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asdfghj
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grad program suggestions?

Post by asdfghj » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:13 am

Graduating this december with a major in applied mathematics, minor in some tech major(non-coding-related). I'm a transfer from a community college, so I had to start from calc 3 when I first got to my current univ.
GPA 3.96, expecting 4.0 this semester.
Upper division math classes(all As):
Graph Theory
Intro analysis
Applied real analysis
Applied complex analysis
Computer assisted math
Finite Mathematical Structures
Intro to probability and statistics
Data Analysis
Applied Algebra
Differential Equations
Geometric Structures
Planning on taking 2 grad courses next semester.
A class(math bio) is research related and will be attending an REU this summer. TAed two classes.

I've been thinking about masters in data science or bussiness analytics, and phd in applied math, however, I don't think my profile is strong enough to get me into any phd programs. Any suggestions?

ribbit
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Re: grad program suggestions?

Post by ribbit » Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:53 pm

Your profile is definitely strong enough to get into PhD programs, especially if you cast a broad net (provided you can get good letters, including one from your REU advisor). Don't second guess yourself!

asdfghj
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Re: grad program suggestions?

Post by asdfghj » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:03 pm

ribbit wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Your profile is definitely strong enough to get into PhD programs, especially if you cast a broad net (provided you can get good letters, including one from your REU advisor). Don't second guess yourself!
I don't know if I can get good letters. I for sure can get some positive letters from professors whom I took a class or two with, but I highly doubt that I can get very good letters since they don't know me well. I most likely will have a very positive letter from a post-doc and one positive letter from a mathematician who's well-known in his area. The third one depends on how the REU goes.

Chem_Whale2021
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Re: grad program suggestions?

Post by Chem_Whale2021 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:33 pm

Don't forget to apply to some safe schools!

iliketopology
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Re: grad program suggestions?

Post by iliketopology » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:54 pm

I'm not an applied math person, so take this with a grain of salt, but I would recommend checking out the UC Davis applied math phd program. It's my impression that it's a pretty strong program with a wide breadth of interests, but I think admission is less competitive than some other programs (perhaps other UC schools attract more applications).
So as I think someone else said, cast a wide net and apply to some top top schools, but also apply to some quality schools that are less competitive.

Konick_Sections12
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Re: grad program suggestions?

Post by Konick_Sections12 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:13 am

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