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41 votes
7 answers
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Why are US PhDs different from European PhDs?

26 votes
5 answers
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Is it common for an undergraduate thesis in pure mathematics to prove something new?

64 votes
14 answers
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Inadmissible theorems in research

48 votes
10 answers
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Is education in Europe really this cheap?

12 votes
4 answers
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Do students have the right to see how their papers were graded?

14 votes
3 answers
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Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in pure math?

9 votes
3 answers
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When is it wrong to look at previous exams?

5 votes
2 answers
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Are Identical Make-up Exams Fair?

9 votes
1 answer
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Psychiatrist from whom I requested documentation doesn't believe in accommodations for adults with ADHD/"hyperkinetic disorder" taking meds

1 vote
3 answers
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Does the Math GRE allow a calculator?

5 votes
3 answers
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With a background in mathematical finance and desire to apply for a mathematics PhD in another field, do I need a second master's?

2 votes
2 answers
4k views

Questions about research assistant posts

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

Do I need recommendation letters from supervisors if I have a master's?

-4 votes
6 answers
3k views

Lying about date accessed so people don't think you procrastinated

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Does a master's research project (not a thesis) count as a "publication" for PhD applications?

0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Student taking a make-up exam sees exam she would've taken: Unethical?

1 vote
3 answers
2k views

Math GRE Coverage [closed]

1 vote
3 answers
2k views

Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
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Where can I find academic CV samples containing minor research projects for PhD applications without publications?

0 votes
1 answer
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PhD dissertation different from master thesis; What might I be able to do about methodology?

1 vote
2 answers
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Why are some non-thesis MS or MA programs just called M?

4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Should universities give extra time or related accommodations for students with mental illnesses?

0 votes
3 answers
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Weird/Dumb question: What does a thesis do when the non-thesis option means more courses?

4 votes
2 answers
1k views

What could/do applicants usually ask professors, and how does this reflect in a statement of purpose?

2 votes
2 answers
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What is the meaning of 'six-week course'?

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2 answers
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For the average pure math US PhD program, what are essential topics after basics topics of complex analysis, abstract algebra and topology? [closed]

4 votes
1 answer
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Boost grad apps profile without getting a second master's: Subject GRE? Self-study? Soft skills?

4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

0 votes
1 answer
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How much knowledge is expected of a PhD applicant as compared to a postdoc or a research assistant?

1 vote
3 answers
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Is taking a year or so off between master's and PhD to self-study or do independent research a common practice in Europe?