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  1. It depends on your field of interest. If you're interested in environmental and natural resource economics then go to ISU. If macroeconomics then go to Houston. GSU is strong in labour -- Mroz, Hirsch, plus many people in health/education. Not much development though.
  2. You are either trolling or must be completely naive.
  3. 1. Yes, you are applying way to high given your GPA. Your GRE has to be really good to compensate your low undergrad GPA. 2. Scholarships for master's are very unlikely in UK and the same goes for a master's in Columbia. But you can have funding from external sources like the Commonwealth scholarships for UK.
  4. The guy is simply clueless or could be trolling. A PhD in Economics is not for you with those very low scores. You obviously have no idea of the intense competition even in very low-ranked programs.
  5. With a BA in history, I think you should look for a MA in economics instead of a MA in Math/Stats. Look at the top Canadian programs like UofT, UBC, Queen's, Western, and others. They provide full-funding once they accept you.
  6. The guy is just a troll. He thinks that he got hacked while taking the GMAT: http://www.www.urch.com/forums/just-finished-my-gmat/159409-590-first-try-did-i-get-hacked.html#post1014964. Chateau is right, as he's just wasting our time.
  7. No offence, but if you didn't get into U of T's doctoral stream then it would be very very difficult to get into the programs you've mentioned. Western's MA program is like a doctoral stream program and you'll be able to finish your PhD in 4-5 years. Although I must add that it's quite challenging to get into the top Ontario schools as an international student. Anyway, good luck!
  8. Hmm I didn't think U of T would be that stingy with funding. Have you tried U of T's Doctoral stream? I think the funding for the doctoral stream program is higher than the ordinary MA program. The four schools I've mentioned are all great preparation for PhD in top programs. Western's program is an MA leading to PhD. Perhaps you should also consider Barcelona GSE or even Bocconi for master's. They offer funding and I think with your GPA and GRE scores there's a good chance you'll get some funding.
  9. You should try a Canadian master's first. Because of your lack of upper-year and graduate-level economics courses, I doubt your application will be competitive for those top programs. Apply to U of T, UBC, Queen's, Western, for master's. The master's program is just one year anyway and they offer good funding. If you do well then you can get admitted to top programs.
  10. Hey! Given your profile I think you have a very good chance of getting into all the mentioned schools with funding. If you are Canadian or Canadian PR then I would even say that getting into these schools is almost guaranteed. If you're an international student, then getting into Queen's, Western, and U of T is quite challenge, as these Ontario schools have restrictions on the amount of international students they can take. Good luck! And let us know where you end up.
  11. What are some of the top master's programs in the world for economics for gaining admissions to US top 20? So far, I have gotten into Barcelona GSE (unfunded) and Simon Fraser University (fully funded). I am currently a first-year PhD student in Economics at University of Wyoming and would like to climb the ladder.
  12. Thanks for all the suggestions. sulebrahim: Yeah Wyoming isn't remotely well known compared to the programs you've mentioned but yes, it is a plus as UW is good in environmental econ. Their faculty have earned their PhDs from some of the top schools in US and Jason Shogren is a star in environmental econ, so if I can do well on their courses, get their references and improve my GRE math score dramatically, then I do have a chance of getting to a good school. sevet: I am international student from Bangladesh. UW's tuition is actually quite cheaper compared to other private universities in the States. The total cost of attending UW is around US$30,000 per year and I have a full tuition waiver + health insurance coverage + US$6,000 graduate assistantship. Carleton offered me $CD$10,000 in TAship but Ottawa is expensive so I imagine it would have cost me around $28,000 per year to attend Carleton and that's not including the TAship. An advantage to attending Carleton is that it's just a one-year MA program so good for finding jobs in Ottawa. However, I am interested in an academic career and would like to do my PhD straightaway after finishing up my master's. In that sense, UW's two-year MS program gives me an advantage, as I would get the time to build meaningful relationships with profs and will also have to write a thesis, which will give me research experience. Moving to UW's PhD program is not my first choice unless I don't get any good offers from higher ranked PhD programs. Ideally, I would like to live and work in Canada as an academic (immigrating there at some point in my life), so I'm definitely considering applying to some Canadian PhD programs especially UBC's. I applied to only three universities: UW, Carleton, and UNB. UNB was just a safety. Probably I should've applied to more schools but needed funding, and so I targeted mid-ranked (excluding UNB which is just bad) schools mostly that fitted my profile and didn't try to be too ambitious.
  13. Hello, I've been accepted to the master's program at the University of Wyoming with funding and would like to know about the reputation of the program. I was also accepted to the MA in Economics program of Carleton University but rejected their offer since I didn't get enough funding. I have completed my undergraduate degree at a Canadian university with a first class honours in economics and a minor in mathematics with a 3.5 gpa and a low GRE Score of 308 (Math 154 Verbal 154 Writing 4). After finishing up the master's I intend to go on to a PhD program in economics. A good advantage I have at UW is that I can take PhD courses in my first year and if I pass the qualifying exams in the summer, then they said that they would bump up my financial aid and would place me in their PhD program. So it's essentially a master's leading to a PhD. I intend to retake the GRE and improve my Math score and also do well on grad courses, so that I can apply to other competitive programs for PhD. BTW I am interested in Environmental Economics, Game Theory and Macroeconomics. Math courses taken: Calculus I, II, III, Differential Equations I, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Stats I, Probability and Statistics I and II, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis. Econ courses taken: Intermediate Micro I and II, Intermediate Macro I and II, Money and Banking I and II, Intro to Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Micro Theory, Macro Theory, Uncertainty and Strategy, International Development, International Finance, Environmental Economics, Econ Growth and Tech Change, International Trade, Classical Economic Thought, Normative Economics
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