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Letters of Recommendation for Grad School: How to Ask & What to Include

January 17, 2023

What makes a good candidate stand out from a great one? Sometimes it can come down to a well-crafted letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation provide the admissions team with a more complete picture of the ...

How to Prepare for a Graduate School Interview

December 7, 2022

If you've been invited for an admissions interview, you should celebrate! It's a good sign that the program is particularly interested in you above other candidates, and they want to learn more about you and your ...

5 Bad Reasons Not to Get a PhD

December 1, 2022

Whether or not to pursue a PhD is a big decision, and it’s not unusual to invest time and effort into researching programs only to decide doctoral study isn’t right for you. But if you’ve decided against getting a PhD ...

How to Write a Statement of Purpose for PhD Admission

November 16, 2022

The dreaded doctoral statement of purpose — every PhD program asks for it, but why is it so difficult to write? Writing a strong statement of purpose is essential to getting into your top PhD programs. A PhD statement ...

Financial Advice for Graduate Students: 4 Tips

November 14, 2022

Without a doubt, graduate school is a major 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 ...

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

October 4, 2022

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. ...

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 — ...