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How many publications should a clinical psychology PhD graduate have for an academic job?

How many first author publications should a clinical psychology PhD graduate have for an academic job? I know there's another question here for an academic job in general and the answers indicated ...
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How many papers should a Ph D student in math try to publish before graduating?

I am wondering how many papers does an average academia-bound PhD student in math try to get published? I want to eventually work in a research-oriented university rather than a teaching-oriented ...
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Transferring to a PhD program I had been previously admitted to

I will be beginning my PhD (in a field that's halfway between social sciences and humanities) in the fall. During my application cycle, I was admitted to all three of my top choice programs, and was ...
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GRE requirements for PhD programs in Canada [on hold]

I have an MSc Civil Engineering background and plan to apply to PhD programs in Canada. Do all PhD programs REQUIRE GRE scores to obtain good funding? Also, is there any way GRE scores can be exempted ...
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When I was 16 I took 30 credits a quarter and my math GPA suffered will this effect my ability to go to grad school? [duplicate]

I took all my college level math courses when I was 16 in running start while taking 30 credits a quarter(don't ask me what was going through my head at the time). As you can imagine I got an average ...
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When to switch PhD projects if you are hitting roadblocks

When is it advisable to switch PhD projects if you are not making progress and have a promising alternative project? Is it worth going from guaranteed research assistantship funding to less reliable ...
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How to switch from a physics PhD. to complexity theory?

Somewhere around the 3rd year of my physics PhD. program I came into this amazing subject of complexity theory. May be a motivating factor was that I was digging in my spare-time into this ...
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What are the most common prerequisites demanded by Promotionsausschüssen (German PhD boards)?

Reading the German universities' regulations on doctoral programs, one often comes to paragraphs about sanctions that can be demanded by the PhD board (Promotionsausschuss) as perquisites before they ...
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Does a long period in an MSc program look bad on a CV?

I'm an MSc student in (pure) math. Based on CV's I've seen of professors and post-docs in the field, it seems that almost all of them graduated in about 2 years. Where I study (let's say, medium-level ...
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Academic Research [on hold]

I am bit confused about the way of research in universities !! In one research culture, your mentor wants you to do everything on your own. He has positive intention behind this approach to make you ...
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Explaining Temporary Voluntary or Medical Leave from Prestigious PhD on CV?

I am in a bind. I just decided to take a voluntary leave of absence for medical reasons (also partly financial reasons) from my PhD program and I need to look for a job. I have stupendous credentials ...
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Study PhD In Microiology in Germany after Masters [duplicate]

Please guide me about the PhD in Germany and inform me about the German universities having PhD inn biology, Tuition Fees, Accommodation, Stipend, Living Expenses, Eligibilty Criteria for the same.
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About PhD in Biology in Germany [on hold]

I want to ask about the PhD in Biology in Germany. Currently, I am doing MSc. in Biotech. and I have completed my graduation in B Sc.(Hons.) Microbiology. So, I want to pursue for my PhD in the same ...
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Impact of gap year during phd program on future post-doc and employment options?

I am a Doctoral candidate in a top program in my field in the U.S. I should be starting my second year of classes in September before sitting for qualifying exams, however I had an catastrophic ...
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Is taking a year or so off between master's and PhD to do independent research a common practice in Europe?

So from my previous questions and from what I heard, I found out (iirc) that people who apply for a PhD in the US make a personal statement or statement of purpose while those in the UK, and I infer ...
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Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

This question is a variation of my earlier questions. Okay so in the US, I guess one does not need a master's in math before pursuing a PhD in math since the US apparently usually assumes only a ...
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How to critically review an article when one doesnt have proper background knowledge?

I am in talks with a phd supervisor for admission in university. He likes my profile but he has given me an article to review. Although article is related to my broader research area but there are ...
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What are the trending areas these days to follow a PhD in Statistics? [on hold]

I'm thinking of doing a PhD in Statistics, but I can't find a proper area to do my PhD. If anyone can tell me what are the trending areas in Statistics PhD these days, will be very helpful Thank You. ...
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Is tutoring (outside university) while doing PhD a good idea?

Just to ask some advice regarding tutoring students while pursuing a PhD to supplement my income. Is this a good idea? Tutoring pays well in my country, and I am intending to teach twice a week(2 ...
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What is the difference between a PhD degree and a DSc degree?

Some universities that offer a DSc as the doctoral degree, while most of them also offer a PHD degree in science. What are the differences these degrees in terms of academic standing? What are the ...
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Is it good to only read the high-rated journals as a starting PhD student?

I just started my PhD in computer science (first year) and I enjoy reading the high-rated journals related to my field. It is true that I find them, sometimes, complicated (in some sense) and I cannot ...
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How much data is enough to be awarded a PhD? [on hold]

I feel my data is not enough to be awarded a PhD (compared to the work of others in my lab), but I have spent too much of my time as a graduate student (approx 7yrs); should I wind up and defend my ...
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When is the right time to tell my advisor that I plan on leaving my PhD program?

I've previously asked a question on this forum about leaving grad school and moving to a new field. I'm a chemistry PhD student in my (now) second year. I've decided to leave my PhD program because my ...
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What should I do if I found too many typos after my Ph.D. thesis being approved but before my oral defense in mathematics?

I am doing my Ph.D. in mathematics and did not have my thesis carefully proofread before submission (which is definitely a mistake that I wish to correct). My thesis was approved after submission and ...
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Difference between Phd degree while remaining a student, and after quitting a Japanese university?

