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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is having multiple PhDs frowned upon?

I've often read that having more than one PhD is badly seen. Is there a good reason for this? Good obviously means with some kind of evidence to back it up beyond plain and simple "personal experience"...
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Can I become a tenure-track prof in one dept (biology) and teach in a different dept (math) with only one PhD?

I recently defended my PhD in Neuroscience and am starting a postdoc soon. Like a lot of people who take this track, I hope to one day have my own research lab at a university. I would also like to ...
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When does one go for a double doctorate?

I would love to know the circumstances under which people opt for a second doctorate degree. Could a professor working in a university write up a thesis and submit it to his department to earn a ...
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Two PhD's in different UK universities, simultaneously, part-time: absurd idea?

I have what might seem like the nicest problem in the world: I've got offered funding for both of my dream PhD's. I am stunned, incredulous, gobsmacked, but also deeply confused: both are with ...
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It is possible to obtain two PhD degrees (various fields) on the basis of one interdisciplinary PhD dissertation?

It is possible to obtain two PhD degrees (various fields) on the basis of one interdisciplinary PhD dissertation? Is this something feasible (in Europe)? Or maybe there must be two different '...
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Too old to get another math PhD degree?

I got my math PhD degree more than 10 years ago, and my major is algebra. I have published some papers in some journals such as Adv. Math.. I really love math, but I am still thinking I haven't got a ...
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Ph.D. in engineering after Ph.D. in mathematics [closed]

I want to start soon with a Ph.D. in mathematics, though I'm not sure, that long-term I want to stay in mathematics. But I know that I'm going to like doing mathematics full-time right now and invest ...
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How to do research in two very different fields?

Most research profiles I've seen focus on a set of similar topics. Does anyone have experience in partaking in / conducting research in 2+ disparate fields? (especially if 1 of the fields is pretty ...
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How does someone who holds two doctoral degrees sign their name?

If just received second doctoral degree, how does one sign their name at the end of an email or other correspondence. Would it just stay Dr. So and So or be Dr. Dr. So and So?

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