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 request source code

During literature review for my research proposal, I have come across a professor who has published several papers in my field, some closely related to the topic of my own research. In a series of ...
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Ethical reaction to fake academic degree claim. (Unfinished PhD)

Let's assume a hypothetical context where someone figures out that a given businessperson's claims to have a PhD from a prestigious university are not true. The person in question was enrolled in a ...
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Applying for a PhD with professor X, when my prior research is in a different field?

In an ideal scenario, I’d like to do my (computer science) PhD at university U. I completely lack the credentials, and my MS work is in one of those areas where ~10 people in the world are capable of ...
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PhD supervisor wants me to quit after break

I have been studying for a PhD and unfortunately had been suffering from depression during the first year and on medication, so I didn't make much progress at all. My supervisor seemed understanding, ...
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Why are engineering departments so large in U.S. universities?

For a math or physics department at a good university in the United States, there might be 20 or so full-time faculty members, while in the engineering department, I've noticed that there can be more ...
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Should I quit my PhD, has anyone every done this and started over?

I have currently completed four years of my PhD. My PhD supervisor was nice at first, and I actually thought I was lucky to get her. However, things quickly turned bad and have been bad for the last ...
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Including Award Values on Academic CV When Applying For Graduate School

I am going to be applying to schools for a PhD in the not so distant future and I received a couple of scholarships in my masters degree that are worth over $10 000.00. I am not sure if it would be a ...
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Finding area of research and people that offer PhD's in this area [closed]

I'm currently in the first year of my MSc in an European university and as time goes on I'm thinking of what to do afterwards. One of the options is continuing on to a PhD and so I find myself from ...
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PhD supervisor will not read draft

I just wanted to get some input from the community about an issue I have run into with my main PhD supervisor. I started my PhD about two years ago (hard science field), and about six months ago I ...
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How can I fill in the missing background I need to be a good computer scientist?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and I'm almost finished (maybe one more year). In fact, my background was engineering, but in my MS study I got interested in CS and took courses about "pattern ...
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Considering applying for a third PhD Program after having bad experiences in two

I am totally lost and devasted mentally and physically, I have been in a program and left after one year because of lack of experiment as well as racist supervisor. I have accepted to lower job in ...
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Which Master's program in Computer Science is good for weak or average students? [closed]

I was a Computer Science student and completed my bachelor in CS two years ago. During my undergraduate study, I liked to study several courses like Graph theory, Data structure, Algorithm, Theory of ...
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What are the challenges in changing a PhD supervisor after 2/3 of PhD is done

I am doing good in my Ph.D. but I do not like my supervisors. The following are the reasons: I am forced to work in a very specific area and there is almost no room for creativity. Any related idea ...
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Follow up email to a potential PhD supervisor

I have contacted a potential PhD supervisor and he sent me back a positive email and asked "have you contacted anyone else in the department or just me at this stage?". I have replied to the email ...
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Recognition of achievements over time

I am applying to a university in the US. In the online application, they've asked about Additional Educational Experiences; Which of the following have you had experiences in? (select all that apply). ...
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PhD from Third Tier School [closed]

I am interested in doing a PhD from a third tier school in Electrical Engineering Ranked about in the 60's in North America. I have degrees (Bachelors, Masters) from a Top 20 North American School. ...
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would be possible to change into direct PhD while completing master? [closed]

I am a master student in Canada, I have finished my credits and only one course is left, I'd like to pursue a Ph.D., would that be possible I change into direct Ph.D. without actually having my ...
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Is it possible to work full time and do a part time PhD in software engineering in England?

Is it possible to work full time and do a part time phd in the area of software engineering in England saying that I want to use my job earnings to pay my tuition fees? And if I start a part time PhD ...
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Presenting the idea of a PhD research project before publishing it

I have an idea for my PhD research project but my supervisor wants me to have that idea/model published or endorsed before I can start working on and she suggested that idea/model to be presented in a ...
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Can I accept a new PhD position just after having enrolled in one? [duplicate]

Consider my current situation, in which I see myself waiting for the results of two different PhD applications, in different countries. I am concerned with the following: I really want to get ...
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Do supervisors take a person as PhD students who abandoned his graduate program?

As a professor, would you take a person as your Ph.D. student who abandoned his graduate CS program 3 years ago (hence incomplete), but has published 2 research papers per year (total 6) in a peer-...
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Can too many submitted manuscript hamper your candidacy for getting a position?

I've been working in a lab for more than 3 years and during this time I have worked on several projects. I have collaboration works too. Most of my projects have been submitted recently. For example, ...
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Chances at top OB/Social Psych programs after attending a low-ranked undergraduate institution? [closed]

I am interested in primarily organizational behavior programs and social psychology programs and would like to attend a top university. I am worried that my applications will be looked over due to the ...
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Should I do another master followed by a PhD or do a PhD directly [closed]

I hold a Master's degree in computer science (machine learning) and I am published (not in very top conferences). During my Master's studies, I found out that I am more interested in the theoretical ...
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Does getting a PhD in a language 'L' from a non-'L' country have any drawback in case of academia? [closed]

It is a common belief that "if you want to learn/study English, you must go to an Anglophone country." This belief is compounded by the fact that English teaching franchises are constantly advertising ...
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Why are tuition fees for PhD students so high in the USA, despite not taking any class?

