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 to ask my former PhD supervisor to stay away from me and do not contact my prospective new PhD supervisor?

There are a long list of stories about the issues with my PhD supervisor here in Academia.SE (see it here but these are not the only ones). So, I'm not going to repeat why I'm leaving my current ...
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What is the best PhD choice for gauge-gravity duality research? [closed]

I am a mathematician but want to do a PhD in mathematical physics focusing on gauge-gravity duality and more generally quantum gravity, what is the most appropriate PhD choice to do research in this ...
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cover letter format for a PHD application

I am writing a cover letter for my PHD application. I do not know the format for the same. However, I have written like this, please tell me if this is correct. I need your valuable suggestions. ...
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Feeling bad about taking time off

So I'm a first year PhD student in the UK working on an applied mathematics project. Excluding weekends I put in about 37/40 hours a week of work which leaves me pretty tired to say the least. ...
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PhD Application Email

I am working as a researcher in a research lab, and I want to apply for a Ph.D. position. I have read that most of the professors read emails sent through professional email-id only. But my current ...
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I am willing to apply for advertised PhD position in Sweden. Whom should I address my cover letter?

I am willing to apply for advertised PHD position in Sweden. In the instructions to apply they have mentioned about the required documents which include CV, cover letter, transcripts. I have two ...
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Entering Economics Ph D from M Sc Behavioural Science

I am an Economics undergraduate from India and I wish to at the end become a researcher in Economics after having a Ph. D. in Economics itself. But given my interest in Behavioural Economics, I ...
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Is it acceptable to hide your affiliation in research paper?

I am a Ph.D. student enrolled in one of the top universities. I was working on a research problem. And, it turns out that my results are not of as high quality as one would expect from a student from ...
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How should be your relationship with your PhD advisor [closed]

What kind of relation should one have with their supervisor ? Could one talk informally with them ? would you get their phone number to discuss things on the phone ? Thanks
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Are undergrads applying to top math Phd programs expected to have taken core graduate clases?

Is doing well in the standard core undergraduate math courses (complex analysis up to the Riemann mapping theorem, abstract algebra including Galois theory, point-set topology, and algebraic topology, ...
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Is it appropriate to contact a professor about paid summer research before beginning PhD?

I apologize if this is specific to the field or professor, I'm still figuring out academia.StackExchange. Just flag me if it's a bad question. If it matters, I'm studying Electrical and Computer ...
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can I not mention that I have will complete a PhD degree while applying for another one in another country

I am a second-year Ph.D. student/ RA from a university in country A. I had no problem with my laboratory or supervisor; however, as I could not speak the country language and was not able to find a ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

I uploaded my thesis to a Turnitin ID which my friend got from some other university than where I am studying. Due to some reason, my thesis got uploaded to Turnitin repository and the university is ...
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Is it possible to transfer to another branch of the same university during PhD in USA? [closed]

I am joining to the University of A in the Fall 2021 session for PhD in Mathematics and planning to transfer within one year to another branch of the University of A which is at a different city (more ...
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Applying to masters/PhD despite a bad bachelor thesis?

Summarized background: First of all, I personally love the environment of researching and this is something I want to pursue as an occupation. I undertook my undergraduate degree in the UK, and will ...
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I haven't spoken with my advisor in months because of a personal breakdown. How do I reestablish contact?

I'm a second year computer science PhD student. I switched research areas during my third semester and did an independent study with Professor X. He basically gave me a bunch of papers and textbooks ...
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Should I have received an offer letter? [closed]

I have applied to an electrical engineering PhD program, and recently received an invitation to the admitted students day (on Saturday). The language of this email was very clear, mentioned me by name,...
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Advice on who to ask for a letter of recommendation for phd applications?

I am currently in the process of looking for a phd position (in math). Almost all universities require three recommendation letters (some only require two, but ideally I'd have three) from professors. ...
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Getting into a doctorate program with B- [closed]

So I am doing a master's degree in mathematics in a large state school that is not very high ranked. I am planning to go for a doctorate, but not necessarily at a top school, but still an R1 school. ...
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Approach a new advisor in addition to existing one

What should one do if one is interested in working on a subfield not within her advisor's expertise during PhD? I'm still in 1st year but have been working with current advisor for 2 years before PhD. ...
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My PhD supervisor is against external collaboration. What should I do?

My PhD supervisor discourages me from initiating a collaboration with people outside of our group. He never explicitly told me that I could not do it, but I can realize it from his reactions (e.g., ...
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Current PhD student. Does it get easier?

So I'm a current PhD student in applied math. My interests have somewhat gravitated over time so I feel like I'm constantly in new territory and constantly struggling to understand the papers I read. ...
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Is it Unethical to Work in Two Labs at Once?

I am a post-bac who is looking to gain some more experience doing psych research before applying to PhD programs in the fall. I am currently a lab manager at a cognition lab, but am essentially part-...
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Moving from Switzerland to Germany during my PhD, how do they count working experience I already have?

I am currently doing my PhD in Switzerland. Since my professor recently get a job in Germany and will move the whole lab there, I need to go with her. That brings up to the question of working ...
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Should I consider quitting my Ph.D. after 6 months? [closed]

About my background: I finished my master's six months ago with a cum laude in Europe (A tier 1 university) and my research was very theoretical and I did invest a lot of thought into it. I like it a ...
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Would I be facing any kind of trouble in the future for leaving my degrees incomplete?

