Hi to everyone, I’d like to ask for advice and would be grateful for any replies. My situation is as follows:

I’ve graduated from the 10th ranked university in Russia, the department of applied mathematics, Diploma with Honors. After graduation I realized that I wish to pursue a degree abroad. And now I have two offers: the first – Erasmus Mundus master course in mathematical modeling in Europe, the second one – Phd opportunity (geotechnical engineering) in TN university in USA. To be honest, I want to become a graduate student in a good university in US (in mathematical department, division of applied mathematics).

What would you advice me? Can I apply for PhD in mathematics after graduation TN and receiving PhD in Engineering? Maybe you’ve heard something about UTK? Or about how is it difficult to enter US university after studying in Europe?

Thanks in advance. I am waiting for your answers.