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  1. Hi guys, I'll be applying for a 2019 PhD program. I greatly appreciate your time and advice! Below is my profile: Undergrad: Smaller state school in PA Major: Mathematics Minor: Statistics, Actuarial Science GPA: 3.9 (Only 1 B from Abstract Algebra) Type of student: Domestic White Male Program desired: PhD in statistics Research Experience: 1 published paper, 2 large projects in sports analytics. I've presented them at IFORS and SAS Global Forum (Oral presentations, not poster). Both accepted for presentation at INFORMs 2018 annual meeting. 1st was done entirely in SAS, uses SQL and IML and simulates baseball games (Win/Lose accuracy about 70%). Second is about optimizing pitcher rotations with a fully functional front-end. Coded all in Python. Starting another project within a few weeks, probably about sports, using machine learning. Teaching: 1 semester as a TA in a stats class, 4 semesters working in math tutoring center. Other: 1 actuarial internship at large insurance company in actuarial/analytics role, passed first two exams (P and FM) Programming: Strong: Python, SAS, R, SQL, Latex Proficient: C++, VBA GRE: Haven't taken yet Course Work: Calc 1-3, Mathematical Statistics 1-3, Statistical Computing, Statistical Modeling (grad level), Data Mining (grad level), Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra( this fall), Real Analysis (this fall), Deterministic Models of Operations Research, Stochastic Models of Operations Research Plan on applying to: Ohio State Michigan NC State NC State Chapel Hill Pitt Penn State CMU Stanford Iowa State (maybe) Duke Columbia Rochester Please criticize my schools, or add any you think. I've just started the list and know I need to add quite a few more. Let me know what you think! Thanks again.
  2. Hi everyone, Has anyone ever started preparing to apply to grad school (PhD more specifically) and then decided to not apply or decided to apply the next year? If so, what was the reason?
  3. Greetings everyone! I am planning to apply for Biostatistics Ph.D./statistics master programs this fall. I am humbly and sincerely asking for your gracious advice! Below is my background: Institution: Top UC's (Statistics program ranking: 31) Major: Applied statistics (concentrating field: mathematics) I know it is weird... My intention is to learn more math since I switch my major from applied mathematics. GPA: 3.5 Type of Student: International Asian Male GRE General Test: Not taking yet, will do soon Programs Applying: Ph.D. in Biostatistics/Statistics Research Experience: 1 year of RA in biostatistical research experience and currently working on Large-scale biostatistical data mining. Teaching Experience: One-quarter of Learning assistant for calculus Letters of Recommendation: One from my research advisors, two from my statistics professors Relevant Courser Work: (P means Pass, some are optional) Math and Stat Courses: Cal 1-4: All (A's) | Linear Algebra: (B) | Elementary Statistics: (A) | Intro to Abstract Math: (C+) (with 70% of the class below C- range) | Differential equations for: (P) | Real analysis_1: Pass | Real analysis_2: C | Regression analysis: B | Statistical Data Science: B+ (right after I switched to statistics from Applied math major, without any R experience beforehand, worked really hard) | Probability theory: (P) | Time series: (C-) (was taking 5 upper divs at one quarter, trying to allay from my tuition burden, trying to finish in 4 years, therefore admitted sacrifice) | Nonparametric statistics: (C) (medical condition) | Analysis of categorical data: (C+) (medical condition) | Analysis of Variance: (B+) (mental medical condition)| Mathematical statistics: (A-) (medical condition) | Euclidean Geometry: (B+) (still in love with proof writing, want to prove myself) | Applied statistics: (B+) | Advanced statistics undergraduate independent study: (P) | Programming and problem solving: (B) (C language) Computing Skills: R (Proficient, but still learning and exploring), Matlab Applying to: UC Berkeley-biostatistics (master) Stanford - statistics (master) UCR - statistics UCSC - statistics SMU - biostatistics Duke - Biostatistics Columbia - Biostatistics University of Michigan - Biostatistics UIUC - statistics Notre Dame - Statistics University of Minnesota - Biostatistics CMU - statistics in Public policy University of Pittsburg - biostatistics NCSU - statistics Uccon - biostatistics ISU - Statistics USC - Biostatistics UCLA - biostatistics Yale - Biostatistics I am pretty sure that I am not competitive enough since both my math/statistics class rarely curved (Statistics department is known for the epitome GPA deflation ) I am preparing for the worst to come. Please enlight me and guide me through this, thanks! Please be critical for my school selection!
  4. International student who lacks math/CS coursework looking at PhD bioinformatics programs. I have too many top tier programs in my list, and am looking for "safe schools" to add. However, given where I'm coming from, are any schools really "safe"? Also, any suggestions as to how I should proceed with my non-math/CS background are welcome. Thanks for the help! Undergrad Institution: International university, fairly average Major(s): Life sciences, biochemistry GPA: 3.5 Masters Institution: Top 5 private school, USA Major(s): Molecular biology GPA: 3.88 Type of Student: International Male GRE Scores: Q: 96% V: 90% W: 98% Research Experience: 2 summers of research during undergrad (~ 6 months total) at institutes equivalent to the NIH. in vitro and ex vivo studies (clinical research) 2 year project during Masters (preclinical drug discovery). 1 publication (average journal, impact factor ~4.5) and 1 more on the way (top tier journal). in vitro and in vivo studies 7 months (to date) after graduating (preclinical drug discovery and clinical research). in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo studies. additional experience in bioinformatics. 1 publication on the way Programming languages: R (intermediate), Python(novice) Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Multiple leadership roles Weaknesses: While I do not have formal coursework in math (linear algebra, calc, real analysis) or computer science, I have taken statistics classes in college. My undergrad institution did not allow for that flexibility and I could not take these classes during my masters. Learned those subjects (linear algebra, calc, r, python) through coursera/edX. Recommendations: 1-2 extremely personalized recommendations, third should be average Essay: Working on how to tie my background to my interests Areas of interest: Bioinformatics/genomics/computational biology (Ideally biostat, but thats out of reach given my non math background in my opinion) PhD programs: 1. Washington Univ., St. Louis - Human and statistical genetics 2. Johns Hopkins - Human genetics, Biomedical engineering, Pathobiology 3. Boston Univ. - Bioinformatics 4. UNC Chapel Hill - BSSP 5. Tri-institutional program (Cornell, Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller) - Computational Biology 6. Columbia - Biomedical informatics + PIBS umbrella program 7. Univ. of Pennsylvania - GCB 8. Emory - Biostatistics 9. U Washington - Genome Sciences 10. NYU - Systems and computational biomedicine 11. CMU-Pitt - Computational biology 12. Harvard - BBS
  5. Hello Guys, Planning to apply for PhD program in South Asian History, but still confused which Universities have the best Programs and faculty for the field. Opinions and Suggestions are welcome.
  6. jjj02027

