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    2018 Fall
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    Georgetown Economics

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  1. marksheppard

    Advice for Non-Stats Applicant & Profile 2019

    Georgetown is the PhD that I'm positioning for, by extension it is the MA that I'm hoping to get into, but I can't find any rankings. Would you say that GT is a good or bad Stat program?
  2. Ultimately I want to do a PhD in Economics, and Math/Statistics is the most reasonable way to get there. So I need some brutal advice on applying to MA in Stats. What programs should I look at? And where I have the best chance of getting in. Undergrad GPA: 3.62; UC Berkeley, Honors Law & Economics/Public Policy Graduate GPA: 3.52 Georgetown, Political Economics LOR: Thesis advisor, Department Chair, and CA State Senator 2 years of research experience GRE: 160 Q/ 160V/ 4.0 AWA Calc (A), Statistics (A)
  3. So I am trying to apply to some MA in Stats, at Top 10-50 programs. My undergrad/grad GPA is about 3.5-3.6, GREQ 160, GREV 160. But I need Calc1, 2, 3, and I was thinking of taking online classes at U of Phoenix, because I'm finishing my Masters. I just need the prereqs, but I don't know if the U of Phoenix will be seem as a blemish. Advice?
  4. marksheppard

    MA Stats Profile Evaluation

    Feinstein. I have Calculus 1 (A), have not completed Calculus 2, or Calculus 3 yet. The programs I'm looking at are: 1. UC Berkeley 2. Cornell 3. Georgetown 4. Columbia I have some experience in Stata and R. My plan is to do a Statistics MA, then apply to an Economics PhD.
  5. marksheppard

    Measure Me Up - Econ

    Ideally, I'm aiming for a PhD program between Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown. I just went to talk to a professor today, about applying to a PhD earlier today, hoping to ask for a new LOR. And the professor basically told me to get more math and almost explicitly discouraged me from applying to an Economics PhD. Granted, that professor could be a bad barometer (as I could be as well), but still.
  6. marksheppard

    Measure Me Up - Econ

    I applied to a MA for very much the same reason, with the express goal of applying to a PhD in Economics as a stronger candidate. It's difficult to gauge admissions probability. Currently I'm in the process of applying to a MA in Statistics, simply because the candidate pool for PhDs in Economics have become so competitive. This can all seem very discouraging at times, but just be glad that you're not applying to a PhD in Statistics. Those profiles are insane.
  7. marksheppard

    Measure Me Up - Econ

    I think having a strong quant background is imperative. I doubt that LORs are the most informative component of a application. Holistic review is in effect, but I'd assume that GRE/GPA are used as the most determinant factors. But also applying early and luck are massively understated variables. Find a few programs that you're interested in, reach out to the departments, try and ask the program director these same questions, with the explicit goal of building rapport. MS/MA in Economics programs are typically offered at very competitive schools, so apply to a few programs, especially if there is an early decision option.
  8. Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Honors Law & Economics/Public Policy Undergrad GPA: 3.62 Graduate: Georgetown Economics Grad GPA: 3.52 LOR: Thesis advisor, Department Chair, and CA State Senator SOP: Orphan. Worked for the US Senate, US Congress, CA State Senate Age: 30 Work Experience: 6 years in policy, two in research, started a non-profitGRE: 160 Q/ 160V/ 4.0 AWA Looking to apply to one-year MA Statistics program. Any Advice?
  9. marksheppard

    Measure Me Up - Econ

    For Reference: Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Honors Law & Economics/Public Policy Undergrad GPA: 3.62 LOR: Thesis advisor, Department Chair, and CA State Senator SOP: Orphan. Worked for the US Senate, US Congress, CA State Senate Age: 28 Work Experience: 6 years in policy, two in research, started a non-profitGRE: 160 Q/ 160V/ 4.0 AWA Denied: Georgetown Economics, Masters of Science in Economics Accepted: Georgetown Economics, Masters of Arts of Political Economics
  10. marksheppard

    PhD Economics

    I'm applying to three PhDs: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Georgetown 3. Fordham I am finalizing a MA in Political Economics from Georgetown, I did my undergrad at Berkeley in Law & Economics 3.6. I have 160Q and 160V My work history is mostly working in policy: US Senate, US House, CA state Senate, etc. And I have 3 solid LORs, 2 academic, 1 work I will be finishing Calc2/Calc3 online Thoughts on the likelihood?
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