I am a mechanical graduate and want to pursue a direct PhD (without masters) in Aerospace in the USA. I do have two publication in Journals and one Conference paper along with good academic performance.
What are the chances of getting admits in good PhD programmes?
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It is difficult to judge if you can qualify directly for a PhD program based only on these credentials. While there are programs that accept non- masters students into their PhD programs, the students accepted have commensurate work experience equivalent to masters knowledge and experience. Your claims to qualification for the program are only partially responsive.
The reviewers will need to consider your practical experience, along with the published research you have to offer. You may or may not qualify at certain universities based on their candidate requirements. It might boil down to relevant work experience for you since your undergrad course is somewhat related to the PhD program. Having publications related to the course requirements, as well as attendance at relevant seminars and conferences may be considered, in some cases, as a masters equivalent.
The really good PhD programs have stringent requirements for their applicants. Most of them will have at least a decade of relevant work experience, even without a masters course. I am not saying you don't have a chance of getting into a good masters program. You just need to make sure that you meet the equivalency qualifications in a strong manner to compete as an applicant.
Look into the candidate qualifications of the university you are interested in attending. Then, based on your actual qualifications, consider how to go about your application. I am not saying that you will or won't get in. all I am saying is. you can apply and see how it goes from there.