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Find the Right PhD for You

written by: Lashan Clarke•edited by: SForsyth•updated: 6/30/2011

To find a phd pr it will be necessary to make a list of universities that offer a PhD program in the subject to study in.

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    Searching For A PhD

    Searching for a PhD is a great way of turning a love of knowledge into a career. As long as there are things to discover, there will always be a need for research to be completed. Anyone looking to find a PhD should know it will first be essential to decide the subject to study in. The subject can be either a non-thesis course that was studied at the Master’s degree level, or it can be the previous topic for the Master’s thesis. In some instances, a combination of both might be possible. As a non-thesis course, the student might have enjoyed attending the classes in that particular subject, and is now looking for more in-depth study. However, when doing a PhD in a subject in which a Master’s degree was also completed, some of the initial research would have already been completed.

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    Research the Guidelines At Different Universities

    Think about which university to choose. Before searching for the right PhD program, it will be necessary to make a list of universities that offer a PhD program in the subject to study in. The new student will need to think about where they would like to study. There are so many different universities that offer a PhD and the degree can be completed as distance education, on-campus part-time, or on-campus full-time. This is when it will be important for the person to have more than just a general idea of what they are looking for in a PhD degree, and instead he or she will need to diligently compare and rate all of the appropriate PhD programs to find a suitable one.

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    Complete the Dissertation Application

    After finding a suitable PhD program to apply for, it will be essential to complete a PhD dissertation application. This application should be seen as a way of marketing your skills and achievements to the university. When searching to find a phd, the process will show that each university program will be unique in terms of what is required for the dissertation and completion of the degree.

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    Choose a Funding Available Program

    An important step in find a phd is consider the costs to pursue that degree. The student should search for a PhD that offers funding. Funding is essential for the PhD student if they are not able to afford the full costs of attending university for a degree. The funding should cover the full duration of the research and enrollment. It is beneficial to find a phd program in which funding also provides for accommodation and maintenance for the student, and not just the student’s tuition. Therefore, the PhD student will have enough money to rent an apartment and buy groceries. This is where it will be crucial to apply for various types of funding from places such as the university, private businesses, or pharmaceutical companies.