kaw Posted March 3, 2022 Share Posted March 3, 2022 Hi all! I'm just really confused right now about my qualifications and where I stand as a potential candidate. I am a junior right now majoring in Math and Cognitive Science. I just recently decided that I want to go into Biostatistics and decided to do a masters in it. The relevant classes that I've taken so far are Linear Algebra - Pass/Fail due to covid Multivariable - A DiffEq - A+ Probability - A Real Analysis - A- Mathematical Statistics 1 - A- Numerical Methods and Stochastic Processes - A For Fall 2022, I am planning to take Statistical Methods 2 (This covers multivariate linear regression, logistic regression, ANOVA, etc..) Statistical Graphics and Data Visualization (This includes statistical concepts such as transformations, smoothing, and uncertainty into visualizations; interactive graphics; and non-traditional types of data, which may include time series, maps, networks, or text.) I am also planning on taking modern algebra and Mathematical Statistics 2 in the spring of my senior year. In terms of work experience, I am a research assistant for education research where one of my roles is to carry out statistical tests and data analysis on the coded data in SPSS. I am also planning to do statistical research in Fall of 2022. The question that I have is, should I take a year after college to work in some statistics industry or job before applying for a masters, because most of the grad schools won't see my grades in the bulk of the statistics classes that I am taking because of the december/january application deadline. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

bayessays Posted March 3, 2022 Share Posted March 3, 2022 No reason to take time off, you have more than enough background with the classes you've already completed. kaw 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

kaw Posted March 3, 2022 Author Share Posted March 3, 2022 4 hours ago, bayessays said: No reason to take time off, you have more than enough background with the classes you've already completed. I guess I'm just worried about my research experience as well. I don't really know what these top programs in biostatistics masters are looking for, so I'm kinda wandering around in the dark. I haven't taken the GRE but took an official practice test just to see how hard it was and I got a V: 154, Q:168. I think both of these can definitely go up a lot once I start studying for the GRE in the summer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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