Is a PhD a graduate degree? Graduate school vs PhD

When you are entering the world of higher education it can be confusing to distinguish between the different programs. Undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate certificates, where do they all line up in this grand scheme of things? A PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is a type of graduate degree that typically requires several years of advanced … Read more

PhD advisors – Insider information you need to know!

Choosing a PhD advisor that matches your preferred management style and will support you through your entire postgraduate qualification will make your PhD much nicer. It cannot be overstated – your PhD will be dictated by your PhD advisor. That is why you need to be incredibly careful when you choose who you work under. … Read more

Is writing a masters thesis hard? Tips on how to write a thesis

Graduate school quite often requires its students to create a thesis showcasing the research work they have done throughout their course. It’s funny that quite often students do not have any practical guidance on how to complete a thesis with the least amount of stress. Writing a master’s thesis can be incredibly difficult if you … Read more

How difficult is it to get a PhD? The real doctorate struggles.

There is no doubt that getting a PhD is no small feat. It requires dedication, hard work, and plenty of motivation to stay on track. Getting a PhD can be a very challenging process that requires several years of intensive research, coursework, and writing. However, the difficulty of obtaining a PhD can vary depending on … Read more

How long is a Thesis or dissertation? [the data]

Writing a thesis for your undergraduate, master’s, or PhD can be a very daunting task. Especially when you consider how long a thesis can get. However, not all theses are the same length and the expected submission length is dependent on the level of study that you are currently enrolled in and the field in … Read more

What is the PhD student average age? Too late for your doctorate?

You may be worried about being too old to start a PhD. However, I would like to remind you that throughout my 15 years in academia, I have seen PhD students fresh from undergraduate and many mature age students who are looking for a new challenge or doing a PhD alongside their current role. The … Read more

What grad school has the lowest acceptance rates?

Quite often the graduate school with the lowest acceptance rates are the most prestigious and hard to get into. They have built up a reputation for providing quality education and kicking out very capable graduates. They also tend to have been around the longest. The most selective grad schools, with the lowest acceptance rates, include … Read more

What average GPA do graduate schools want? How much does your GPA matter?

Grade point averages (GPAs) are a fast and, arguably, ineffective way for graduate schools rank their applicants. However, having a high-grade point average will open up many more doors and make it much easier to get into more prestigious graduate schools. Graduate schools typically look for a minimum GPA of 3.0, but the average GPA … Read more