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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How can grad students file complaints when the university fails to perform basic functions like providing a computer?

I'm a UK PhD student and my uni recently decided to open the offices and allow us back on campus. Since I didn't start with the new intake (I started and worked since January at home because campis ...
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What should I think after a very positive reply to cold mail?

Recently I started sending cold mails to profs for upcoming PhD applications. Two of them replied me instantly right after my mail; " Thank you for contacting me, I am planning taking graduate ...
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Is a PhD from The Open University a Viable Option for a US Student?

I am looking at The Open Univsersity as an option for postgraduate studies. I am based in the US but am looking for an affordable option for a graduate research degree. Will a degree from The Open ...
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Contacting external reviewer (post-review) to discuss issues with my supervisor

A few months ago I passed my first Ph.D. review: I got interviewed by an external reviewer on things I produced during my first year. My supervisor was present during this virtual meeting. Through his ...
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Does the admissions committee contact potential supervisors again if they start considering waitlisted students?

A professor showed interest in my PhD application (Australia, educational sciences) several months ago. He interviewed and recommended me. However, the university kept my application for the next ...
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I have a background in English (Education). If I apply for a PhD in educational psychology in the US, how likely am I to find a job?

If I start an educational psychology PhD under the supervision of a well-known educational psychologist in a department which ranks somewhere between 50-100 in the US (the global ranking of the ...
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Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates in the Field of Economics

I am a cs graduate as the title suggests. I have been working as a data engineering/ science consultant for the past couple of months. And I will hopefully get a public administrative job (civil ...
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How to switch to different university's PhD program on the fourth year while your advisor is ill and actually advise you to do so?

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in a Chemistry program (4th year beginning), my advisor is diagnosed with a serious disease and in hospital recently. He does not agree with me graduating with a PhD ...
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What to do?: Completely New Revision Requests a Month after a Defense

I successfully defended my dissertation one month before. My department head even emailed to congratulate me. I was given only one clear set of revision requests to do, for approval signatures. ...
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How good/bad is my Indian CGPA according to US GPA scale?

I will be applying for PhD programs in USA this fall. I know there are many nuances for GPA conversions and I won't convert my CGPA. Colleges don't ask to convert GPA but still mention that their ...
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Can I ask my friend who is a PhD student to recommend me to his supervisor?

I have a friend who is a PhD student in a program at a major US university. He will graduate this year, and he knows me. I am trying to ask him to indirectly recommend me to his supervisor who I am ...
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My paper has advanced into the 2nd phase of a 2-phase review process in a top conference, does it in itself help in a PhD application?

So, I just finished my master's in Computer Science, and I plan to apply to some PhD programs later this year. The review process works in 2 phases: during 1st phase the paper goes to a group of ...
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How to politely ask for at least acknowledgement when I help people?

In recent years, as a PhD student in West Africa, I have helped several undergraduate and PhD students who were stuck with some particular problems to the point where they were barely to leave (I can'...
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If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, is there any possibility of resorting to a new assessment in the scientific community?

The question is a complement for other post not completely answered yet (Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil): If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, ...
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What benefits do faculty members get by supervising PhD students?

What benefits do faculty members get by supervising PhD students? What happens if a faculty member with many years of experience has never supervised a PhD student, but has supervised many masters and ...
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Why do some graduate students and researchers publish bad research papers? [closed]

Sometimes when I am doing literature review, I come across very large quantity of very poor research, usually published somewhere in Asia or South America. By bad, I mean: the topic doesn't seem to ...
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Do I have to submit my high school transcript if "transcripts for all current and previous post-secondary study" are required?

I want to apply for a PhD in Canada. The webpage of the university says that I have to submit "transcripts for all current and previous post-secondary study". Does that include high school ...
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How to politely ask for a pre-defence review (areas of concern/topics that need to be covered)?

Could you please give some suggestions for asking pre-defence review from an opponent. In my case, I have to do it by myself by writing an e-mail. What words would be appropriate and what should be ...
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Anthropology PhD statement of purpose [closed]

I have been working on my statement of purpose for an anthropology PhD program. I have specific questions in my mind regarding an ethnic group in the manner of a resesrch proposal. However I still ...
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Do less selective institutions have a lower workload for Ph.D. students?

Is the standard for graduating lower at lower-ranked institutions? How large of a difference is this? Computer Science, USA specifically
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Awaiting AE recommendation before "acceptance or rejection"

Is it ok to ask the journal about the status of my manuscript or it will affect their decision about it?
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PhD planning concern

I'm in my third year of PhD. However, I'm still bad at planning. I find myself spending more time on things that are not part of my PhD. For example, I may read books such as self help books and not ...
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The Professors I want to work with are almost all in a different department to the one I want to apply to, is that a problem? This is for US unis

I am in the process of contacting potential advisors at various universities, and finding out if they would be willing to take me on as a student, and then mention this in the application. However, I ...
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Is it appropriate to provide my recommenders with a spreadsheet to keep track of applications?

