I help people who are broken inside. I ask questions, and listen carefully to the answers. Years of careful listening have taught me a lot. They make poor choices, and end up in lots of pain.
When are you too old for a PhD? Will schools penalize your application, and is it harder to get a job?
I blogged some thoughts in this spot. Not very deep ones. Clearly, it was time to write a more thoughtful post. There were a handful of people older than me in the class, in their mid-thirties.
Probably the median was about That smarted a little. Anyways, there were some clear advantages and disadvantages. The short answer I like best came from one reader: With two important caveats.
First, you properly understand the time, cost, and job prospects. They are mostly concerned with your raw intellectual potential and ability to produce distinguished research.
So a lot will depend on your specific story and experience. All the successful applied applicants I know, however, had a good rationale for a PhD and a very clear intellectual and academic thread to their previous work.
But only a little. Use your statement to describe, like anyone else, what questions interest yo and how you want to push the field ahead.
For related advice, see my advice on whether and how to apply to PhDswhether an MA program is for youand how to get a PhD and save the world. This will matter most at elite research institutions. There are many more PhD programs that serve people who want to research, teach, practice e.
Career considerations Here are a few things to keep in mind: Many people make their peace with this choice I did but do make it a conscious choice. Know thyself and thy options. Some of these opportunities might actually be paid.
They will get you experience, respect, and great opportunities.
The opportunity cost of a PhD in terms of salary and other work is high. This is true for every age, of course.
Your opportunity cost as a more experienced person is probably higher, though. Make sure you understand your post-PhD career options. Political science too, I think.
Yes it might advance you in your field.
But most jobs I know would reward six years of intensive experience in many things, not just a PhD. You have to want it for its own sake. A lot of people gripe about the terrible options for many PhDs, and the maltreatment of adjunct professors.
PhD students are not known for being good at managing people, projects, or money. This will serve you well, and make up for some of the disadvantages of age. Maybe even more than compensate. Certainly my experience as a management consultant helped me run large research project better and sooner.
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