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[New Resource] Discovering Your Planet: A Complete Guide to Earning A PhD in an Earth Science

September 5, 2019

For some, a love of our planet and a desire to understand how it works motivates them to pursue an advanced degree in the Earth Sciences. Others see the detrimental effects of climate change and are spurred to take ...

Applying to Grad School as an International Student? Here are some Helpful Tips

August 30, 2019

Preparing an application to graduate school is an arduous task, but applying to a graduate school located outside of your home country comes with even more challenges. It doesn’t have to be too difficult, though, if you ...

The PhD Timeline – What Can You Expect From Your Program?

August 22, 2019

Everyone who considers a doctoral degree knows — a Ph.D. is a big commitment.  Not only will it require all your mental energy, focus, and persistence, but it will also require a significant investment of your time. ...

Smart Grids and Power Systems: Understanding A Power Source for the Future

August 15, 2019

As the world’s population grows and our natural resources become increasingly precious, the need for alternatives to conventional forms of energy becomes more apparent. This need, coupled with drastic advances in ...

I Successfully Navigated the Ph.D. Application Process—Here's How

August 8, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  It's no secret that graduate school can be intense, and that there are big questions that go into the decision to become part of the roughly two percent of ...

Understanding the Importance of Crafting a Clear CV

August 1, 2019

Whether it's an application to graduate school or your first job after your doctoral program, completing any sort of application can be a little stressful. To combat the stress, it is best to have all the necessary ...

On A Mission for Change: The Story of Education PhD Student Tryna Knox

July 25, 2019

Tryna Knox came to her Education Ph.D. program at SMU after a long and successful career consulting for hospitals as a management engineer and business consultant. After changing careers to an elementary education ...