The Diary of a Biology Ph.D. Student: Lacin Yapindi

January 10, 2019

Lacin Yapindi, a third year Ph.D. student, studies Molecular and Cell Biology at Southern Methodist University. Before coming to SMU, she attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is currently ...

From Space Centers to Particle Accelerators: James' Journey in SMU's Physics Ph.D. Program

October 25, 2018

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  You may be interested in the field of physics or curious about graduate study in the sciences more generally. But sometimes, it's hard to find answers to your ...

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

October 11, 2018

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 ...

Fostering Interdisciplinary Conversations between Graduate Students

August 17, 2018

Note: Asiel Sepúlveda, a Ph.D. Fellow in Art History, and Ángel J. Gallardo, a Religious Studies graduate, contributed this article to our blog. One of the great rewards of graduate school is meeting like-minded ...

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. Getting a doctorate and becoming THE person who can talk about the use of personal versus impersonal pronouns in fourteenth century Italian ...

Celebrating the Accomplishments of SMU Graduate Students

May 24, 2018

This Saturday, SMU was thrilled to welcome 42 new Ph.D.s in 18 different fields into the world.