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    MA Statistics

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  1. Thank you so much! This should be very helpful.
  2. Hey all, I have my first finals week coming up so I'm studying for my probability exam. However I always feel as if the problems I receive on the exam are a little harder than the ones I see on my homework, does anyone know of a good place to find more difficult questions?
  3. It looks like you have a good upward trend in your courses which admissions committees like to see. I think you could get into a good bit of master's programs, even some decent PhD programs. Rankings shouldn't be your number one concern, as some lower ranking programs are actually much more competitive. I also believe if you don't want to go for a PhD you should apply mainly for master's programs, many of which can be funded at least partially, especially at schools that do not offer a PhD.
  4. Undergrad Institution: Large State University, R1 Research Institution Major(s): Mathematics and Biology Minor(s): Statistics GPA: 3.37 Type of Student: Domestic Male GRE General Test: Q: 166 (90%) V: 160 (86%) W: 4 (59%) Programs Applying: Statistics PhD/ Masters Research Experience: Four years of plant biology research through my undergraduate institution Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Summer Research Funding through my university, National Conference poster presentation Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calculus II SI leader one year, mathematics and statistics tutoring for one year Letters of Recommendation: PI in biology research, head of universities undergraduate research office, and accomplished statistics professor Math/Statistics Grades: Numerical Methods for Mathematics and Statistics (A), Linear Algebra (A), Biometry (A), Theory of Probability (A), Theory of Statistics (B), Data Analysis (B), Complex Variables (A), Real Analysis (B), Deterministic Mathematical Modeling (A), Numerical Analysis (A), Introductory Design and Analysis (A) Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (Such as connections, grad classes, etc...)  Applying to Where: School - Wisconsin PhD, MS Rejected School - Rutgers PhD, Rejected School - The Ohio State University PhD, Rejected School - UVA PhD, Rejected from Waitlist School - UMBC PhD, Rejected but accepted for MS. Turned down due to lack of funding, program does not accept students into PhD program without Masters School - UMass PhD, MS, rejected but accepted to satellite campus, turned down due to lack of funding School - Stevens Institute MS (mathematics), accepted with partial funding, declined offer School - Bowling Green State University, MS (Applied Statistics), generous financial offer, turned down. School - Wake Forest, MA, partial scholarship and opportunity to tutor, attending!!
  5. Has anyone heard back from UVA or Wake Forest for their waitlists?
  6. My advice is to apply to both, most importantly apply to masters programs you’d want to go to that will pay you. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t apply for PhDs but if it turns out none of them accept you you’ll kick yourself for not having a good back up plan.
  7. I attend a large state university, not exactly known for its prestige but an R1 research university. And I applied to many public universities for PhDs, almost exclusively Big10 schools and then UVA, UMBC, and UMass
  8. I have plenty of math and statistics course (theoretical probability and stats, design of experiments, linear algebra, real analysis 1 to name a few) but my GPA isn’t as high as it could be, my math GPA is decent but chem courses from my other major. I also have a lot of research experience in biology
  9. Hey guys, I am very much struggling to decide where to attend for next semester, and was hoping an outside point of view could help. I am hoping to earn my PhD in statistics one day, but have only been accepted for Masters programs this cycle. So my goal is to enter a program that will help me for the next time I apply to PhD programs. Here are the programs I am considering currently: Bowling Green State University MS in ASOR Pros: Good funding, may still need loans but a minimal amount. Have been told this is a good route for attending the PhD program at OSU. Cons: Location Through the schools business college, whereas my interests are in applications to scientific research. University of Maryland - Baltimore County MS statistics Pros: Location, in-state Have been told by director that if I show promise they will advance me to the PhD track Research focused university Cons: No funding (although money may be available but not until August) Faculty throughout the college have been hard to keep in touch with, and I have not heard back from anyone after some follow up emails. I am also on waitlists for UVA PhD and Wake Forest MA, I’d say I have an okay shot at wake forest and a very long shot for UVA. What is your guys advice in this situation? I am struggling and any help is very much appreciated!
  10. Hey guys, I applied to UMBC for a PhD but was accepted for an MS as they have a policy to not accept recent undergraduates to their PhD program. I still would very much like to go to this program, especially with how well known UMBC is for their research in all areas. However, I was not offered a first semester assistantship and, as much as I would like to invest the money into this education, I would have to take in a great deal of new loans. That being said, I was told by the program director that many masters students find jobs in other programs and that the program may be able to offer some tuition assistance (although they will not know until about August). I am looking into on campus jobs but I am struggling to find any openings online. Has anyone had experience finding jobs outside of their department? How did you go about doing this, and do you have any general advice? Thank you all so much for your assistance
  11. Does anyone have any opinion on the Applied Statistics program at bowling green state university? There are other programs I’ve gotten into for a masters but they’re the only one so far to give me a good funding offer
  12. Has anyone heard from Rutgers since they accepted the first group? At this point I assume rejection, but it seems odd that they haven’t said anything.
  13. When is it acceptable to email about a waitlist? I was waitlisted to Wake Forest in early March and wasn't sure when I should ask about the chances of making the cut.
  14. Anyone else hear back from UVA today? I was waitlisted just now and I was wondering about how long the list of accepted students is/ how many of you are planning on declining the offer
  15. Checked my UMass Application today, I applied for both the PhD and MS there. It no longer lists my application as a PhD application but says "Academic Plan- Statistics MS," Not sure if this means they're close to making decisions Edit: It also lists the plan as on their Newton satellite campus, so their decisions could be interesting this year
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