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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 ...

[New Resource] Addressing Challenges in Education and Learning: A Complete Guide to Earning a Ph.D. in Education

July 18, 2019

Today's educators are asked to address many different challenges in the course of their teaching and interactions with students. Some of the greatest obstacles in the field of education today include creating and ...

Life After My PhD: An Interview with Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Yingsi Liang

July 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered — what happens after I graduate with my Ph.D.?  At SMU, we are not only interested in helping you prepare to enter and succeed in a Ph.D. program, but we are also invested in helping you thrive ...