What should I expect in a PhD interview?
January 31, 2007 5:51 AM Subscribe
What is involved in a PhD interview? What should I expect, and how should I prepare?
posted by waxwing to education (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've been invited to interview at a Cognitive Science PhD program, and it's looking like I'll be invited to interview at an Information Science PhD program soon after. (My field is human-computer interaction.) I've never done an academic interview before, so I'm a little in the dark about what to expect. How do PhD interviews work in general? What are they like in these specific fields? Are they formal or informal? With one individual, or the entire review committee? Are you quized on your knowledge, or asked softer questions about intentions, goals, etc.? Or both? Should I wear jeans or slacks? Pearls or fleece?