Is sending a shared spreadsheet with the university names, deadlines, and a box to check when completed be something beneficial or appreciated by my recommenders? I thought maybe it would be nice for ...
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Will two typographical errors can harm the chances of getting accepted into a PhD program? [duplicate]

I have submitted a Ph.D. application to a university with a ranking from 100 to 120 in the US. As I am preparing for my next application, I have found out two typos in my CV (3 pages long), one extra ...
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My PhD advisor sent me a plagiarized draft

While working on a paper, my PhD advisor (at a prestigious school, if that matters) sent revisions that included three pages plagiarized from a book. Thankfully I caught this before the paper was ...
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How to Deal with Demanding Parents

I am currently a 5th year PhD student in math at an American university. I was talking with my parents recently and I told them that I had come to terms with the possibility of me not graduating with ...
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is getting into a PhD position tough? [closed]

Students (To be honest also for me) applying and finding a PhD position is really time consuming and you might be disappointed when you don't receive any good news. That is mostly because it has its ...
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Should I apply to a PhD program without submitting the transcript of my exchange studies?

I want to apply for admission to a PhD program in Canada. I hold a Master's degree. But when I was doing my undergraduate studies, I went to an exchange program in Canada and studied there for two ...
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What does it mean if a PhD supervisor has 20+ students? [closed]

In a department I'm applying to (UK), some professors have 2-3 PhD students while others have 20+ current students. Would my chances of admission be proportionately higher if I apply to work with the ...
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Chances of getting admitted while applying to a German PhD program without a master's degree from Germany? [closed]

I am a molecular biology graduate with an expected master's degree in biology. Both of these degrees are from prestigious universities in my home country, however none of which are in EU. Considering ...
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What should I do when my supervisor refuses to write a recommendation letter for applications to institutions outside my country?

I want to apply for a PhD position in country X. My supervisor lives in country Y and wants me to apply only in Y. He is the corresponding author of my 4-5 publications. He said if I want to apply for ...
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Graduate students funding availability in Pure vs Applied Math

Universities in the U.S. are sometimes limited in how many students they can accept by the available funding. How does funding compare in Pure vs. Applied departments? Is one generally more funded ...
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Converting my marks from Indian to US grading system makes it appear low [closed]

My profile: BSMS from IISER Trivandrum (7.67/10 overall; 8.5 in MS alone). MBA from MANAGE Hyderabad (74%). I'm applying to US universities for coming Fall 2022, for PhD in Marketing. However when ...
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How will I be admitted to a PhD programme with a low CGPA in master degree? [duplicate]

I have completed a master degree from an IIT of India with a very low CGPA (~6.41/10.00). Now I have been looking for a PhD programme in American and European countries for around 1.5 years. But none ...
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How bad is it: doing the first PostDoc and PhD at the same place? [closed]

In academic recruiting it is often asked that one has lots of experience which includes being at different institutions preferably in different countries. I would like to who: What are the potential ...
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I rejected a PhD offer but now would like to accept it again

I accepted a PhD offer but next I had to reject it due to family reasons that I explained to my supervisors and they understood. A couple of weeks later I have overcome these family hitches and the ...
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Can I withdraw from a fully funded PhD offer from US just before joining date as I got a Job in industry and don't feel like doing a PhD anymore?

I am an international student currently working in my home country - India. I got admitted for a fully-funded PhD program in the US. Although I was very confident about doing a PhD when I applied for ...
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When is a good time to ask for a next academic position?

As a final year PhD student with less than 1 year to go before the PhD is completed, I am interested in continuing in the same group as a PostDoc. However, I do not know if I should wait until I am ...
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Is doing a PhD equivalent to studying for an undergraduate diploma? [closed]

Can a person do PhD with same knowledge as that of undergraduate level.
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Is programming experience relevant in a pure Math graduate program?

Programming skills such as experience with Java, Python, C++ or work experience as a software developer can be indispensable for applied mathematicians. How useful is it to have such experiences as a ...
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In PhD programs, what type of work are PhD students doing after the coursework?

Suppose some has done coursework in Algebra and Analysis. After that they want to pursue a PhD in commutative algebra or in Ring theory or any pure mathematics topics. My question : In PhD programs, ...
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What is the difference between bachelor's, master's and PhD? [closed]

What's the basic difference between these degrees? Who might choose one versus the other?
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Surviving the contribution requirements

How can one write a thesis in Computer Science, without actually providing the solution, but researching it and explaining how it's being solved right now but not for the specific problem (research ...
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Are graduate Math programs that use the quarter system more difficult?

It seems to me like 10 weeks per course may not be enough time for some graduate courses if they are not developed carefully. Do colleges using the quarter system like Dartmouth or UC Irvine have ...
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Objectively speaking, are STEM jobs more difficult to acquire than STEM graduate degree? [closed]

I've recently been doing some (non-serious) job search. My background is STEM with a focus on computing. What I have noticed is that the requirement to get a job with many tech companies seems to be ...
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What is "Residency (Tuition) Claim" in the US universities?

I am an international student and applying for Ph.D. in a university in the US. The application portal is prompting me to select (Yes/No) the "Residency (Tuition) Claim" of that state. It is ...
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Is PhD important than PhD? [duplicate]

Is doing a PhD considered more important than doing a second PhD with a third ? I tried pursuing PhD after getting a PhD degree. Is it worth putting in that much effort in PhD ?
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PhD transfer from European to American University

I am a non-EU PhD student in a European country. I am 5.5 months into my program. However, I am facing a lot of issues adjusting to the social aspect. Due to the virtual nature of the setting, I haven'...
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What happens to PhD applications that are missing recommendation letters?

For your department and university specifically, do you still consider applicants when one or two of their letter writers never send in their letters?

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