zyxwq Posted March 1, 2014 Share Posted March 1, 2014 Hello all, First time poster here. I realized relatively late that I want to continue my math education and hope to apply for an M.S. in Applied Math (would consider pure as well). Given my background, I'm am unsure what my chances are of getting accepted into a decent top-30 program. Stats: Male at top public US university (top 3) with a top 10 graduate math program Major: Applied Math, graduating this year GPA: major: 3.6-3.7 (hopefully by graduation), overall: 3.3 (hopefully 3.4 by graduation) Upper Division coursework: two quarters real analysis, one quarter complex analysis, proof-based linear algebra, two quarters numerical analysis, financial mathematics, discrete stochastic processes, mathematical modeling, ordinary differential equations, probability, mathematical statistics Concerns: - No abstract algebra taken - how much of an issue will this be to M.S. Applied Math programs? - My low GPA is primarily due to a completely unrelated degree I was pursuing at the university (life sciences + economics), which I later changed to Applied Math. Additionally, I received two C's in lower division math classes (re-took one to learn it better and got an A), but have been getting A's/A-'s in my upper division coursework so far. Does my GPA rule me out of consideration for top-30 M.S. programs? - No research experience. I have, however, been working on developing quantitative algorithms via MATLAB with an academic professional in finance that works in the financial services industry now (Monte Carlo methods, stock price modeling using geometric Brownian motion, multi-variate regressions etc.) Given my background, do I still have a fair shot at getting accepted into a Top 30 (preferably higher) Master's program in Applied Math? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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