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On standards or conventions specific to the United States higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Will Chinese students applying for PhD in the U.S. be affected by the relationship between China and the U.S.?

I am Chinese, and I plan to apply for the 2022 Fall PhD in the U.S. I am confident with my research caliber and experience. However, I am worried about whether the terrible relationship between the U....
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Have US universities seen a significant increase in administrative workforces relative to academic activity?

I was recently made aware of a study (caveat: from 2014) indicating that, supposedly, US academic institutions have taken on non-academic staff at a much higher overall rate than the increase in the ...
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When to transliterate words in foreign languages?

I'm writing a philosophy paper relying heavily on Aristotle and discussing several of his primary terms, including their etymologies. Therefore I say words like ἐντελέχεια and θεωρεῖν a lot. Since a ...
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Does affirmative action apply towards international students as well?

I know that when picking and choosing students for a new cohort, many prominent US universities tend to use affirmative action to support those from less affluent backgrounds. Does this also hold when ...
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How are UK undergraduate Master's degrees (MMath/MPhys/MEng) perceived in the US for graduate school admissions?

In the UK, it is possible to do either a 3 years long BSc degree or a 4 years long MMath/MPhys/MEng degree. Both types of degrees are considered to be undergraduate degrees and it is likely that the ...
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When a public university in the US receives an industry grant or gift funding, is that information publicly accessible?

By "that information", I mean the fact that a firm gave some money to a public university, and perhaps also the amount. If it is publicly accessible, how to access it?
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Information on Grants & Funding in mathematical research

Professors of mathematics in research universities get grants and funding from time to time. I have two questions regarding this issue: 1) There are many sources of grants and funding, are there any ...
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Undergraduate Research as an Irregular Student

I am currently a Japanese college student. I am going to do research in artificial intelligence from this April. After completing the first year of research, I am planning to go to the United States ...
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What do graders expect in a master thesis in pure mathematics?

I am writing a master thesis in pure mathematics the upcoming year and want to know what graders look for in a master thesis. I am in the US. How do they grade the thesis? What are the things that can ...
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Can I work as a postdoc with EAD as a J-2 visa holder?

My wife started to work with a J-1 visa in the US as a postdoc. I am also a scientist, but i am here as a spouse with J-2 visa. I would like to know, if is it possible to work as a postdoc with ...
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Can F1 students work simultaneously on-campus and off-campus with a total of 22 hours during academic year?

I am an international Ph.D. student with F1 status. I'm wondering is it possible to simultaneously work as Research Assistant (20 hours/week, on-campus) and also work on part-time CPT (2 hours/week, ...
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Math postdoc in Europe or the USA

I am a PhD student in mathematics in the US. I got a 3 year postdoc position at a R1 university in USA and I was extremely happy about that as the department is pretty strong in my research area and ...
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What is the average age of first tenure track positions in the Physics in the US?

On average, in physics departments in the US, at what age do people get their first tenure track positions? What about associate professor and full professor? Update: Several commenters have asked ...
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Why do some states have such opposite patterns of mobility for science and non-science PhDs?

The NSF conducts a survey of PhD recipients in the US. Among other things, they look at which states are attracting many new PhDs and which states PhDs are leaving. They break this data into science &...
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How often do US graduate programs reevaluate their requirements?

The spark for this question was a remark (you'll know which one when you see it!) made in this answer. My other reason for asking is that I recently learnt that one physics PhD program went ~25 years ...
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How much weight does previous research experience carry for an admit to MS in computer science?

I don’t have publications from research projects or internships. However, my letters of recommendation may state about my research experience. I am applying to universities in the USA. I have all the ...
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How many online courses have been removed due to accessibility laws?

Is there any research/study/survey/database that tried to quantify how many online courses/videos/audio lectures/other educational materials have been removed due to accessibility laws such as the ...
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Importance of undergraduate honors thesis vs. research published in undergraduate research journal, for graduate schools in the United States?

I have the option of graduating from my university (U.S.) a semester early. If I do so, I would not be able to complete my honors thesis and have it approved by the honors committee of my university. ...
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How do visa issues factor into industry vs postdoc decision in United States?

I am planning to graduate this fall with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from UT Austin and is in the process of making a decision to choose between industry and academia as a career choice....
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How to find a good match for a PhD program based on possible advisors?

After extensive research online, it's clear that possibly the best way to choose a PhD program is to find an advisor first, and worry about the program later. In other words: find someone with whom ...
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Path to US board certification for international medical doctor

I would like to get a board certification in order to practice is US as a doctor. I am graduating in October in Italy and I am aware that before getting a residency in US I should pass USMLE exams ...
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Is it polite to ask to be the corresponding author in a paper that I contributed the most?

I wrote a paper and have done the majority of the work. I am coauthoring with my advisors and a few other researchers. In the paper the authors will be alphabetically listed due to a cultural factor. ...
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How to respond to professor about visa problems when applying for a post-doc?

Currently I'm in the process of my post-doc application in the US, but I may encounter some inevitable problems with my visa (J-1) application. The professor said that they have not had any scientists ...
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No Systems Course CS Master's

I majored in math and minored in CS. My grades are excellent and I have coursework in all the core areas of CS except for Computer Systems/Computer Organization/Computer Architecture. Is this going to ...
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How to persuade my supervisor to write a recommendation letter for P.h.D in the US?

