I’m currently an undergraduate student at the University of California Merced and will be applying to graduate school (economics ph.D) for fall of 2012. So far my GPA is a 3.05, with a 3.5 in the last 60 semester credits and 4.0 in my major of economics. My GRE verbal is 580, Quantitative 800, Writing 4.0. I do have over 1 years work experience, but it doesn’t really apply to my major, also I have done some undergraduate research although not in the U.S. By the time I’ve graduated I’ll have completed up to Calculus II, and will be taking linear algebra & differential equations the semester before I enter graduate school. However, I won’t be able to complete the courses and won’t have the grades yet when applying.
Given my current situation is there a chance of me getting accepted to any economics ph.D program in the U.S? Or would a masters to ph.D route give me better chances? Thank you for your time