Currently, I am a M.S. student in Applied Mathematics division, and I will graduate in the coming Dec, 2014. But I want to apply to a PhD. program to continue my study. But I have a complicated situation:
- I had a bachelor's degree in software engineering outside US with GPA 3.7. But I'm pursing a M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics in a US college with GPA 3.6, the reason I am doing this is because I want to improve my mathematical background, and prepare for research oriented program in the future.
- My native language is non-English, and my English skills are not that strong. I didn't have a competitive GRE test.
- But I had some research experiences, both in and outside US. And almost all the research is either direct with national research labs or collaborate with them. However, I have no academic publications yet.
Is it possible for me to seek PhD in the future? I would like to go for it, but it seems more and more professors and universities focus on someone with higher scores and better publication record.