MeasuringU: How much is a PhD Worth?
How much does PhD University ranking matter for Tenure Track Positions? I received a PhD offer from a top 30 university in my field (HKUST, rank 8 in 2015 and rank 26 this year in CS). If my goal is to become a Tenure Track prof at top 10 universities, would the rank of HKUST affect my chances? 3 comments.
Five things successful PhD students refuse to do.. Feeling like a failure as a PhD student is a serious issue. Studies and reports increasingly show that mental illness is on the rise in academia.
Although professors are not technically paid for this work in the US, in many cases they are effectively paid for doing so, particularly for Ph.D. students. This is because in many cases, the professor requires grants in order to be able to hire Ph.D. students to work for them, and those same grants pay for a portion of the professor's time, some of which is expected to be used for supervising.
As a PhD student you’re now an independent and original scholar, pushing the boundaries of your field beyond what is currently known (and taught) about it. You’re doing all of this for the first time, of course. But your supervisor isn’t.
Do you know the difference between a PhD student and a Ph.D. candidate? A candidate is someone who has fulfilled all the requirements for the degree except the dissertation. I’m a historian (see my earlier post about being a humanist at MIT), so my path to candidacy differs a bit from other doctoral tracks at MIT.But whatever the discipline, the transition from student to candidate is an.
The Basics of How Much Does a Phd Cost. Your unique expenses may change from these types of figures. Also, if you’re a global student, make sure that you consider the expenses connected with returning home when considering living costs.
Too often starry-eyed students rush into a PhD without knowing what it entails or how useful it will be. Daniel K. Sokol discusses what you need to consider before taking the plunge.