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Help my friend get into a Canadian political science PhD program on his second try.

Help my friend get into a Canadian political science PhD program on his second try. [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Jul 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Failed to get a PhD, now what?

I just failed my PhD quals for the second time and they're going to kick me out of the program. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2009 - 27 answers

1. ??? 2. Ph.D. 3. Profit!

The eternal question: A 2d bachelor's degree, or straight to grad school? [more inside]
posted by ailouros08 on Jun 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Do I need the PhD to work in industry?

I want a PhD in Mathematics, but I do not want to stay in academia. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Jun 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Micro-sociologist hunt

Where do i find some of the top professors and researchers (in universities) doing Micro-Sociology (interaction or social mechanism based). This is the level of research that I wish to focus my research on, I just cant seem to find the researchers using that level of analysis. Also, are there some seminal texts in the micro sociology fields. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jun 11, 2009 - 8 answers

See Ya! Thanks for the PhD

I am getting a PhD in two years from a top research university. What I can I do now to help me get a job outside academia when I graduate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I use technology better to bypass this disability?

My condition has slowly stopped me using the keyboard and mouse, and now the pen. I need some help thinking of ways to finish my PhD and to live somewhat of a normal life. Hive mind, what can shiny technology do for me? [more inside]
posted by Augenblick on Jun 10, 2009 - 7 answers

How to Handle Classical Reading Lists?

I'll be starting a Ph.D. program in Classics in the fall. Protips requested---especially as regards the reading list. [more inside]
posted by Bromius on Jun 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Work in the industry as a PhD or teach instead?

What starting salary can a recent graduate PhD in Mass Communication expect to make in the industry focusing on research (i.e., not teaching at a university)? [more inside]
posted by philrj on May 17, 2009 - 8 answers

How to write a scientific literature review?

I'm at that point in my PhD where my experiment is (almost) up and running, so I have more free time to do other stuff. I've decided that writing a general introduction to my thesis will be less beneficial than trying to get a review article published. How do I go about writing a review article, from the perspective of an unpublished graduate student? [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on May 16, 2009 - 12 answers

A writing sample with teeth

I am applying to (social psychology/Sociology) PhD programs this upcoming fall semester (5 months away). I know which programs (see: professors) I want to work with and I would like to present a writing sample that shows my interests and helps to make up for some of my academic shortcomings. Help Me Choose what type of writing to use. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on May 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I get into a PhD program?

Will my Chemistry/science grades keep me from getting into a PhD program in a physical science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

I will be assimilated.

CyborgFilter: Do you know of a graduate program, or academic research lab, that offers a PhD related to cybernetics research? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on May 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Can I teach college Spanish with only an MA?

Can I teach college Spanish without a PhD? Resources? [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Apr 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Note to myself: Use better notes

I'm doing my comp. exam (also called doctoral exam here) this summer. This involves reading a whole bunch of books and articles (about 30), and writing a long paper that answers a few questions from my committee. I am looking for good note-taking methods. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Wine for money!

University-etiquette filter: I received a great grant and would like to thank the professors who helped me through the rigorous application process. Is a good bottle of wine a proper choice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 10 answers

You know you're a graduate student when you understand jokes about Foucault. What else should I read?

So, it seems I'm changing vectors slightly, and taking up the challenge of getting a PhD in history. The problem? I did very little actual history classes as an undergrad and graduate student. I have until August to patch holes in my knowledge....help! [more inside]
posted by strixus on Apr 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Learning about already awarded grant money?

How can I learn more about the grant money my lab already has? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Suggestions for graduate studies in technology and society area

I am looking for cross-disciplinary graduate/phd course in web technology. More specifically, relating to societal use of web from a global perspective. My goal is to become an expert in use of web based technologies in developing countries (which involves computer use, censorship, etc.). So far, what I have found is STS (science, technology and society) which sounds perfect, but from what I have seen, tend to be more in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. Then there is basic CS programs which tend to be more technology than societal aspects. Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by _zed_ on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

AHRC Funding for PhD - How to ensure it!?

Applying for AHRC funding for an Art PhD. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 30, 2009 - 0 answers

Ph.D. Advice

Ph.D. Advice: I'm going to be starting grad school in the fall and I wanted some suggestions on how to plan out my thesis. What should I be doing from day one to stay organized and what kind of system should I set up to keep myself productive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Mar 28, 2009 - 13 answers

The Cell-Molec Bio-Biochem subject GRE, and the vanquishing thereof

Help me knock the biochem/cell and molecular bio GRE out of the park! [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Tired of Crazy

I've been very depressed for my entire life and have decided that it's time for another ride on the therapy train. My previous trips were rather unpleasant, so I'm hoping for recommendations for a doctor in NYC and some general advice. [more inside]
posted by wrinkle on Feb 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Life after dropping out of grad school?