I have dropped out of 2 MSc in CSE programs because of my health issues and lack of proper math background. You can check the full story from my previous question. What should I do now to go ahead ...
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Generally speaking, when are the deadlines applying for PHD's in Europe? [closed]

29 year old male, considering applying for PHD programs that begin 2021 or else 2022. Have I left it too late to apply for a PHD that begins in 2021? I know this question is fairly general, but it ...
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How an extremely competitive, but non-accredited “regionally” program will be perceived in a phd applicant application? [closed]

I am applying to a PhD program in law (business law) at a top university in the U.S. I got my master of law from an equivalent institution in the U.S. I found an online-based MBA (master of business ...
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Should I provide my current phd transcript to new application of phd program?

I was not able to finish my Phd in the US (due to toxic prof relationship) so I am applying to new phd program at another university in different country (my home country). Should I include my phd ...
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Graduating a year early and applying to a philosophy PHD: looking for advice!

I am currently a second year student at an American mid-ranked liberal arts college, majoring in philosophy with hopes to attend a PHD program in philosophy (in the US) and become a philosophy ...
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Mentioning graduates names in the SOP?

I found many questions that ask about mentioning professors names in the SOP. However, this doesn't address my question. Is it a good idea to mention the name of a program's graduate in the SOP? I am ...
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How can a student evaluate themself?

For background, I'm a first year PhD student in a mathematics program. Basically, I can't tell if I'm "where I should be". As an undergrad, I read before class and lecture felt like a nice ...
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How is East European PhD viewed in the USA?

Eastern Europe is composed of the former Warsaw Pact, plus the European part of Russia (e.g. St. Petersburg). I believe Eastern Europe's higher education is influenced by the former USSR. On the other ...
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Is it okay to keep my margs as 0.9 inch instead of 1 inch for my SOP [closed]

My SOP is extending the general 2 page limit by exactly 2 lines. Will it be okay if use a 0.9inch margin (all sides) instead of 1inch? I am using an overleaf template so all the other norms are being ...
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Considering my poor undergrad and masters performance, can I be successful in PhD program? [closed]

I have just 3.3 GPa in my materials engineering undergrad degree. I flunked three courses in my undergrad and worked sufficient to get passing grades, get into decent masters university. However, I am ...
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Strength of my ML PhD application as undergrad [closed]

Note: By ML I mean machine learning. I'm a junior undergraduate studying mathematics and computer science at a top 10 liberal arts college in the US. As the PhD application will essentially start a ...
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What does TVL-E13/2 mean?

I know that the TVL system exists but I am not sure if TVL-E13/2 would mean it is 50% of TVL-E13 or what does the "/2" mean, could someone explain please? I've seen it in multiple PhD ...
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Finding last minute funding for a PhD

Currently an undergraduate in computer science, I am pursuing an Ms+PhD program in oceanography at some top US universities. I recently got feedback from a PI that I had an interview with before ...
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Graduate Recruitment weekend: faculty interview - research area mismatch

I have been invited to graduate recruitment weekend at a school (PhD applicant in biomedical imaging). I have been told about an interview scheduled with one of the faculty members. But my background ...
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I will apply to another Phd program, and I don't know how to explain my problem with my current program. (phd student)

I posted my problem a few weeks ago here: My advisor has literally no idea what my research is about and I am freaking out (phd student) Now I am considering applying to another PhD program. I am ...
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What and how to write about these problems in my CV when I apply to phd program in Europe

I completed my Masters in mathematics in my home country (a developing country in Asia) in June 2020. I applied to 6 professors to do a PhD in the last semester of my Masters. I was rejected for 5 and ...
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Can phd students submit their paper on their own?

Can phd students submit their paper on their own? I have finished writing and polishing my manuscript (with my advisor listed as the corresponding author) and then sent it to my phd advisor almost a ...
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Should I quit the PhD program? [closed]

I am currently enrolled in a Computer Science PhD program in USA, and this is my third year(I changed my PhD advisor after my first year). I have written two papers with my new PhD advisor. The first ...
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Master in Europe vs Master in US for PhD admittance

I am currently an European undergraduate Senior waiting on results for various Master's applications. I have applied to programs in both the US and Europe, my goal following my Master is to pursue a ...
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What should I do when the recommender is not replying?

I am applying for Ph.D. in US universities. I already applied in some places and suggested my recommenders name as well. Now one of my recommender (who previously wrote a recommendation letter for me) ...
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IUBH university Msc can give a chance to have a phD in germany?

I came accross a Masters of Data Science from the online IUBH university in Germany. Would this degree grant me the chance to pursue a PhD in Germany? or will it be looked over as a weaker university ...
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Cheapest PhD programs in Europe vs US [closed]

I would like a small comparison of the Universities PhD programs tuition fees between the US and the EU : what's the cheapest universities to pursue at a PhD, in terms of tuition cost, in the EU and ...
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Jobs with PhD requirements [closed]

There many technical focused roles which demand a PhD degree as a necessary qualification. Is it possible to access those roles with a Master's + work experience?
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Advice needed : Reaching out to your past PhD advisor for a post doc opportunity

I graduated with a Ph.D. in a STEM field from a good university in the US a few months ago. Thinking that I will benefit from a diverse experience, I did not continue under my professor for a postdoc ...
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emailing supervisor to ask about application status

I have applied for PhD programme (in Dec 2020) and informed my potential supervisor that I have completed my application. Recently (9 days ago), he asked me if I have received any communication from ...

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