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Why Earn a Ph.D?

Are you interested in earning a Ph.D.? There are many reasons that you may benefit from doing so.

  • It is the most advanced research degree in academia
  • The capstone academic degree in most academic disciplines
  • The academic degree that certifies recipients for careers in the research community and higher education
  • Opens more doors of opportunity in the field of higher education
  • Develops a solid foundation for career success and mobility
  • Provides opportunities through research to ask and answer questions of importance to society

Long term benefits of the Ph.D.

  • Lower unemployment rates
  • Higher lifetime earned income
  • Greater likelihood for leadership and supervisory positions