xstopfloating Posted January 30, 2014 Share Posted January 30, 2014 Hey everyone, I'm actually an anthropology/archaeology hopeful, but I thought I'd stop by the math/stats board to get some help for my husband. He's a very non-traditional student and will be graduating with a bachelor's in math next December at the age of 28. He's starting to look into graduate programs and is aiming to fulfill all commonly required coursework (e.g., Washington's admission requirements) before he graduates. My question for you: are there any unspoken requirements for admission into MA/PhD programs? Here's where he'll stand by the time he completes his degree: Cumulative GPA: Pretty low from his first round at college over 5 years ago. Will probably end up around 3.15. Last 60 GPA (Includes all math coursework): 3.85-3.90 (based on how he's performed thus far, this should be plausible) Research Experience: 1) Stats-based research with professor, NSF-funded (one semester); 2) Stats-based research with professor (one semester + summer); 3) Research with a professor who specializes in topology (promised for upcoming fall semester) Teaching Experience: Peer leader/workshop instructor for Calculus III (two semesters; this program is funded by an NSF grant that aims to improve minority participation in STEM fields) Publications: Potentially one, second-authored stemming from research with a consistently-published professor (I know, that may not mean much, but publishing is the goal!) Clearly, much of this is still not set in stone, but we both want to make sure he's going to have what it takes to compete with other applicants. Though he's still working on his primary interests, they seem to lean more toward pure math as opposed to applied math. I apologize for any poor wording; my math vocabulary and knowledge of the field is pretty... rudimentary. Thanks in advance, and good luck to all of you on your admission decisions! I have figuratively bitten my nails down to the quick waiting to hear back! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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