Where can I apply?

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otter
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Where can I apply?

Postby otter » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: NA
Type of Student: Asian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 162 (92%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (53%) :(


Program Applying: Masters in Pure math

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Did well in a couple of math competitions.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Attended a couple of rigorous math training camps.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None.

I'm not sure where I should consider applying. Not many universities have MS programmes. Can anyone help?

MattW
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby MattW » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Consider applying to some Canadian universities. Virtually all MS students are funded and the GREs are not required. What's your area of interest?

otter
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby otter » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:36 am

Area of interest? Nothing in particular...What Canadian universities did you have in mind?

MattW
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby MattW » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:31 am

There's quite a few good Canadian schools.

The tier 1 schools are probably:
- Toronto,
- UBC,
- Waterloo,
- Alberta.

Queen's and McGill could possibly be placed in that list as well.

Other strong schools are:
- UVic,
- SFU,
- Calgary,
- UWO,
- McMaster,
- Ottawa.

ANDS
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby ANDS » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:21 pm

I just noticed you are a foreign student. The lack of research experience is what is going to hurt more than the MGRE (nvm that a 53% isn't bad - people get into U. Chicago with a score like that). Are you opposed to doing a masters first, or would you need the funding a doctoral program provides?

otter
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby otter » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:54 am

I want to do my masters first; I won't be able to cope with a Phd program. But I do need some sort of financial aid.

ANDS
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby ANDS » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:21 pm

otter wrote:I want to do my masters first; I won't be able to cope with a Phd program. But I do need some sort of financial aid.


Most campuses (in the United States), simply do not fund Masters students. . .so folks are forced to take jobs and get government assistance. I am not sure how it works in Canada.

Also, realize that whether you enroll PhD or Masters, you're still - for the first two years - doing Masters work. Whether or not the confer upon you the masters depends on the program (some do some dont).

MattW
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Re: Where can I apply?

Postby MattW » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:09 pm

ANDS wrote:I am not sure how it works in Canada.

In Canada, a master's degree is a requirement for entrance to PhD programs. Canadian master's degrees are different from American Master's degrees in that they require more advanced coursework and are not remedial degrees, unlike their US counterparts. For this reason, Canadian master's degrees are funded are as competitive as comparable PhD programs. Master's degrees in Canada range from one to two years.




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