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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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Would a PhD from Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand be accepted in the US?

I am planning to apply for a PhD program outside of the US but would like to know (I am not going for medical school, and assuming that the programs and universities are accredited in their respective ...
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Machine learning researcher as a high-energy physics masters graduate

From what I understand, the majority of novel machine learning (ML) research is in applications such as natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision (CV). How can I focus my career on ...
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Statement of Contribution in Dissertation

I'm currently writing my PhD dissertation and I need to fill out the statement of declaration page. This page declares my contribution to my published papers, which are coauthored with my supervisor ...
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Co-author conflict regarding paper submission to conference

My paper was first submitted to a conference but after some time, my PI asked us to shift our paper to another conference for some valid reasons. However this decision was announced to our department ...
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How much does the PhD institution matter for getting a Post Doc position in a top institution [duplicate]

how much does the image and ranking(provided by various institutions) matter irrespective of individual work of an institution where you pursue your PhD in getting a Post Doctorate position in a top ...
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How do I find funded humanities PhDs in the US or Europe?

I am a final-year Master's student with professional experience of 7 years working in gender and development field. I am liking the subject of study and want to pursue a PhD in gender and development ...
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On GPA and Applying for PhD [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics interested in pursuing research in this field. I am interested in differential geometry and have tried several courses involving geometry/analysis. However, ...
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Unsure whether to begin a PhD program

A bit of background: I'm in my late 20s and got my Master's degree about six months ago in Italy. I'm currently working as a research assistant at the same university, building on my thesis work. ...
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I feel like doing a PhD is my only option but I am not excited about it. What can I do to fix my life?

I have graduated a year ago from Oxford with a first honour master's degree in maths and computer science. Since then I've been trying to find a decent job and have been failing, to the point where I ...
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TV-L 13 Classification (stufe) for PhD with Prior Industry Experience

I recently got accepted into a fully-funded PhD position in distributed systems in Germany. I have over five years of experience as a software engineer in Greece, working on a product closely related ...
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I did not have advanced calculus and statistics in my undergraduate (B.com (hons)), do I still qualify to apply for Econ PhD in US universities? [duplicate]

My undergraduate was in B.com (Hons) from the University of Delhi, India and later, my MSc in Public Policy from the University College London (UCL). In my undergraduate, I took courses like Business ...
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Taking a gap year and looking for remote research positions before applying for a PhD, how can I make it work?

I'm a recent Masters graduate and I will be taking a break and moving back to my home country to live with my parents for a year before applying for my PhD. During this period I would love to get more ...
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Profile Development Advice Needed [closed]

I am about to start my Masters in Data Science this Fall and while thinking about what comes after that, I just had one answer: I want to become a professor, get into the teaching line. Now I have ...
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Can math major complete PhD in engineering or anything else?

I am a math major and have a strong interest in mechanical and electrical engineering. Can I apply to graduate school for these fields or any other fields like chemistry, biology or medicine?
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Does Australia and New Zealand have year round application system for PhD program in Mathematics?

I have completed my masters in mathematics from a institute in Asia. I will apply to Australia and New Zealand for PhD program in mathematics. I wanted to know if Australia and New Zealand has a year ...
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Potential PhD supervisor recommended me to the Director of another university research group, is this a good or bad sign?

So one of the potential PhD advisors at a university let's say X whom I emailed didn't reply but recommended me to another professor who is the Director of another university's say Y's research group. ...
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Creating a website while a PhD student? [closed]

I am about to start a PhD this fall. As such, I am contemplating about creating a personal website to host various academic activities and projects. In addition to sharing my academic interests, I ...
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What should I do if my advisor is incorrectly advising me?

I am a fourth year PhD candidate in theoretical physics at a U.S. institution. Two and a half years ago I began working with my advisor on a topic I found interesting, despite my limited prior ...
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PhD in mathematics with a BSc in Physics

I want to apply for a PhD in mathematics in the United States, I did my BSc. in Physics at one of the best universities in my country, where I enjoyed studying the mathematics behind physics theories, ...
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Is Pursuing a Part-Time STEM Master's While Doing a Social Science PhD a Good Idea for Industry Jobs?

I'm currently enrolled in a top social science PhD program in the US and recently passed my qualifying exam. My research primarily involves statistical methods and occasionally computational ...
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Suitable candidates to ask for reference letters for PhD application?

I am going to graduate this semester and would like to apply for a PhD after a one-year research assistant position in the same lab I have been performing my two-year research projects. I notice that ...
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Well my PI screwed me over. Need advice and help with career decision. (MS Life Sciences looking for PhD) [closed]

I had written about this earlier too. Current qualifications: MS Life Sciences. I completed my dissertation this year in May. I completed all my dissertation work required by my program (Int. BS MS) ...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

I am helping a STEM PhD student with a statistical approach they developed for a key thesis chapter. Unfortunately, the approach is fundamentally flawed and makes no statistical sense. (I'm a ...
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Improving my GPA after two disastrous years [closed]

I am a computer science student and had disastrous first two years.There are many F's on my transcript and my overall GPA was 2.44/4.00.Then I retook all the courses that I had failed and improved my ...
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Applying for Computer Science PhD in US after thesis-based MS in Canada [closed]

I'm currently doing MS in Computer Science in Canada as an international student and planning to apply for a PhD program in USA after completing my MS. The reason I chose an MS after BS was that I ...
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What should I call my graduated PhD advisee?