I am currently enrolled at a Japanese university in the doctoral program of Mathematical and Life sciences, and have already been a student for last 4 years. I am waiting for the acceptance of ...
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Are there any online community investigations of PhD thesis plagiarism outside Germany?

In Germany there is a wiki-like webpage that investigates PhD theses for plagiarism: http://de.vroniplag.wikia.com/ On this webpage PhD theses that are suspected of plagiarism are investigated by an ...
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Grad school GPA and Phd [duplicate]

How much can your grad school GPA affect your chances of getting into a Phd Program? Some of my teachers suggested that your motivation to be a researcher is what matters the most, but i am still ...
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How important is the masters GPA for PhD admission? [duplicate]

I am studying MS in Mechanical Engineering in a university in the US. I have an ambition to go to one of the top thirty US grad schools for my PhD. The school I am enrolled for my MS ranks in between ...
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PhD in Informatics [closed]

I am considering a PhD in Informatics at UC Irvine. What type of jobs and salary can I get with this degree?
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Is it possible to support oneself as a lifelong graduate student?

I don't care much for being rich. I don't mind a modest life if I can just do research in the field I love. Thus I am curious to know if it is possible to make a living just by studying. (Suppose I ...
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Deferred admission but funding not guaranteed

I received an offer from a top US school for PhD this March and accepted their offer. Due to some family circumstances, I would not be able to join the program this year. I am an international ...
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A Ph.D summary book [closed]

What rules I have to follow to create a summary book of my research on microorganism (fungi) for the Ph.D course?
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I had an internship with the professor I'm applying for. Is it possible to ask for a recommendation letter?

I talked to a professor in a top US university and he asked me to apply but he said finally admission committee decides. If I go to his lab for a summer internship, is it OK to ask for a ...
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First Publication as a PhD student [closed]

I'm in the process of writing my first paper as a PhD student and was wondering if I could get some general advice regarding the following: How many Journals to consider submitting a manuscript to ...
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What is a PhD forum? Is it similar to short paper submission?

I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and I have been looking at submitting a paper to one particular conference I wanted to go to. In the end, I have missed the deadline for full paper ...
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How to Acknowledge mail related to PhD Proposal?

I had applied for PhD Scholarship. Today i received a email from that foundation. They told me "As soon as you are ready with your PhD Study Proposal, please send it to Prof X" How to Acknowledge ...
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What matters most : published papers or GPA? (for scholarship and future career) [duplicate]

I studied BSc chemistry and because I didn't like it, my BSc GPA is 2.46. Alongside with BSc duration, I studied mathematics at home as a self-learner. Since my BSc-GPA was too low, so I got admission ...
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Is copying a sentence considered plagiarism? [duplicate]

In writing a phd thesis, if a sentence is copied as it is and given proper references, then will it be considered as plagiarism?
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Should Research Associates apply for Post-Doc research positions if they want to?

I live and work in the UK and my training is in Computer Science and Mathematics. I defended my PhD thesis eight years ago and since then gained work as an engineer, then a Post-doc Research ...
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Time management and organization for PhD Student in first year?

After failing the first year of the PhD program at a top university, I know that my poor performance resulted from dealing with a tremendously debilitating psychological condition, but this was ...
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Completed a review article based on supervisor's request but then it cannot be published due to lack of funding

Six months ago the PhD supervisor of a friend of mine asked him to write a review article. After a hard work of 4 months he finished an extensive review article. Another two months were wasted ...
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Is it a bad idea not to use slides in my Ph.D. oral defense?

I am preparing for my Ph.D. oral defense in mathematics and am reading tips from various resources. It seems that the usage of slides is usually assumed, though it is generally not required. For me, I ...
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I have a MSc degree, want to apply for PhD degree. Should I submit my BSc transcript during admission?

I have a BSc and an MSc degree on Computer Science. My BSc CGPA was too low. I somehow got accepted to an MSc degree(two years) and got 4.00 CGPA. I think I am good at my field. Now I want to apply ...
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Expulsion from doctoral program

I was recently expelled from doctoral program in English for plagiarism in qualifying exam. Although it was for the lack of a citation, I attended a major research university with a zero tolerance ...
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Value of a German Industrial PhD in India

I have an offer for a full time job with a contract for 3 years in which I would be a PhD candidate in Germany at a reputed firm. I would have a supervisor at a technical university besides a ...
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PhD course grade impact on postdoc and fellowship applications?

This past spring was the second semester of my PhD program. A professor of a core course refused to grade my final assignment because it was late after deadline had been extended. The professor had ...
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Number of publications needed to get into a computer science PhD program?

I've looked at the resumes of the type of candidates that get into computer science PhD programs at the top few universities (e.g. Stanford, MIT etc.) and a lot of them seem to have multiple ...
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Would it harm my PhD application if a female professor writes me a reference?

Given that the people making the real decision are most likely male, would it be detrimental to my application if my main reference was written by a female professor? I don't want them to think I ...
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What is total number of PhDs globally? How many graduate each year?

I am interested in long-term dynamics of the number of PhDs, having recently received a PhD myself. So far, I have only been able to find bits and pieces, mostly pertaining to USA (see e.g. here, ...
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Does doing a PhD in a small/simple university make sense after getting a Master's from a very prestigious school?

I got a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from a school which is among the top ranked of Europe. Nevertheless, this is a pure coincidence, I did it here because it was the closest to my home. ...