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Calculating ROI: Getting Your Master’s vs. PhD in Economics

September 13, 2022

No matter what field they study, prospective graduate students should always consider the value of their degree.  As a potential economics PhD student, you’re likely familiar with the term return on investment or ROI — ...

Spotlight: Rob Pearson, Director of Graduate Career Development and Postdoctoral Affairs

September 6, 2022

Between research, teaching and trying to have a life, graduate students are busy. So busy, in fact, that they often overlook the importance of career development before they start their job search. Rob Pearson, the new ...

How to Get a Doctorate in Economics: The Econ PhD Program at SMU

August 23, 2022

Got a passion for economics? Do you want to turn that passion into a lucrative career in a growing field? Whether your interests lie in issues like supply and demand, public policy, inflation or international trade, the ...

What Can I Do with a PhD in Economics?

August 9, 2022

If a graduate degree in economics is on your mind, you may wonder why someone would pursue a doctorate degree in the field. After all, many master's degrees in economics are designed to prepare students like you for ...

Considering a Doctorate in Chemistry? PhD Student Megan Simons Shares Her Experience

August 9, 2022

Megan Simons has always had a passion for STEM. After completing her undergraduate with dual degrees in math and chemistry, she began looking for a graduate program that would allow her to merge her two interests.  ...

Why I Chose a Ph.D. In Civil Engineering: An International Student’s Story

November 2, 2020

Now, more than ever before, our society has placed increasing demands on the systems and structures that connect us. As technology advances, civil and environmental engineers use their expertise to help protect human ...

A New Epoch in Engineering: An Interview with Civil Engineering Professor Nicos Makris

September 17, 2020

As society becomes increasingly transient, we need structures that can withstand not only the Earth's natural shifts, but the impact of human action as well. How will transportation systems, buildings, and water systems ...