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Graduate school admissions process

  1. Jan 31, 2015 #1
    What are your thoughts on the fact that most math PhD program applications do not contain interviews?

    Consider the following link: https://quomodocumque.wordpress.com...er-at-recruitment-than-elite-financial-firms/

    One of the comments expresses concerns about objective comparisons and verifying statements written in paper. Other comments point to the lack of value in such a process for mathematics specifically although they do not mention specific reasons.
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  3. Feb 2, 2015 #2


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    I would venture to say that once this becomes common knowledge that applicants would tailor their applications to attract more attention and that's why corporate job hiring still needs to have interviews and appears less successful.
  4. Feb 2, 2015 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    It's my experience that PhD programs don't directly admit students; typically, a student is admitted into the graduate program (based on a written application) and must first pass an exam prior to being admitted into the Ph.D. program.
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