The Academy Produces More PhDs than the Academy Needs, and That's Just the Way the Academy Likes It
October 29, 2009 10:10 AM Subscribe
Average time to an MBA: 2 years. Time to a law degree: 3 years. To an MD: 4 years. Average time to a humanities PhD? 11.3 years. Then there's only a 50% chance you'll get a job somewhat related to your field--and odds drop to a 25% chance that you'll ever become a tenured professor. The life of the Academy and its myriad institutional problems, from Harvard magazine.
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