Sponsored Ad:
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Suggestions for a Masters candidate for 2015

  1. #1
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No

    Suggestions for a Masters candidate for 2015

    Sponsored Ad:
    Hey, I just wanted to know what the community thought of my chances:
    I'm a third year student at a state school.

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: BA Math + BA Econ
    Undergrad GPA: 4.0
    GRE: Not yet taken
    Math Courses: Calc II (A), Multivariate Calc (A), Linear Algebra (A), Differential Equations (A), Proofs (A), Stats and Probability (A), Advanced Applied Linear Algebra (Pending) (Will be taking Math Modelling, Applied Stats, Numerical Analysis and maybe intro to real analysis)
    Econ Courses (grad-level): N/A
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intro Micro (A), Intro Macro (A), Intermed Micro (A), Intermed Macro (A), Game Theory (A) (Will be taking Graduate Advanced Micro, Money and Banking, Econometrics and will write a Capstone thesis)
    Other courses: Political science.
    Letters of Recommendation: Professors from Math, Econ and Political Science.
    Research: Potential position in a lab regarding financial markets.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    450
    Rep Power
    8


    Good post? Yes | No
    Looks like a solid profile to me! I would assume you'd be competitive for the top masters.

  3. #3
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No
    How about the following institutions:
    Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, MIT, UChicago?

    In addition, the proof based class was an introduction to fundamental mathematical proofs and covered number theory, algebra and set theory. I know that there is a page on real analysis requirements but is this level of proof knowledge okay? Or would I be better off taking a course in real analysis as well?

  4. #4
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    182
    Rep Power
    8


    Good post? Yes | No
    I can speak somewhat about the UK master's programmes. UK master's programmes are not purely interested in preparing PhD students and focus on different things during admissions than you read about on this forum for PhD programmes.

    That said, I see two types of people here: those with a very strong academic background, and those without as strong an academic background but with something interesting in their profile. Examples of things I've seen are: wrote for the economist, addressed the UN, started their own company, was a professional athlete, etc. If you have something like this it will help you, but for the purposes of this post I assume you don't.

    The quality of your school matters a bit, but your profile seems competitive. Certainly your mathematical preparation will be above average, even without real analysis (though if you think you can get an A, intro to real analysis would be more helpful than some of the other math courses you mentioned). I would definitely focus on getting that research position and some good letters. Add a good GRE, and I would be very surprised if you did not get into at least one of those schools.

  5. #5
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No
    Hmm.. in that sense I've written and been an editor for an independent college newspaper. Or would you say that wouldn't have such a great impact?

  6. #6
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    311
    Rep Power
    11


    Good post? Yes | No
    Quote Originally Posted by econgooner View Post
    How about the following institutions:
    Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, MIT, UChicago?
    I don't think MIT/U Chicago offer masters in economics.

    Canadian masters programs may not be a bad idea as well if you are interested in doing a PhD later on and/or if money is a concern.

  7. #7
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    214
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No
    Quote Originally Posted by econgooner View Post
    Hmm.. in that sense I've written and been an editor for an independent college newspaper. Or would you say that wouldn't have such a great impact?
    I think this might help -- but this is not going to confer the same amount of promise as working at UN, writing in economist, etc. I'd say it is about 10-15% of the impact of those examples Venture supplied.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Suggestions for a potential 2015 applicant
    By raelax in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-15-2013, 05:36 AM
  2. CEMFI - Masters Admission Decisions 2013-2015
    By zippar in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-19-2013, 11:23 AM
  3. Masters Profile Evaluation-Slightly Unusual Candidate
    By Psych in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-11-2010, 11:06 PM
  4. Advice for a prospective terminal masters in economics candidate?
    By purplejesus28 in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-13-2010, 04:52 AM
  5. Unorthodox Econ Phd/MsC/Masters candidate looking for advice
    By #pragma in forum Graduate Admissions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-16-2005, 03:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •