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Top 5 Reasons to Go to Graduate School in Dallas

September 13, 2018

There are a whole lot of factors to consider when you’re thinking about graduate school. Which program is most tailored to your interests? What professors will you be able to study with? What are career outcomes for ...

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

July 5, 2018

Dr. Daniel Heitjan is the current director of the SMU/UT Southwestern Biostatistics Ph.D. program. Having earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Heitjan ...

Today's Big Data Problem and the Need for Data Interpreters

June 28, 2018

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. This extreme influx of data has only appeared over the last two years, effectively drowning IT departments and data ...

3 Tips for Graduate Students to Consider When Choosing a Faculty Mentor

June 21, 2018

You’ve started studying in a great graduate program and are ready to dive into your research, make your mark in the profession, and become a well-respected faculty member or industry researcher. The only question ...

How to Talk About Your Graduate Research to a Wide Audience

June 7, 2018

Graduate school helps you become an expert in a small niche in your field. Becoming THE person who can talk about the use of personal versus impersonal pronouns in fourteenth century Italian dialects is pretty ...

3 Reasons Dallas is a Graduate Student's Dream City

April 26, 2018

Dallas may conjure images of cowboy hats and oil barons, but there’s a lot more to the city than what you’d see on old television shows. In fact, Dallas is one of the best places in the country to be a graduate student, ...

5 Common Myths about Ph.D. Programs

April 12, 2018

The prospect of a Ph.D. program can be scary – you love your discipline, but are you ready for four, five, or more years of work towards another degree? In addition to the time commitment, there are other questions that ...