I am currently a MS student at EE department at my final year pursing my thesis. I could not publish any of my works yet however I am willing to submit one journal paper for publishing at the end of ...
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Requesting suggestion regarding Deferring a PhD offer

I am an international student (from the Non-EU region) and I have a Ph.D. Offer in the area of Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. The program was supposed to commence ...
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Administration threatening expulsion over absences in audited class

I just received an email from my school's administration (Pima medical if that means anything) that due to having an average of over 15% absence from class, I have to meet with someone from student ...
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Do postdocs have reasonable chances to acquire non-federal funding in the US?

This article argues that the portion of federal funding is decreasing more and more in the US while funding by corporate and philantropical sources is increasing within the last decade. I'm wondering ...
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Can I negotiate for fellowships from a graduate department before accepting their offer?

I have currently been accepted to Ph.D. in CS programs at 2 schools in the USA (let's call them A and B). Both have offered 5 years of TA/RA funding. A is my preferred choice, but I haven't accepted ...
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When is the earliest a US university will create an official transcript?

This question about not supplying a transcript from a university they just started attending in an application to a different graduate school got me thinking. At what stage of being a student will a ...
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If I order GRE score reports before my Subject GRE score is available, will schools receive it?

I am planning to send both General and Subject GRE scores to some universities using the "order additional score reports" option. My subject GRE score is not available yet. It would take twenty more ...
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Is it safe to address university administrators as "professors"?

Last time I had an appointment with one of the university advisors, she kept mentioning that she is going to "teach" later after the meeting. Long after the appointment I realized that I should have ...
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How many academic STEM PIs are there in the United States?

Are there statistics that are more specific than the NSF Science and Engineering Indicators that can tell me how many PIs doing STEM research there are in the United States?
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What protections exist in the European Union against discrimination in an educational institution?

For those who aren't familiar with it, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("504" for short) is the U.S. law that protects the civil rights of students with disabilities at institutions that receive ...
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Is it possible to be enrolled into a PhD programme in electrical engineering with an integrated UK masters?

I'm an undergraduate in London South Bank University. After I finish my four year integrated master programme, can I directly apply for a 3 year PhD programme in the UK or Europe? Likewise, if I apply ...
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The drop/switch major rate for people "intended" major in engineering in US?

The drop/switch major rate of engineering bachlors programs for people "intended" major in engineering except software engineering in US? Please notice that the attrition rate from most source are ...
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Getting admission in the US after a BSc and MSc from India

Since the US considers BSc and MSc together to be equivalent to a B.Tech degree (or any 4 year degree) how should I report my result? With both degrees from different institutes and in unrelated ...
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Where to solicit graduate student applicants for a unique teaching opportunity?

I am currently writing a grant proposal that involves a unique (and, I hope, very appealing) two-week teaching opportunity in the US for mathematics graduate students or recent Ph.D.'s. I want to ...
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What are the differences between PhD programs in the US and UK? (biology/bioinformatics)

A significant part of the PhD process in the US involves deciding on and doing the background research for your project. Is it true that in the UK you basically get a predetermined project handed to ...
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Can I attend a PhD program with the intent to transfer my PhD credits to an MS and after 2 years, apply to a better university for a PhD?

I have been admitted to a PhD program at a US university in the department of physics. The department ranking is 100 (according to the US News ranking). In the PhD program, most of the students in ...
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What is the dropout/switch major rate for engineering bachelor?

What is the average dropout and switch major rate for US 4 year engineering college for students entering bachelor's degree program after 2010? It is pretty hard for me to find any good reference.
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Funding opportunities as a guest researcher in the US

I have an opportunity for a monthlong stay this summer in a laboratory in the US. I am looking for funding sources that would be available for such a stay. Looking at the NSF website, I couldn't ...
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Do US Graduate Admission Committee review and assess International Applicants country-wise?

To be specific, my application field is physics. And I am from a country where students are aggressive on standardized tests like gre's since we put much emphasis on training for these tests. I was ...
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Attaching proofs of Internship in Supporting Documents

I am applying to CS PhD Programs in the USA. I am filling the applications now and there is space given for "Supporting Documents". Lets assume I have 4 internships, out of which 1 is on-...
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What I can do to get a PhD position in the USA when my GPA is below 3.0?

I am looking for a Ph.D. position in the USA. My GPA is less than 3 which is the minimum for most universities. So I write to program coordinators with my CV before I apply. Till now only 1/2 have ...
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Applied Mathematics Master's Thesis Practicality

First a little background on me. I am a first semester masters student in applied mathematics who is on the wait list for a decision on admission to the PhD program. I have reached out to a specific ...
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What happens when the information of the graduate application and the recommender does not match?

I have applied for Ph.D. positions in US universities (still applying) and I asked one of my collaborators to write a recommendation letter for me. She has my CV. Today she sent me a copy to check if ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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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 ...
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Is the Psy.D. degree (US) equivalent to the "Licenciado en Psicologia" degree?

I am not sure about this. In some scenarios, seems like a "Licenciatura/Licenciado" degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, or sometimes to a Master's Degree. Nevertheless, in some cases "...