Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph. D.

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Is there a PhD without Master degree requirement in an European country other than England? [on hold]

I am a 1st year Communications Engineering student with GPA 3.5 who studies on the side pure mathematics. I did know this will help me a lot in graduate school communications. I still didn't start any ...
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Can a Ph.D. student visit another lab for a week to learn a specific skill/topic? (inside EU)

I am wondering if (and how) a Ph.D. student could learn a skill that is the area of expertise of another lab inside the European Union, but in a different country than the university on which the Ph.D ...
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Can I do experimental research after doing a computational PhD in Chemical Engineering?

I am a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at a good research university in the USA. I came for the master's program and started working with a professor from day one. It has been a year, I like ...
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Are there any fully-funded MA (mainly research, open to clinical) programs for students before graduate school? [on hold]

If one wants to gain more experience before graduate school, lets say in social and/or developmental neuroscience, but open to clinical applications, what would be a good program to attend? I'm ...
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How can an international student get accepted into a PhD program in an area different from his MSc? [duplicate]

First off, I realize my question is too broad as it depends on the country, but I would be interested to hear mostly about the process in Canada and in western Europe, where it is common to complete a ...
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Are there scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany that don't consider income?

I'm searching for scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany. I will have a (part time) contract by the institute in which I'm doing the PhD and receive a monthly income. Now, the only scholarships I ...
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Psychology Doctorate in the US

I have a friend in Ukraine who wants to get a Doctorate in Psychology or Psychiatry from the US. He "defended" a dissertation on some topic and is now a "Candidate of Science" in Ukraine. In order to ...
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6 months is all I have, what would be your method to finish your dissertation? [on hold]

I will ask this question trying to be simple, but hoping to be understood on the complexities of my problem. I have looked for questions alike and my answer is not in any of them or, combined, the ...
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Part-Time PhD in Germany

I want to apply for a part-time (65% week hours) PhD position in Germany. The duration of the PhD is 3 years. Actually I don't understand why some positions are full-time and some part-time, while ...
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What, if any, are the quantifiable differences between a rhectoric/communication PhD from an English vs a Communcation department?

I'm currently pursuing a master's in Communication and plan to seek admission to a PhD program afterword, most likely in the field of technical communication. Many schools offer such a program fully ...
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Using unpublished data from previous supervisor for thesis

I'm considering a change of my PhD supervisor due to strained relationship with my supervisor and changed of thesis direction (from practical to theoretical based on same topic). However, my thesis is ...
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Restrictions for a full scholarship holder in Australia (applying working Visa after studies, full time work for spouse) [closed]

I am a B.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) degree holder with a 1st class, GPA – 3.82. I plan to apply for a full scholarship/full funding (MSc or PHD) in Australia. I know that 20 hours/week is the ...
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About Pyrouge in python [closed]

I use python language and have problem when using Pyrouge for and i follow the link to https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyrouge/0.1.0 and don't know how to execute the program
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Advantages and disadvantages in working after PhD while waiting for postdoc

I am in the process of finishing a Chemical Engineering PhD at a british university that is solely based on numerical work and programming. My thesis is finished and I set a date for delivery. I ...
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Mid-stage PhD student lost motivation [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in literature who is nearly half way through my third year. Recently (last month or two) I feel like I've lost all motivation to work on my thesis. Instead of treating it like a ...
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Creating a CV for phd application without any prior research experience/publication

I have been selected for an MS program(in Computer Science) at a US university for this Fall. I have an experience of around 4 years at various roles across different level of companies. I am always ...
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Obtaining a PhD with an original work

I was wondering if there still exist universities (in the US or in Europe) where one can obtain a PhD in Philosophy by only presenting an original and well-developed work around a subject or an author....
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Importance of order of authors in published paper when applying for PhD positions

In some subfields of Computer Science, usually the order of authors in papers indicate the importance of contributions of authors to a paper. I am currently contemplating the possibility of pursuing a ...
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Strength or Existence of letters of recommendation do depend on the intent right?

Related to: How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program? So I found out that one of the professors recommended a junior coursemate for an ...
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Is an Executive Doctorate different from a typical PhD with respect to the level of assistance that is permitted on the dissertation?

I began tutoring an Executive Doctorate student last fall in a class that he was taking. After that class ended, he was able to begin working on his dissertation and wanted my help for it as well. ...
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Is it advisable to cite papers in PhD Statement of Purpose?

I found out some similar questions, such as https://www.quora.com/Should-I-cite-papers-in-my-Statement-of-Purpose, Is it advisable to use formal citations in a statement of purpose?. However, I think ...
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Is “get passing grades and follow voraciously your curiosity on the side” a good strategy for graduate school?

I will be starting my PhD in Math this fall. I have diverse interests including philosophy, history and economics, but I concluded that a PhD in Math would be most useful in the real world. I wanted ...
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What is the difference between Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) and University/Technical University especially for Master Degrees?

I am really confused the difference between Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) and University/Technical University especially for Master Degrees. What is the main difference and features? ...
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Can I plagiarize myself in my PhD thesis? [duplicate]

Hello StackExchange Academia, I am writing my PhD thesis (finally!). Some chapters of my thesis are based on my works published in journal articles during my PhD training. Can I copy some of the ...
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Is it pragmatically beneficial to pursue a master degree before applying for a math PhD in the U.S.?

