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A PhD takes twice as long as a bachelor's degree to complete. The average student takes 8.2 years to slog through a PhD program and is 33 years old before earning that top diploma. By that age, most Americans with mere bachelor's degree are well into establishing themselves professionally.Jul 10, 2012
His was even later, since he worked to put me through med school. He went back to school during my residency. Those were some lean, lean years.

Believe me, most of my college friends have a minimum of a master's and many went past that. I am well aware of the length of time for the schooling! :) Between me and my DH we have 2 bachelors degrees, 3 masters, an MD, and a Ph.D (plus he's ABD on another Ph.D). We joke that we collect schools.

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