### 7-8 Year’s work exp before a PhD

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**Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:16 am**Hi!

Starting a new thread just in case.

I have a bachelors in ECE from an international university, a Masters from UCSD in Signal and Image Processing and been working in the industry for close to

8 years in Video Compression and more recently in 3D Computer Vision. I want to apply for a PhD in AMATH(Applied Math) starting Fall 2019(mostly).

I am aware that I need to take the GRE Math Subject Exam and the General GRE as well.

I do not have any research papers so far.

I did lots of high school math competitive exams(dont think they count anymore).

I am only hoping to do well in Math Subject test to prove myself.

How realistic are my chances of a PhD Admit in AMATH? Will my work experience cost me a lot?

Anyone else in the same boat?

Any advice from people in similar situations is appreciated .

Thanks for your time

Starting a new thread just in case.

I have a bachelors in ECE from an international university, a Masters from UCSD in Signal and Image Processing and been working in the industry for close to

8 years in Video Compression and more recently in 3D Computer Vision. I want to apply for a PhD in AMATH(Applied Math) starting Fall 2019(mostly).

I am aware that I need to take the GRE Math Subject Exam and the General GRE as well.

I do not have any research papers so far.

I did lots of high school math competitive exams(dont think they count anymore).

I am only hoping to do well in Math Subject test to prove myself.

How realistic are my chances of a PhD Admit in AMATH? Will my work experience cost me a lot?

Anyone else in the same boat?

Any advice from people in similar situations is appreciated .

Thanks for your time