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How to Work on Your Dissertation from Home (And Actually Be Productive)

May 14, 2020

Graduate school can be isolating at times and the dissertation phase can be especially challenging. But for many, this pandemic has taken that experience to a new level.

How SMU Is Supporting Graduate Students Amidst Today's Global Pandemic

May 7, 2020

If there is one good thing COVID-19 has brought about, it is the realization that we are all dependent on one another for support — and as a community, there are many ways we can give and receive support, especially ...

What One SMU Student Learned at a Regional Three-Minute Thesis Competition

April 23, 2020

In November 2019, Alison Krauss won first place at SMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Her thesis is focused on methods for accurately measuring teen violence. After taking first at SMU’s competition, Alison ...

3 Myths You Might Have Heard about Dallas — Debunked (And One That’s Pretty Accurate)

March 27, 2020

Howdy y’all! We know there are several stereotypes about Dallas, and you’re probably aware of them too. People who have never visited the Lone Star State naturally wonder what’s true and what may be exaggerated. We’re ...

Get to Know the City of Dallas from the Comfort of Your Home

March 23, 2020

With the world seemingly at a standstill while we weather the storm of COVID-19, it can be an interesting and complicated time to consider graduate school. But, by creatively leaning into social distancing and making ...

How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

March 5, 2020

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 ...

What Do Baking and this Ph.D. Student's Thesis Have in Common?

February 27, 2020

If you're going to enter a Ph.D. program, it should definitely be in an area you are passionate about so your interest and drive can carry you through the inevitable challenging seasons. For fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, ...