I wrote "Why I apply to a given doctoral program at a given university" but am unsure of the use of "at". What are the natural prepositions between "doctoral program" and "university" then?

  • context...context...context – user3169 Oct 25 '14 at 3:43
  • By "context" do you mean something like what after my editting? – Megadeth Oct 25 '14 at 3:46
  • Yes, that is better. – user3169 Oct 25 '14 at 4:16
  • Thanks, so what are the natural prepositions? Is "at" suitable? – Megadeth Oct 25 '14 at 4:16

Yes, 'at' is a suitable and commonly used preposition between 'doctoral program' and 'university'.

For example:

I am applying for the (doctoral program) at (given university).

An alternative wording that I have seen in a few places, is to use the word 'through', for example:

I am applying for the (doctoral program) through (given university).

  • Thanks so much. I have a further question: Is "I apply FOR a doctoral program" as common as "I apply TO a doctoral program"? – Megadeth Oct 25 '14 at 8:56

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