Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

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bbq123
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Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby bbq123 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:43 pm

Hi, I graduated from a Top 20 programs in mathematics. My background is follow:

Proof based courses: Real Variables (A), Complex Variables (A), Abstract Linear Algebra (A), Introduction to Proof (A)
Honors Undergraduate Courses: Honors Abstract Algebra (A), Honors Topic in Mathematics (A), Honors Undergrad Research (A)
Reading Course: Homological Algebra (A)
Graduate Level Courses (with other PhD students at my university): General Topology (A+), Commutative Algebra (A).

Will I have a chance if I apply to some Masters Program? Lets say like top 50-100 or so?

djysyed
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Re: Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby djysyed » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:35 pm

Certainly, your background and grades show that you have completed an Honors mathematics curriculum and have done quite well.

bbq123
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Re: Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby bbq123 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:39 pm

I just hope I get in some Masters Program. I know that my math grades are not that good and I am not that good in mathematics, but I want to continue my education

Altoids
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Re: Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby Altoids » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 pm

I know NYU and only a few other schools actually offer master program in math. None particularly difficult to get into. But you're getting all As. What makes you feel like not good in math?

q8099086
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Re: Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby q8099086 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:05 pm

You got really goog grades in math, don’t worry about that. I know that Umich, UPenn, UIUC, Purdue, NYU and UCI will have regular programs, and it is not very hard to be admitted. The only problem is that this might be expensive, like Umich 45000$ a year.

mathisawesome
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Re: Chances for Masters Program in Mathematics

Postby mathisawesome » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:15 pm

As already pointed out, departments prioritize PhD students for funding. So obtaining an admission into masters is not that hard but getting funding is not that common. Perhaps consider applying to PhD and at the end of 2 years, switch to masters and then you may graduate with a masters. This idea has twofold advantage: you don't have to reapply to PhD schools again if you do wish to continue into a PhD and would like to continue at the same place and second: you have guaranteed funding since the department considers you a PhD student.
people do find this approach unethical and that is something you may consider for yourself.




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