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Which is the better school going forward for a math PhD?
cdab posted a topic in Decisions, Decisions
Out of the top Canadian schools and the University of Michigan, where would be a better place in the long run to pursue a pure math PhD?
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Let me first start off by saying that I am not doing poorly in linear algebra because I don't understand it, rather there was a misunderstanding with my professor. I had my first linear algebra exam last Wednesday. I was up very late studying for the exam, however, at around 3 am I got super sick (it was something I ate). I was legit puking every 20 minutes, I couldn't make it to my morning exam. I don't have insurance so I didn't see a doctor and get a note. I went to the dean of students, and because of that my professor gave me an offer to replace my zero exam 1 grade with 2/3 of my final exam grade. ex. if I got an 100 on the final exam, my zero will be replaced with a 66. However, the exam averages in this professors class are in the low 70's, so going off of that I will either end up with a low B or C in the class, and thats assuming I score around 10 points above average for the rest of the exams. I currently have two W's on my transcript one in computer science from my second semester (retaking next semester) and one in actuarial science from my third semester (he curved the class so only the top 40% passed, also changed my major so I didn't need the class). I am currently in my fourth semester, so this means that if I drop this course I will have a W on my transcript for the third semester in a row. I think this creates a poor representation of who I am as a student, as it shows that I won't be able to handle a graduate school course load because I keep dropping one course every semester. I want to get into a good graduate school for economics. I am currently double majoring in math and econ. I am a transfer, My first semester at my new school was last semester, where I got a 3.3 GPA. I am trying to get this up by getting straight A's this semester and my last two years. If my GPA still isnt high enough, I would be willing to do an extra semester or two to take extra courses. Now, I do believe that I will get A's in all of my other courses, however, I think getting a 'W' in linear algebra will make this look not as impressive. I'm thinking about staying in the course, getting a B or C, and just retaking it over the summer online. The original grade will still be on my transcript, but it won't count towards my GPA. Would grad schools look past this? What should I do? This is such a terrible situation... :/

Please evaluate my profile for Applied Mathematics/School recommendation
Alex_Sala posted a topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi, everybody. To be honest, I come from a rural community and don´t have the money to apply to several graduate programs. That is why I want help so I can narrow my choices and avoid spending money on application fees for universities I don´t even have a decent chance to get accepted at (I don´t know how my profile compares to average international students). Here is my profile: Major: Two at UNAM in México. One in Physics and other in Mathematics GPA: both 9.5/10 Research experience: Several posters, seminar talks and worked as associated student at various institutes TOEFL: 113 GRE: 163 V / 169 Q / 4.0 AWA Awards: Some summer schools, scholarships and finalist at math competitions I would really appreciate if anyone can have a look at my profile and give me some advice. Thank you very much in advance.
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Hi, I'm sorry if this isn't the place to ask this question. I'm new to the forum. I understand Duke has already sent out admission offers and rejections, but I haven't recieved anything yet. On the OneLink website, it says my mathematics application is still under consideration. Thank you for any hint or advice.

Hello, I applied for the Mast in pure mathematics at the university of Cambridge in November, and my application has been under review by department since then. I was wondering if anyone knows when i would be likely to hear back from the department regarding an offer. I'm currently studying a Bsc in mathematics in the united kingdom at a not so high ranking university.
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Hi All, Each year we organize a Summer School for senior undergraduate students. This year, the fourday fullycatered event will be from July 3rd until July 6th, inclusive. The Summer School will consist of wideranging talks on the theory and applications of data analytics & visualization given by program faculty and industry experts. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about cuttingedge research in the big data science and network with subject matter experts and fellow students from other countries. We are inviting applications from exceptional students worldwide. The event is free to attend, and moreover, the successful applicant’s travel and accommodation expanses will be covered by the program. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.lassondecreatedav.ca/ About the CREATE DAV Program The program is a multiinstitution, multisector collaboration between York University (the lead institution), OCAD University, Concordia University and the University of Toronto, together with a number of leading Canadian hightech companies in Toronto and Montreal focused on applications in cloud computing, digital cultures, health technology and smart cities. The goal of the DAV program is to provide opportunities for exceptional graduate students (MSc and PhD), undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students accepted into the program will receive highly competitive financial stipends and enhanced training from a collaborative group of internationally known subject matter experts in the field of data analytics and visualization in a broad range of application areas. Poster Create Dav Summer school 2018.pdf

