Is it good to apply for more than one PhD program and accept ( the best case, obviously ) the most interesting/best paid/best outlooks one?

  • Sorry, we don't offer university recommendations here, so I've edited out that part of the question. I've also edited out your "background" section since it seems unnecessary for answering the question.
    – ff524
    Sep 3 '14 at 17:40
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    I would say that applying to just one program would be downright crazy. Sep 3 '14 at 18:24
  • @DavidKetcheson Last time I checked, I was not crazy.
    – Sverre
    Sep 3 '14 at 19:50
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    @Sverre Don't be so sure.
    – JeffE
    Sep 4 '14 at 2:37
  • @Sverre Clearly you haven't read Catch-22. (this comment is intended to be humorous) Sep 4 '14 at 6:20

Yes it is common to send multiple PhD applications to multiple schools. I am doing this now, I would RECOMMEND it actually because getting into PhD programs is difficult.

  • Open positions usually get 200-800 applications for a single opening. So yes, it is difficult to get in.
    – Davidmh
    Sep 4 '14 at 12:58

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