Doctoral

Frequently Asked Questions

Joining the Program

Is there an orientation for doctoral students?
Who can answer additional academic or administrative questions after the orientation?
Do MIS students attend the “quant boot camp” prior to starting the program?

Finances

What kind of stipends do doctoral students receive?
Do students get health insurance?
Do doctoral students need to make tuition payments every semester?
What does GATF stand for?
Where could students get additional information about student loans?
Can students have another full-time or part-time job while in the doctoral program?

Computers, Supplies, And Parking

Do doctoral students get computer equipment from the college?
What is the policy for the use of the photocopy machines in the department?
How do students get an internet account?
How do students get a parking permit?
Do most doctoral students buy textbooks online, at the bookstore, or get used ones from other students?

Academics

How do students decide in which courses to register?
What types of jobs do RAs do?
What is the selection process for an advisor? How much flexibility does a student have in choosing topics?
How can students find more information about the preliminary exam and the comprehensive exam?
When do students start taking dissertation hours?
When do doctoral students start looking for an academic job?
How many papers do doctoral students typically publish before graduation?
Do doctoral students receive funding for attending or presenting in conferences?
When should doctoral students start attending and submitting papers to national conferences?
Do doctoral students need to attend departmental colloquia, job talks, and student defenses?
Do doctoral students get feedback about their performance in the program?

Teaching

What are the teaching responsibilities?
Do students take classes that prepare them for their teaching assignment?

Living in Houston

Where do doctoral students live?
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