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Attending Professional Development Workshops While In Graduate School

March 7, 2019

We recognize that a graduate education goes beyond the classroom. That’s why SMU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) offers professional development workshops to meet the diverse needs of our students. From ...

Coming to SMU with a Family? 4 Resources to Help International Students with your Transition

February 28, 2019

Coming to the U.S. with your family welcomes many exciting opportunities. Traveling thousands of miles to create a new home can feel incredibly overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found ways to help you feel ...

Comparing Admission Offers and Selecting Your School

February 21, 2019

You’ve been patiently waiting for your decision letters to roll in. Now you have the results, and you couldn’t be happier — you’ve been admitted to multiple schools! But with so many great options, how do you know which ...

Why I Chose to Study in the USA: Xinyi Ding's Story

February 14, 2019

The United States is well known for its excellent Ph.D. programs, and graduate students from around the globe often apply to their program of choice with the hope of living and studying in America. Xinyi Ding, a ...

Understanding the TOEFL/IELTS and How to Ace Them

February 7, 2019

As an international student looking to study in the U.S., one of the prerequisites to apply is demonstrating your ability to read, write, and speak the English language. There are two tests, the Test of English as a ...

Introducing Our New Digital Resource — The International Applicant’s Guide to a Ph.D.

January 31, 2019

How do you start the process of earning a Ph.D. in the United States? The United States is a go-to destination for the brightest graduate students looking to earn the highest degree and perform cutting-edge research in ...

3 Reasons to Finish Your Ph.D.

January 24, 2019

Working towards your Ph.D. is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes years of commitment, self-discipline, and sacrifice to earn a degree. However, for those who make it to the finish line, the benefits are abundant. Read ...