I am a pure mathematics major and I want to do Ph.D in math, however I want to change to Applied math. I have a low 3.2 < GPA < 3.3 though.
I have taken most of Pure math requirements, and sadly got C in Algebra (group theory), and C+ the 2nd course Analysis and both of them were honors courses. I messed up my Analysis grade mainly because the 1st course I took in Analysis was not the honors version of the class, and in the 2nd course a lot is assumed that I didn't cover in my regular Analysis course, and messed up my Algebra grade because I was having some family issues which affected my performance in school. And basically these two grades brought my GPA down.
So next year I am planning to take some grad courses in Analysis and Algebra and maybe some Applied math course.
I am planning to take the subject GRE exam in September and the general GRE in June, and also want to take the Basic and most possibly qualifying Algebra exams in my school (to at least show in my application that my grade doesn't represent what I know in the subjects), and let's assume I get really good scores (I hope :)).
I have done research in Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA one semester, but it was a lot of programming and astronomy, nothing related to math. I also did comet observation with one pretty famous astronomer in a national observatory. I have also been working for almost a year in a research group that does work related to physics, and I do data analysis there and work with their web. I don't have any publications. This summer I am going to do research in applied math in my school.
And maybe this will help-I am a female and was a transfer student.
Basically, my plan is to apply to as many schools as possible. Do I have a chance to get into a Phd program in applied math?