Time (Random)

You can get 4 Master’s degrees in the time it takes to get 1 Ph.D., given that the average time to receive a Ph.D. in the humanities is about 8 years.

6 thoughts on “Time (Random)

  1. I may have underestimated

    http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06312/

    There are all sorts of reasons for the “bottleneck”

    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/02/16/grad
    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/03/28/phd

    My post responds to a comment on CNN that some person (didn’t catch who) has 4 Masters degrees. With an average completion time of 1.5 to 2 years, that’s really the same time as getting a Ph.D. And, I hate to say this, but Masters degrees are way easier. One has to demonstrate some mastery, not necessarily produce original knowledge.

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