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The PhD Timeline – What Can You Expect From Your Program?

August 22, 2019

Everyone who considers a doctoral degree knows — a Ph.D. is a big commitment.  Not only will it require all your mental energy, focus, and persistence, but it will also require a significant investment of your time. ...

Understanding the Importance of Crafting a Clear CV

August 1, 2019

Whether it's an application to graduate school or your first job after your doctoral program, completing any sort of application can be a little stressful. To combat the stress, it is best to have all the necessary ...

Introducing SMU’s New Guide to Graduate Admissions

June 13, 2019

Whether you are a seasoned applicant who has already applied to several graduate programs, or you are a first-timer who has just begun your first application, one of the most common challenges to getting started is ...

4 Ways to Get a Head Start on Graduate School While Pursuing your Bachelor’s

June 6, 2019

Who has the time to think about graduate school when they are still working on their bachelor’s degree? The truth is most start the process in their junior or senior year of college or after they graduate. Honestly, ...

5 Common Myths About Ph.D. Programs — Setting the Record Straight

April 18, 2019

The decision to pursue a Ph.D. is a big choice and requires lots of thought, research, and planning. After all, there are so many questions to consider when getting a doctorate such as: How much time will it take? Will ...

How to Handle Rejection from Graduate School

April 4, 2019

You put a lot of hard work into your applications, but unfortunately, you didn’t get that admit letter for the Fall. It can really bring you down and make you second-guess your decision to go to graduate school. But in ...

How to Prepare for a Graduate School Admissions Interview

March 14, 2019

It’s no secret — applying to graduate school programs requires time, effort, and a good deal of intentionality.  From securing letters of recommendation to writing a strong statement of purpose, to comparing admissions ...