April 11, 2006 Features

Getting Your PhD

The journey to getting your PhD is not always easy, but it is rewarding. In the following articles, three authors share considerations in making the decision and applying; completing the program and defending a dissertation; and working as a professor.

Making the Decision and Applying 

Critical considerations in deciding to pursue a doctorate include selecting a school, finding funding, and enlisting family support. 

From Program Completion to Dissertation Defense 

Advice for completing the coursework, the comprehensive exams, and the dissertation.  

On Being a Professor

Being a professor involves a constellation of professional responsibilities.  


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