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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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Always face difficulties in doing rigorous or intricate research independently. Unfit for academia and research?

As a fifth year PhD in Mechanical Engineering, it is expected that I must be well versed with various mathematical theories and be proficient in developing computational codes to model various ...
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PhD in EEE, Master's in Physics: what are my job opportunities [on hold]

I have a Master's degree in physics and have an offer for PhD in electrical department at NTU Singapore. I want to know my job opportunities after PhD in India. Will I be eligible to apply for faculty ...
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Is it unethical to use a published code in my PhD thesis work?

I have used a code published in a published Masters thesis into my PhD work. I have modified just 10% of the code to suit my research requirement. However, most of the code is as developed by the ...
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After awarding PhD, if the PhD work is not worth or scientific misconduct of experiments etc. whether Can it be challenged?

I found people getting PhD without studying the concerned subjects for the work and did not do the experiment. Pictures and results were manipulated. published in Journal and got the Ph.D (by ...
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Will an undergraduate math or economics degree better position me for a top economics PhD program?

I'm currently a rising sophomore (just wrapped up my first year) at a top US university, and time has come for me to start taking decisions about major classes, now that I'm done with required ...
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Possible logical reasons behind paradoxical admission criteria [on hold]

I had applied to quite a few universities for a PhD in mathematics. All of them, except only one, very easily even without interviewing me rejected my applications, while they all were just ordinary ...
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(Un)realistic expectations of PhD supervision?

I shall try to make my former question more on-topic and less personal. When I started my PhD (maths) a year ago, I was having the following (mostly implicit, though) expectations about how working ...
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Is enrolling in a program and then not finishing it considered bad in academia? [on hold]

Is enrolling in a program, not finishing it, and then re-enrolling in a different program considered a warning sign for a PhD applicant to the selection committee? Is enrolling in a program and then ...
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How long does it take for a university to decide and how does it decide who will be funded for their PhD studies [on hold]

Suppose that a student has applied for a PhD to an internationally well-known university and her/his interview with her/his prospective supervisors has gone well. now there is the last step, which is ...
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Average rejection response time after a PhD interview [on hold]

More than one week ago I had a PhD interview with a British university which probably has so many applicants on a rolling basis but I have not yet received the final result of my application. I wonder ...
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Are these good reasons for starting a new PhD project? [on hold]

If have just finished the first year of my PhD studies in mathematics at a German university. After my master's, which I have done in representation theory, I had started a PhD in a more applied field,...
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Is having a co-adviser a good idea in a PhD program

I'm currently doing a PhD in mathematics and have been working with my current adviser for almost a year. My adviser is at an advanced age, however, even though he still has a couple of more graduate ...
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Mathematics PhD program structure [on hold]

A major (top 50) Mathematics department in the US admits students without any qualifying exam and without any oral candidacy exam. Also, the department has just 10 active faculty members and there isn'...
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Jealousy from fellow PhD students [on hold]

I'm a PhD student that experienced an incident a year back, where a fellow PhD student started caricaturing my so called 'fast mental math abilities', when we were having to tally up some scores of ...
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What are some PhD programs in Applied Mathematics? [closed]

I'm looking for some information about PhD programs in applied mathematics for a person who has completed her undergraduate studies in Electric and Electronic Engineering. She also holds a master's ...
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How to cope with failing qualify exams?

I am a graduate student in mathematics and I recently found out that I failed my qualify exams. I have the chance to take them next year. But now I am really concerning my future. The problem is that ...
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Whom should I ask for Reference when Applying for PhD, after a 4 break since Graduation

I am not familiar with the Structure of questions in this community, so please bear with me; I am a Life sciences Graduate from 2015. After a career in Corporate, Currently I am Preparing to Apply ...
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Difference between good and not so good university? [closed]

Here is my analysis for a theoretical subject like Math: (Also assume I am super-smart which I am not): I assume the stipend would be the same. So will the facility. There is a change that a good ...
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Advisor not letting me publish

I am a final year Ph.D. student and will graduate soon. My advisor is still asking me to run problems instead of publishing any paper on the work that I have already done over the last few years. I ...
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For Postdoc positions seeking experts in programming language, what are the expectations and what should my strategy be suitable for those positions?

I am a 5th year PhD student in mechanical engineering. My research has been about utilising a commercial Finite Element software to model a complex phenomenon. For my research, I had to write small ...
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Difference in CS application between MS and PhD

I am an undergrad student in CS and I am planning to go to grad school after graduation. My ultimate goal is to pursue PhD since I have done research and I am interested in. However, my research ...
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PhD interview - how to explain why I left a previous PhD?

I previously quit a STEM PhD program after 1 year. The reasons were complex but included burnout, mental health, pressure from the industrial sponsor, lack of support and loss of interest in the ...
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Is it standard for US-based universities to consider the ethnicity of an applicant during PhD admissions?

