Applying for pure math PhD programs without a math degree

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kkkkat
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Applying for pure math PhD programs without a math degree

Post by kkkkat » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 am

I'm about to graduate in the summer of 2020 with a STEM degree in a reputed university in asia.
I consider myself a math major in a sense, without a degree however. I took about 20 math courses, 8 of which are graduate courses.
I also have a year-long research experience in pure math at my home institution, without anything publishable though.

Do you think my major not being math a problem? Should I try to make up for it in my PS or SOP?
Do I just mention it with a couple of sentences, or use a paragraph (or more) to talk about my move from my major to math?

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance! :D

By the way, I have got a 98% in GRE subject math, if that helps.

temporaryacct
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Re: Applying for pure math PhD programs without a math degree

Post by temporaryacct » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:04 pm

If you have the course requirements that schools list, then the name of your major doesn't matter too much.

kkkkat
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Re: Applying for pure math PhD programs without a math degree

Post by kkkkat » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:55 am

Thank you for the information.
temporaryacct wrote:If you have the course requirements that schools list, then the name of your major doesn't matter too much.



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