taia6395 Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 I'm applying for graduate school for Geology/Hydrogeology for Fall 2013, and am wondering about my chances of getting admitted to a Ph.D. program. I was an Environmental Studies major/Biology minor in college and my undergraduate GPA is 3.2. GRE scores are in the 70th percentile for verbal and quantitative. I have a strong natural sciences background but have only taken 3 geology courses and a little math; however I have work and lab experience in water and natural resources. Several geologists I spoke with advised me to take statistics and basic hydrology courses before applying for the Ph.D. in order to strengthen my CV; or to apply first for Master's programs before going for the Ph.D. and take the courses there instead. Has anyone else had a similar situation in deciding to go for a Master's first or straight into Ph.D? Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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