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**Can I be a Math PhD if....?**

Is it possible for me to go to grad school for my Mathematics Phd if my undergrad was Applied math and economics double major and i studied pure mathematics on the side?

thanks guys

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Is it possible for me to go to grad school for my Mathematics Phd if my undergrad was Applied math and economics double major and i studied pure mathematics on the side?

thanks guys

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i am entering my sophomore year

good job speculating and not even bothering to ask me. thanks for being a mean spirited guy and instead of actually offering me feedback, you give me a spiteful answer

and the reason i am asking is because i compared the applied math course list and the pure math course list and other than calculus, there isn't much crossover or similar courses.

but the above, i take that as a yes

good job speculating and not even bothering to ask me. thanks for being a mean spirited guy and instead of actually offering me feedback, you give me a spiteful answer

and the reason i am asking is because i compared the applied math course list and the pure math course list and other than calculus, there isn't much crossover or similar courses.

but the above, i take that as a yes

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My simple answer is 'yes' , very possible.

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cronxeh said:

i am not wasting anyone's time. if you dont want to reply, DONT REPLY.

how am i wasting my own time? im wasting my own time by trying to reach my own aspirations?

yes it is back to study, thats what i do.

enough of this, it's pointless and aggravating for both of us

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Dr.Brain said:My simple answer is 'yes' , very possible.

cool, thanks Doc

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cronxeh said:

This is an open forum. He, like everyone else here, took the time to sign up and ask his question (which he has every right to do.) IMO your attitude has no place here.

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cscott said:This is an open forum. He, like everyone else here, took the time to sign up and ask his question (which he has every right to do.) IMO your attitude has no place here.

I agree. No need to try and belittle people.

To the original poster, ask a professor at the math department at your school.

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Financial mathematics.

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My question for the board: I'm entering my junior year, by the way. How easy would it be to take some extra math grad classes while studying for econ phd?

Also, what do you mean by "study pure math on the side"... not take courses? You'll need a high amount of motivation to go through texts like Rudin (Real Analysis) by yourself, or other high-level undergrad books.

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jasonjo,

1) your question is poorly posed: anything is "possible".

2) you are overly sensitive: if you think the tiny insults on this forum are abd wait till you get to math grad school. don't be so easily distracted (although a healthy ego is useful in grad school).

3) in an attempt to answer your question, i am hampered by a lack of information. none of the things you mention are either a disqualifier or a qualifier. the main prerequisite is serious smarts and a great work ehtic.

if you have those you can definitely do maths.

point of information: ed witten, who won the fields medal in math a few years ago, majored in history at brandeis as an undergrad. does that answer your question as to what is possible?

BTW: just as anyone is entitled to post any question they like on a public forum, so is anyone entitled to post any answer. so you must learn to ignore the ones that are not helpful and not be led down the garden path of arguing endlessly over who was rudest: a la miss manners.

peace, young person.

1) your question is poorly posed: anything is "possible".

2) you are overly sensitive: if you think the tiny insults on this forum are abd wait till you get to math grad school. don't be so easily distracted (although a healthy ego is useful in grad school).

3) in an attempt to answer your question, i am hampered by a lack of information. none of the things you mention are either a disqualifier or a qualifier. the main prerequisite is serious smarts and a great work ehtic.

if you have those you can definitely do maths.

point of information: ed witten, who won the fields medal in math a few years ago, majored in history at brandeis as an undergrad. does that answer your question as to what is possible?

BTW: just as anyone is entitled to post any question they like on a public forum, so is anyone entitled to post any answer. so you must learn to ignore the ones that are not helpful and not be led down the garden path of arguing endlessly over who was rudest: a la miss manners.

peace, young person.

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mathwonk said:jasonjo,

1) your question is poorly posed: anything is "possible".

2) you are overly sensitive: if you think the tiny insults on this forum are abd wait till you get to math grad school. don't be so easily distracted (although a healthy ego is useful in grad school).

3) in an attempt to answer your question, i am hampered by a lack of information. none of the things you mention are either a disqualifier or a qualifier. the main prerequisite is serious smarts and a great work ehtic.

if you have those you can definitely do maths.

point of information: ed witten, who won the fields medal in math a few years ago, majored in history at brandeis as an undergrad. does that answer your question as to what is possible?

BTW: just as anyone is entitled to post any question they like on a public forum, so is anyone entitled to post any answer. so you must learn to ignore the ones that are not helpful and not be led down the garden path of arguing endlessly over who was rudest: a la miss manners.

peace, young person.

Edward Witten is kind of the inspiration for it. I believe he got his Ph.D at age 28 from Princeton?

yeah, thanks for the input Mathwonk!

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Is there a record for how old?

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probably in the teens from "ye oldern days"

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