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Why Study Statistics? Learn from the Director of SMU’s Biostatistics Ph.D.

November 14, 2019

After earning his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Dr. Daniel Heitjan spent 30 years in academic biostatistics at various institutions, focusing mainly on collaborative and methods research. ...

How to Build Your Graduate School Community

October 24, 2019

The thought of starting graduate school can be intimidating. Maybe you’re finishing up your undergraduate program, and you’re concerned about spending more time in school while your friends are getting jobs. Perhaps ...

Here's How Ph.D. Students Get Their Research Published

October 17, 2019

The old adage in academia is “publish or perish,” and there is some truth in this saying. Academics are seeking to do cutting-edge research in their discipline, and the way to share this research is through publication. ...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You're Making the Choice between a Master’s Degree and Ph.D.

October 10, 2019

Whether you've been out of school for three months or three years, you may still be asking yourself the same questions

5 Tips for Landing Employment Opportunities During and After Graduate School

October 3, 2019

Working towards getting a doctorate is a huge step in your career journey! You are undoubtedly busy with your coursework, but likely already thinking about the next step after graduation. We know that some graduate ...

4 Financial Management Tips for Graduate Students

September 26, 2019

Without a doubt, graduate school is a financial investment, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a financial rabbit hole.  In addition to strengthening your academic, research, and career skills, your time in grad ...

Studying Plants Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change — An Interview with Dr. Bonnie Jacobs

September 19, 2019

Dr. Bonnie Jacobs is a renowned and widely respected paleobotanist who works and teaches in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU. She holds her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson and has ...