Tag Archives: Ph.D.

Top 5 Graduate Programs: Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms; microbiology includes the fields of virology, mycology, bacteriology, and immunology among other branches. Microbiology plays an important role in many professions, including but not limited to disease research and prevention, general health care, … Continue reading

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Doctorate vs. Master’s Degrees: Factors to Consider Part II

In our last post, we discussed the financial and temporal considerations that should be at the forefront of your mind when deciding whether to pursue a Ph.D or a master’s degree.  This week, we will continue this discussion with some … Continue reading

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Doctorate vs. Master’s Degrees: Factors to Consider Part I

If you’re visiting this site, you’ve probably already decided that some form of graduate school is the best way to further your career goals, but one critical question remains:  Should you apply for a doctorate or master’s degree program? While … Continue reading

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Funding Graduate School: Where’s the Money and How do I get it?

Your anxiously awaited graduate school acceptance letter has arrived. Hooray! Assuming that this is the school for you, one of the next steps is to consider the financial implications of choosing this institution. There are huge variations between graduate programs. A … Continue reading

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I Want To Go To Graduate School To Study Stuff!

Far be it from me to discourage anyone from going to graduate school, but this Xtranormal video, which has been floating around for quite a while, demonstrates exactly the kind of vague and unfocused thinking that is exactly wrong for … Continue reading

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What Is Grad School Like? A First Year Grad Student’s Reality Check

Hello readers! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I’m definitely glad to be back to share my latest experiences as a first year grad student. After 6 months in a doctoral program, my perspective on academia has … Continue reading

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Should I Take a Year Off Before Grad School? What a Year Off Did For Me

A competitive graduate student application should ideally include a high GPA, a competitive GRE score, applied work experience, and professional presentations (e.g. publications). If you are like one of the many applicants that actually had a social life during college, … Continue reading

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Applying to Doctoral Programs: It’s All About the Match!

My advisor told me today that Ph.D stands for Piled High and Deep. I’m not quite sure how to interpret this but at least I love what the program piles on. For those that are interested in a research doctorate, … Continue reading

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