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Writing a Strong Statement of Purpose: Some Practical Advice and Answers to FAQs

November 29, 2018

The dreaded statement of purpose — every program asks for it, but why is it so difficult to write? Your statement of purpose might seem intimidating at first, but it is meant to serve as an introduction to your graduate ...

An Education in Creative Problem Solving: Transcending the Field of Physics

November 22, 2018

You’ve given hundreds of hours of total dedication to memorizing, researching, and studying the field of physics, all to earn a shiny new title at the end of your name — doctor. That degree is well worth your time and ...

5 Tips for Landing Employment Opportunities During and After Graduate School

November 15, 2018

Working towards getting a doctorate is a huge step in your career journey! You are undoubtedly busy with your coursework, but likely already thinking about the next step after graduation. We know that some graduate ...

Understanding the Differences Between SMU's Statistics Graduate Programs

November 8, 2018

With the explosion of data from sensors, cell phones, and medical instruments, as well as from business processes, surveys, and social media, there is accelerating demand for specialists who are trained in data ...

Here's How SMU's Physics Department Is Opening Doors into STEM for the Next Generation

November 1, 2018

Special thanks to Dr. Olness who contributed insight and material for this piece. When was the last time you saw the laws of science demonstrated and explained to a classroom full of elementary students in a way that ...

From Space Centers to Particle Accelerators: James' Journey in SMU's Physics Ph.D. Program

October 25, 2018

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  You may be interested in the field of physics or curious about graduate study in the sciences more generally. But sometimes, it's hard to find answers to your ...

Applying to Grad School as an International Student? Here are some Helpful Tips

October 18, 2018

Preparing an application to graduate school is an arduous task, but applying to a graduate school located outside of your home country comes with even more challenges. It doesn’t have to be too difficult, though, if you ...