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Homework Help: Time for Ph.D

  1. Jul 31, 2004 #1
    How many years does a Ph.D student need to take to get Ph.D degree? I am not sure that time period for Ph.D.
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  3. Jul 31, 2004 #2


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    Depends on the student and the program. Coming directly out of a bachelor's program, passing all of the "qualifying" exams the first time you take them, and taking only a year to write a dissertation, probably three years. If you already have a master's degree, subtract a year from that. If you are not REALLY ready to do difficult research add a year or three!
  4. Aug 1, 2004 #3
    Taking directly Ph.D program without taking Master Degree is better than taking Master Degree before taking Ph.D program. Is this right? Can you explain me a little bit more detail?
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