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Am I too old (51) to go to grad school?

I have been thinking about getting my pHD—for a couple of reasons. Though I am a very well-established and published non-fiction author, I have been up for a few teaching positions lately and have been told that my lack of an advanced degree (I have a BA) is holding me back. In addition, I simply am interested in going deeper with my work; the degree I am considering is in geography, though history of science also intrigues me. The question: am I crazy to be thinking of this at my age? I don't want to get a degree strictly as a "broadening my knowledge" proposition—I want to be able to use it and to teach. But we're seriously talking being the oldest guy in the class, most likely. So, my questions: is it worthwhile? will it help me find employment teaching? does my existing experience count for anything? and where do I start? Thoughts, answers, advice...all appreciated. Thanks.
posted by soulbarn on Nov 11, 2013 - 23 answers

Choosing between grad schools: better funding or better advisor?

Choosing between grad schools: better funding or better advisor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me make a year off worthwhile

What to do in a year-off between college and grad school? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Multiple people signing ONE graduate school letter of recommendation?

Can more than one person sign a single grad school letter of recommendation? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

How to continue one's education without going back to school?

How to continue one's education without going back to school? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Can I Break into Information Architecture at 40?

Is it realistic to become an information architect in NYC after the age of 40? I'm concerned about the bias that exists in the computer industry and the expensive cost of training for this career. [more inside]
posted by thenewyawkah on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Phd, what next

PhD, what next [more inside]
posted by nootnoot1 on Jan 29, 2009 - 15 answers

How to deal with the heartbreak over a bad grade?

How to deal with the heartbreak over a bad grade? [more inside]
posted by shamble on Sep 25, 2008 - 24 answers

How do I find a Research Experience in S.F. without starving…

I am a recent graduate of a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, an interdisciplinary degree, and have just returned to San Francisco to try and get some research experience (in social science research) but because I don’t have any real background I am having trouble getting anything… HELP! [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I get ready for a grad program in econcomics?

I'm about to enter a graduate program in economics, but as an undergrad, I studied anthropology and sociology. I'm feeling really out of the loop. What do I need to do, learn, or get to be ready for econ at the graduate level? [more inside]
posted by laura763 on Jul 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Academic and Non-academic fusion?

Are there hybrid academic fields out there allowing one the option of working in the service of various causes while possibly teaching if one is able? Thus far, I have become interested in the NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH in NYC and THE ANNENBERG SCHOOL OF CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION at U Penn. Does anyone know about these schools / know about other hybrid programs / fields? [more inside]
posted by withdillemma on Apr 22, 2006 - 7 answers

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