practical phd

a transparent source for all things PhD

Welcome to Practical PhD, a transparent source for all things PhD!  

Practical PhD is the creation of Dr. Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana a sociologist and Assistant Professor at SUNY Albany.  After years of receiving email requests from undergraduate and graduate students alike on whether to apply to graduate school, how to get through qualifying exams, what non-academic research jobs are like, how to apply for non-academic and tenure track jobs, and other questions, she decided to create a resource for advice and insight to make the PhD process more transparent from start to finish and beyond.