    PhD applicants: Fall 2018

    Hi, Thought I'd start this topic for 2018 fall applicants specifically for Public Health. I realise there is a general one for all applicants, but thought it might be useful to have one for just a Public Health field (in the most broad sense). I apologise if this post is redundant. I just wanted comments on whether my choice of universities were too strong. Although these were the only programmes which matched my interests. Feel free to comment/share your experience so far. Undergrad Institution: Imperial College London, UK (Top for science in UK)Major(s): Biomedical SciencesMinor(s): n/aGPA in Major: no GPA system in UK (Upper 2nd class)Overall GPA: n/aPosition in Class: Type of Student: International female Postgrad: MSc in Public Health (GPA 3.88) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 160 (76%)V: 167 (98%)W: 4.5 (82%)B:TOEFL Total: n/aResearch Experience: 2 years in health services researchAwards/Honors/Recognitions:Pertinent Activities or Jobs: some teaching assistanceAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:Special Bonus Points:Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where:Harvard, John Hopkins, UNC, UCLA, UCSF, Northwestern, Brown, Ohio State, Iowa, Standford
  7. Hi everyone! I'm curious to know if any Americans on here have decided to pursue doctoral studies in clinical psychology in the UK. If so, I'd love to hear more about your story (Were you able to practice in the UK afterward? Did you decide to go back to the US to practice instead? Did you have issues with either of those two routes work eligibility-wise? Etc.). Since this tends to be more of a unique case, "Americans hoping to study/practice clinical psychology in the UK" turns up some pretty murky Internet search results, so I'd love some insight. 😊
  8. Nico Lecy

