m4thguYY Posted October 8, 2012 Share Posted October 8, 2012 Hi all! I posted here last semester while I was still in my master's but I have finished and would like an opinion.. Basically I am applying to - Columbia Stat Columbia Operations Research Yale Stat Rutgers Stat Rutgers Econ Rutgers Operations Research Stony Brook Applied Math Stony Brook Econ Princeton Operations Research UPenn Operations Research As you can see, my main area of research is economics & statistics. My extended profile: [sUNY Bing] B.A. in Math (Graduated with a 3.1 GPA. Got 4 C's. Two of them were pretty serious foundations, so I re-took them and got an A in both.) [sUNY Bing] M.A.T. in Math & Math Education (Did ind. study in psychological methods of math foundations, conceptual retention methods, and methodology of teaching math) Graduated with a 3.65 (3 grad classes - Stat & Prob (A), Topics in Higher Geometry (A), Number Theory ( ) A lot of professors say that having a degree/experience in teaching is an asset in a PhD program. [sUNY Buff] M.A. in Math (Concentration in Statistics, mainly stochastic processes & probability. GPA 3.7, Concentration GPA 3.95. Master's Thesis titled "Economic Forecasting Using Stochastic and Poisson Processes". Courses were: Comp Physics ( , Applied Math w/ Presentation on Brownian Motion ( , Math Physics (B+), Real Analysis (A-), Probability (A), Cryptography/Applied Number Theory(A), Stochastic Processes(A), Abstract Algebra (A) ). Will be taking Operations Research and Continuous Time Financial Math in Spring 2013 and Economics during Winter 2012. Currently, while applying to PhDs, I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at a SUNY 4-Year State College. My LoR are all from three professors, including my probability professor (also thesis advisor), abs alg professor, and cryptography professor. All A's, all top rank in classes. In Prob, I was rank 1 of 20 grad students. In Crypt, #2 and Abs Alg #2 also I believe but I think he is saying Top 5% or Top 10%. Either way, they all assure me they are giving me stellar letters. I took GRE and got 800/510 Q/V, but I am re-taking it in a month. I am sure I will still get a top Q, and hopefully improve my V by a lot. I am taking the Math Subject Test - I have been getting ~850/80th percentile, so if I am around there, I will submit. If I bomb, I will not. I am not asking for a percentage of getting into these programs, just curious if I have a chance/if I am competitive. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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