checklist to prepare for doing PhD in US

Hello Sir,

My name is Priya,I have completed my masters in US back in 2009 and returned back to India after my studies.I wish to go back to US to do my PhD in computer science.I have worked in different sector and now i want to continue my studies and get into research can you please provide your valuable guidance.

Thank You,


If you are planning for PhD, first and foremost are you clear on your end goal, is it research or teaching ? If so, then you need to plan for the research areas that you are interested in, which will lead you to find the schools that offer that expertise for PhD. Along the way, you will need to give GRE and TOEFL and any other tests as required by the school. I suggest you check out few schools admission pages to get some idea on the precise requirements. You may read How to prepare yourself for PhD in USA