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Exploring the Universe: A Complete Guide to Earning a Ph.D. in Physics

December 19, 2019

Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter. Physicists try to ask and answer, in a verifiable and reproducible way, the deepest questions about the origin, nature, and fate of the universe. The study of ...

Fostering Interdisciplinary Conversations between Graduate Students

December 12, 2019

Some graduate student stereotypes ring true in reality. Have you ever thought about graduate students as people who sit around talking about big ideas with each other for hours? Maybe these conversations bear fruit and ...

Dedman Graduate Program Applications: What is the Video Essay?

November 21, 2019

For a few years now SMU’s graduate programs in Dedman College have been doing something new as part of their application — including a video essay component.

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

November 14, 2019

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. ...

How to Build Your Graduate School Community

October 24, 2019

The thought of starting graduate school can be intimidating. Maybe you’re finishing up your undergraduate program, and you’re concerned about spending more time in school while your friends are getting jobs. Perhaps ...

Here's How Ph.D. Students Get Their Research Published

October 17, 2019

The old adage in academia is “publish or perish,” and there is some truth in this saying. Academics are seeking to do cutting-edge research in their discipline, and the way to share this research is through publication. ...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You're Making the Choice between a Master’s Degree and Ph.D.

October 10, 2019

Whether you've been out of school for three months or three years, you may still be asking yourself the same questions