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How To Apply To STEM PhD Programs and Decide Which Is Right For You

Only 2% of adults in the US have been awarded a PhD. Consequently, for students interested in pursuing a PhD, finding advice from an experienced advisor (i.e., someone who has a PhD) can be a challenge. This website aims to demystify the PhD application process, with a focus on graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It was created by PhD students, faculty, and admissions staff. The goal is to describe best practices for applying to PhD programs, and to offer advice about how to make an informed decision about which program is best for you. Browse the site to find information most relevant to your undergraduate status.