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Does anyone really know what they’re getting into when they apply to grad school? What does informed consent look like when deciding on graduate school? And how can PhD programs be reformed? In this piece, we talk with Professor Bryan Warnick, a philosopher at the Ohio State University, about his paper, “The Ethics of Doctoral Admissions.” We also asked four PhD students–and CEE campers–to share their thoughts on grad school: Pedro Monque (CUNY Graduate Center), Garry Mitchell (Harvard University), Kathryn Joyce (University of California San Diego), and Kirsten Welch (Columbia Teacher’s College).