dasgut Posted August 9, 2013 Share Posted August 9, 2013 Hi All, I got shut out over a year ago from PhD programs during my application season.Having now done time with a prestigious consulting group I'm pretty sure i do want to go for the PhD in stats. I'm bored to tears and I need a job where I can be consistently intellectually challenged. A school (ranked in the 40's according to US News) near me offers the doctoral level mathematical stats sequence at night (i.e. they use "Theory of Point Estimation" for the first semester and "Testing Statistical Hypotheses" for the second). I'm considering taking it. When I applied in 2012, one very highly ranked stats program indicated that while I had an outstanding grad GPA and very strong math background my lack of a formal statistics background was a big blight on my application. What I'm wondering is this: will it significantly improve my application in a year if I take this sequence? My stats are as follows: Undergrad Institution: Top 20 Private University(US News) Major(s): Finance & Accounting Minor(s): Mathematics GPA: 3.51 (3.87 Last 2 Years) Type of Student: DWM Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News) Concentration: MS in Pure Math GPA: 3.97 GRE General Test (Retake): Q: 167 (95%) V: 162 (90%) W: 4.0 (48%) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (Retake): M: 840 (89%) Research Experience: 2 Summers With Office of Naval Research, probably doesn't count but I also work in mathematical and statistical modeling for a Big Data consulting firm Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for management accounting sophomore year (prolly not applicable, but it is teaching exp) Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad classes with all A's (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Applied Math I&II, Research Course in Minimal Surfaces) Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: -GPA over the last two years of undergrad and all of grad school= 3.92 -Professors indicated my score on the PhD analysis qual (taken to receive my MS) was the highest my year and for a few years Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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