HoJu90

12-31-2014, 06:31 PM

I have posted a couple times during slow days on the forum but never got any interest, thought I would try one more time.

Hello everyone, I'm hoping to get some insight on how I can improve my profile for PhD admissions next cycle and what range of schools would be realistic for me, I'm currently thinking 25-45 with several applications both over and under added in. Any advice or comments would be appreciated. I'm not one to really talk too much about myself so if you need any more information please just ask and I will provide it!

PROFILE:

Type of Undergrad: Top 50 USNWR Undergrad, Unranked Econ Program

Undergrad GPA: 3.76

GRE: Haven't taken it yet

Math Courses: Calc I/II/III(CR, CR, B+), Discrete Math (A), Linear Algebra(B+), Real Analysis (A-)

Econ Courses: Intro to Macro/Micro (A/A), Intermediate Macro/Micro (A/A), Econ Stats (B+), Econometrics (A), Game Theory (A), Environmental Econ (A-), Mathematical Topics in Economics (A), History of Finance (A), Honors Thesis (A)

Other Courses: A few finance classes

Letters of Recommendation: 1 from Yale Econ PhD on my thesis committee. One from U Chicago PhD, my thesis

adviser. One from WVU PhD, knows me well and have taken a few classes with her.

Research Experience: Honors thesis and one year RA at the Antitrust Division.

Teaching Experience: TA for Intro to Macro

Research Interests: Applied Micro, IO, Experimental, Behavioral

SOP: Haven't written it yet, assume i will tailor it for each school

Concerns: Few math classes with mediocre grades

Other: Do you have any suggestions on how I can improve my profile? My current plan is to take DIffeqs and Probability Theory at a local university, and hopefully perform well in them, between now and when I apply. All my math grades were basically squeezed into my last semester of college after learning of the rigorous math training needed to succeed in a PhD program. In retrospect I should have taken them at a slower pace post-bacc, but what is done is done. I don't know what sort of extra info I should give so if you have any questions that can help you give more informed advice let me know.

Applying to: Not sure. Between ranks 25-45?

Also looking for information on MA programs in North America.

THANKS!

Hello everyone, I'm hoping to get some insight on how I can improve my profile for PhD admissions next cycle and what range of schools would be realistic for me, I'm currently thinking 25-45 with several applications both over and under added in. Any advice or comments would be appreciated. I'm not one to really talk too much about myself so if you need any more information please just ask and I will provide it!

PROFILE:

Type of Undergrad: Top 50 USNWR Undergrad, Unranked Econ Program

Undergrad GPA: 3.76

GRE: Haven't taken it yet

Math Courses: Calc I/II/III(CR, CR, B+), Discrete Math (A), Linear Algebra(B+), Real Analysis (A-)

Econ Courses: Intro to Macro/Micro (A/A), Intermediate Macro/Micro (A/A), Econ Stats (B+), Econometrics (A), Game Theory (A), Environmental Econ (A-), Mathematical Topics in Economics (A), History of Finance (A), Honors Thesis (A)

Other Courses: A few finance classes

Letters of Recommendation: 1 from Yale Econ PhD on my thesis committee. One from U Chicago PhD, my thesis

adviser. One from WVU PhD, knows me well and have taken a few classes with her.

Research Experience: Honors thesis and one year RA at the Antitrust Division.

Teaching Experience: TA for Intro to Macro

Research Interests: Applied Micro, IO, Experimental, Behavioral

SOP: Haven't written it yet, assume i will tailor it for each school

Concerns: Few math classes with mediocre grades

Other: Do you have any suggestions on how I can improve my profile? My current plan is to take DIffeqs and Probability Theory at a local university, and hopefully perform well in them, between now and when I apply. All my math grades were basically squeezed into my last semester of college after learning of the rigorous math training needed to succeed in a PhD program. In retrospect I should have taken them at a slower pace post-bacc, but what is done is done. I don't know what sort of extra info I should give so if you have any questions that can help you give more informed advice let me know.

Applying to: Not sure. Between ranks 25-45?

Also looking for information on MA programs in North America.

THANKS!