morcas87 Posted January 11, 2010 Share Posted January 11, 2010 Hello everyone! I am an international student from Latin America, double majoring in econ and math at a state university in California. The spring semester is coming up and I am interested in applying for grad school (Ph.D) in economics in the fall 2010. My grades are decent (3.7 GPA), I am currently working as a research assistant for one of my professors and I believe will have good letters of recommendation. I am done with my econ requirements, so I am taking a graduate level econ class (micro theory) and real analysis in the spring also. I haven't taken the GRE yet (hopefully this semester) but I am aiming for a 760 in the quantitative section. My fields of interest are microeconomics, behavioral economics, development economics and consumer theory. My question is, what do you think my chances of getting into a... let's say, top-20 econ program in the US are? Also, I am exploring the idea of getting my MA before going to a PhD program (in hopes of having a better chance of getting into a good program) and I was recommended to get a MA in mathematics instead of economics to get into a good econ Ph.D program, any thoughts about this possibility? I appreciate any advice and comments you may have, thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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