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Grad School Applied Mathematics, Systems or Electrical Engineering
tmoney611 posted a question in Questions and Answers
I currently am graduating with a B.S. in Computational and applied mathematics. I concentrated in statistics and have a minor in it, but am only also a class different from a Statistics B.S. as well. I took a class in mathematics of large data and it concentrated in Laplace and Fourier transformations of data, such as signals within pictures, voice and speaker recognition, and wavelets JPEG. I absolutely loved it. I was wondering what I should do now? I have heard that mathematicians can go to grad school for electrical engineering and not be behind if they are going to focus on signals and processing, which is what I would be doing, but am wondering how feasible it is? I know for a fact that mathematicians transition into systems engineering flawlessly since graduate school of systems engineering is mathematics of processes. However, I know a masters in applied mathematics would also open doors to different worlds, but normally lead to different kinds of jobs than my dream job. Other than that, should I just finish a bachelors degree in electrical engineering? I do not think would be more beneficial but I thought I would ask that as well. any advise would be greatly appreciated Thanks, Tom
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Chances at Professional Master's with no Research Experience
yellowfellow posted a topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi all! I am applying to several master's programs for Fall 2018 and I am hoping some of you might be able to help as I do not have much of an idea how my chances might be. I am particularly interested in 1year professional master's in statistics programs, but I am also applying to others. Undergrad Institution: Large state (Pac12) Top 50 Math department Major(s): Mathematics Minor(s): Econ GPA: Cum: 3.87; Major: 3.8 Type of Student: Domestic male Relevant coursework: Calc II (A), Calc III (B), Discrete (A), Elements of Prob and Stat (A), Proofs (B), Analysis ODE (A), Linear Algebra (A), Real Analysis (A), Probability Theory (A), Topology (in progress), Statistics Theory (in progress), Java (A), Data Organization in C (A) GRE General Test: Q: 170 (97%) V: 151 (52%) W: 4.0 (60%) Programs Applying: Cornell MPS, CMU MSP, Rice M.Stat, Brown Biostat, Columbia MA Statistics, Columbia Data Science, Brown Data Science. I did not determine that I wanted to pursue graduate studies until late 2017, which explains the lack of more "safety" schools as most deadlines passed before I began applying. Research Experience: None Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Just some GPAbased honors and selections Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Data science internship at a startup last summer Letters of Recommendation: 1 professor, 1 postdoc, 1 from employer. Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Father did postdoctoral math research at Cornell, which happens to be my first choice, with an active and distinguished professor he is still in contact with. My concern is that I have not done any undergraduate research due to being a studentathlete for 3 years and that this can affect me in two ways: first is that I have not done research and second is that my LORs will only be as good as "did well in class and went to office hours" LORs. Will undergrad research make a big difference for professional master's programs? I am also hoping my V GRE score is good enough such that it doesn't red flag. Do I have a reasonable shot at these programs this year? Thank you!!! 2 replies

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I am planning to apply to a Ph.D. program in mathematics. I just finished the first draft of my SOP, would anyone like to review my SOP? I would be happy to review yours for exchange. Thanks a lot!

Hi everyone,Kindly advise on my chances of getting into the following MFE/Quantitative Finance programs:BaruchColumbiaCornellNYUUniversity of ChicagoGeorgia Institute of TechnologyMITUniversity of WashingtonBoston UniversityFordhamNYU TandonUCLAUSCNorth Carolina StateNorth Carolina at CharlotteRensselaerGender: M. Ethnic Background: White/European. American Citizen.Here are some of my accomplishments and skills:May 2017 BS Mathematics graduate, 3.35 GPA (courses in Calc 13, DiffEq, Real Analysis I&II, Complex Analysis, Probability Theory, Topology, Advanced Linear Algebra, and few actuary courses [FM, P, MLC]). Top 100 ranked from US News National University in New York.Full time work experience as a Pricing Analyst for an aviation engineering company. I've been there for 7 months already immediately after graduation and looking to stay for a year until I get in a FE program for fall 2018.Job summary: Develop integrated pricing models and cost analysis for aircraft component repair Forecast revenue/profit margins and present analyses and recommendations to executive management team Prepare business proposals, validate bills of material pricing, and leverage budget analysis to maximize revenue and mitigate risk GRE Score: Q: 166 (91 percentile), V: 153 (61 percentile), Writing: 4.5 (82 percentile).Financial representative internship at Northwestern Mutual during my undergrad.Letters of Rec: 1) Calculus 1 & 2 Teacher's Assistant. This professor, who is the director of calculus at the university I graduated from, is writing my recommendation letter. 2) My math professor for advanced probability/stats, and 2 actuary courses in MLC (part I and II). I did very well in his classes. B, A,A respectively in that order. 3) My former business development manager who was the previous pricing analyst as well and trained me. He now is in a different office for the same company; this left me to run the business development department on my own. I expect strong letters from all 3.Limited knowledge of C++, Python, and Access. Haven't formally learned programming but I plan on getting take Baruch's C++ for Financial Engineering pre MFE course for C++ certification before starting in the Fall. Working with the IT developer at my job to create a C++ program that predicts stock price volatility. He's doing the coding, I'm doing the math. Advanced Excel skills, as I use it heavily at my job every day. Private math tutor for Wyzant.com with over 95 hours of tutoring and 5/5 star rating for all levels of math up to calculus 1.Please let me know if you think my profile is strong enough to gain acceptance for certain schools based on my experience. If you have any more questions to evaluate my profile do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your help.Transcending