    Starting PhD in January?

    I am hoping to start a PhD program January 2020 but I do not know where to look, or how to apply. I want to go for Anthropology and most websites I have been looking on all say that they start in Fall only. Does anyone know of any universities starting in January or advice about starting then?
  9. I would like to ask for your opinion regarding my application for PhD programs in Biostatistics 2019. All programs seem to require strong background in mathematics, demonstrated by several semesters in Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus, ideally Real Analysis and Numerical Analysis as well. Some top programs seem to favor students with previous experience in programming languages such as Python, R or MATLAB. However, I am not sure if PhD programs in Biostatistics also require previous exposure to Biology and/or Genetics of any sorts. I graduated with a bachelor and a master degree with heavy mathematical/statistical components from a top UK institution (my bachelor degree was in fact mathematics with specialization in statistics). But I am not sure if the lack of formal training in biology will be a big disadvantage to me when applying for top Biostatistics programs. Apart from PhD programs in Biostatistics, I am also applying to Statistics programs, where there are faculty members with interests in biomedical sciences. Thanks very much for your opinions.
  10. RA2018

    Applying for funding

    I've deferred my enrollment to a PhD program to fall 2019. When should I start applying for funding? I also noticed that many of the fellowships don't have applications and you have to be nominated. In that case, what can I do as an incoming grad student?
  11. So I applied to several graduate schools last fall and got into the University of South Florida and the University of Tulsa. However, I had to defer my enrollment for both to fall 2019 since I didn't get any funding. I only have a bachelor's degree but wanted to go straight to do my phd if possible. My GRE scores are 149 Verbal, 146 Quant, and 4.0 Writing. I'm planning to take the GRE again to improve my score. My field is cultural anthropology and I'm interested in Japan, sexuality, and religion. I wanted to apply to a few more schools, but Im not quite sure where to apply or what schools give good funding. All suggestions are welcome.
  12. This topic is intended to share info and newz about FALL 2018 applications for Master's or PhD exclusively for CANADIAN institutions, either domestic or int'l applicants. I am a domestic Canadian applicant , non-native speaker, and applied for Master's in Education, concentration in Counselling and PhD in Counselling. I have already MA and PhD but not in Canada/US. GPA: BA ( Psych): 8.1/10 ; MA: 9.1/10 ; PhD: B- Publications: yes ; work experience: yes ; research experience: yes OISE (University of Toronto) - PhD in Counselling status: APPLED Western Ontario University - Master's in Education ( Counselling) status: APPLIED UNBC- Master's in Education ( Counselling) status: APPLIED UVic - Master's in Education ( Counselling) status: APPLIED
  13. Hello all! For those who are in an I/O Psychology PhD or Masters' program, or who has finished, what is your current job or what job/career are you hoping to have? I'm very interested and curious in knowing, since I want to pursue further education in I/O Psychology and I would love to know everyone's jobs/careers! Thanks!
  14. Hello All! New to the forums but have been browsing and saw some good information that answered a good amount of my questions. With that being said, I do have a question still.. As someone that has a degree in business, with minimal science background, what is the best route for gaining admissions into a PhD program? I didn’t see a thread for neuroscience but that is my interest. Building my credentials with an MS program seems out of question as most seem to require prerequisites. Would it be best to really hit the books and try to perform extremely well on a GRE subject test OR do some type of post-bacc? I mean, both can be an answer as well. I want to hear your thoughts! Also, if this helps, I live in New Jersey and would love to stay on the East Coast for a PhD program. I appreciate your time and help! Thanks!
  15. Someone made a similar thread last year just to have a separate thread for neuroscience PhD applications for the 2018 cohort. Hopefully it'll help reduce a little bit of the interview/decisions anxiety if we're all in the same boat!
  16. Hi all! Apologies if this has already been asked and answered, but I am wondering if anybody knows how common it is for departments to automatically consider rejected PhD applicants for their masters programs. I came across this while perusing Boston College's English PhD program, but I can't find other institutions that share this practice (or at least publicize it). Is this often done at other universities? If so, where would one look to find out this information? Short of directly emailing program directors, I can't think of a quick way to know whether or not an institution does this. Is there a list out there of programs that automatically consider 'promising' PhD rejects for an MA in the same department? Thanks in advance for reading
  17. phyanth

