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I Successfully Navigated the Ph.D. Application Process—Here's How

August 8, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  It's no secret that graduate school can be intense, and that there are big questions that go into the decision to become part of the roughly two percent of ...

On A Mission for Change: The Story of Education PhD Student Tryna Knox

July 25, 2019

Tryna Knox came to her Education Ph.D. program at SMU after a long and successful career consulting for hospitals as a management engineer and business consultant. After changing careers to an elementary education ...

Life After My PhD: An Interview with Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Yingsi Liang

July 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered — what happens after I graduate with my Ph.D.?  At SMU, we are not only interested in helping you prepare to enter and succeed in a Ph.D. program, but we are also invested in helping you thrive ...

A Day in the Life of A Ph.D. Student

July 3, 2019

Life as a Ph.D. student might seem mysterious to some, but for Megan Brown, a Ph.D. student in SMU’s anthropology program, it is a pretty great balance of work, study, and some well-deserved self-care. Concentrating in ...

Meet the Winner of SMU’s 2019 Research Day Poster Contest

June 20, 2019

Every year, SMU holds its annual Research Day where graduate students from every department and discipline are invited to come and present their research to peers, professors, and professionals. With two competitions ...

How to Present Your Thesis in Three Minutes or Less: An Interview with 2019 Research Day Winner Niraj Verma

May 30, 2019

Selecting and working on your Ph.D. dissertation is one thing, but presenting your work to your colleagues and making others aware of your research is another. Communicating about your research, both within your field ...

A Current Student's Perspective: The Reality of Pursuing your Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

May 2, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  Is graduate school really the new undergrad? Are you cut out for conducting research in your field? While Electrical and Computer Engineering is a growing ...