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Hi all, I am currently a Junior at a top liberal arts college, majoring in math, with a 3.70 GPA (but 3.39 in math courses). I have no research experience, and I will take the GREs next month. I am genuinely unsure whether I could get into any decent math masters program with this profile, so I was wondering generally where I stand. ' Relevant courses: Calc 2 (A), Linear Algebra (B), Multivariable (B), Mathematical Modeling (A), Complex Analysis (B), Numerical Linear Algebra (A), and currently taking Real Analysis and Probability. For context the average grade awarded by the math department is 3.14 (funny I know).

I am a mathematics student at Sharif University of Technology. Also, I've passed the minor course of economics in that university. My GPA is about 15.30 out of 20 and I'm planning to apply for economics. I have some questions: 1. Is a bachelor's in Mathematics going to weigh me down when applying for a master's in Economics? 2. In which universities I have a chance of getting admission with a full scholarship? 3. Is there any chance at all? because I've heard that the demand for participating in master's programs for this field is very high. What should I do?

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How is the Masters in Math at Mcmaster Program? How are the professors? Are the professors fair? How does it compare with UofT's masters in math and Queens's masters in math?

Best Phd Programs/Schools for Applied Mathematics
carlmathent posted a topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi everyone! I am new here so serious help will be greatly appreciated. I am graduating next year with my Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and I was wondering what is the next best step for me to do. I am determined to get into grad school but I've heard that, for applied math, you have the option to either take a master's or go directly to getting a PhD. My ultimate goal is to get a PhD but getting a master's was what I was expecting to get first. Either way, I just wanted to know what most of you suggest I take: master's or directly get into PhD program? Also, what is the best school that offers a great graduate programs on Applied Math? As of right now, I don't have a specific concentration so a general best school will be fine. Thank you in advance, everyone!!! Have a great day! 
Hi, Does anyone here have any idea if McMaster University has sent out a second round of offers for M.Sc. Mathematics (thesis)? If not, do you have any idea when they might? Also, do Canadian places like McMaster and Queen's require that people accept offers by April 15th? thanks.

Applied Mathematics & Statistics Fall 2017 Old Dominion Univrsity
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Has anyone got admission decision from ODU math department? I applied for PhD concentration in Statistics in early January. But didn't get any decision yet. Thanks. 
I got into Mathematics PhD program in Texas A&M. I received the official email on Feb 16th. In the official email, it says "I look forward to hearing from you soon." So when should I get back to them? Is there a general deadline or should I ask them explicitly what the deadline is?

Hi everyone, As a math major looking to get into a quantitativeheavy graduate program (engineering/computational finance/statistics/computer science), I am determined to get a [near] perfect quantitative reasoning score on the GRE. I would be happy with a 165167 and absolutely thrilled with a 168170. My question is: how exactly does one achieve these scores? I am still early in my GRE experience, but it seems to me no matter how much GRE math you know, there is usually at least one or two of the 40 (or 50) questions I have to guess on or stumps me with time. Additionally, there are still questions I get wrong from silly mistakes. If you or anyone you know has gotten 90+ percentile quant scores, please elaborate on any of the study methods, preparation, or books used. Thank you! Philip

