How to Shortlist PhD ProgramsJul 27, 2022
You’ve decided it’s time to apply to PhD programs. This is a big step, and you’re in the right place. While the application process can be overwhelming, we’ll help you take it one step at a time. One of the first steps is creating your short list of schools.
The Short List: What Does This Mean?
Your short list includes only programs you are positive you would be happy applying to and attending.
Why Do You Need a Short List Of PhD Programs?
You need a short list because you don’t have the time, money or brain capacity to apply to 20 schools. By creating a narrower list of schools, around 4 to 8, you improve your chances of getting accepted with full funding.
Let’s break down some of the most important factors in schools that should end up on your short list: