Linked Questions

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If I cannot get sufficient recommendation letters, what can I do?

I know you should build a good network with your professors as early as possible, not only it will help your study, but also you can get great recommendation letter from them. But not all students ...
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How to gain research experience after master program?

I just finished an MBA in the UK. It included a research dissertation (about 18,000 words) and a research methods module and adviser to go with it. However, my adviser made it clear during my research ...
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How can I improve my research experience for PhD application?

It's well-known that many grad schools (especially top-ranked) require some research experience from prospective students and consider this as main criterion for accept/reject decision. During ...
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Psychiatrist from whom I requested documentation doesn't believe in accommodations for adults with ADHD/“hyperkinetic disorder” taking meds

Update (October 24/25): You were approved for 50% extended time, breaks, water in the testing room, separate room, pens for scratch work, and extra scratch paper Update (October 12/13): Please ...
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Do I need recommendation letters from supervisors if I have a master's?

Applying for 2018-9 admissions (Missed 2017-8 admissions). Got master's applied math. Want PhD in pure math. How applicable is the following (source) a recommendation from someone who only taught ...
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Does a master's research project (not a thesis) count as a “publication” for PhD applications?

My master's in mathematical finance doesn't have a "thesis" exactly, but it has a research project where we helped a bank develop a model to help with credit risk by identifying which variables were ...
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How to boost academic profile for Master's application

I want to apply for a Master's degree program in Robotics at some top schools in Europe and America. However, I feel my current profile is not strong enough to get into a top school and I am looking ...
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How much knowledge is expected of a PhD applicant as compared to a postdoc or a research assistant?

My understanding is that postdocs, research assistants (which I understand are master's level analogues of postdocs) and PhD students are all paid positions except for self-funded PhD which I hear is ...
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Does improving systems count as “research experience” in grad application?

Like What is exactly meant by “research experience” in grad application? but situation-specific: Between graduating master's in 2016 and applying now for PhD admissions for 2018-9, I started teaching ...
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Research after the bachelor's degree has ended but before applying to Master's program

Background: I'm planning to attend graduate school for CS at a school (UT Austin) where state residents pay significantly less tuition. Therefore, I will move to the city where the university is 16 ...