How does undergraduate gpa matter for PhD if you have Master degree?

posted
30-Jun-16, 23:28
by emre_87
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posted about 3 years ago
Hello,

I am mechanical engineering MSc student. My undergrad gpa is 2.68/4 and my master gpa is 3.79/4. I would like to apply for PhD in USA to modest universities (not top one)Do you think my master gpa will offset my undergraduate gpa if i get good scores from GRE,TOEFL and LOR etc. and what do you suggest me to which universities i should apply for ?(I also have two and half years job experience related to my field)

Thanks
posted
01-Jul-16, 09:44
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posted about 3 years ago
Most people on here are from the UK so you probably won't get many answers to this.
posted
01-Jul-16, 12:24
edited about 26 seconds later
by emre_87
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posted about 3 years ago
@TreeofLife thanks you.
What about UK universities?Tjey look for bachelor or master?
posted
01-Jul-16, 12:53
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posted about 3 years ago
These days many students are accepted on to PhDs with just bachelor degrees, so having a masters is an advantage. If you have a masters it will compensate for a poor bachelor grade.
posted
03-Jan-19, 22:10
by noonmm
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posted about 7 months ago
Hi

What if I got a high undergrad GPA but a low one in my master? Should I explain why I got this low MSc GPA in my personal statement? or it doesn't matter

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