So I finally did it - I dropped out of my PhD. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Where is my mojo?

I lost my mojo, how can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Feb 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Grad School Blues

Thinking about leaving grad school (maybe for good?). What's the best "next step"? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Feb 2, 2009 - 10 answers

5th Year PhD Blues

Help me maintain some perspective. [more inside]
posted by xm on Jan 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Fight the system

How do I get accepted to a top-notch Ph.D. program without having academic recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jan 21, 2009 - 21 answers

How can I help my fiance?

My fiance is contemplating quitting her Ph.D. program and refuses to either address her problems with her advisor, seek counseling, seek the help of friends, or discuss the issue with me. She prefers instead to drink wine and watch crime shows. She knows that she does not take criticism or advice well, and she knows she's being immature and needs help, so what can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 - 33 answers

Advice on how to make a (temporary) move from Australia to America (visas, employment etc)?

My wife has recently expressed an interest in moving from Australia to America to work for a year (possibly longer). Can anyone provide some advice on how to make this possible (visas, employment etc)? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Jan 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Questions about Grad App Questions

A few questions that I'm running into while submitting my graduate school applications about fellowships, diversity statements, other schools I am applying to, and accepting admission without funding. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Coming from an art-school background, I have *none* of the requirements for a CS grad school. Am I hopeless?

How do I start a MS in Computer Science with no applicable background? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Part-time PhD, full-time work: is this a bad combination?

Part-time PhD, full-time work: has anyone tried to combine the two? What advice would you give to someone considering this? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 answers

PhD programs offered to foreigners?

Are there any respected PhD (or advanced research) programs offered from anywhere in the world that can be undertaken outside the country of the University that is offering it? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Quick, what schools should I apply to?

Quick, what schools should I apply to? (PhD, English-and-related-fields) [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Nov 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Best ways to spend the burden (gift?) of a year?

Unintended year off between MS and PHD programs: How to spend it, prepare for it, cope with it? [more inside]
posted by messylissa on Nov 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Leaving Academia after my Phd in Astrophysics

Wanting to leave academia after astrophysics PhD (oscillations in atmospheres of rotating starts, planets and discs). Need some feedback, tags, hints, keywords, that I should search in google and some suggestions of where my skills (look in the extended explanation) would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by gradstu1980 on Nov 9, 2008 - 11 answers

To Ph.D., or not to Ph.D? That is the question.

Should I get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Nov 2, 2008 - 43 answers

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Best PhD-level Library programs in the United States?

Asking for an advisee of mine who wants to pursue a career as an academic librarian. Where are the best PhD-level Library programs in the United States?
posted by media_itoku on Oct 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Where do I apply for backup sociology programs?

I found my dream school, but everyone is telling me to apply to secondary choices. I need to find sociology PhD programs that value public sociology and have solid social psychology/organizational theory focuses. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Can stellar MA grades outweigh poor undergrad marks on PhD scholarship applications?

Am I deluded to think I can land a crucial PhD scholarship with abysmal undergraduate grades? [more inside]
posted by damn yankee on Oct 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Questions for Grad Programs I'm Interested In

I will be applying to graduate school soon and I cannot visit all of the campuses that I am applying to. I have been contacting these schools so that they can put me in touch with current graduate students who I can ask about their campuses, and I wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything important in my list of questions below. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Oct 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Why am I getting a PhD?

Why am I getting a PhD? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

How can an older student without a psychology background get into a psychology PhD program?

As a (somewhat) older student, how can I best prepare to get into a clinical psychology PhD program? [more inside]
posted by sobriquet on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

PhD programs and funding

If you are a student receiving funding for a PhD program and you withdraw at the end of the year, does the department/school ever ask for the money back? [more inside]
posted by limegreenpopsicle on Sep 1, 2008 - 15 answers

What can I use to write my PhD in?

PhD Filter: First year into my course, one chapter written, MS Word can no longer take the strain. It's a humanities PhD, I need a cheap/free alternative... all help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Augenblick on Aug 29, 2008 - 37 answers

How to Improve My Grad School Chances

Is there anything I can do to help myself get into grad school (PhD, political science/international relate) between now and January? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 15, 2008 - 15 answers

I work hard for the money

Just started a PhD in cognitive neuroscience/imaging genetics and looking for some way to fund my research. [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on Aug 9, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I make my thesis look beautiful?

I have a 50,000 word medical thesis to write. I don't want it to end up looking like a big ugly Word document, just printed out on A4 and bound. I would like some graphic design inspiration/tips for making it look more like a real book, which would actually be a pleasure to pick up and read. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jul 23, 2008 - 23 answers

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