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  1. Bumping this once, in case anyone has some input
  2. I have a final list of schools (I think) that I will be applying to in the fall and was wondering if anyone had a opinion on my chances at these schools. Virginia Tech Penn State JHU UGA Purdue NC State Rice Missouri at Columbia Thanks Updated Profile: Program: Statistics PhD Interests: Design of experiments, response surface methodology, stochastic processes Undergrad Institution: US State School Undergraduate GPA: 3.81 (cumulative) 3.89 (major) Undergraduate Major: Statistics GRE: 154 V, 164 Q, 4.0 AW Quantitative Courses: Intro Stat (A), Calculus I (A), Discrete Math (A), Calculus II (A), Intermediate Stat (A), Mathematical Reasoning (A), Linear Algebra (A), Combinatorics (A), Mathematical Computing (A), Statistical Computing (A), Differential Equations (B), Advanced Calculus (B), Multivariate Calculus (B), Probability Theory (B), Statistical Inference (A), Mathematical Modeling (A), Nonparametric Statistics (A), Regression (A), Mathematical Statistics I (B), Complex Analysis (A), Time Series (A), Applied Computing w/ R (A), Numerical Methods (A), Multivariate Statistics (A), Industrial Statistics (A) Work Experience: 1 semester working on a research project in Biostatistics, 1 summer doing research at a national lab (which results in 1 published paper and multiple projects), 1 summer with statistical internship doing Bayesian work, Multiple semesters being a math tutor/TA Demographics: Domestic White Female LORs: 1 from my research advisor at national lab, 2 from professors I know very well and have promised outstanding letters SOPs: Will most likely try to tell the story of my research and how it connects to the research I want to pursue and how that could fit into their department
  3. Hi all! I'm applying for fall 2019, and I would really appreciate any feedback on my chances of getting into the programs I specified. Program: Statistics PhD Schools Applying To: Virginia Tech, Penn State, Johns Hopkins, UGA, Purdue, NC State, Rice, Missouri at Columbia, VCU Interests: Design of experiments, response surface methodology, stochastic processes Undergrad Institution: US State School Undergraduate GPA: 3.81 (cumulative) 3.89 (major) Undergraduate Major: Statistics GRE: 154 V, 163 Q, 4.0 AW Quantitative Courses: Intro Stat (A), Calculus I (A), Discrete Math (A), Calculus II (A), Intermediate Stat (A), Mathematical Reasoning (A), Linear Algebra (A), Combinatorics (A), Mathematical Computing (A), Statistical Computing (A), Differential Equations (B), Advanced Calculus (B), Multivariate Calculus (B), Probability Theory (B), Statistical Inference (A), Mathematical Modeling (A), Nonparametric Statistics (A), Regression (A), Mathematical Statistics I (B), Complex Analysis (A), Time Series (A), Applied Computing w/ R (A), Numerical Methods (A), Multivariate Statistics (A), Industrial Statistics (A) Work Experience: 1 semester working on a research project in Biostatistics, 1 summer doing research at a national lab (which results in 1 published paper and multiple projects), 1 summer with statistical internship doing Bayesian work, Multiple semesters being a math tutor/TA Demographics: Domestic White Female LORs: 1 from my research advisor at national lab, 2 from professors I know very well and have promised outstanding letters SOPs: Will most likely try to tell the story of my research and how it connects to the research I want to pursue and how that could fit into their department Concerns: My low-ish GRE score The 5 B's I received, even though they were not received in recent coursework Thank you for any advice!
  4. @Bayesian1701 Yes, it was the semester I took Prob. Theory, Advanced Calculus, Diff Eq, and Multvar. Calculus. Thanks for offering, I'll definitely take you up on that!
  5. Hi guys, I'm considering applying for my PhD in Statistics for the fall 2019 cycle and will have a 3.75ish GPA. However, there was one semester I got mostly B's because I had to work a full time job while taking 17 credits due to financial hardships. The rest of my semesters I received nearly straight A's. Are these financial hardships worth mentioning in my SOP? I don't want to seem like I'm making excuses for poor grades, but I'd like to know if you all think my situtation is relevant/important to mention. Thanks for your feedback!
  6. From what I've heard, it's the same as passing as if you're going on to complete your PhD, since you're considered a masters student until you pass those quals. Then, once you pass the quals, you can leave with your masters or continue with the PhD program.
  7. From what I've heard from professors/other students, it is a weed out program. They don't technically consider you a PhD student until you pass your qualifying exams, so you're on the same level as all of the other masters students. They do give you a couple chances (can't remember if it's 2 or 3) to pass the qualifying exam, because honestly, a lot of people don't pass it the first time. They do have secured funding. Take all this info with a grain of salt though, because this is just what I've heard from other people. Hope this helps!
  8. @GoPackGo89 not really, but it doesn’t really fall within my interests
  9. @ray92 Is this a common thing to do before you even get accepted? I've heard some people recommend not doing this in the past
  10. I'm just worried that my profile is not competitive enough for PhD programs, and that I would be more competitive doing a Masters first and then moving on to a PhD program
  11. @bayessays I've heard from professors that a good percentage of masters programs offer funding for students though. Is that not true?
  12. What about my chances for masters programs? I am thinking about just applying for masters programs first, to see if I can adjust to a program first. Any feedback would be appreciated!
  13. Update: I have changed my list of schools a bit, and have taken a GRE practice test where I received a 157V/168Q/5.0AW. Any input on how this could affect my competitiveness at these schools would be appreciated! UNC Virginia Tech Ohio State Rutgers University of Iowa Florida State University of Florida University of South Carolina University of Missouri Also, most of the B's I received were over one semester where I was doing statistics research ~30 hours a week. Do you think that makes a difference/should I mention this in my SOP?
  14. @Applied Math to Stat Do you go to UF? I'm definitely considering them, and would love to know more about the program!
  15. @biostat43 Yeah, since you have a 4.0, I feel like you definitely have a more competitive profile than me haha
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