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 do I present a hard-to-publish research work in my thesis?

It is my first post in 'ACADEMIA'. I am a PhD student working in nuclear medicine. In my first two years of PhD, I had approached my thesis problem in a certain way which is isolated from the existing ...
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Asking math PhD admissions for a decision sooner, given that I have received an offer from a good school

Can I ask other math PhD programs that I've applied to whether they could give me a decision sooner than later, as I've gotten an offer from a good program? If so, should I name this program for them ...
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Is there such a thing as a “1.5 PhD degree”?

A famous person in my hometown claimed that she was awarded a "1.5 Ph.D. degree" by her thesis committee in a famous law school in London in the early 1980s (which was noted on her diploma, according ...
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Contacting professors for PhD supervision past the formal application deadline of the university in USA

I am interested to do PhD under the supervision of a renowned professor based in the USA. But, I have missed the formal PhD application deadline for the university. Is it possible to do PhD in the ...
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How can I better equip myself early on for pure mathematics research?

From discussions about the nature of pure mathematics research I reached to a conclusion that it requires both- theory building; that is to create rigourous concepts relevant to the problem one ...
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Nature of pure mathematics research

For a little background- I'm a 3rd year engineering student, planning to do masters in pure mathematics. I've been studying abstract group theory and real analysis, although I'm extremely interested ...
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Withdrawing a doctoral application and re-applying before deadline

I applied for a doctorate programme and got a confirmation email that it was successfully submitted. Later, I realised I omitted some important information in my application that I need to add. If I ...
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What does it mean to be “former PhD student”?

I saw the term "former Ph.D. student" in some article -- does it suggests someone accepted in a PhD program but did not get his/her PhD degree eventually?
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When does it no longer matter whether you got a PhD or MSc

In the field of engineering and software development of computational physics, I am wondering whether hiring managers/recruiters would still look carefully if you got a PhD vs having MSc after having ...
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Is it customary to discuss novel idea in front of doctoral review committee?

For a PhD student in my University, there will be a doctoral review committee presentation for every six months. Course work is for first eighteen months. But from fourth semester, student has to ...
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How to dress for visit to math phd program for accepted students?

How should I dress for my visits to math programs as an accepted student? As if I were showing up to a job interview? Shirt and tie? Suit? The visit seems nicely planned by the program - jam-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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If I take a PhD from a not so well standing university, will I be less respected in science?

Let me give you additional context on the question. I am a master student in Computer Science (hopefully graduating this year). I want to do a PhD later on (after working in the industry for a bit). ...
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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, ...