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Can a student apply for a new PhD (in the US or UK) while he is currently enrolled into a PhD (in the US)? [duplicate]

A physics student is currently enrolled in a PhD program in the US, 1.5 years into yet. After few months he will have received his MSc degree and will start working on his thesis. While his physics ...
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Transferring PhD programs because of location

I am a first-year PhD program at a certain top-10 graduate school in my field on the East Coast. I wish to transfer to a certain top-10 graduate school in my field on the West Coast. I have been ...
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What to do after missing the registration deadline for the GRE subject test in mathematics

Having missed the registration deadline for the GRE math subject test, I've been looking into the option of working for a year and then applying to math PhD programs once I have my test results. While ...
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How to notify admissions that one quit another program?

I completed one term of a master's program before finding it was not what I expected, so I promptly quit. Now, I am sending fall application letters to other master's programs, for which I will be a ...
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Research Interest in physics (Transferring would be good idea?)

I'm a first year PhD student at a university in the USA. Still I haven't finished my first semester. After I come here, I feel right now, I like a different research field (based on job application ...
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How far into the program should a doctoral candidate transfer to a different school?

I read the thread about PhD students transferring to a different school. How far into the doctoral program can or should such a transfer be done? Related: Is transferring to another university an ...
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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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Did a masters in order to make up for my BA marks. But I did worse. What now? A second MA?

The title says it all. One thing to mention though, is that I am not too bad - I have B+ marks. Another thing to mention is that a lot of my doing bad had to do with mental health and family in war. ...
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I am determined to be a professor, should I quit my low-tier Ph.D. program and go to a higher-tier school for a PhD.? [closed]

I have been studying as a computer science Ph.D student for 3 years in a relatively low-tier school. I have done pretty bad during my first 1-2 years as an undergraduate. Even though I have received ...
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Accept a PhD offer from a local school while applying to others?

I just completed a masters in CS at a local school while working as a developer. I liked the process and want to go on to a PhD in other places. My adviser supports my choice and is writing me letters ...
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Is it possible to apply to a PhD program, then transfer a year later to a higher-ranked program?

Is possible to apply to a PhD psychology program, and if accepted, then transfer a year later to another program that is higher in ranking?
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Leaving a Graduate Program in a Polite and Professional Manner

I'm a first-year PhD student and I plan to leave my current program in order to transfer to another program next year. If possible I will also ask for a master's degree from the program. I am looking ...
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Going to a different University for part of my PhD

SHORT: Is it normal -or perhaps "is there likely to be any kind of existing framework"- for me to go and do part of my PhD at another institution? For, say, a summer - although I might prefer ...
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Can I attend a PhD program with the intent to transfer my PhD credits to an MS and after 2 years, apply to a better university for a PhD?

I have been admitted to a PhD program at a US university in the department of physics. The department ranking is 100 (according to the US News ranking). In the PhD program, most of the students in ...
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Transfer Over of EPSRC Funding When Changing Universities

This situation I'm in currently is the following. This is all based in the UK (England, more precisely). I'm at university A with full EPSRC for a maths PhD. However, I'm not getting on well with the ...

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