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I wanted to apply PhD in Clinical Psychology, but my research activities and research interests are a bit different [closed]

A bit background about myself after finishing my bachelor degree in Psychology from a private university in a developing country. I worked at my family business for a couple of years before realizing ...
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What is the difference between a research statement and a research interest?

is there any difference between the two?
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Email to a potential Phd advisor: how to make a research proposal if you don't have one? [closed]

I'm a third year Physics & Mathematics student, and I want to work with a specific advisor. I have read almost all the related questions in this site and this blog post. However, almost all of ...
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Get in touch with potential advisors, although I have no clue what my topic might be?

I am in the Humanities, and I have a rough idea about the general field I want to work in. I have identified several professors who also work in this field. However, I am not sure how I can now find a ...
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Is it okay to focus the PhD Research Proposal in more than one topic?

Some context here: I'm a physics student from Argentina about to get my MSc. I'm applying to a PhD in many universities of Europe and some of them (Oxford and Imperial College London, for example) ask ...
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Can I ask potential advisor what topics he is currently most interested in?

Can I ask potential advisor what topics he is currently most interested in? I am looking for a topic at the moment, so I'm still searching, and there is one advisor who I'd like to work with. His ...
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Going from an Individualized Masters to PhD?

I'm about to finish my Bachelors in History, I'm currently in a exchange as a research intern and I was suggested by my research director to do a Masters in a Individualized Program, as my interest of ...
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Different research area in undergraduate and graduate

I am in my last semester of a double degrees in the bachelor of electrical engineering (honours) and bachelor of mathematics in Australia. During my studies, I watched a series of video lectures about ...
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Applying for graduate programs in different subfields?

Suppose you have done work in two subfields of a main field, and have a keen interest in both of them. Some examples might be, Main field: Physics, Subfields: Experimental Quantum Optics and ...
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Emailing potential PhD advisors (recent change in research interest)

I'm currently getting ready to apply to graduate programs in Chemistry, and am beginning to contact potential advisors. My problem is that until recently, I was planning to focus on field X, but have ...
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What are some good ways to figure out one's interests in mathematics, before applying to PhD programs?

Are there mathematics seminars to attend in the summer, or do they typically only occur during the academic year? I am referring to American universities. An idea I had last night was to YouTube ...
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Are you limited to the interests of the professors or your advisor during graduate research?

I am applying to school for a degree in food science and am looking at potential schools and advisers. I've stumbled upon a particular subset of food science that I really want to get into, but only ...
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Asking for help regarding Statement of Purpose [duplicate]

I am a Masters' student applying from India to US graduate schools for a Ph.D. in Mathematics(some of them are top departments like Stanford, MIT, UCLA, Berkeley, Illinois Urbana-Champaign). I wish to ...
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How to find graduate programs in chemistry based on my research interests

I am final year Chemistry undergraduate. I have worked in areas of laser spectroscopy and astrochemistry. I would like to apply to grad schools along this line especially spectroscopy. However, I know ...
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About Appliying for MSc Program [closed]

I want to work on a specific topic that I find interesting. So, I need to have an advisor who works on this field. How should I apply for something like that? Should I firstly find a professor, or is ...
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What's a “methodological approach” for research (Master's thesis)?

I'm going to apply for a Master's program. Although I'm not going to change my general field of study, I'm going to change my 'track' (from Information Technology to Geoinformatics). In the ...
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Is it advisable to have a master or PhD thesis topic in mind before entering graduate school?

This is a question that fascinates a lot of people prior to attending graduate school. The question whether one should already have chosen a thesis topic so that all efforts will be put on creating ...
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If you have broad interests, should you describe a narrow research topic in statement of purpose anyways?

All the advice for writing a Statement of Purpose (otherwise referred to as 'Personal Statement') for graduate (Masters) on the internet usually pins it down to narrowing down your interest to ...
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Does one need a specific field in mind to apply to a PhD program in mathematics?

When applying for the PhD program in mathematics, usually, one is not required to specify in what field (e.g., PDE, dynamical system, etc.) he/she intends to do. However, I don't know whether it will ...
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How to find a good topic for a PhD research proposal?

In many countries an application for a PhD position includes a written research proposal, so my questions is what are some advises/strategies to come up with a good topic/idea for a PhD research ...