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40 votes
5 answers
9k views

Is it acceptable to ask an unknown professor outside my dept for help in a related field during his office hours?

16 votes
8 answers
14k views

Is it bad for professors/supervisors to have their PhD students drop out?

13 votes
6 answers
9k views

Does a prestigious internship (at google) help for PhD programs in Computer Science?

11 votes
2 answers
2k views

How do researchers keep up in the area if they're in a hot area like machine learning?

9 votes
6 answers
9k views

Why do Masters + PhD, when you can just do a PhD and then do a PostDoc?

7 votes
4 answers
8k views

Will working as a Teaching Assistant as an Undergrad help for Graduate Admissions?

6 votes
4 answers
2k views

Do you graduate slower with TA funding for PhD students?

6 votes
4 answers
1k views

Should one pursue a Ph.D. with non-tenure track professors?

5 votes
1 answer
515 views

Are people with mental disabilities given preferences in graduate admissions in USA?

4 votes
3 answers
199 views

Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

4 votes
3 answers
3k views

Computer Science: Workshop paper in top conference vs. Paper in mediocre conference?

4 votes
1 answer
216 views

In general, how in-depth do graduate schools analyze the difficulty of the classes you take?

3 votes
2 answers
298 views

Is it possible to be admitted to graduate programs in subjects one minored in in undergraduate?

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

What do top Ph.D. program admissions in Computer Science think of students who worked after undergraduate?

3 votes
2 answers
688 views

Are all PhD stipends the same amount?

2 votes
1 answer
141 views

Re-applying to a Ph.D. program after acceptance?

2 votes
1 answer
279 views

Do less selective institutions have a lower workload for Ph.D. students?

2 votes
1 answer
316 views

Can Master's Thesis at a different institution be applied towards a PhD Dissertation?

2 votes
0 answers
136 views

How common is it for universities to cover tuition and offer stipend for Master's students for RA/TA positions (USA)? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
289 views

Is it weird to have a one-year, master's level "general studies" program?

2 votes
4 answers
184 views

Would a professor be angry if I neglect to take classes within the research I'm working in as an undergraduate?

2 votes
2 answers
163 views

Would it be unwise to ask about the prospects of a publication for an undergraduate research position?

2 votes
1 answer
268 views

How do you get better at self-learning by reading research papers?

1 vote
0 answers
209 views

A life of randomly doing fully funded Masters programs?

1 vote
4 answers
428 views

Why do faculty members prefer students at their own institution for part time research positions?

1 vote
2 answers
488 views

I've pigeonholed myself into machine learning and I'm applying to PhD programs

1 vote
1 answer
752 views

Why does graduate application ask for "Faculty consulted regarding admission"?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

What happens to PhD applications that are missing recommendation letters?

0 votes
2 answers
186 views

What to do about PhD when one is interested in multiple areas?

0 votes
1 answer
187 views

What's the research criteria for PhD graduation? [closed]