Am I Qualified For A PhD? Will You Get Into A PhD Program? (Online Quiz)

This is a online quiz to help you decide whether you are qualified to get into a top PhD Program. Beginning a doctoral journey is always a challenge, and there are few resources available to help you make this decision. Most of the resources are either people that are really upset with their PhD journey (it is really tough), or marketing speak from various universities that have incentive to persuade you to their program.

Should you even start going through the PhD Program application process? There is a lot of work involved and you likely want to know whether you even have a ‘fighting’ chance to get into a PhD Program. It is hard to get into PhD Programs, and can be expensive to apply to different programs. I created this decision tool / quiz to help you make that decision.

I created the R3ciprocity project to solve this problem, and to selfishly scratch my own itch. I wanted to create a software / movement that was nice to others. Also, if you so choose to pursue a PhD, I wanted you to have full information, but for those that have full information, perhaps my own institution (and me) might be of top of mind. Of course, my goal is to help you, no matter who you are. Look me up if you are interested. Enjoy!
– David Maslach


In February 2021, I polled the R3ciprocity community on YouTube on “What do you think is the most important to a Phd Application?” This community is primarily based on PhDs, professors, and potential PhDs. (If you want to help validate any of these measures, and want to conduct experiments, let me know). 153 people completed the poll.

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That being said, this is not based on research, and is only for fun only. Everything on the R3ciprocity community that aids research will be fully-vetted by Institutional Review Boards, and Ethics Board; and you will have consent.

At this moment, this is just for fun. By clicking and proceeding with the online survey, you realize and give consent that this is just for fun, and will not be used for research purposes, and this information will not be sold to third-parties.

This is based on a weighted average of your responses, based on the “What do you think is the most important to a Phd Application?”. The items are based on a simple likert scale of how you believe you stand with your application.

1.My GMAT / GRE scores are excellent.
2.I have strong letter of references from well-known researchers in my field of interest.
3.My resume / CV would be viewed favorably by the PhD admissions committee.
4.My plan of study is interesting and coherent.
5.My past GPA / grades were the top in my class.

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