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Working While Attending Graduate School

  1. Jun 24, 2012 #1
    I'll be finishing my AA in December and transferring to a four year university in January. I currently work full time and will be doing so while working towards my Bachelor's (majoring in Physics and minoring in Computer Science). What I would like to know is if it is possible (feasible) to work while attending graduate school.
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  3. Jun 24, 2012 #2
    From the reading that I did, it's possible to work /part-time/ full time would be impossible though. Just the amount of work.
  4. Jun 24, 2012 #3


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    What degree and field are you planning to do in graduate school? Ph.D. students in physics (in the USA) normally receive financial support in the form of a research or teaching assistantship, or even a fellowship if they're very good. It's enough money for a no-frills lifestyle for one person.
  5. Jun 25, 2012 #4
    I plan on getting my Ph.D in Physics. I haven't decided yet what I plan to specialize in, though.
  6. Jun 25, 2012 #5


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    Unless there is some important reason you need extra income beyond the stipend offered for graduate school, it seems a bad idea to try. A physics PhD is already beyond a full time job.
  7. Jun 25, 2012 #6
    Thanks for the replies.
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