As a PhD student in a US university, my tuition fees are ~44,000 USD per year, despite the fact that I don't take any class: only 6 classes are required during the PhD program, and I've completed them ...
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What should I do if a professor is not writing the recommendation letter whom I already suggested?

I have applied for a Ph.D. position and I had to suggest two referees who will write a letter for me. Previously one of my professors had written one for me so I write her name again. The system is ...
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Can a postdoc change his/her supervisor in Sweden?

In Sweden, a PhD student can change its supervisor according to the higher education rules and regulations. They actually have quite a lot of rights during their studies. I wanted to know if this is ...
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Should I quit or leave my current PhD and find another one? [closed]

I am currently a year-one history PhD student at a UK University. I didn't get any fund from the school or outside. I just supported my study by myself relying on my personal savings and some helps ...
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Prizes on Academic CVs

I rarely see academic prizes mentioned on academic CVs. I suppose many students who are completeting a PhD also have a few of such prizes. I am thinking, amongst others, about best MSc dissertation, ...
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How could I thank my professors for their letters of recommendation after this applications cycle?

I've had a busy applications cycle, with many professors taking the time to write letters for me. What would be a thoughtful -- but appropriate -- way of thanking them? I have in mind a food gift ...
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Discussing diversity and underrepresented groups in personal history statement for PhD application

I am applying for a PhD program in US. The university has asked to address the following in personal history statement: How your perspectives or activities contribute to social or cultural ...
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Leave of absence to leaving PhD program

I am in the unfortunate situation where I am being forced to leave a PhD program with a master of art in an engineering discipline. Advisor left while I was on leave (health reasons), couldn't find a ...
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How to search for a PhD in Japan?

I noticed that the Japanese universities almost never advertise for open PhD student positions on the websites such as phdportal.com or academicpositions.com or researchgate. I tried to check some ...
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Can he/she get admission for Phd in U.S/European university? [closed]

If someone have done Post -Graduation from not reputed institution (India) and have not done any project /Thesis in Msc and Msc percentage/mark also low ? Can he/she get admission for Phd in U....
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How to write a statement of purpose for a PhD project you do not understand?

I am trying to write a statement of purpose for a PhD position in physics in the UK. I have a master’s degree in physics which is the standard requirement for such a position. I have been interested ...
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Recommended Level of Japanese for PhD in internet privacy and computer science in Japan

I am in a process of preparation for applying for a MEXT scholarship in order to continue my Master Thesis in end-to-end encryption over chat-rooms. Also in order to be able to communicate I am also ...
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Is a PhD degree from a European university considered equally valuable as one from the US?

I earned my PhD in continental Europe. Except going to a few conferences outside Europe, my network, collaborations and events were all in Europe so I was pretty much living in a European bubble. I am ...
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Kicked out of PhD program, I have been delayed two years until find a new one [closed]

It maybe sounds emotional, but I am struggling because I have been delayed two years until I found a new program that could accept me. I was kicked out because of a racist supervisor. It hurts me as ...
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How can I get a 5000-6000 USD or Euro net monthly payment for a second PhD or postdoc?

I'm 43 years old, Mexican, chemist (bachelor diploma in 2002) and hold a master's diploma in electrochemistry (2006, conducting polymers) and a doctor in science diploma (2010, exfoliation of carbon ...
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Succes in research, awful in solving in basic things [duplicate]

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics. I am studying abroad. I need some advice. Before getting through to my question, let me say something about myself. I am studying at a good ...
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D.Eng. or Ph.D. on a degree?

My friend is soon to obtain her doctoral degree in applied physics and start postdoc. She is provided by the department a chance to choose what to be displayed on the degree (between D.Eng. and Ph.D., ...
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Does in an Academic Environment freedom to create and search exist?

Currently, I am working as a software engineering over 3 years. I also completed a master's degree programme and I aim for a PhD In Japan via Mext Scholarship. Whilst working as software engineering ...
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What can be some strong reasons not doing a masters?

I am writing a motivation letter where I have to write why I am directly applying for a Ph.D. position without masters. What can I write so that it seems valid and convincing to the professor? (The Ph....
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Will taking a vacation hurt your academic career/recommendation letter?

I’ve been curious about this question for pretty long. I’m not in academia, but I heard from my friends who are in PhD programs talk about not wanting to take a vacation or ask for vacation approval, ...
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I need help with my potential PhD Supervisor who showed interest

So I went to a University in Canada to speak with Graduate studies coordinator to learn more about the program. While visiting, I bumped into the Chair of the department who is one of the Supervisors ...
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Should I apply to PhDs in the US (theoretical physics)? [closed]

I am a Cambridge Mathematics undergraduate (third year) and I want to be a theoretical physicist (I am taking the relevant courses, research experience, etc). I am confident I can get into Part III, ...
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Is it possible to work on my thesis on my home country? [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible (and how frequent it is) to work my (math) PhD thesis in my home country if I am an international student?
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Is it possible for someone to get into a PhD without a thesis in Masters-level?

Is it possible for someone to get into a Ph.D. without a thesis at Masters-level? If someone doesn't have a thesis at his Masters-level, what other criteria can he fill in order to approach a ...
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Is it better to present a bad paper at a conference or cancel?

I'm a PhD student who recently had an abstract accepted for a conference. It was based on a survey that was scheduled to take place before the conference, but external issues caused the survey to be ...