Linked Questions

16
votes
4answers
13k views

Is a second PhD ever necessary? [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student. I used to think that a PhD certifies a person as an expert in a specific topic of a specific field. I've now been told that while that's true, a PhD most importantly ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What to expect when pursuing a second doctorate in an unrelated field [duplicate]

Long story short: I got a PhD a few years ago (let's say, in numerical methods for nonlinear PDEs). I've since gotten experience with a couple post-docs and a variety of collaborators, but I'm not ...
0
votes
1answer
675 views

Want to pursue a second PhD [duplicate]

I have already completed my PhD in Earthquake Engineering with soil dynamics specialization and recently joined as an assistant professor in a state university. In my PhD, although I got couple of ...
2
votes
1answer
389 views

Should I do another PhD? [duplicate]

I have completed my PhD in chemistry in an area which doesn’t have scope to get job or a postdoc position. Now I’m at the age of 29–30, I’m not eligible to write CSIR, a public eligibility test for ...
1
vote
1answer
647 views

Second PhD in Astro after a PhD in CMT (Physics) [duplicate]

Okay here is the current situation. I am entering my second year in my PhD program and most of my options of joining the Theoretical astrophysics groups are closed ( no professors working in that ...
0
votes
1answer
533 views

Second phd in top rank university but online. [duplicate]

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
178 views

Is it possible to do two PhD's in the same field one after another? [duplicate]

I am PhD student in an area of business in India. I am dissatisfied with the coursework and research guidance available at my university and feel that I won't be a very good PhD post completion of ...
-1
votes
1answer
327 views

Is it possible (and also meaningful) to do two PhDs? [duplicate]

During my PhD I have developed two different research projects in parallel. This was not planned from the beginning, it just happened this way. I am sure each of these could be presented as a PhD and ...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

Is it wise to get another PhD in statistics after finishing PhD in math? [duplicate]

I am currently starting my second year of PhD study in mathematics at an institution ranked 70-80 in math in the US. In my first year, I have taken some courses in probability theory and passed two of ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Can I do PhD from different country after getting one PhD from one country? [duplicate]

I am currently pursuing doctoral research in Chemical engineering department at IIT Kharagpur, India. I am about to complete my Ph.D. within 2 years. I am thinking of doing another Ph.D. possibly from ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

Pursuing Ph.D. at two institutions simultaneously [duplicate]

I am enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a leading institute in India. However I am facing certain problems which are administrative in nature and hence want to restart my Ph.D. at another institute. I am ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

PhD in Nanomaterials [duplicate]

I am a doctoral student in metallurgy (joined 2014- about to finish it by July 2017) having my background of B.Tech Electrical and MS in nanoscience. I wish to pursue my another doctoral degree in ...
119
votes
19answers
35k views

Should I quit my PhD - workload, self-esteem and social life [closed]

I don't really want a degree. I just want to get married, and have weekends and evenings off, and chill out and play board games, and have nice conversations with friends, and have time to exercise ...
50
votes
10answers
11k views

Can I have a PhD in one field, and be an avid academic contributor in another?

Disclaimer: I'm an undergrad with very limited knowledge of how academia really works and what the atmosphere and culture is like. I'm very interested in pure mathematics, and I think I'm pretty good ...
34
votes
7answers
9k views

Why is it disadvantageous in graduate admissions to have a higher degree?

JeffE's answer here indicates that holders of a master’s degree are held to higher standards when it comes to graduate admissions. The stated requirements for some graduate programs (example from UC ...

15 30 50 per page