what the hell am I doing?
April 15, 2006 6:13 AM Subscribe
Do you have to have a Master's degree to get a Ph.D.?
posted by Baby_Balrog to education (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was just reading this question
and I noticed that the OP didn't even really acknowledge that they didn't have an MA and wanted to start a Ph.D. program.
Have I been living in a cave? I ask because I'm about to start my M.Div, on the long road to getting a doctoral degree, but why the hell am I spending all this money if I can just skip the Master's and go right to Dr. Balrog?
Of course, in that case I won't be Rev. Dr. Balrog, but I always thought that it was sort of an A -> B -> C sort of progression, with the Bachelor's leading to the Master's leading to the Doctorate.