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5 Common Myths About Ph.D. Programs — Setting the Record Straight

April 18, 2019

The decision to pursue a Ph.D. is a big choice and requires lots of thought, research, and planning. After all, there are so many questions to consider when getting a doctorate such as: How much time will it take? Will ...

3 Mistakes Graduate Students Make When Applying for Research Fellowships

April 11, 2019

Earning a prominent research fellowship is a major accomplishment. Not only does it provide necessary funding for you to do your work, but it also carries a sense of prestige that helps elevate your reputation as a ...

How to Handle Rejection from Graduate School

April 4, 2019

You put a lot of hard work into your applications, but unfortunately, you didn’t get that admit letter for the Fall. It can really bring you down and make you second-guess your decision to go to graduate school. But in ...

5 Tips for Writing Your Ph.D. Dissertation

March 28, 2019

Somewhere around the end of the first year of your Ph.D. program, you will probably start (or have already begun) thinking about your Ph.D. dissertation — that all-encompassing body of work that is the pinnacle of your ...

4 Helpful Ways to Find Grants and Fellowships to Support Your STEM Research

March 21, 2019

Most graduate students will work as part of a grant-funded project led by a faculty member during their degree program. Major grants can be very complex and involve a large team of researchers, assistants, and grant ...

How to Prepare for a Graduate School Admissions Interview

March 14, 2019

It’s no secret — applying to graduate school programs requires time, effort, and a good deal of intentionality.  From securing letters of recommendation to writing a strong statement of purpose, to comparing admissions ...

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 ...