How should a PhD advisor refer to their PhD advisee after successfully defending and graduating? "Former PhD advisee" sounds like it didn't end well. "PhD alumnus" sounds too ...
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Is it reasonable to list PhD funding as grant money for an industry CV?

A colleague passed me their CV which they have used for applications to non-academic positions. In it they have a short sentence/profile that states that have X publications, Y citations and $Z in ...
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Possible to pursue physics Phd after applied physics masters?

My goal is to pursue a PhD in physics. I went to a pretty prestigious undergrad in the US, but I didn't stand out very much and I suspect I was mostly average. I did some decent research with one ...
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Goals for getting into top Mathematics PhD from a Master's

My situation is fairly rare from what I can gather (at least in the U.S), so I just wanted to see if I could get some input from people who know much more than I do. I just finished my Bachelor's in ...
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What happens if I accept a post doc and then I change my mind?

Next year I should finish my math PhD, with a (I guess) pretty good thesis. Not great, but not bad either. I had some ups and (many) downs on my path and more will surely come in the next few months. ...
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What section of PhD thesis should my standpoint be in? [closed]

My research is at the intersection of technology and autism (but it's mostly technology focused). I'm approaching things from a particular standpoint of autism (i.e. neuroafirmative, neurocosmopolitan,...
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How to deal as a PhD student with a working colleague who is doing private business during working hours

I am new to a small team (4-5 people) at a research group. Naturally, I depend on others showing me how many things work at the office (it is my first experience working at a university after all). ...
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Collaboration with Professor who does unethical research

I am a second year PhD student at a university. My supervisor asked me to do a research collaboration with a professor from another university. When I was reading about his research, I already found ...
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How to approach a project with NDA in academic research

I'm currently a master's student in statistics and data science in the US. I've been doing academic research for about a year and am planning to apply for a PhD at the end of next year. Recently, I ...
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Net salary calculation for TVLE-13 65% PhD offer in Münster [duplicate]

I have received a PhD offer in Münster with a pay grade of TVLE-13 65% in 2024. How much net salary I should be expecting after all deductions? Actually I have another PhD offer from USA with tuition ...
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How can I build a research profile now?

I'm gutted. I recently graduated with a non-thesis Masters degree and always wanted to do a PhD or at least a Masters thesis. I approached several professors to convert to thesis but it never worked ...
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How critical is memory in achieving proficiency at Master's and PhD levels in mathematics?

I'm keen to discuss how significant memory is in excelling in higher-level mathematics, particularly at the Master's and PhD levels. I have found that I sometimes have trouble remembering certain ...
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Should you list all possible professional goals or be specific?

The PhD program I am applying to is asking about my professional goals and ambitions? I am thinking to answer it with respect to short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are easy to write ...
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Authorship issue between two PhD students

I have a little dispute over co-authorship on a paper, and I would appreciate feedback on whether I am handling this appropriately (or if I am being an asshole or not). I am a PhD student in applied ...
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I'm at the fork of the road; should I quit my PhD … again? [closed]

I was enrolled in a top university in the faculty of languages and linguistics for my PhD in the spring of ’21 in my home country. Naive, I was unsure of what I wanted to do and with my grades, I ...
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How do I know that a research project that my professor gave me to do is actually novel research?

I come across such research on a regular basis; those look pretty extraordinary during presentations; however, when the same research is presented to an industry expert, that research doesn't look ...
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Epitranscriptomics PhD without a biochemistry background?

I managed to get into a Doctoral Training Programme that focuses on the role of mRNA modifications in gene regulation but my undergraduate degree was in biology and I don't even have a chemistry A ...
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Suggestions for math post doc topic after PhD

I am a math PhD student and I should finish the PhD in about 1.5-2 years. I am already thinking about what to do next. At the moment I am not even sure that I will be staying in the academic world, ...
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List of "possible publications" at international conferences

I want to apply for a PhD fellowship program abroad and one of the requirements is that I must provide a list of possible publications and presentations at international seminars/conferences, what ...
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Is a PhD program the stage at which you define and carve out your own research niche?

Is a PhD the time when you define your academic path, or at least outline what it may become? While researchers have the freedom to change topics throughout their careers, would you recommend striving ...
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Will a low PhD GPA be a problem for industry R&D positions? [closed]

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (controls) in India. My undergraduate GPA in mechanical engineering was good, but my PhD GPA has been low (6.8/10). Will this bad GPA affect my ...
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Potential PhD advisor may lack qualifications

I am an applied mathematics student and recently finished my MSc. During my second year of the bachelors I had many personal problems and was at risk of losing the entire year. To avoid this delay, I ...
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Will the journal contact my supervisor without me knowing?

I sent my supervisor a manuscript, he did not have time to read it, gave me no feedback, and told me to put his name in the acknowledgements. I worked all by myself and one month later, my supervisor ...
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I want to use the same topic as my MA research for a PhD

I believe there's ample room for further exploration within the actual framework of my MA project. I'm very satisfied with how I've organized my work, and the fact that I couldn't fully execute it (...
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What are my chances of being accepted into a UK Phd program with average undergraduate and masters grades? [closed]

I want to do a Phd with funding in the UK but I'm afraid to apply as I meet the requirements of Phd but just barely. I have reasonable Bachelors grades and a merit in my masters. Also I have research ...
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