. I think UT is probably the most unrealistic school on your list and I would probably get rid of it first. CSU is also very competitive for its ranking, so I would consider it far from safe. If you have some money to spare, I would keep most your list besides UT and shoot for those programs, but I definitely think it is a good idea to add schools like Baylor/SC/Vandy, which I think is closer to a "match" than the schools you have listed. Importantly, I think you should target schools where you can at least get your fall grades submitted - most programs will allow you to update, and if a
  4. I think your job resume plus being sure to include any research experience would be fine. I wouldn't overthink this. Mine was pretty barebones.
  5. Absolutely, I think this is an important point that people overlook. I absolutely agree with@StatsG0d that you need some interest in public health.
  6. I think it's probably important to point out to someone unfamiliar with biostatistics programs that "biological applications" is pretty loosely defined. A few people do genetics/bioinformatics stuff, but is analyzing clinical trial, epidemiological data, or health records really biological in any meaningful way where somebody not liking "biology" would be an impediment?
  7. I think people who are not interested in applied statistics at all and want to do more theoretical work should go to statistics programs. Also some biostatistics programs do not have opportunities to teach since the departments don't have undergraduate students. OP sounds like they would enjoy biostat.
  8. Pure probability research is generally pretty rare in statistics departments outside of a few departments. For statistics research, people generally divide it up into applied research (answering questions), methodological research (creating new statistical methods) and theoretical (proving mathematical things about methods). Most statisticians do some combination of more than one of these, and a large amount of the research you'd do in a PhD program would likely be some combination of methods and theory research, with maybe some applied work especially if you're in a biostatistics program.
  9. I think you can definitely apply to schools like Duke and CMU and be in the conversation, and I think OSU would be very safe. I'd say in addition to the top schools apply to a good range of schools like NCSU, PSU, etc.
  10. I think you could get into some of the big state schools ranked between 20-50, which are great programs. I definitely don't think it's worth doing a master's degree and spending all that money. But I think it's probably unlikely to get into most the programs you've listed (especially Chicago/Berkeley/Penn) because of your combination of lacking advanced math and coming from a non-top school.
  11. Are you sure there is no "advanced calculus" class at your school? It's hard to imagine a top 150 school that does not offer a class where people learn to prove basic things about calculus.
  12. Haven't used it myself thoroughly, but you might want to take a look at "Plane Answers to Complex Questions." Edit: @StatsG0d beat me by two seconds! 😂
  13. I think your grades will speak for themselves in terms of being qualified to do the math. I would probably go with letter 2 as they know you the best and like you, though an argument could be made for letter 1 as that is a more quantitative professor. Letter 3 does not sound like a good option at all. I would not stress though, because you will be in very good shape having two letters from professors at a top department, so the third letter will just be icing on the cake.
  14. There is still some important information missing. If your friend goes to a top 10 liberal arts college, has taken real analysis and gotten As in most math classes, and does not have to send in her GRE scores, she could get into top 10 programs. If the math grades are subpar and from an unknown college, they will struggle to get into top 60 programs, especially if she has to send her GRE score.
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