Questions tagged [phd]

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 it bad not to answer the “Tell me how you behaved in a situation of conflict with your previous supervisor” question in a PhD interview?

I had an interview where I was asked to tell the committee about a situation where I had a conflict with one of my previous supervisors. I told them the truth, which is "I have never had a ...
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Staying in the PhD program after I told them I'm leaving

I am a first-year PhD student, and as the title suggests, I've told my department that I'll be leaving the program this summer (that is in one month), but now there's a situation that I have a reason ...
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How does a Professor contact another professor regarding a PhD student?

I sent my CV to a Professor regarding a PhD position. He asked me to send the name of three referees. I could have sent him the names, but here is an issue. I have worked in Germany for 2 years as a ...
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Unhelpful and Overoptimistic PhD Supervisor

I am currently in an unbeneficial situation with my PhD supervisor/advisor. At the beginning of my PhD, I've targeted non-top but reasonable venues for my papers and quickly succeeded with 3 ...
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I am so stuck in the second year of my PhD. Should I leave?

I started my Ph.D. in September 2019 from University-X under the supervision of Prof-A. The sole reason for me to start a Ph.D. under the supervision of this professor was that I was (still am) very ...
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How does having a PhD affect your chance of getting into a second PhD UK university in a different field UK university?

My friend has taken a unusual route in academia. She first did a bachelor and PhD in electrical engineering, fully funded by her scholarship. However, she told me that she has little interest in ...
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What PhD program should I pursue? [closed]

I have a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and I'm currently a graduate student (M.Sc.) in Engineering Management. I'm doing my master's thesis in organizational behavior/team studies. From a practical ...
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Is there a particular structure that a research lab should have?

I want to know if a research lab at a university should normally include specific roles in order to be considered a lab ? I explain, for a newly joining Ph.D. student, i expect the lab to include a ...
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In control engineering, will having zero published papers significantly reduce my chances of getting into elite universities' PhD programs?

I am a fourth year dual degree student (5 year program of B.Tech + M.Tech) who will be applying for PhD programs this year and I have been doing research in the field of control engineering. I mention ...
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I put too much pressure on myself to succeed [closed]

This week I recently had to sit some external exams as part of a course provided for my PhD training. Unfortunately one of the two exams was almost impossible for me to answer and I’m sad to admit ...
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Advisor not behaving what should i do? [closed]

My advisor has gone "nuts" during our last meeting, he has even fired a team member. He yells and creates fake excuses to do and accuses falsly. What should i do in this case, given that he ...
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What is meant by the requirement for an “outstanding academic record”?

I am going to apply for a PhD program. What does mean when one requirement is "Outstanding academic record".
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Getting a LOR from a postdoc for PhD applications [duplicate]

I've always been advised to only ask for letters of recommendation from professors who have worked in their field for several years. However, I was wondering if it would be reasonable to ask for a ...
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Explaining a bad exam result at my annual review

As I posted yesterday, I've just taken an exam and failed (quite badly might I add). The course was externally hosted as part of my PhD training in my first year so it won't look very good on my ...
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Doing a PhD in data science / machine learning after a PhD in civil engineering [duplicate]

I am about to finish my Ph.D. in civil engineering, I would finish it by the age of 28. I don't like my field that much and was pushed to pursue it from the beginning (at that time, was very confused ...
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Difference of difficulties between fields of research

Is it true that research (Ph.D...) in some fields requires more work and are harder than others ? For example to publish an article in computer science is it more difficult than to do in ...
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Becoming a professor at a liberal arts college with H1B visa

I am an international student on an F-1 visa in the United States and planning to pursue a PhD in mathematics. I've been looking into career options after graduation, and lots of people from my ...
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PhD interview before applications deadline [closed]

Is it a good sign that I was invited in PhD interview before applications deadline? Or it doesn't mean something? Thank you
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Why is doctoral thesis plagiarism sometimes forgiven by academia? [closed]

I was recently looking at the rates of PhD revocations of people who were found to have plagiarized large portions of their PhD theses by Vroniplag, and it isn't that high. Most people that were found ...
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Telling my supervisor I'm unhappy

An update to yesterday's post. A mixture of events has caused me to lose interest in my PhD project. I started on the back of losing a close family member which really didn't give me a good start. ...
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How to approach advisor to ask for permission to go for a research stay abroad? [closed]

I have this opportunity for an internship in a lab at a foreign country, host lab reported to me it's OK by October. How should i convince my advisor that the stay will be beneficial to improve my ...
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How to explain to my supervisor that her style of input is hindering my progress?

I am in the fourth year of a part-time PhD. I have at least another couple of years left, the next two years are for writing up and this year was supposed to be for data collection. I hit problems ...
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R1 vs R2 programs in mathematics

I have been looking into several different PhD programs in mathematics, and I am trying to keep my options open. After finishing a doctorate, I am open to working either in academia or industry, ...
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I received an ESR Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship from low-rank university, should I accept it if I don't want to go into academia? [closed]

I just got an offer to become an MSC ESR fellow in a low-rank university (100-150 QS world), which leads to a PhD. The uni is ranked within the top 30 in my field and my potential supervisor is widely ...
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What is the process for getting a non-EU PhD “validated” in Germany so I can continue working as university associated faculty?