What are my chances of getting in to a Master's in Statistics program?
Volo88 posted a topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi all! I graduated with a BS in Physics in 2010, and I feel ready to go back for a Master's for a number of reasons (mostly lack of employability and dissatisfaction with what positions I am able to get, feels like I'm at a dead end with my current education / skills). What subject to study has always been the difficult part for me, but I think statistics is "the one," if you will. I've always been great at math, but I never was a fan of how theoretical it was, and I'd really like to learn an applicable mathematical skill that grants a much better income and in a growing field. The BLS handbook has an amazing outlook for Statisticians, and everything else I read suggests that it's a very in demand skill. Statistics seems to meet this blend of what I'm good at with what I'd like in a future career. I actually took a civil service exam for a Statistician recently. Afterwards, they sent a letter requesting my resume, and I was astonished at the starting salary of $87,500! The most I've ever made was $47,000, with $31,000 and $37,000 positions as well (in the NYC metro area sadly). I've been working mostly in laboratory testing, but unfortunately I discovered I have a good deal of anxiety working with hazardous chemicals. I'd like to get more of a "white collar" position, even though my chronic wrist tendonitis is going to be a nuisance (hopefully workplaces would provide a very ergonomic setup). I've decided that it's the lesser of two evils though. After browsing some other topics like this, I'll try to follow suit and list applicable courses I've taken: College Overall Undergrad GPA: 3.76 ( 3.91 in junior / senior year though ) Calc I: A Calc II: C Calc III (Multivariable Calculus): A Differential Equations: A Engineering Math / Fourier Series Transforms: A Linear Algebra: B+ Computer Programming for Engineers (class was Mathlab and MatCad software): A Programming Logic (class was an intro in programming logic using Javascript): A GRE: I've never taken it but am looking in to scheduling / studying for it now. I have a published research paper (2nd author) in the Astronomical Journal working with a professor at my undergrad. I won an award for it and gave presentations at a couple conferences and at my college to the faculty and students. It involved analyzing / cleaning an image of a galaxy (we were looking in the radio wavelengths for UltraDense HII regions, which are star formation regions) and comparing our radio images with images at different wavelengths to classify candidates. Operated in Unix command line software and used LaTeX to make tables. The summary of this research was my undergraduate thesis and was about a 30 page paper. Possibly Relevant Work experience: Job 1: 1+ year (Laboratory Analyst position) · Analyzed over 100 sets of raw test data using Excel calculations, formulas, and graphs (relatively small samples, ~20003000 pieces of data for each set) · Created over 100 analytical reports in Excel and Word · Prepared data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting the raw data · Identified relationships and trends in data to draw conclusions of test performance Job 2: 1+ year (Equipment Calibration position at a pharmaceutical company) · Analyzed raw data of approximately 15 validation cycles and calculated sterility assurance levels (relatively small samples) · Analyzed sets of raw data utilizing Excel formulas and graphs · Created over 100 reports in Word and Excel for performed calibrations Questions: 1) I've never taken a statistics or probability course, how much will this hurt my chances at getting accepted to a statistics program? I'm wondering if I should take a class or two at my local community college to beef up my qualifications? For example, Carnegie Melon University has some probability and statistics classes listed as prerequisites, so it sounds like my chances of getting accepted there are 0 atm. Other universities have less specific requirements. 2) It's been 6 years since I've been in college, and I feel really rusty on my calculus and programming skills, which I haven't had to use at all since graduating. Well, my programming skills were never above beginner to begin with. Hopefully studying for the GRE will refresh some of it, but do universities look unfavorably upon someone who has been out of school for awhile? 3) I'm really interested in an applied statistics program, as opposed to a theoretical. At this point in my life, financial and job security is my number one priority, and I'm concerned that a program that is too theoretical or geared for future PhD students isn't going to teach me the skills needed to secure employment. What programs are out there that are more "professional" degrees? Or does any Master's in Statistics program provide enough applicable training to secure gainful employment? As I previously mentioned, CMU's one year Master's program was advertised as a professional degree, so it looked appealing. 4) Speaking of CMU, are there prereqs flexible? It didn't sound like it. 5) I'm very blessed to have enough money saved to spend $50,000 or so for a degree, but I'd rather not spend that much if possible. What are the chances of full/partial funding for a Master's program? I've read that UMass, Berkeley, and UNC are known for providing some support, are there any others I'm missing? I haven't gone through each program on the rankings list. 6) Are there any online Master's programs for Statistics? Thanks so much if you've made it this far lol! 
I am an undergrad interested in differential geometry. Can anyone suggest an institute with a good differential geometry department that offers a funded Masters program in Mathematics?
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Applying to a PhD in Applied Mathematics  Looking for Advice
Axion004 posted a topic in Applications