    Funding Packages

    So, I've seen threads in other groups where people share their funding packages for MA/PhD as a useful resource for people who want to apply for schools, but aren't sure what the funding may be like. Or you know, just for sheer curiosity too. Anyways, the google sheet is editable by anyone, so feel free to add your school. Cheers! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qoEVD2hIshffv07L00z0pDS0M25cKCB7PcjXpk-v5X0/edit?usp=sharing
  18. Hi good people, I am Shams from Bangladesh. I completed my bachelor of pharmacy in 2011 and master of pharmacy in 2013. I admit that I was not a good student and scored around 60% marks in bachelor and masters. Later, I took GRE and TOEFL and scored 305(v-148, Q-157, AWA-3.0) and 92. Since TOEFL expired after 2 years, I took IELTS and scored 7(L-8, R-7, W-7, and S-6.5). I have a very small research experience in Phytochemistry(a thesis during master's) and was able to publish a few articles on a few typical Indian journals (not significant to be honest). In total, I have applied for 2 Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. program in the fall of 2015, 4 Biochemistry Ph.D. program in the fall of 2016 and 1 Biochemistry Ph.D. program in the fall of 2017. All the programs & universities I applied were down of the list on US News graduate school ranking list. Yet, I got rejected on all of them! I have 3 years of experience as a Quality Assurance Officer in a pharmaceutical. To be honest, I don’t love spending my life doing what I do now. So, even after all those rejections, I am kind of desperate now to get back to academic life. But repetitive rejections in last 3 years, have kind of made me think that I am not good enough for a Ph.D. program though out of those 7 programs 3 professors in 3 different terms assured me to provide funding. Yes, I don’t have good grades and that might be a cause of rejections. At this point, I am thinking whether I should lower my expectations or try for a Master's or would it still be a good approach to try again for a Ph.D.? It is always a hassle to get recommendations from previous professors and I am tired of getting rejected! Can anybody please give me some kind advice on what I should try for? Master's or Ph.D.? If master's, then can you please name some easy to get into master's program in biological sciences, biochemistry or pharmaceutical sciences? Your precious words can save my academic life. So, help appreciated. Thanks.
  19. Hi all-- I'm currently working on my application for a Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD program, and was wondering...What are the best resources for getting help writing a Statement of Purpose? I've already written my Statement, but am looking for feedback and ways to make it better. Any suggestions would be helpful. (I looked into paid editing services already, but was told that most schools don't allow this, or discourage applicants from using these services.) Thank you for your help.
  20. Hi everyone, I am looking for some help about my list for Ph.D. programs in statistics. I figured now is as good as ever to post a profile especially because I am starting to work on my personal statement, SOP, and am trying to figure out my life a little more before senior year starts. Any advice is really appreciated as I am pretty different from most of the posters who are on this forum, so I hope my profile will help those who are in a similar boat to me! I apoloigize for the length but my background really isn't the traditional application you would see. Undergrad Institution: Small LAC in PA Major: Mathematics and Finance GPA: 3.45 (overall), 3.3 (Math) Type of Student: Domestic White, also a very well decorated NCAA athlete, if that helps Courses/ Background: Calculus I-III (B+), Linear Algebra (C+) , Mathematical Statistics I&II (B) , Transition to abstract math (proof writing) B+, Combinatorics and Graph Theory (B), Math Analysis (B), Experimental Mathematics (A), Independent study: Statistics; researching rivalries (A), Independent Study: Statistics; predicting voter turnout (A) Next semester I will be in: Math: Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra (Graduate level to show I can do linear algebra because I was dealing with personal issues that semester), Statistical Models, CS: Multimedia in Python (if relevant) GRE: Retaking! 