meangreen Posted April 13, 2019 Share Posted April 13, 2019 Hi All, I don't know if this is the right forum to put this in. But I was wondering if anyone had any experience transferring between PhD programs, especially in the humanities? Long story short, my Phd Advisor just passed away very suddenly this semester as I was preparing to take my qualifying exams. I thought about transferring immediately but decided to try and make it work in my current department. It turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. My new advisor, though they tried their best to help, was not familiar with my topic and could not vouch for my research and work, nor could they advise me. As a result, I ended up failing my quals just a few weeks after my old advisor passed, and I ended up in hot water with my department's chair and Dgs. In any event, I feel like I did make a conscious effort to move forward after my advisor's passing, and I think I have clear evidence now that I don't have any one to work with in my current department. So does anyone have any advice on transferring PhD programs in the Humanities, what situations warrant it, and the general nuts and bolts behind it? I appreciate the help, and if you think I might get more traction on this topic in another forum, let me know as well! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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