I am beginning to consider what PhD programs I would like to apply to for the next academic year, but I have a hard time gauging what schools I am likely to get into. I completed my undergraduate degree at a small liberal arts school and graduated cum laude and with honors in mathematics, and minors in chemistry and arabic studies. I excelled in most of my math class and had a math GPA around 3.7.

I am currently working on my masters at a large state school whose math department isn't terribly strong, but I have gained experience in the form of teaching assistantships, thesis writing, more classes, etc and my current GPA there is 3.953. I also recently found out that my undergraduate thesis will be published in an undergraduate math journal. I'm interested in pure mathematics and number theory in particular, but certainly have other interests that I would consider pursing at a higher level.

Is there a good place to find programs that I am both qualified for and has programs that interest me?

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  • Not duplicate but certainly take a look at academia.stackexchange.com/questions/38237/… – gamma Sep 23 '16 at 3:49
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    You can find various ranking list. However the best way to find programs is to look at the website of each math department. – gamma Sep 23 '16 at 3:50
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    It's often a guessing game. That's why you apply to a couple of top 10 programs, a couple in the 11-30 range, and a couple in the 31-50 range. – user37208 Sep 23 '16 at 4:18
  • What other programs you are interested in ? – Majid Abdolshah Sep 23 '16 at 7:52
  • I like abstract algebra and topology a lot. – Oiler Sep 23 '16 at 19:10