158 Q / 156 V (I'm a terrible standardized test taker, but hope to hope to be around 160-163 Q) Research Experience: 3 total years of research. One paper in statistics on assessing the prevalence of gerrymandering is in review now (done with my advisor and I), we are currently working on another project related to voter turnout (a paper will come out of it by the fall, again by my advisor and I), Previously a research assistant on researching rivalries in baseball (with a very famous mathematician) ,Have an OEIS sequence pending review now for publishing (I constructed a new sieve to find all prime numbers), Finally, Will be a Researcher in algebra in the Spring Letters of Rec: I will have 4: 1 from my advisor, 2 from professors I have done research with, and 1 from the research coordinator. I would say they will be pretty good. I am very close with my major advisor and he is a very good writer, and knows a lot about me. My statistics research advisor graduated from PSU a few years ago, and we have been doing research for 2+ years, onto 3. My other research letter is from the dept head who I did baseball research with. He is very well known in sabermetrics (baseball statistics), and I hope that will help. Finally, my last letter writer is the REU program head, and I have had him in numerous classes. He was one of the directors of DIMACS at Rutgers and he not only knows a lot of people but is also pretty famous. He worked with some of the most famous graph theorists and knows a lot about the process as he has sat on graduate committees for 20+ years, so I hope he knows what to write! Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Outstanding poster award at JMM18 for statistics (given to 3 kids), Presented research at 7 conferences (including JMM), Have research grants over the last 2 years including 2 summer REU's in number theory. Given my academic record is all over the place (I dealt with crippling migraines which I have every day for 2 years, hence my poor performance) I will be applying to a lot of school. However, the two semesters I haven't dealt with migraines, including the last semester, I received a 3.8 so my grades are on the way up, and the trend can be seen in my math GPA as well! Schools: GW Temple South Carolina UConn NCSU (Because of all my spatial statistics research, I know its a reach) FSU UNC Charlotte (applied math) UNH PSU (research advisor just graduated a few years ago from there) VT Rutgers UMich (family friend runs a bio lab there) UMD (best friends dad has a astrophysics lab there) George Mason UVA OSU UC Riverside UNC UGA UF I know the list is very long but that is because I would be happy going to pretty much all of them, I just need to get into one! Thanks so much for any of your help! Ben
  21. Hi, I know I have a very weak academic profile, but I was wondering if I'd have any chance to get into a Stat PhD program, say top 30-40 ish. I'm currently majoring in Mathematics and Statistics at UChicago. To give you a little explanation about my low GPA, I was not thinking about academia and was mainly looking for a job in Finance until 2nd quarter of my junior year. The job I was seeking for doesn't really care about what kind of courses I take, so I took a lot of junk classes in order to compensate for my low math grades. UChicago by itself is a pretty harsh grader (GPA 3.25/4.00 makes deans list), and our math program is known to be pretty hard (have to take 1 full year of real analysis and 2/3 year of abstract algebra), but I wonder if PhD program admission's office care about this at all... I recently got interested in Statistics, so I decided to double major in it. Luckily, there are a lot of overlaps, so it's very feasible for me. I think the rigor of the classes that I took and am planning on taking are not bad, but I wonder if I'll be able to overcome my low grades. I'm willing to work a couple more years as a research assistant after I graduate if that'll make a significant difference. So to summarize, I just want to know if I have any shot to get into top 30-40 stat PhD program. If so, I still have one more year left, so I'll try my best to get grades and work as a research assistant. Thanks a lot in advance! Undergrad Institution: University of Chicago Major: Math and Statistics GPA: 3.65+ (overall), 3.3+ (Math) Type of Student: Asian international student Courses/ Background: Math: Honors Calculus 1 (B+), Calculus 3 (A), Intro to Analysis & Linear Algebra (A-), Multivariable Calculus (A), Real Analysis I (B), Real Analysis II (B+), Real Analysis III (took twice, pass/failed the first one, and got A- second time), Abstract Algebra 1 (B+), Abstract Algebra 2 (A) Stat: Elementary Statistics (A), Statistical Theory/Method-1 (B), Analysis of Categorical Data (B+), Mathematical Probability (Accelerated) (A) Others: Computer Science with Applications 1 (Pass), Computer Science with Applications 2 (B+), Computer Science with Applications 3 (A) Planning on taking: Math: Complex Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations Stat: Nonparametric Inference, Machine Learning, Time Dependent Data GRE: Haven't taken it. (1600/1600 SAT) Research Experience: 3 months of research assistant at Booth School of Business at UChicago, helped with data mangement (wrote STATA algorithms) Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
  22. Abhirup Basu

