My undergrad GPA is worse. Below average. It is in electrical engineering. I could just do well in couple of math courses in undergrad. No good grades in electrical.
Later I joined 2 year MS program in Pure Mathematics and now I'll graduating in Fall with 4/4 GPA.
In my PhD application in pure math, Can this graduate GPA compensate my poor records in undergrad? (I have good grades in math courses in undergrad)
Undergrad Institution: Top ranked engineering institute (international)
Graduate Institute: Somewhere ranked 50th in USA.
GPA: Too bad in undergrad, 4/4 in MS.
Position in Class: Below average in undergrad, 1st in MS program.
Type of Student: International Male
Q: Not taken
V: Not taken
W: Not taken
M: 820 (87%)
Program Applying: Math
Research Experience: 1 year Research assistant in MS. 2 papers submitted. (don't know it'll be accepted or not)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Kappa Phi.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 1 year Teaching assistant in MS program.
I took math subject GRE in April (1st attempt). and got 820(87%) without preparation. I believe if I retake it in October, I can easily get in between 90-95%. For sure, I can expect my (MS) professors to write, "The best student I have ever taught" in recommendation letter. The weakest part in my application would be my poor GPA in electrical courses. I want to ask,
1. Will master's GPA be any helpful in compensating?
2. Is it a good idea to retake math subject GRE? (Or anything above 85% is the same) If it helps even a little bit, I'll go for it.
3. What schools should I be looking at?