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Hey everyone, I am an international student and I have received 2 offers from UCLA and Minnesota for my masters in Biostatistics program. I would like to know which is better program for Biostatistics. My priorities right now are job prospects and good teaching faculties. I will be taking out a loan to fund my masters program so I will need to secure a decent paying job after I complete my program. I researched a lot and found out that Minnesota is a better and cheaper program in comparison to UCLA but UCLA has a major location advantage which might improve my chances for a job/internship. I am completely confused and would really appreciate your insights. Moreover, I understand that most of the masters students do not receive any teaching/research assistantships in their 1st year but do a significant amount of masters students secure any form of assistantship in their final year of the program [This would help me fund my masters program]?
Background: International student Female Bachelor's in Statistics with hons: 3.5 gpa( converted from Percentage) from tier 1 public university with coursework in linear algebra, calculas, numerical and real analysis etc. Masters in Statistics: 9.6 cgpa on a scale of 10 from a tier 2 private university with 10 in calculas, algebra, linear models, Design of Experiments, Biostatistics, multivariate analysis, Demography,Statistical Inference. Research experience: 1.Did a thesis project for final semester applying mathematical model to demographic rates. 2.Worked as a research assistant for 8 months at a government organisation but not very relevant experience or publication from it. I've graduated first in class in my master's program and have been awarded a national scholarship based on academic merit. Currently working as a Statistical analyst. GRE: not taking( applying to programs not requiring GRE. LORs: Three from my professors including the professor who was my project guide. I'm thinking of applying to PhD Biostatistics/ Statistics programs. My whatsoever little research experience is related to Biostatistics and it interests me the most. The programs I've selected so far are among the top 10 programs in Biostatistics Kindly suggest some schools which are not very ambitious and some safety schools for PhD Statistics. Thank you. I'm reposting this question since there was no reply on the previous one, maybe I missed some information. Any response is very much appreciated
I am an international student and have been admitted to the master's program at University of Texas, UIC, and Boston university( applied biostatistics). I want to work in the industry after my graduation, and since I am from engineering background, I am still exploring the field. So, if anybody can provide their insights about these schools then it would be a great help.