    TOEFL

    I will be applying for Ph.D. in chemical engineering in FALL'19. I have just received my TOEFL score and my overall score is 110. (R-28, L-30, S-23, W-29). However, in the university website of UIUC and UCLA, although the overall minimum score is 87, the cutoff for speaking section is 24. As you can see my overall score is much greater than the minimum requirement, but my speaking score is one mark less than the requirement. Will it interfere with my application process? Or should I need to retake the TOEFL again? Please let me know regarding the same.
  23. Hello! I'm an M.S. student looking to apply for Ph.D. programs in neuroscience. A lot of the schools I'm looking into asks for 3 academic recs and I'm having a bit of a struggle trying to figure out who to ask for the letters. I heard that for rec letters I should get them from PIs or lab supervisors in the research you're involved in, but I was wondering if I can also ask professors that you've had as well. Also, I recently became a co-author for a research paper for a lab I was involved in college. Would the schools mind if I ask someone from undergrad for rec letters?
  24. Hello, I was admitted to EE MS/ Ph.D. program (Systems track, information theory, system control etc. ) of a good university. However, I would prefer to quit after finishing MS degree, and apply to MIT & Stanford's Ph.D. I talked to my professor, and my professor told me that it will be harder to get admitted with a master degree. Also, I was told that it is impossible to be admitted by MIT after finishing masters. I think it might be because MIT prefers to admitted students from undergrad so that they could cultivate students from the beginning to the end. However, I would still like to ask if my chance would be really small to get admitted with a master degree? Does it worth a try? Thank you so much for your time!
  25. CaitlinMC

    Villanova Psychology Masters

    Hi! I just got into Villanova's psychology masters program for the fall. I am from NY and will either be completing my master degree in NY at Queens College or away at Villanova. This is a big decision for me as I have never previously gone away to school. I also didn't receive any stipend/finding as I applied too late. I know Villanova has a wonderful reputation as a university but does anyone know anything about their reputation in the psych world? I feel that having Villanova on my resume might help with my future applications to PHD/PsyD programs, but how recognized is Villanova's psych program? If I were to go, I would like to almost guarantee that I can get into a great clinical doctorate program since Villanova seems to have the research opportunities I need before applying. Any advice would be great!
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