I would plump for PhD Micro
I'm applying to MA programs in Canada in 2011. Can you guys give me a general idea as to how competitive my profile is for the following programs:
MA-doctoral and regular: U of T
MA: Simon Fraser
Type of Undergrad: BA Accounting and Economics
Undergrad GPA:Overall 7.2/9 to 7.3/9, Econ: 8.4/9, Math: 8.3/9 (Not including pre-calculus, which was a C+)
Type of Grad:N/A
Math Courses: Principal of Math Analysis (Now called Real Analysis 2) (A), Intermediate Math for Economics (A+), Calculus 1 (A), Calculus 2 (A), Mathematical Statistics for Economics (A), Regression Analysis (Econometrics, Taking-summer), Quantitative methods 1 and 2 (Stats 1 and 2) (C, B+)
Econ Courses:Inter Micro (A,A), Inter Macro (A+,A+), Intro Micro Macro (B+,B+), Advanced Micro Theory (taking-summer), Advanced Macro Theory (Taking-summer)
Other Courses: Lots of Accounting and Business Courses
Letters of Recommendation: Should be good
Research Experience: None
Teaching Experience: Lots of Tutoring (Accounting, Economics, Math)
Research Interests: Game Theory, Development Economics
Concerned about my stats 1 grade. My goal is to do my Phd after the MA program.
Taking in the Fall:
- Real Analysis - Multi variable (Full year course so the grades will not be available for my MA application)
- Abstract Algebra (full year - just for interest)
Additional courses I can take (which one of these would you reccomend I take? in addition to the two courses above):
- Game theory
- Mathematical Statistics 1 (Math department)
- Phd Microeconomics
- Directed Reading course (Research guided by a professor)
- Differential Equations
I agree with Gecko that PhD Micro would be a good choice as it would show you are able to do PhD level courses; however, they are all good options. How many of those additional courses will you be taking? If you want to make up for your stats 1 grade, doing well in Mathematical Statistics might be a good choice. Since game theory is one of your research interests, it might also be beneficial to take that course. Like I said, they are all good options.
Attending Maryland AREC
Regarding your choices: I think you'll get into most of them. Doctoral stream UofT seems to be the most selective. Also the first year at Western is just~15 students.
think nobody will care about a single bad grade, especially in stats 1. I would really not stress about it and wouldn't try to make up for that grade. There's nothing to make up for.
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