Just a quick question on admissions into graduate programs for good (or 'famous') PE schools - CSM, TAMU, LSU, UT Austin, etc. Any ideas what are the kinds of qualifications professors are looking for when choosing students? I understand different schools may have different focuses and grade cut-offs, but just wondering if anyone had any experience or insight into the selection process?
I'm thinking of applying to a couple of schools for spring/fall 2016 - U of Houston, TAMU and possibly CSM (but they already rejected me once for their PhD program) - to do a Msc in research.
(Background - Beng (Hons) Mech Eng, 7 years of production/reservoir experience)
many thanks in advance