USA Math Department Interviews

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USA Math Department Interviews

Post by Legendre » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:55 pm

I was led to believe that USA math departments don't run interviews.

They do for applied mathematics at Duke. Is this generally the case for applied mathematics departments/programs or is Duke an exception?

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Re: USA Math Department Interviews

Post by hdinh2707 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:55 pm

I can't say I have confirmed what I'm saying, but nearly everyone I've talked to who applies to a higher ranked school and was considered has had an interview. Among the list is Havard and Stanford. I would actually think it's pretty common. I have been told by faculty, becoming a PhD student means you have justify spending a large sum of research money for your support as a student.

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Re: USA Math Department Interviews

Post by vonLipwig » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:36 pm

For pure maths programs, none of the US universities to which I applied last year had interviews. (I suppose I can't say this with certainty about the ones where I was rejected).

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