ArtVandalay Posted October 1, 2017 Share Posted October 1, 2017 (edited) Hello, I've almost completed a MA in statistics at a well-regarded university (though not top 20 in statistics), and I'm applying to PhD programs this fall. Background: GRE: Verbal 167 ; Quant 166 (scored 170 v/162 q my first testing with minimal prep); Writing 5 GPA: 4.0 in my masters so far with 2 more courses to go Extras: 4 years working as an analyst in industry, a social science research/data analysis position over the summer Coursework: 3 courses or so in probability theory / mathematical statistics, the rest geared towards applied methods in data science Interests: Causation and the explanation/prediction in the social sciences, quantitative methods in the social sciences Undergraduate background: Political science / economics major; calculus, linear algebra, differential eq Domestic student Admittedly, my math skills are fine but not rockstar level, I'm pretty confident I could get up to speed with the right coursework / pre-admission prep. My plan is to apply to political science / economics (political economy) PhD programs, but I also plan to apply to a few statistics PhD programs with more of an applied focus. My priorities: hopefully a top 30 program that has an applied focus, good funding, ideally some direct work in my field of interest. Does anyone have any suggestions for some programs that might be well-suited to my interests? And perhaps a comment on my chances? Thank you! Edited October 1, 2017 by ArtVandalay Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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