GradSchoolNYC Posted March 3, 2010 Share Posted March 3, 2010 Hello all, I would really appreciate it if someone would tell me if I have any chance to get into a PhD Statistics Program. I would like to get into a top 20. I am not the typical student. First of all I will be completing my BA/MA in Economics this fall of 2010. My school gives you the option to take lots of statistics based econometrics class and I did all that. In terms of classes (note, the class with a (G) after them mean that they were grad courses) I have taken Calc 1-3, Diff eq, Linear Algebra, Advanced Prob Theory (G), Sampling Theory (G), Multivariate Analysis (G), Econometrics 1 & 2 (G), and Time Series Analysis (G). I am a BA/MA student. My overall GPA (meaning, the GPA of ALL my classes) is 3.55. My MA gpa is a 3.8 and my undergrad GPA is a 3.6. I am writing a thesis paper which will have a heavy dose of statistics and econometrics. I plan to do my absolute best of the GRE but haven't taken it... but for simplicity let's assume I score in the 95th percentile in all the sections. I can get great recommendation letters from 3-5 professors, although only 1 of them will be from the Math department, the rest will be economists. I participate in the student body, I have been a TA for the past 2 years and I play Tennis, if that matters at all. I have also been in Economics based competitions twice, one time making it to the semi finals. I am a minority. I don't know if this helps at all...I know it sure does if one goes for the Econ PhD. Since the earliest I can get into any program is by fall of 2011 I am planning to take an Analysis course (maybe both 1 and 2 if time permits), a computer programming course (I know VBA and a little bit of python but I have never taken any formal classes) and about 2-3 more Stat course...most definitely Math Stat but not really sure what else. And finally, some schools, like Cornell, offer a MS/PhD track, do I have a better chance getting into those types of programs? That is about all the information on myself that I can think of right now. Can someone please lend a hand? Thanks so much in advance!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Piwi Posted March 3, 2010 Share Posted March 3, 2010 You might want to post this on the Math and Statistics page instead: http://forum.thegradcafe.com/forum/48-mathematics-and-statistics/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

GradSchoolNYC Posted March 3, 2010 Author Share Posted March 3, 2010 You might want to post this on the Math and Statistics page instead: http://forum.thegrad...and-statistics/ Thanks. Didn't know that was there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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