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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 ...

Coming to SMU with a Family? 4 Resources to Help International Students with your Transition

February 28, 2019

Coming to the U.S. with your family welcomes many exciting opportunities. Traveling thousands of miles to create a new home can feel incredibly overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found ways to help you feel ...

Comparing Admission Offers and Selecting Your School

February 21, 2019

You’ve been patiently waiting for your decision letters to roll in. Now you have the results, and you couldn’t be happier — you’ve been admitted to multiple schools! But with so many great options, how do you know which ...

Why I Chose to Study in the USA: Xinyi Ding's Story

February 14, 2019

The United States is well known for its excellent Ph.D. programs, and graduate students from around the globe often apply to their program of choice with the hope of living and studying in America. Xinyi Ding, a ...

Understanding the TOEFL/IELTS and How to Ace Them

February 7, 2019

As an international student looking to study in the U.S., one of the prerequisites to apply is demonstrating your ability to read, write, and speak the English language. There are two tests, the Test of English as a ...