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Age Limit

  1. Dec 23, 2005 #1


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    Is there any age limit for graduate study (Masters/PhD) in Sciences in US universities?

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  3. Dec 23, 2005 #2
    I would find it extremely odd if a university had an age limit for admission to any of its programs other than sports.
  4. Dec 23, 2005 #3


    this guy got his masters degree at the age of 12.
  5. Dec 25, 2005 #4


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    Thank you for the responses. Does the Guiness say anything about the oldest graduate as well :smile: ?
  6. Dec 25, 2005 #5
    Yeah, I thought you meant is there a maximum age limit. I would have to say that if a University had a maximum age limit for graduate study, or for any type of degree, I would probably want nothing to do with that universisity.
  7. Dec 25, 2005 #6
    No, there is no age limit, and it would be illegal to have one. Think about it this way, assuming you are qualified, why would any university refuse money?
  8. Dec 27, 2005 #7


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    Of older students-

    Age is no barrier for University’s oldest graduate

    A tale of two sophomores
    She's 15. He's 85. Both are serious in their quest for knowledge.
    http://utamagazine.uta.edu/spring_2002/features/2sophomores.html [Broken]

    At my first university, there was one guy in his 80's taking undergrad courses. If one is qualified, I see no problem in obtaining an undergrad or graduate degree at any age.
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  9. Dec 27, 2005 #8


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    Thank you. That is very encouraging and inspiring.
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