Category Archives: Stuff that Didn’t Make it Into the Book

How hard is it to get into a PhD program?

This is a bit off-topic–something that I originally considered using in Chapter 1 of the book, but ultimately omitted after deciding not to include PhD programs within my spectrum of focus.  I thought I’d write about it here, since some trends in the PhD program world were too interesting to ignore. The story for how hard it is to get into a PhD program is a bit more complicated than the preschool/prep school/college/grad school perspective discussed in the book, given the relationship between PhD program size and university funding. Since..