In the upcoming Fall (Fall 2019), I will be applying to CS PhD programs at some of the top research universities in the United States specialising in artificial intelligence. While I cannot speak for ...
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PhD viva reference list mistake

I recently submitted my thesis for viva and have since noticed that by transferring from one computer to another endnote has changed my references. The end result of this is that there are 3 extra ...
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I recently started my machine learning PhD and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing

I started my PhD a few months ago. Seriously, I don't know how I got accepted, but here I am. I am not a computer scientist, but come from a different STEM background. My knowledge in machine ...
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How can I tell if I am short-listed for Phd position? [duplicate]

I applied for a phd position whose application deadline was 24th March. The project head consistently provided feedback on my project proposal and even invited me to his office to discuss my proposal. ...
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PhD opportunity | Confusion [closed]

Recently I am offered a Ph.D. position ( Industry Project) in Australia and they want me to join ASAP. (It will be fully funded , fees will be waived off and even I will get monthly stipend) but my ...
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Replying potential PhD supervisor with documents

I applied for PhD at a University and receive a mail from the supervisor, he asked me to mail my cv and transcript. I am thinking to reply like this: Dear Professor XXX, Thank you for your ...
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When data is required to be submitted, is it before publishing the paper or after paper is published?

Shall I submit all my data and models to my supervisor before publishing the paper or after the paper is published? I want to submit my data and models after paper has been published, atleast abstract ...
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Switching field after a PhD in math

I am about to finish a PhD in mathematics with a thesis in an area in between differential geometry and PDE. I still have more than half a year, but I want to start thinking about my future. In the ...
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PhD in US for non american student [duplicate]

Does anyone know are there some standard procedures how can a non american student from small european university get accepted to PhD programme in mathematics in Graph theory in US? Is it enough to ...
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How to cope with regret and shame about not fully utilizing opportunities during PhD?

I am currently writing my PhD thesis and I was feeling guilty about the things and skills I could have attained during this period but I didn't. I have worked hard towards my research and have ...
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Planning to start a Bachelor's degree during my PhD: what to say to my advisor?

I am a PhD student on my second year. My advisor is one of the most understanding professors I have ever had the pleasure to work with: he is also one of the, if not the, most important researchers in ...
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Real Analysis Grade [duplicate]

Will a B in my Real Analysis course ruin my graduate school chancesfor top 50 schools? I have a ~3.75/4.00, and I want to go to graduate school for a PhD in Algorithms, Theory of Computation, ML, etc. ...
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Is it tough to apply for a CS PHD degree after several years in industry?

Advantage: Family support. My parents believed I should and are willing to offer some financial support. Actually they urged me. I am currently in a big company doing relevant work and I did great. ...
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“Working Plan” in PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application, basically I am asked to provide: Project description (activities, methodologies, expected results). State of the ...
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Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication during the PhD? [duplicate]

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication by a PhD student? I.e. how many paper publication per year is considered as a good performance for a PhD student? ...
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Pursuing MS in Biotech or Bioinformatics before PhD? [closed]

I'm currently a third-year molecular biology undergrad in the US, and am thinking about going to grad school. I have 2.5 years of research experience in the cancer biology field. My advisors are ...
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Gift for mentor after his thesis defense?

I'm attending the thesis defense of one of my undergrad mentors this week. I owe almost everything about where I am today to him. I want to get him a gift, but I'm not sure what. He owns his own ...
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Do grad schools let you know whether you get a place and funding at the same time?

I know that there are often two processes after a PhD interview: the school will decide whether (1) you get a place; (2) whether you get funding. From your experience, did you hear back from your ...
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Chances of landing a post doc (Banach Space Theory) and tenure track position? [closed]

Currently I am a 2nd year PhD student in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My research interest lies in functional analysis, particularly Banach Space Theory. I would like to know what are ...
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How to increase the chance for PhD admission while I am working?

I graduated as MSc. of Software Engineering in 2017, and then I started my career in the industry as "software tester". I am going to apply for the Graduate School of Decision Sciences in 2 years. ...
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How does a candidate look like when he applies for another PhD program while being enrolled in a program?

Suppose, someone is enrolled in a PhD program in a university 'X' in, say, Serbia (totally hypothetical and suits my analogy). After one year, after publishing 5-6 research papers, he thought that a ...
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Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career?

Some PhD programs charge tuition fees. Others are competitive. Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career? When does it ...
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Can a good but unremarkable PhD student become an accomplished professor?

Given that PhD students and professors often need to use different skill sets to accomplish their jobs, are there instances of people who had good but unremarkable careers as a PhD student, but much ...
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What should I include in my first email to a potential PhD advisor?

I am applying for Ph.D program, and I need to find an advisor to accept me in his group. I want to send to him a perfect email and get his attention to me. I would like some opinion on this matter. ...
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How do you properly put your published work in to your PhD thesis? [closed]

I have previously published a couple of papers in my PhD. I want to put them into my PhD. thesis as is. Is there any proper way to include the papers without doing any self-plagiarism?
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How to write a perfect email to prospective Phd advisor (Renewable energy) [duplicate]

I want to ask prof for his support to get a scholarship
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How do professors find consulting projects?

How do professors find consulting projects to be a part of?