I am a medical doctor in Bosnia and Herzegovina (which is not in the EU). I also hold a PhD title and am an associated professor on the medical faculty. I am moving to Germany (Oberbayern). I have ...
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Do PhD students at “prestigous” universities publish less as students?

I'm a 4th year PhD student in Education, and I'm noticing a trend that no one seems to be able to explain to me. I'm at a large state school (ranked ~30 in education, better in my discipline for ...
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Never Heard Back on PhD Application but enrolled in MS program

Applied to a private university for admission to an MS program thinking I had no chance being admitted to the PhD program because of my transcript. Planned on trying to get into the PhD program after ...
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Chances of publishing paper(s) in last year of PhD

We have a recent rule in our institution that at least two papers need to be published in SCI journals for being awarded a doctorate degree. Students were well aware about the rule since the first ...
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Can I use in my phd thesis my paper which I only published in arxiv? [closed]

I don't have the time to submit it to conferences and then wait the results for publication. Can I add and include it in my thesis while its only appears on arXiv?
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Self-studying during math PhD?

I am in graduate school pursuing a PhD in applied math. I study high dimensional probability/statistics, but most of what I do is theoretical. I am almost finished with course work (so the next years ...
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how to answer “Where did you draw the line on what you included in your literature review?” during the phd viva?

I am preparing for my upcoming phd viva and came across a list of questions that might be asked during the viva. One of them asked "where did you draw the line on what to include in your lit ...
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Is a PhD in a small university in a small country restrictive for an academic career abroad?

I am located in a small European country and studying computer science in one of its Universities, admittedly not the most prestigious one. I am set to finish my undergraduate degree at most a year ...
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Is it a good way to approach professors on LinkedIn?

I am trying to land my Ph.D. internship through contacting Professors on LinkedIn. My question is : is it a good approach ? else what could be a good approach in this case ? Thanks
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How many years after MSc graduation, am I able with possibilities to be accepted from a PhD program?

I graduated one year ago and still haven't found a PhD after many applications. In two of these I was ranked at 3rd and 2nd positions accordingly, but I regard that even though has been passed one ...
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When do the application reviewers contact my references (PhD application)?

When applying for a PhD position in Germany typically one of the required documents is: Contact details of at least 2 academic references This is just contact details (e.g. email addresses) of the ...
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Does “being ghosted” mean “rejection” after PhD interview?

I had a PhD interview (Computer Science) 3 weeks ago with a German institute. The interview went well and they said they will make their final decision in a week (the latest) and let the candidates ...
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When looking for a PhD advisor, will it matter if I send them an updated version of my masters thesis?

I am about to finish my masters degree, and I want to apply for a PhD in the near future. I know that when contacting a potential advisor, they will ask you to send your CV and your previous research. ...
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PhD length in Canada

I was wondering how long does it usually take to finish a PhD in Canada? (social sciences/studying full time).
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Can someone become a doctor or work in health sector by completing a PhD degree in Philosophy in Medicine?

three-year Ph.D. in Philosophy, in association with Philosophy & Medicine Project If someone completes this Ph.D. degree, can he either become a doctor or work in a hospital/clinic or health ...
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When journals falsely assume I already have my PhD, do I need to correct them?

I have published several papers and have done a number of peer-reviews (on request by the journals) as well. In the communication with these journals, I frequently get addressed as "Dr. Lastname&...
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On average what is the likelihood that a research fellow will eventually become a lecturer or an assistant professor? [duplicate]

I was trying to determine the probability that someone who is currently a research fellow will become a lecturer or assistant professor within the next five years and I was wondering if someone could ...
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Transferring out of a Masters

I am planning to complete a Masters in Physics (thesis based research) at my undergraduate institution after being rejected during PhD applications. I feel like this will bolster my research ...
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What is the role of your advisor and other lab members in your research work? [closed]

I have a very simple question : how involved should a Ph.D. advisor be in the work of a Ph.D. student ? Should he / she be correcting the work assigned to the student after few days / weeks of student'...
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Is it a good idea to cold-email someone in a museum to ask for PhD funding opportunity?

I am an international (non-EU) student and have been offered admission to an art history PhD program in an UK university. However, the offer does not come with funding, and I do not have the financial ...
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Is including references of journals with low or no reputation considered bad practice?

I am working towards my PhD in a quite specialized area of engineering, at the overlap of two technologies. Because of this, there are not as many publications available in my field compared to other ...
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PhD transfer during first year [closed]

This year I was accepted into two PhD programs (USC and WashU). I had a very specific research interest, and the USC program used to be my first choice, because there were so many professors in the ...
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My peers are publishing high impact papers and getting awards or offers while I am struggling to write a decent paper. What should I do differently?

I am a 3rd year PhD student in Canada. My research area is different than my labmates. However, they are publishing high impact papers at high rate (2 per year), while I am struggling to get my ...
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Switch Fields for my PhD

Short General Question Is it possible to do a PhD in a seperate field apart from the field I had done my Undergraduate on ? Detail Question I am a holding a degree in relation to Construction ...
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Masters Qualification after PhD?

At the moment I am at the initial stages of my PhD, but there is a masters program (M.Sc) I love to follow after my PhD. Question 01 Is it possible to do a Masters Degree (M.Sc) after a PhD Question ...
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Is it possible to do a professional internship while a Ph.D. student? [duplicate]

I have this opportunity in a company as an intern which i am interested in. As a Ph.D. student is it recommended to go for industry ? Thanks

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