Question One is supposed to be devoted to pure mathematics. Is it beneficial for one to pursue a master degree before applying a math PhD in the United States? Backgrounds The question is due to ...
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In STEM fields, are ten-year, funded PhDs an exceptional case or more common than we think?

All of the below information is regarding U.S. universities. From what I know, it seems that the standard length of time to be funded for a PhD in a STEM field is about 5 or 6 years. (I've ...
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Finding scholarship in England

I am a master's graduate from Iran. I received an admission offer (PhD in business) from one of the reputable universities in England but I don't have scholarship yet. My question is: In addition to ...
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Getting admission in the US after a BSc and MSc from India

Since the US considers BSc and MSc together to be equivalent to a B.Tech degree (or any 4 year degree) how should I report my result? With both degrees from different institutes and in unrelated ...
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Contacting potential PhD supervisor - How should I reply?

I am in the process of contacting potential supervisors for PhD and I need a bit of advice on how to reply to one of them. I initially contacted him with the following email. Dear Dr X, My ...
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Is my PhD programme a scam? Does my department only want to get PhD students as TAs for their recitation section?

Next month (August) I am supposed to go back to the US to continue my math PhD programme in a Public State University. I hold a TA position as everybody does in my department. Nobody, I say again, ...
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If I receive an “honorary doctorate” from a reputable university, would it be wrong to refer to myself as “doctor”?

For example: Dr. Horse Hair, Horse Hair, PhD, etc? Would I select "PhD" from the pull-down menu when submitting pubs?
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Is there a correlation between where I finish my PhD and where can I secure a Postdoc position

I am currently pursuing my PhD in computer science at a mid-rank US institution (ranked 50 in US-news graduate computer science ranking). Assuming I have a decent publication record and good ...
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Title for Ph.D. student after thesis submission [duplicate]

What is the correct title for a student that has submitted his thesis, and is waiting for the defence?
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Is there any difference between DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) and Ph.D in a Business major?And which is better for future researchers?

What is the main difference between DBA and Ph.D in a business major in terms of course works, study, area of specialization? How these programs relate to future career individually? Does DBA has the ...
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My internship mentor would not write a recommendation for me, should I include the internship in my statement of purpose?

I'm finishing up my MS and getting ready to send out PhD applications, and I am not sure about a particular item that should be included / or should not be included. I spent a semester at a high ...
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Can I get hired as a psychology professor if I get a PhD in educational psychology in an education department?

I'm interested in educational psychology and learning sciences. However, most educational psychology graduate programs are within the education department, not psychology. What's the difference ...
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Will an off-topic Masters hurt my chances of a PhD place?

I have just completed the third year of an integrated master's degree (a three-year undergraduate degree plus an additional year of study at a master's degree level, with the final degree being an ...
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Which is more important to get into top CS PhD program: High GPA or industry R&D project experience?

As a computer science undergraduate I'll only be allowed to start a research project/ publication in the 3rd and 4th year at our university. I am in my 1st year 1st semester and got the chance to join ...
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Is it possible to pursue two distinct research interests in the same discipline?

Is it possible or legitimate to pursue two distinct research interests in the same discipline in the context of an advanced academic career (PhD and beyond that)? For example, can I have two ...
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Getting published in a course-based grad program

I was wondering if anyone has any advice about how I can get published despite being in a course-based masters program. I am currently pursuing a master of public health in health promotion, but I ...
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How to inform an emotionally abusive advisor I don't want to work with him?

I am an incoming PhD student. Before I applied, I chose a particular school because it had a specific PI. (Of course, this is not a good idea, but I did not know better at the time.) The PI is very ...
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Is it possible to apply for Ph. D. program in Physics with a CS background? [duplicate]

Currently i am doing BE in cs. Is it possible to apply for a graduate program in theoretical physics without having a bachelor's degree in physics or mathematics?
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Can a professor not pay a student who will be working on a funded research grant project? [closed]

I am a starting PhD student and my advisor got a research grant funded, and I am supposed to do the project. I have been supported by my family in the hope to find funding. well, the professor said ...
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Changing PhD area of math?

Some background: I'm currently about to finish my first PhD year (in a 4 year program) in complex geometry and I'm really struggling with it because I have to learn a lot of new mathematics essential ...
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How does applying to work with multiple potential advisors at a university work?

I plan on applying to some graduate programs for a psychology PhD. At some of these universities, there are multiple professors I am interested in having as an advisor. If I am accepted to the program,...
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PHD With a Masters but a low grade degree [duplicate]

I have a third class degree in Physics and Astronomy , but will be studying for a Masters in Astrophysics. What chances do i have of getting myself onto a PHD?
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Switching advisers in the same group

I am currently in a PhD program where I have it good. My adviser and my group are both about as good as one could ask for. My adviser is patient, helpful (albeit sometimes unclear), and happy to ...
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Are engineering PhDs more relevant to industry careers than science PhDs?

So I am considering pursuing a PhD in robotics (or a related field) after spending a year in the industry. I want to make an informed decision about my career path and be reasonable about things. The ...
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Is a PhD useful if you are interested in a career as a staff researcher, not leader of your own research lab?

How useful is a PhD if my final career goals don't involve leading my own research lab? In a perfect world I would like to end up as a bioinformatics programmer/analyst in a lab or a core facility to ...
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Can I talk to another professor about quitting my PhD before I talk to my PI?

Summary of my situation: I'm early in my 4th year as a PhD student (Cell Biology), and I think I want to quit. My program is 5-7 years, so I have at least 2 years left or I can drop out and claim a ...