I am looking to start a PhD program in applied mathematics during the Fall of 2018. I have some realistic concerns that I would like to vent on this forum. I created this post because I am unfamiliar with academia and don't want to create a plan that would lead to failure (my personality is INTJ). Background: I am a normal student who is quiet and studious. After I obtained my undergraduate degree, I worked for five years as a software consultant. During those five years, I have a gained a lot of experience in mathematics by reading books and studying math in my spare time. My undergraduate degree is in an unrelated subject, I have a MS degree in applied mathematics. I have taken a fair amount of courses relevant to my goal. These include calculus 13, introductory physics 13, linear algebra, advanced linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations (two courses), mathematical modeling, complex analysis, thermodynamics, object orientated programming, data structures, econometrics, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, engineering mathematics, number theory, Riemann zeta function, and more. I don't think I will be rejected due to a lack of course experience. I have some research experience but have not published any of my work. For my MS degree, I wrote a MS project about the computational methods of the Riemann zeta function. I know how to program and included both mathematics and computer code in my MS project. I cannot objectively measure the strength of my MS project (if length matters, it was near 100 pages long). I did not publish any of my work. In 2013, I also spent a couple of weeks doing independent research in astronomy. Astronomy is a side interest of mine and is something that I read about. Similar to my MS project, I didn't publish any of my work. Concerns: What are realistic expectations for someone in my situation? Will graduate programs look negatively on my application because I didn't publish the work done in my MS project or astronomy research? Will they also see my five years of experience in industry as something negative in my PhD application? Since I plan to start graduate school in the Fall of 2018, I have plenty of time to plan and study more material (although, that probably isn't going to help me if I don't publish anything). I am not super concerned about my GPA (it is between a 3.43.5 for undergraduate study and 3.73.8 for graduate study). I have been looking at the rankings of PhD programs and have spent some time looking at advice for future graduate students. Since I have roughly 1.5 years before I would start graduate school, I have been proactively learning new material. I have signed up for proof based mathematics courses (including abstract algebra and real analysis) so that I can strengthen my application. I'm not sure if taking these courses is necessary, although I hate to waste time at night doing unproductive activities or just reading math books on my own without any sort of credential. I am in my late twenties and am very aware of my chances for an academic job (statistically near zero). I would like to work in industry after I graduate. I am not opposed to the possibility of becoming a professor, although it seems impossible given the supply of younger students and my background. Questions: 1. Do I have a good chance of getting into graduate school in applied mathematics? How could I figure this out? 2. My primary reason for going to graduate school is because I want to learn more. Some of this could be accomplished on my own (by reading math books or taking online courses at MIT OpenCourseWare). I would like to dive much deeper than my MS project. 3. Do you think that my plan is insane given that I probably wouldn't end up as a professor? The alternative is to stay in industry and work in software for the next 30+ years. I would like to try something different and would presumably be good at academic research.
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How do I stack up with other engineering graduate school applicants?
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Hi everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I'm wondering how I stack up against other applicants to an engineering grad school program. Current programs I'm looking at include petroleum engineering masters at Penn State or University of Texas at Austin (or other relevant schools in Texas). Other engineering programs I am looking to consider, such as nuclear engineering, but I am unsure of what schools to apply to yet. I am a senior graduating from a top public state university in New York with a 3.3 GPA. I am studying BS Mathematical Sciences with a minor in Education. I plan on taking the GRE sometime within this Spring 2017 semester. I am hoping to receive a 165 (hopefully higher) out of 170 on the quantitative section. My verbal wont be nearly as good but I will strive to get a 155 or higher. My writing is good so I'm hoping to receive a 5+. My resume includes 4 years of retail experience, an internship at an insurance company, and plenty extracurricular clubs at my university. Please give me any feedback, suggestions on schools/programs to consider, or any other relevant information regarding what schools I can get into (or how I stack up to the applicant pool for other prospective graduate engineering students). Thank you, Transcending 6 replies

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Graduate School Economics Application Math Issue
Camilla_T posted a question in Questions and Answers
I have Bachelors and Masters Degree in Economics with very limited mathematics (college algebra, calculus for business, two week review of calculus I and linear algebra) but I am applying for a PhD in Economics. I have contemplated taking math courses(Calculus, Multivariate calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations) in the summer as a NonDegree student but I live in a country where math courses are only offered as part of a degree program. I would like some advice on how I can take the math courses I need to strengthen my PhD applications or what programs I can apply to that can admit me and allow me to take math courses in the summer before the program begins.
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Hello, Please is it possible to apply for an Economics PhD with a Mathematics undergraduate degree? Please check out my stat Undergraduate: BSc Mathematics CGPA:3.45/4.00 GRE 318(Q160 V158 AWA 3.0)