Folks, I have received my phd from a university ranked 60 in usnews and had one year of post doc work after. Right now I am a non tenure track teaching professor at a wellknown university. Eversince I was student I had a dream of being in MIT, Stanford, Caltech or UC berkley. However, since I was neither genius nor rich, I was not able to do this. I even had a phd admission from USC but since it was partially funded I was not able to attend. Anyways, now that I am done with everything, I am still thinking of doing another phd in the above mentioned universities. But, I do not want to leave my current position since I really enjoy teaching and do not want to risk my future for just a dream. A solution I come up is to get a phd while I am working and this is only possible if the above universities are offering online phds. My field is civil engineering and due to my research area I am also interested in applied math. So far I was not able to find any top rank university that offers civil eng. or math completely online. I can get a phd in math from the university that I am teaching with a tuition waver but it is not really what i want. The best university for online math is University of Washington. But university of Washington is not a top rank university and I do not know if it is worth my time and money.
Any suggestions highly appreciated. And please do not call me a loser for trying to get a second phd. :D
Regards, Jason Ray