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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.

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. ...

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