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Spotlight: Rob Pearson, Director of Graduate Career Development and Postdoctoral Affairs

September 6, 2022

Between research, teaching and trying to have a life, graduate students are busy. So busy, in fact, that they often overlook the importance of career development before they start their job search. Rob Pearson, the new ...

Moody Graduate School Interview: Rachel Ball-Phillips, Ph.D. — Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

July 18, 2022

Being awarded a research fellowship is a key way to fund your graduate school research, while also giving your research prestige and credibility. This extra stamp of approval on your research can be especially helpful ...

How to Pay for a PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Students, Research Funding, and More

February 1, 2021

If you've ever considered earning a doctorate, one of the questions you've undoubtedly asked yourself is "how will I pay for a Ph.D.?"  The good news is, most doctoral students receive fellowships and research funding ...

New and Exciting News for Grad Students at SMU: Introducing the Moody School

January 12, 2021

Are you contemplating a graduate degree? Are you ready for some good news? Well, big change has come to the SMU graduate community, and it couldn't have happened at a more needed time!

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 ...

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 ...

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.