superbean Posted April 22, 2013 Share Posted April 22, 2013 Hi Everyone! I am a physicist transitioning into statistics. Now that this round of applications is over, I was hoping that the denizens of the forums could help me identify some coursework that I could take that would improve my chances at getting into a PhD program in about a year and a half. I will be entering a Masters program in the fall. Ultimately, my goal is to get into a PhD program at an upper/middle tier school. Eventually, I would like to pursue academic research and engage in statistical consulting for other academics (I am also interested in data modeling). Some Relevant info: B.S. Physics 2003 top 40 University 3.26 GPA Calc II, III and differential equations (AP calc I in high school) (one B, two A’s) I also took some other courses in 2012 at far less prestigious university. Linear Algebra, Applied Statistics, A’s in both GRE score: 159 Quantitative, is it worthwhile to take it again? Should I take the math subject exam? I see from other forum posts that taking real analysis is key, but are there any other courses that I should be looking at? The stats core at my school includes: Probability and Statistics Advanced Mathematical Statistics (Convergence of random variables, the Central Limit Theorem; theory of estimation, hypothesis testing; the multivariate normal density; introduction to linear models; Bayesian statistics) Experimental Design Regression and Statistical Data Management Other classes I’m considering are advanced calculus 2 and real analysis. I will ask my advisor what he or she thinks(once I get one). Any help is super appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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